April 27, 1934 - April 12, 2013
Evangelist and Author
From New York City
Served in many settings as a traveling preacher
"The temptation of the age is to look good without being good."
June 18, 1926 - November 13, 2010
Astronomer who determined the first reasonably accurate values for the Hubble constant and the age of the universe
From Iowa City, Iowa
Served in Pasadena, California
"We can't understand the universe in any clear way without the supernatural."
November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018
From North Carolina
Served around the world
"During all my years as an evangelist, my message has always been the Gospel of Christ. It is not a Western religion, nor is it a message of one culture or political system. … It is a message of life and hope for all the world."
December 11, 1918 - August 3, 2008
Writer and Historian
From Kislovodsk, Russian
Served in Germany and Russia
Affiliation: Russian Orthodox
"This is certainly true. Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul. That which is called humanism, but what would be more correctly called irreligious anthropocentrism, cannot yield answers to the most essential questions of our life. We have arrived at an intellectual chaos."
February 4, 1906 - April 9, 1945
German Lutheran Pastor, Theologian and Anti-Nazi Dissident
From Wrocław, Poland
Served in Germany
Affiliation: Confessing Church
Death: Executed by hanging as the Nazi regime collapsed
"Man no longer lives in the beginning--he has lost the beginning. Now he finds he is in the middle, knowing neither the end nor the beginning, and yet knowing that he is in the middle, coming from the beginning and going towards the end."