Modern Baptist Heroes

Discussion in 'Baptist History' started by Dr. Bob, Apr 2, 2003.

  1. Dr. Bob

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    With all the talk about sports stars, movie personalities, musicians, soldiers, etc, many are throwing around the word "hero" loosely.

    Wonder who YOU (among our "Baptist figures" 1900-2000) would you consider to be a real hero. I know I said living, but you get what I mean; they may have died in the past few decades, but in this modern era.
     
  2. Baptist Believer

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    George W. Truett -- he stood up to J. Frank Norris and would not let him destroy Texas Baptist life. He was also an amazing example of humility, honesty, faithfulness and courage.

    T.B. Maston -- he stood up to racism and showed Southern Baptists how to overcome their prejudice by his example.

    James Dunn -- stands for religious liberty with the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs.

    William Hendricks -- for most of his ministry, taught the importance of the arts and the need to for a theology of children. He was a wonderful human being and an inspiration.

    W.R. Estep -- a brilliant student of history that did groundbreaking work in Anabaptist history. Personally, he was a very humble and caring man who was a constant source of encouragement to me until his death a few years ago. In particular, he helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life with his counsel and assistance.

    Russell Dilday -- stood up to the latest version of fundamentalism and made them do publicly what they desperately wanted to do privately (it revealed to the entire SBC the methods and attitudes of the "conservative resurgence")
     
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    I'm reading John Lewis' autobiography right now. I think he and Martin Luther King, Jr. are both two amazingly courageous heroes fo baptist life.

    Joshua
     
  4. Bob Alkire

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    I would have to say out of the SBC;
    R.G.Lee
    W.A.Criswell
    Adrian Rogers
    are a few
    IFB;
    John R. Rice
    Oliver B. Greene
    Al Janney
    John Rawlins
    for a few
     
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    Adrian Rogers
    Charles Stanley
    W A Criswell
    George W Truett
    Paul Powell
    Jimmy Draper
    Buckner Fanning
    Leon McBeth
    Roy Fish
    Al Mohler
    Billy Graham
    Jim Henry
    Frank Pollard
    (I'll add others as I they come to mind)
     
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    These are known to me, With the title of Brother before each one: Maze Jackson,Edgar Thomas, Sammy Allen, Phil Kidd, Stinnett Ballew, Milton Taylor, Larry Raynes, Bob Jones Sr., Oliver B Green, Lester Roloff, Ronnie Simpson, Fain Jordan,Virgil Barnard, Larry Brown (Iowa), James Jones, Billy Goolsby, Milfred Biddle, Larry Wells, [​IMG] [​IMG] and many, many more.
     
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    Again these are the Americans I've had personal contact with:</font>
    • B. Myron Cedarholm-CBA/FBF/late Founder and President of Maranatha Baptist Bible College</font>
    • Arno Q. Wenigar, Sr.-CBA/FBF/Pastor Hamilton Sq. Baptist Church (41-77)/late President of SFBTS</font>
    • G. Archer Wenigar (Brother of Arno Q.)-CBA/FBF/Pastor/Writer</font>
    • M. James Hollowood-CBA/FBF/Pastor/Professor Emeritus-Systematic Theology, Maranatha BBC and Seminary</font>
    • Richard Weeks-CBA/FBF/Pastor/late Professor-Baptist History and Practical Theology, MBBC</font>
    • Monroe Parker-NBC/CBA/FBF/Evangelist/Professor-Pastoral Studies BJU/President Pillsbury BBC/late Executive Director, Baptist World Missions</font>
    • James Singleton-SBC/FBF/late Pastor Tri-City Baptist Church/as Pastor, Founder of International Baptist College, International Baptist Missions/Evangelist</font>
    • Ed Nelson-SBC/FBFI/Pastor/Evangelist (Brother Ed has done so much in his 50+ years of ministry it's hard to even start a list)</font>
    • David C. Innes-FBFI/Pastor, Hamilton Square Baptist Church 77-present</font>
    For the Russians </font>
    • Georgi P. Vins-Pastor/Evangelist/one of the founders of the Council of Evangelical Christian Baptist Churchs (the underground/unregistered churchs of the Former Soviet Union)/(in his exile)late founder of Russian Gospel Ministries</font>
    • Yuri K. Kryuchkov-Member, Executive Committee, Council of Evangelical Christian Baptist Churchs, International/Technical Support for the underground Bible printing operation in the Former Soviet Union</font>
    • Mikhail S. Krevko-Pastor/Member, Executive Committee, Council of Evangelical Christian Baptist Churchs, International/Member of an underground Bible printing printing team in the Former Soviet Union/served three years of a ten year (life) sentence for anti-Soviet activities in the Gulag.</font>

    [ April 03, 2003, 05:15 PM: Message edited by: Squire Robertsson ]
     
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    Walter Rauschenbusch
    Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Helen Barrett Montgomery

    Haruo
     
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    Billy Graham, MLK and Tony Campolo.

    Yours in Christ

    Matt
     
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    R.G.Lee
    W.A.Criswell
    Adrian Rogers
    John R. Rice
    Charles Stanley
    Bob Jones, Sr.
    Lester Roloff
    Larry Brown (Iowa)
    Larry Brown (NC)
    David Gibbs (Founder of CLA)
    Billy Sunday
    Jack Hyles
    G.B. Vick
    Tom Malone
    J. Harold Smith
    S.M. Davis (my pastor)

    And the greatest preacher past, present AND future is JESUS CHRIST!

    Blessings,
    Sue
     
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    4 words: My parents! No contest!

    Pete
     
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    For me:

    Johnny hunt - First Baptist Woodstock Pastor
    Jim Law - First Baptist Woodstock Admin Asst.
    W.A. Criswell - FBC Dallas
    Irvine Philips - Salem Baptist
    Adrian Rogers - Belvue Baptist Memphis TN
    R.G. Lee - Belvue Baptist Memphis TN
    Craig Conner - FBC Panama City FL
     
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    Al Mohler
    John MacArthur (Technicaly not Baptist but close)
    Fred Malone
    Billy Graham
     
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    Charles Poole, Walter Shurden, Edd Rowell.
     
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    Carl F.H. Henry, Timothy George, Al Mohler, Danny Akin, W.A. Criswell, David Dockery, Mark Dever, John MacArthur, Wayne Grudem, John Piper, Richard Jackson, Jim Henry, Bill Whittaker, Jerry Vines, Jack Graham, Frank Pollard. (I should put them in order, but I'm just thinking at random.)
     
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    Is that Congressman John Lewis?
     
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    Interesting list, TomVols. I am glad you included David Dockery, the President of Union University. But I am surprised that you would put Richard Jackson on your list. If that is the Richard Jackson who wanted to be SBC president during the eighties, didn't he get cozy with the moderate wing of the SBC as time went by???!!!?
     
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    Dr. Jackson was offered as a candidate by the Mod wing. He is an avowed inerrantist, as I recall. He is not mod, but falls into the "I disdain politics" category. I believe the mods used him for that reason. Randall Lolley and James Dunn did him in.

    Richard Jackson is winsome, warm, and has an evangelistic zeal that needs to be caught by more baptist preachers. His willingness to preach the gospel anywhere and work with anyone is admirable, but his failure to adequately repudiate extremist activities and comments by the mods probably cost him the presidency.

    Besides, it is my experience that we conservatives are much more appreciative of the positive contributions made by mods/libs than vice versa. I feel bad that I didn't put Wayne Oates, Wayne Ward and James Blevins on my list, as I appreciate these men quite a bit.

    [ April 09, 2003, 11:55 AM: Message edited by: TomVols ]
     
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    I would have to say:

    1 Oliver Greene
    2 Mike Bagwell (Oliver Greene's Nephew)
    3 John R. Rice
    4 Jack Hyles
    5 Edgar Thomas
    6 Billy Sunday
    7 J B Jordon
     
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    I would like to lift my hat for Frank Luther Gosden, Sydney Frank Paul, James Kidwell Popham, James Hervey Gosden, Wingfred J Berry, Benjamin Ashworth Ramsbottom, Gerald D Buss, Henry Bouma, H Mercer, Walter Pendleton, Wilbern Elias Best, Ron E Pound, Bill Lee, Gery Schmidt, Mike Schmidt.


    Harald
     

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