Heroes of the Faith


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


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]

July 15, 2020

Heroes of the Faith — John Smyth

Defender of religious liberty John Smyth born 450 years ago By Joanne Sloan John Smyth (1570–1612) was co-founder with Thomas Helwys of the ... [READ MORE]

May 27, 2020

Heroes of the Faith — Florence Nightingale

May 2020 marks 200th anniversary of birth of Florence Nightingale By Joanne Sloan Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) was the founder of modern ... [READ MORE]