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.
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