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Sidewalk Preacher Arrested on Disorderly Conduct Charge

  The man, who has preached against homosexuality outside Affirmations in Ferndale, was taken into custody Friday in Royal Oak, MI Posted by Leslie Ellis (Editor), June 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm                         This article was written by Judy Davids and Leslie Ellis. A familiar sidewalk preacher faces charges…

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66 – March 07 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

He Had a Baptist Bible             Oliver Willis Van Osdel was born to godly Methodist parents on October 30, 1846, in the village of Middlebush, near Poughkeepsie, New York. His father was a blacksmith and served the Lord until his death. The family moved to Illinois in 1854. Oliver intended to prepare for a career in law but sensed God’s…

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06 – Jan. 06 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

‘Hail, victorious soldier!’  On Jan. 06, 1935, Pastor Oliver W. Van Osdel was honored at a memorial service at the Wealthy St. Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, MI.  Dr. David Otis Fuller preached the memorial sermon, “Home – to be with Jesus.”  Dr. J. Frank Norris, who had worked with Pastor Osdel in the formation of the Baptist Union said, “I…

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