Heroes of the Faith


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


April 23, 2017

Heroes of the Faith — George W. Truett

2017 marks 150th anniversary of Dallas pastor George W. Truett’s birth George W. Truett was one of the most famous Southern Baptist pastors ... [READ MORE]

March 19, 2017

Heroes of the Faith — Hannah Marshman

2017 marks 250 years since birth of first female missionary to India By Joanne Sloan Hannah Marshman was the first female missionary to India. ... [READ MORE]

February 18, 2017

Heroes of the Faith – Alfred Francis Russell

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]

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