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Philip Bliss – Part 2

2021-03-21T09:39:25-05:00March 14th, 2021|

Date: March 14, 2021

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For episode 51 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will extend our exploration of the life of Philip Bliss. Throughout his career in the music business, Philip Bliss was a great personal soul-winner. One of those who he reached was another talented musician, James McGranahan. Philip encouraged James to know the thrill of serving the Lord with his great talent. Philip and Lucy Bliss would take a train from Chicago to return home.  During the ride, as the train was coming into the station in Ashtabula, Ohio, there was a terrible train wreck. Just 100 yards from the station as the train

Philip Bliss – Part 1

2021-03-14T09:48:43-05:00March 7th, 2021|

Date: March 7, 2021

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For episode 50 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will explore the life of Philip Bliss. We know Philip Bliss as a prolific hymn writer and we sing many of his hymns most Sundays.  Philip Bliss was born into a poor Pennsylvania farmer's home.  Though money was not in abundance, his parents gave him a rich godly heritage. From a young age, Philip had an exceptional musical talent, making instruments and a gifted singing voice.  He would use this talent for the glory of God. Listen along as we discuss the first part of the life of Philip Bliss.

William Colgate

2021-03-07T09:48:22-06:00February 28th, 2021|

Date: February 28, 2021

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Most people have Colgate products in their homes, but few may know the story of William Colgate.  For episode 49 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will explore the life of William Colgate. From a young boy, William's parents taught him at least 10% of every dollar belonged to God.  This teaching followed him throughout his life. At sixteen, William left his parents farm to find work in NYC to find work. He found it working for a soap boiler. At that time, most housewives made their own soap; William sought to disrupt that.  He found a way to mass produce

Daniel Defoe

2021-03-07T09:49:02-06:00February 21st, 2021|

Date: February 21, 2021

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For episode 48 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will explore the life of Daniel Defoe. Most know Daniel Defoe as the author of Robinson Crusoe.  However, most do not realize he was a Baptist. His parents were devout Baptists and passed this knowledge down to young Daniel, but he never made a personal profession of his faith in Christ, until his later years. If you read the book, Robinson Crusoe, Defoe gives his own testimony through the testimony of the character, Crusoe. Listen along as we discuss the life of Daniel Defoe.

Georgi Vins

2021-02-21T09:45:06-06:00February 7th, 2021|

Date: February 7, 2021

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For episode 47 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of Georgi Vins. Georgi was born to parents Peter and Lydia Vins in 1928 Siberia, Russia.  Georgi spent most of his life under Communist rule. As a small child, Georgi would experience his Father sentenced to prison.  His crime was preaching the Gospel.  Georgi and his mother would not hear what happened for over 60 years. After the conclusion of WWII, Georgi and his mother moved to Kiev where he earned an engineering degree.  For a time, they and the Baptists enjoyed a time of relative freedom, but

Tom Malone

2021-02-07T09:52:14-06:00January 31st, 2021|

Date: January 31, 2021

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For episode 46 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of Tom Malone. Tom Malone accepted the Lord as his personal savior as a nineteen year-old young man. From that moment, Tom knew the Lord was calling him to preach. For his training, Tom attended the newly started Bob Jones College.  In addition to his textual studies, Tom Malone was working to reach souls for Christ through his soul-winning efforts. Upon graduation from Bob Jones, Tom took two small churches in the Detroit, MI area.  Later, he founded the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pontiac, MI. Throughout his ministry, he

Lee Roberson

2021-01-31T09:38:23-06:00January 24th, 2021|

Date: January 24, 2021

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For episode 45 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of Lee Roberson. Most know Dr. Lee Roberson for his pastorate of Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN.  God lead him to take the pastorate in 1942.  He would pastor this church for over 40 years. During this time, God also lead him to start Tennessee Temple University, where hundreds of preachers were trained for ministry. Also, Lee Roberson began Camp Joy to reach thousands of children with the Gospel.  Camp Joy started in memory of Lee Roberson's youngest daughter, Joy, who died soon after birth. Listen

Harold Sightler

2021-01-24T09:43:54-06:00January 17th, 2021|

Date: January 17, 2021

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For episode 44 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of Harold Sightler. God called Harold to the ministry in 1940.  To answer the call, Harold bought a tent and set it up in various places to preach the gospel. A couple years later, while he was attending Furman University, God led Harold to start a radio program, "A Bright Spot Hour."  By the 1980s, the program was heard from coast to coast on over 100 radio stations.  The program was just simple preaching of God's word and encouraging believers. During the 1960s, Harold Sightler started Tabernacle Baptist

Ford Porter

2021-01-10T10:18:43-06:00January 10th, 2021|

Date: January 10, 2021

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For episode 43 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of Ford Porter. In 1918, Ford Porter began to pray for a ministry that would be a witness around the clock, long after his death.  Little did he know how God would answer that prayer. During his pastorate in Princeton Indiana, God lead Porter to write a gospel tract.  His tract was simply, "God's Simple Plan of Salvation."  Little did he know how God would use his initial printing of 2,000 tracts. God has used this tract many thousands of times over, long after Porter's death. Listen along as

Lester Roloff

2021-01-17T09:48:52-06:00January 3rd, 2021|

Date: January 3, 2021

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For episode 42 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of Lester Roloff. There may not have been a man with a bigger heart than Lester Roloff as he ministered to the down and out of the nation. Beginning in 1944, Lester Roloff started the Family Alter Program on the radio.  He and his church led in opening several missions to reach the wayward drunkards and addicts as well as the neglected sin wrecked boys and girls. Listen along as we discuss how God used the ministries of Lester Roloff to reach hundreds, if not thousands of wayward

Hyman Jedidiah Appelman

2021-01-03T09:51:10-06:00December 27th, 2020|

Date: December 27, 2020

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For episode 41 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of Hyman J. Appelman. Appelman was a Jew born in Russia in 1902.  His family migrated to America, and after learning English and excelling in Northwestern and DePaul Universities, he became successful trial lawyer. (1921 to 1925) After experiencing some severe work and mental overload, he was saved at 23 years of age.  He was immediately disowned by his family.  After a struggle with doubt and depression, he had a divine appointment with a chaplain who helped him.  He became an evangelist who saw thousands attend his

John R. Rice

2021-01-03T09:51:28-06:00December 13th, 2020|

Date: December 13, 2020

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For episode 40 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of John R. Rice. Poor and in poverty, John learned how to get things from God through prayer.  He constantly saw God supply for his needs. At the age of twenty-one, John entered Decator Baptist College where he took to milking the college cows and later was a waiter in the college dining room. A few years later, John entered the University of Chicago, looking to obtain a Master's in Education and Psychology.  Through attending a service at the Pacific Garden Mission near the University, John felt God's

Myron Cedarholm

2020-12-27T09:57:56-06:00December 6th, 2020|

Date: December 6, 2020

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For episode 39 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of Myron Cedarholm. Dr. Cedarholm was born June 20, 1915 in St. Paul, MN.  He was an athletic young man, which God used to help him minister to young people. In 1965, Dr. Cedarholm became the president of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, succeeding his friend and mentor, Dr. Monroe Parker. Just three years later and due to conflicts of standards with the Board of Directors at Pillsbury Baptist College, Dr. Cedarholm resigned his position at Pillsbury and started Maranatha Baptist College in Watertown, WI. For almost 20 years, Dr.

John Monroe Parker

2020-12-06T09:50:47-06:00November 29th, 2020|

Date: November 29, 2020

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For episode 38 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of John Monroe Parker. Dr. Parker was born in June of 1909 in Alabama.  He grew up in a godly home, and was saved after hearing the preaching of Bob Shuler.  He attended Bob Jones College in Florida, eventually becoming an evangelist. He was able to witness to Al Capone himself while hitchhiking his way to college, and would find out later that the evangelist George Mensik was saved because of his riding as a bodyguard in the gang's car. Throughout his life he was a professor at

John Birch

2020-11-29T10:13:56-06:00November 22nd, 2020|

Date: November 22, 2020

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For episode 37 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of John Birch. Born to Presbyterian missionaries in India, John Birch was a gifted young man. He found himself at Bible Baptist Seminary under J. Frank Norris, who we discussed a couple episodes ago. Listen along as we explore the life and ministry of John Birch, who eventually lost his life during WWII.  

Beauchamp Vick

2020-11-29T09:58:42-06:00November 15th, 2020|

Date: November 15, 2020

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For episode 36 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of G.B. Vick. George Beauchamp Vick was born 1901 into a lawyer's home.  His father soon after traded his career for the pulpit.  His father died suddenly and G.B. Vick's mother moved to Louisville, KY from there home in Nashville, TN. A young Beauchamp Vick, gained employment with the railroads in the Fort Worth, Texas area during the oil boom.  Being a Christian, he and his young wife were drawn to the First Baptist Church of Fort Worth, under the pastorate of J. Frank Norris. Norris asked Vick

J Frank Norris

2020-11-15T10:20:43-06:00November 8th, 2020|

Date: November 8, 2020

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For episode 35 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of J. Frank Norris. Raised in a drunkards family, God used Norris to preach strongly against gambling, drinking, and modernism. For most of his ministry, John Norris lead the largest church in Fort Worth, Texas.  Later, a church in Detroit called Norris to pastor their church.  Norris accepted the position which lead to his pastoring of the two largest churches in the country. Listen this week as explore the life and ministry of J. Frank Norris.

George Truett

2020-11-08T09:53:15-06:00November 1st, 2020|

Date: November 1, 2020

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For episode 34 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of George Truett. George Truett was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas Texas for 42 years.  He was greatly used of God to reach thousands of people.  For a time, Truett lead the largest church in America. Listen along as we discuss the life and ministry of George Truett.

Mordecai Ham

2020-11-01T10:26:16-06:00October 25th, 2020|

Date: October 25, 2020

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For episode 33 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the ministry of Mordecai Ham. Mordecai Ham came from a long line of Baptist Preachers; eight to be exact! God reached Mordecai when he was just eight years old.  Even-though he was saved, he tried getting away from the call of God on his life, by studying law. However, God had his way.  After the death of his grandfather, Mordecai surrendered to God's calling.  God used Mordecai to preach through the south, reaching the "most notorious sinner."  He known for coming into a town before a meeting and actively

Isaac McCoy

2020-10-26T16:19:54-05:00October 18th, 2020|

Date: October 18, 2020

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For episode 32 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss Isaac McCoy. Isaac began his ministry as a pastor in southern Indiana.  Later, he felt God's call to reach the Indians of the American Frontier throughout the Midwest. Join us this week, as we discuss Isaac McCoy, who endured the hardships of the American Frontier to reach the American Indians for Christ.  

Luther Rice

2020-11-01T10:23:10-06:00October 11th, 2020|

Date: October 11, 2020

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For episode 31 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss Luther Rice. In our last couple episodes, we discussed the lives of Adoniram and Ann Judson. Today, we will discuss a close friend of Adoniram Judson, Luther Rice. Luther Rice met Adoniram Judson at Williams College where God burdened them for foreign missions.  Both men surrendered to go to India.  Through a turn of events, God lead Luther back to America.  God used Luther Rice to stir up interest in Baptist foreign missions.

Ann Hasseltine Judson

2020-10-11T09:50:20-05:00September 13th, 2020|

Date: September 13, 2020

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For episode 30 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the wife of Adoniram Judson.  At the young age of sixteen Ann saw her need of the Savior.  Almost immediately, Ann was burdened for foreign missions. She and her husband served Christ in Burma until her death at the young age of 37, in 1826. For further details about the life of both Adoniram and Ann, read the book, To the Golden Shore, a biography of Adoniram Judson.

Adoniram Judson

2020-09-15T21:03:46-05:00September 6th, 2020|

Date: September 6, 2020

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For episode 29 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the Congregationalist-turned-Baptist missionary, Adoniram Judson. While in Burma, war with Britain would put him in prison, where his wife, Ann sacrificed to feed and take care of him.  He was released when the Burmese needed a translator, but the effects of the situation on his wife and child would take their lives. Judson married Sarah Bordman who would pass away while on the ship headed back to England. His third wife Emily would challenge New England to continue his legacy for missions after his death in 1850. Judson finished translating the

William Carey – Part 2

2020-09-06T10:02:16-05:00August 30th, 2020|

Date: August 30, 2020

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For episode 28 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the baptist preacher, William Carey.  As a young man, Carey did not show much promise. In fact, he had no formal education beyond the age of 12. However, listen along as we learn about how God used the life of William Carey to reach thousands and more for Christ.

William Carey – Part 1

2020-08-30T09:50:13-05:00August 23rd, 2020|

Date: August 23, 2020

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For episode 28 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the baptist preacher, William Carry.  As a young man, Carey did not show much promise. In fact, he had no formal education beyond the age of 12. However, listen along as we learn about how God used the life of William Carey to reach thousands and more for Christ.

Andrew Fuller

2020-08-18T15:43:08-05:00August 18th, 2020|

Date: August 16, 2020 ()

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For episode 27 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the baptist preacher Andrew Fuller. We have been trying to move chronologically through the years, but today, we will take a step back to the early 1700s. Calvinism was rampant throughout the churches but Andrew Fuller began to present the Gospel freely to all men. Lest we think that these men had easy lives as God used them, Fuller's life was not without hardship. Andrew endured the loss of eight of his eleven children and wife during the birth of his eleventh child. Along with five other men, including Andrew Carey,

F.B. Meyer

2020-08-09T10:06:06-05:00August 9th, 2020|

Date: August 9, 2020

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For episode 26 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the baptist preacher F.B. Meyer. During an evangelistic meeting in York, England lead by D.L. Moody, young baptist preacher, F.B. Meyer surrendered his life further to the Lord.  F.B. Meyer had a long and blessed ministry of roughly 60 years. God used F.B. Meyer along with Charles Spurgeon and G. Campbell Morgan during the mid 1800s to minister to the country of England.

Charles Spurgeon

2020-08-02T15:10:09-05:00August 2nd, 2020|

Date: August 2, 2020 ()

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For episode 25 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon. The Prince of Preachers saw his need of a Savior at the age of 15.  God mightly used Charles to minister to thousands in London, England.  It is estimated his average Sunday attendance was in the 10,ooo's.  He ministered in the Metropolitan Tabernacle.

Johann Oncken

2020-07-28T14:30:52-05:00July 26th, 2020|

Date: July 26, 2020 ()

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For episode 24 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the baptist preacher Johann Oncken. Johann Oncken was well known as the "Father of the Continental Baptists." He was born in Germany and began an apprenticeship in England as a teenager.  He was saved while in England and began to be a strong soul winner.  His motto was "Every Baptist a Missionary."

John Leland

2020-07-20T16:30:58-05:00July 19th, 2020|

Date: July 19, 2020 ()

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For episode 23 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the baptist preacher John Leland. John Leland was a preacher in central Virginia who worked with James Madison and the constitutional convention of the United States to provide for Religious Freedom and other liberties in the Bill of Rights.

John Weatherford

2020-07-07T10:25:48-05:00July 5th, 2020|

Date: July 5, 2020

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For episode 22 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the baptist preacher John Weatherford. John Weatherford was a preacher in Chesterfield County, VA who was imprisoned for preaching without state permission.  He became friends with Patrick Henry who anonymously paid his fines while he was in prison. 43 preachers were imprisoned in the Virginia would later become a haven for freedom of religion.

John Gano

2020-07-07T10:11:46-05:00June 28th, 2020|

Date: June 28, 2020

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For episode 21 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the baptist John Gano. John Gano was a direct descendant of a French Huguenot. He ministered  as the chaplain for the Continental Army during the American War for Independence.  During the war, his ministry in New York faced great loss.  After the war, Gano found only seven of his almost 200 members before the war. After the war, Gano sold his possessions in New York and moved to Kentucky.  In that time, He continued to plant churches along with his evangelizing efforts. John Gano passed away August 9, 1804 at

George Liele

2020-06-21T10:20:54-05:00June 21st, 2020|

Date: June 21, 2020

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For episode 20 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will explore the life and ministry of George Liele (1750 - 1828).  Born a slave, George was saved attending the church of his master, Deacon Henry Sharp.  During his life, God used Liele to found the First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia, which still holds services today. God also used him to see thousands saved in his ministry to the slaves of Jamaica.  It is also said he is the first ministry to reach back to the continent of Africa with the Gospel.

Abraham Marshall

2020-06-14T10:16:42-05:00June 14th, 2020|

Date: June 14, 2020

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For episode 19 of the "50 Baptist You Should Know" Series, we will discuss the son of a man who we have already studied, Daniel Marshall.  Abraham was the first child of Daniel Marshall and followed in the footsteps of his father.  Abraham was fondly known as the "Friend of Black People," due to the focus of his ministry. He constituted the First African Baptist Churches in both Savannah and Augusta, Georgia.  In all, he had a hand in the constituting and reconstituting 39 baptist churches during a roughly 50 year ministry.  This man was greatly used of God to preach
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