Faithful Heroes: Luther Rice, Southern Baptist founder

Luther Rice was a missionary who was vital in establishing the Southern Baptist Convention. Luther Rice was born on March 25, 1783 in Northborough, Massachusetts. He was the son of Amos and Sarah Graves Rice. While at Williams College, he became part of a group known as “the Brethern”. He sailed alongside missionary Adoniram Judson to Calcutta, India on February […]

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Faithful Heroes: Hans Egede, Apostle of Greenland

Hans Poulsen Egede, a Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary, is known as the Apostle of Greenland. Hans Egede was born on January 31, 1686 to a civil servant in Harstad, Norway. His uncle was a clergyman in the Lutheran Church, who taught him and his grandfather was a vicar in southern Zealand, Denmark. In 1704, he entered the University of Copenhagen where […]

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Faithful Heroes: Saint John of the Cross

John of the Cross was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a friar, and priest and canonized a saint. He was born Juan de Yepes y Álvarez in 1542 Fontiveros, Ávila, Spain. He was the son of Gonzalo and Catalina, but his father died when he was around three years old. He attended school with other poor and orphaned children. […]

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Faithful Heroes: St. Francis of Assisi

  Saint Francis of Assisi founded the Order of Frairs Minor, Order of Saint Clare, Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. He is one of the most revered religious figures in history. Francis of Assisi was born between 1181-1182 to Pietro di Bernardone and Pica de Bourlemont. He was one of seven children the […]

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Faithful Heroes: St. Margaret of Scotland

  Saint Margaret of Scotland, a Scottish Queen, seems like an unlikely person for the Heroes of Faith. She is described as a pious Roman Catholic and her charitable works brought her great renown. Margaret was born around 1045 while in exile in Hungary. She was the daughter of Edward the Exile and his wife, Agatha. Margaret grew up in […]

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