Heroes of the Faith

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

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]

October 17, 2018

Heroes of the Faith — Albert Benjamin Simpson

2018 marks 175th anniversary of Christian and Missionary Alliance founder’s birth By Joanne Sloan Albert Benjamin Simpson (1843–1919), also ... [READ MORE]

September 19, 2018

Heroes of the Faith — Anselm

Archbishop of Canterbury considered ‘one of the greatest thinkers of the Middle Ages’ By Joanne Sloan Anselm (1033–1109) was a Benedictine ... [READ MORE]