Heroes of the Faith


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


April 17, 2019

Heroes of the Faith — Miles Coverdale

2019 marks 450 years since death of Bible translator Miles Coverdale (1488–1569) produced the first complete translation of the Bible into ... [READ MORE]

March 20, 2019

Heroes of the Faith — Allen Francis Gardiner

2019 marks 225th anniversary of missionary’s birth Allen Francis Gardiner (1794–1851) was a faithful missionary who endured numerous difficulties ... [READ MORE]

February 20, 2019

Heroes of the Faith — Jarena Lee

First female authorized to preach in A.M.E. Church 200 years ago Jarena Lee (b. 1783) was the first female preacher in the African Methodist ... [READ MORE]

January 16, 2019

Heroes of the Faith — Timothy Richard

2019 marks 100th anniversary of Baptist missionary’s death Timothy Richard (1845–1919) was a Welsh Baptist missionary to China for 45 years. ... [READ MORE]

January 2, 2019

Heroes of the Faith — Saint Nicholas of Myra

2019 marks 1676th anniversary of death of Saint Nicholas By Joanne Sloan Our 21st century Santa Claus can be traced back to a Greek Orthodox ... [READ MORE]

November 28, 2018

Heroes of the Faith — Phillips Brooks

2018 marks 125th anniversary of death of ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ writer By Joanne Sloan He is best known for writing the Christmas carol ... [READ MORE]

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