Fanny Crosby

    “To weep and sigh because I’m blind, I cannot and I won’t!” Fanny Jane Crosby was born in southeast New York on March 24, 1820. When she was just six months old, she got a cold in her eyes that had to be taken care of by a doctor. …

Oswald Chambers

    “We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” Oswald Chambers was born into a pastor’s household in Aberdeen, Scotland, on July 24, 1874. When he was in his teens, after hearing Charles Spurgeon preach, Oswald was walking home with his father. He told his …

Billy Sunday

    “Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his.” Born November 19, 1862, on a farm in Ames, Iowa, Billy Sunday would become one of the most popular American evangelists in history. His father was a Civil War soldier who died …

Susanna Wesley

    “There are two things about the Gospel – believe it and behave it.” Susanna Annesley Wesley was born in London on January 20, 1669, as a pastor’s daughter and as the youngest of 25 children. Her experiences growing up, then, prepared her both for life as a pastor’s wife …

J Gresham Machen

    "The more we know of God, the more unreservedly we will trust him.” John Gresham Machen was born into a wealthy, well-known family on July 28, 1881. His father was a lawyer and his mother was a writer, which meant John had every ability to “do something important” with …

Susannah Spurgeon

    “It is a mercy that our lives are not left for us to plan, but that our Father chooses for us.” At the beginning of his ministry in the mid-1800s, most of London seemed to love 19-year-old Charles Spurgeon, but Susannah Thompson was not impressed. She thought he got …

Eric Liddell

    "I don’t need explanations from God. I simply believe Him and accept whatever comes my way.” He crouched at the starting line of the Olympic track, waiting nervously for the starting gunshot to go off. He was competing in the Paris Olympics of 1924, but his chances for winning …

George Whitefield

    "We are immortal until our work on earth is done.” George Whitefield has been called the greatest evangelist of all time. His dedication to soul-winning helped turn two nations back to God during the Great Awakening! Born on December 16, 1714, George Whitefield was the youngest of seven children, …

Isaac Watts

    "Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.” The name “Isaac Watts” is printed in nearly every modern hymnal today. Born the oldest of nine children on July 17, 1674, Isaac Watts would go down in history as “The Father of English Hymnody” – the father of …

Andrew Murray

    "Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation.” Born on May 9, 1828, Andrew Murray was raised a “missionary kid” in one of the most remote areas of the world – Graaff-Reinet, South Africa. When he grew up, he too would eventually become a missionary in South Africa, …