Category Archives: Evangelist


Born NOVEMBER 3, 1930 It wasn’t a great start! When he concluded his first twelve months pastoring he’d reduced his congregation from 45 to 17. That’s how gung-ho seminary graduate, Dennis James Kennedy, ended his first year in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. How did he get … Continue reading

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Born MAY 2, 1870 No matter how hard William Seymour tried, he couldn’t open the church door. The pastor had padlocked it to keep him out. She had invited William to California to preach. He answered the call, proclaiming to the Holiness congregation … Continue reading

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Born October 8, 1914 In the late 1940s, God changed Bob Pierce’s view of his place in the world. It began while he was on a preaching tour of Asia. One morning on an island off the coast of China, a female missionary came … Continue reading

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Born AUGUST 29, 1792 Charles Grandison Finney played a pivotal role among American revivalists. His contributions served as a bridge between the ministry of Jonathan Edwards in the 1700s and the revival campaigns of D. L. Moody in the late 1800s. Born three years after George Washington’s … Continue reading

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Born JULY 24, 1874 “We will all feel very much ashamed if we do not yield to Jesus the areas of our lives He has asked us to yield to Him. It’s as if Paul were saying, ‘My determined pur-pose is … Continue reading

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Born JUNE 8, 1878 In the first few years of the 20th century, Wales experienced something unique. After many years of Christians praying for a spiritual reawakening, God answered their prayers, touching the country on multiple levels. One young man who had prayed … Continue reading

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Born MAY 9, 1828 Andrew was born in South Africa. His Scottish father pastored the Dutch Reformed Church in Graaff Reinet. The combination of geopolitical environment and spiritual experiences prepared young Andrew for his life’s work. God would use him to draw people of varied ethnic back-grounds around the … Continue reading

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