Heroes of the Faith


Author and Alabama Baptist Joanne Sloan researches and writes about famous Christians from previous centuries.


February 18, 2017

2017 marks 200th anniversary of missionary born into slavery

Alfred Francis Russell (1817–1884) — the 10th president of Liberia from 1883 to 1884 — was born into slavery before becoming a missionary, ... [READ MORE]

January 23, 2017

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

By Joanne Sloan Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834–1892), known as the “Prince of Preachers,” was a pastor, evangelist, author and philanthropist. ... [READ MORE]

December 15, 2016

Heroes of the Faith — Christmas Evans

By Joanne Sloan Special to The Alabama Baptist Christmas Evans (1766–1838) was one of the greatest preachers of Wales. This year is the 250th ... [READ MORE]

November 17, 2016

Heroes of the Faith — Brother Lawrence

Brother Lawrence is known for his book, “The Practice of the Presence of God.” This classic focuses on how to pray unceasingly with God throughout ... [READ MORE]

October 20, 2016

Heroes of the Faith — William Batchelder Bradbury

William Batchelder Bradbury (1816–1868) composed the tunes of two of the most famous hymns of all time: “Jesus Loves Me” and “Just as ... [READ MORE]

September 15, 2016

Heroes of the Faith — Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus (1466–1536) was a Catholic reformer, a theologian and one of Europe’s most influential scholars. This year is the 550th ... [READ MORE]

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