Educator

Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson

November 6, 1932 - October 22, 2018
Pastor, Author, Professor
From Stanwood, WA
Served in Bel Air, Maryland and Vancouver, British Columbia
Affiliation: Presbyterian
"It is not easy to convey a sense of wonder, let alone resurrection wonder, to another. It’s the very nature of wonder to catch us off guard, to circumvent expectations and assumptions. Wonder can’t be packaged, and it can’t be worked up. It requires some sense of being there and some sense of engagement."

Richard Furman

Richard Furman

October 9, 1755 - August 25, 1825
President of the Triennial Convention, the First Nationwide Baptist Association. Also President of Furman University, the South's First Baptist College and named after him posthumously.
From Esopus, New York
Served in Charleston, South Carolina
Affiliation: Baptist
"Consider what multitudes around you need converting grace; and what a change will soon be made in their state and circumstances as well as in your own, when they, with you, will be arrested by the strong hand of death, and summoned to the bar of God."

Francis Asbury

Francis Asbury

August 20, 1745 - March 31, 1816
Bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church, Leader in the Second Great Awakening and Founder of several Schools
From Hamstead Bridge, Staffordshire, England
Served in England and America
Affiliation: Methodist
"Whither am I going? To the New World. What to do? To gain honor? No, if I know my own heart. To get money? No: I am going to live to God, and to bring others so to do."

George Whitefield

George Whitefield

December 27, 1714 - September 30, 1770
Evangelist during the First Great Awakening, Founder of an Orphanage in Savannah, GA, Co-Founder with Benjamin Franklin of the University of Pennsylvania and Founding Member of Methodism
From Gloucester, England
Served in England and Colonial America
Affiliation: Methodist
"You may have orthodox heads, and yet you may have the devil in your hearts."