Category: Heroes of the Faith

Heroes of the Faith: Roger Williams

(1603-1683) Although he often drew epithets such as “offensive rebel” and “evill-worker” from his contemporaries, history has accorded Rhode Island founder Roger Williams his rightful place as a man of deep faith and passionate...

Heroes of the Faith: St. John Chrysostom

(347 – 407) In a culture where religious officials were expected to cultivate the rich and powerful, John Chrysostom, patriarch of Constantinople, defied the unspoken rules by constantly crusading against excess on the part...

Heroes of the Faith: William Booth

(1829-1912) He captured the world’s imagination by putting his street-corner evangelists in military-style uniforms and sending them into town with marching bands. He gave his women members equal responsibility for preaching at a time...

Heroes of the Faith: Emma Ray

(1859-1930) For nearly 30 years Emma Ray, who was born into slavery and raised in poverty in Missouri, ministered to the homeless and transient in the slums of Seattle, Wash., along with her husband,...

Heroes of the Faith: André Trocmé

(1901-1971) “These people came here for help and for shelter. I am their shepherd, and a shepherd does not forsake his flock,” André Trocmé told Vichy authorities in 1942, calmly defying their orders to...