Heroes of the Faith


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


January 20, 2021

Heroes of the Faith — Wellesley Bailey

Wellesley Bailey (1846–1937) founded the international charity, The Leprosy Mission, in 1874 in India. This year marks the 175th anniversary ... [READ MORE]

December 16, 2020

Heroes of the Faith — Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander

Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander (1818–1895) was a famous Irish hymn writer and poet. She wrote 400 hymns, including “All Things Bright ... [READ MORE]

November 25, 2020

2020 marks 175th anniversary of Sarah Hall Boardman Judson’s death

Sarah Hall Boardman Judson (1803–1845) was an American missionary, writer and translator. She was the second wife of Adoniram Judson, the first ... [READ MORE]

November 4, 2020

This year marks 225th anniversary of Lucy Thurston’s birth

Lucy Thurston (1795–1876) was one of the first American missionaries to Hawaii. Her autobiography, “Life and Times of Mrs. Lucy G. Thurston,” ... [READ MORE]

October 7, 2020

Heroes of the Faith — Hannah More

Hannah More (1745–1833) was an English writer, abolitionist, educator and philanthropist. This year is the 275th anniversary of her birth. ... [READ MORE]

September 9, 2020

Heroes of the Faith — A. J. Gordon

A.J. Gordon (1836–1895) was an American Baptist preacher, writer, hymn composer, advocate for foreign missions and founder of Gordon College ... [READ MORE]