Heroes of the Faith

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

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]

October 20, 2016

Heroes of the Faith — William Batchelder Bradbury

William Batchelder Bradbury (1816–1868) composed the tunes of two of the most famous hymns of all time: “Jesus Loves Me” and “Just as ... [READ MORE]

September 15, 2016

Heroes of the Faith — Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus (1466–1536) was a Catholic reformer, a theologian and one of Europe’s most influential scholars. This year is the 550th ... [READ MORE]