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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My Tribute to Billy Graham

  Rain beat down on us that spring evening in 1987, but we did not care.  We opened our umbrellas and held them high.  Nothing would deter us from having the opportunity to sit in the choir bleachers at Williams Brice Stadium for those eight evenings Billy Graham was holding his crusades. We arrived early each evening, as Cliff Barrow […]

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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. 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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Faithful Heroes: St. Columba

  Saint Columba was an Irish abbot and missionary credited with spreading Christianity throughout Scotland. He was highly regarded by the ancient Gaels and Picts and is considered a Christian Saint and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. He is considered the Apostle of the Picts. Columba was born in modern day County Donegal, Ireland. He was the son […]

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