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363 – Dec. 29 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Panorama London – 1807 Conviction waned before returning 1807 – John Chin was ordained to the gospel ministry. John was the youngest son of a farming family and was born near Blanton, England, in May of 1773. He always talked in glowing terms of his parents but especially of his godly mother who instructed him early in the scriptures. John…

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302 – Oct. 29 – This Day in Baptist History Past

“Greatness is measured by usefulness” 1865 – Was the day that William Harris went to be with the Lord.  For a year   his health had been failing but he continued to conduct his family worship until paralysis deprived him of his ability to speak. He even then insisted that his family should gather to pray and read the scriptures. On…

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273 – Sept. 30 – This Day in Baptist History Past

Through him we have the First Amendment 1776 – Elder John Leland married Miss Sallie Devine, and God blessed them with eight children. As the Apostles, along with Patrick Henry, Carrington, and Washington, he would have been considered an “unlearned and ignorant” man, in that he had received no formal education. But his proficiency in the gospel, law and politics…

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John Wayne Lowry Home With the Lord

John Wayne Lowry, age 63 of Green Cove Springs, Florida, passed from this life to be with his Sovereign Lord on September 7, 2013. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he was the seventh child of Norma D. and Lana L. (Bennett) Lowry. A graduate of Paxon High School in 1968, he then entered the U. S. Navy where he served in…

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242 – Aug. 30 – This Day in Baptist History Past

The Creeks Reject Christ 1838 – James O. Mason was ordained to the gospel ministry, and after training at the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution at Hamilton, NY he and his wife left to minister to the Creek Indians. James had been born on Christmas day in 1813 and raised by godly parents in the Baptist church in Granville, NY….

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213 – Aug 01 – This Day in Baptist History Past

He Introduced Public Singing First Baptist Church – Boston – 1700 John Comer was born in Boston, Massachusetts Aug 01, 1704.  He pastored and co-pastored several churches in New England during a period when the people were somewhat remiss in church order and controversy prevailed concerning ordinances and practices. He brought order, introduced public singing, and increased membership.       [Isaac Backus, Your…

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86 – March 27 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

Twice a Baptist   Edward Baptist, Jr. was born in the State of Virginia on this date in 1828.  His mother’s name was Eliza and his father too was a noted Baptist preacher.  Young Edward trusted Christ at an early age and was immersed.  At about twenty-four years of age he was ordained into the gospel ministry.  He spent several…

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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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37 – Feb. 06 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

Bucknell University  We must always remember that God rewards faithfulness, not fame.  We certainly rejoice over those who have made a great impact on their world, but must not forget those who have labored in obscurity.  Daniel Erastus Burt is an example of one of those unsung heroes of the faith. Daniel E. Burt was born in Cambridge Springs, PA,…

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26 – Jan. 26 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

Newton experienced numerous seasons of revival  Hanna Parker Grafton was married to Joseph Grafton on Jan. 26, 1835 as his third wife when he was 78 years old, just a year before his death on Dec. 16, 1836.  Joseph was born on June 9, 1757, in Newport, R.I.  His father was a mariner, his mother was a serious lady, intent…

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