Lights-4-God Timeline

Thank you for your interest in Lights-4-God. Below is a list of every Christian leader I’ve featured, arranged in chronological order according to the century they were born. After each name is a short description of their main contribution to Christianity. Read any of their biographical posts by clicking the name of the person.


————————————–Born in the 1700’s————————————–

Jonathan Edwards (Revivalist)…………………………………………..10/5/1703

Charles Wesley (Song writer)……………………………………………12/18/1707

David Brainerd (Missionary to American Indians)……………….4/20/1718

John Newton (Song writer)………………………………………………..7/24/1725

Robert Raikes (Sunday School promoter)…………………………….9/14/1735

William Wilberforce (Social reformer)………………………………..8/24/1759

William Carey (Missionary to India)……………………………………8/17/1761

Elizabeth Fry (Prison reformer)………………………………………….5/21/1780

William Colgate (Christian businessman)……………………………1/25/1783

Adoniram Judson (Missionary to Burma)…………………………….8/9/1788

Charles Finney (Groundbreaking revivalist)……………………….8/29/1792

Billy Bray (Lay preacher/chapel builder)………………………………6/1/1794

————————————–Born in the 1800’s————————————–


George Muller (Orphanage pioneer)……………..,,,,,……,,………..9/27/1805

Cyrus McCormick (Christian businessman)………………………..2/15/1809

John Hunt (Missionary to Fiji)………………………………………….6/13/ 1812

Robert Murray McCheyne (Pastor/spiritual leader)……………..5/21/1813

James Hepburn (Missionary to Japan)……………………………….3/13/1815

Fanny Crosby (Song writer)………………………………………………3/24/1820

Anna B. Warner (Song writer)……………………………………………8/31/1820

Alfred Edersheim (Author)………………………………………………….3/7/1825

Robert Lowry (Music composer)………………………………………..3/12/1826

Lew Wallace (Author of Ben Hur)………………………………………4/10/1827

Andrew Murray (Evangelist to South Africa)………………………..5/9/1828

William Booth (Founded the Salvation Army)…………………….4/10/1829

Hannah Whitall Smith (Author)…………………………………………..2/7/1832

Hudson Taylor (Missionary to China)…………………………………5/21/1832

Charles Spurgeon (Pastor/evangelist)………………………………..6/19/1834

E. M. Bounds (Author/prayer specialist)…………………………….8/15/1835

Alexander Whyte  (Pastor/author)……………………………………..1/13/1837

Dwight L. Moody (Evangelism pioneer)………………………………2/5/1838

Philip Bliss (Song writer)……………………………………………………7/9/1838

John Wanamaker (Christian businessman)…………………………7/11/1838

Elisha Hoffman (Song writer)……………………………………………..5/7/1839

Lottie Moon (Missionary to China)…………………………………..12/12/1840

Henry Heinz (Christian businessman)………………………………10/11/1844

Mary Slessor (Missionary to Nigeria)…………………………………12/2/1848

Julia Johnston (Song writer)……………………………………………..1/21/1849

Eliza Hewitt (Song writer)…………………………………………………6/28/1851

R. A. Torrey (Evangelist)…………………………………………………..1/28/1856

Johnson Oatman Jr. (Song writer)……………………………………..4/21/1856

Charles Gabriel (Song writer)…………………………………………….8/18/1856

Charles Sheldon (Author of In His Steps)……………………………2/26/1857

Rodney “Gypsy” Smith (Evangelist)……………………………………3/31/1860

C. T. Studd (Missionary to China, India, Africa)………………….12/2/1860

Jessie Brown Pounds (Song writer)……………………………………8/31/1861

Billy Sunday (Evangelist)…………………………………………………11/19/1862

John Hyde (Missionary to India/prayer warrior)…………………11/9/1865

Amy Carmichael (Missionary to India)……………………………..12/16/1867

Lettie Cowman (Author of Streams in the Desert)………………..3/3/1870

William Seymour (Pastor of Azusa Street)……………………………5/2/1870

Thoro Harris (Song writer)………………………………………………..3/31/1874

Oswald Chambers (Missionary/devotional author)……………..7/24/1874

Helen Cadbury (Founded the Pocket Testament League)……..1/10/1877

Evan Roberts. (Welsh revival evangelist)……………………….,……6/8/1878

Alfred Ackley (Pastor/song writer)…………………………………….1/21/1887

Lillian Trasher (Missionary to Egypt)………………………………..8/27/1887

Henerietta Mears (Founded of Gospel Light Press)……………10/23/1890

Corrie ten Boom (Author of The Hiding Place)……………………4/15/1892

Warner Sallman (Painted The Head of Christ)……………………4/30/1892

William Cameron Townsend (Wycliffe Bible Translators)……..7/9/1896

C. S. Lewis (Author/apologist)…………………………………………11/29/1898

Thomas Dorsey (Song writer)……………………………………………..7/1/1899

————————————–Born in the 1900’s————————————–

Eric Liddell (Christian athlete/missionary to China)……………1/16/1902

Gladys Aylward (Missionary to China)……………………………….2/24/1902

Paul Hutchens (Author of The Sugar Creek Gang series)……..4/7/ 1902

Peter Marshall (Pastor/U.S. Senate chaplain)……………………..5/27/1902

Albert Brumley (Song writer)…………………………………………..10/29/1905

Dietrich Bonhoeffer(Author)……………………………………………….2/4/1906

Dawson Trotman(Founded the Navigators)………………………..3/25/1906

Ira Stanphill (Song writer)…………………………………………………2/14/1914

Paul Brand (Missionary to lepers)……………………………………….7/17/1914

Catherine Marshall (Author)………………………………………………9/27/1914

Bob Pierce (Founded World Vision/Samaritan’s Purse)………..10/8/1914

Audrey Mieir (Song writer)…………………………………………………5/12/1916

Ruth Bell Graham (Godly wife/mother)………………………………6/10/1920

John Stott (Pastor/author)…………………………………………………4/27/1921

Bill Bright (Founded Campus Crusade for Christ)……………….10/19/1921

John W. Peterson (Song writer)……………………………………………11/1/1921

Walter Martin (Apologist)…………………………………………………9/10/1928

D. James Kennedy (Pastor/Evangelism Explosion)……………….11/3/1930

David Wilkerson (Founded Teen Challenge)…………………………5/19/1931

Millard Fuller (Founded Habitat for Humanity)……………………..1/3/1935

Larry Burkett (Financial expert)……………………………………………3/3/1939

Andrae Crouch (Singer/song writer)………………………………………7/1/1942

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About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.
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