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    Creator: Strickland, Michael and Perry, Beth
    Contributing Institution: Mercer University Atlanta Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library
    Description: Photograph of Monroe Elmon Dodd. 1923. Monroe Elmon Dodd was born in Brazil, Tennessee, on September 8, 1878. He was ordained in April 1902, while a student at Union University, from which he graduated in 1904. Later in life he would receive three D.D. degrees: from Clinton College in 1908, from Union University in 1909, and from Baylor University in 1918. In his last year at Union, Dodd was called to be pastor of the First Baptist Church of Fulton, Kentucky. He took leave from Fulton after a few months when he was called by the Foreign Mission Board to be a missionary to Mexico. After several months of prayer, he returned to the Fulton church. He founded The Baptist Message, which later merged into the Baptist and Reflector. In 1908 he accepted the pastorate of the First Baptist Church of Paducah, Kentucky. Three years later he was called to the Twenty-Second and Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville. In 1912 he accepted the call of the First Baptist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana. During WWI he worked among soldiers with the YMCA in Europe. He died on August 6, 1952. JPG file (143 KB)
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    Creator: Strickland, Michael and Perry, Beth
    Contributing Institution: Mercer University Atlanta Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library
    Description: Photograph of Bernard Washington Spilman. 1923. On January 22, 1871, Bernard Washington Spilman was born in Weldon, North Carolina. He was baptized in 1883, licensed to preach in 1887, and ordained in 1891. He graduated form Wake Forest College in 1891. After entering Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1892, he stayed only two years and did not graduate. In 1895 he accepted the pastorate at Kingston, North Carolina. After a year he became the Sunday School Secretary for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. In 1901 he became Field Secretary for the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Six years later he became the General Manager of the Southern Baptist Assembly. He became the Director of Religious Education for the Assembly in 1920. Spilman received the degree of Doctor of Divinity three times: from John B. Stetson University of Florida in 1911, from Baylor University of Texas in 1920, and from Wake Forest College in 1921. He also served as president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina for six terms. He died May 20, 1950. JPG file (213 KB)
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    Creator: Strickland, Michael and Perry, Beth
    Contributing Institution: Mercer University Atlanta Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library
    Description: Photograph of John Roach Straton. 1923. On April 6, 1875, John Roach Straton was born in Evansville, Indiana. He was converted in 1892. In 1898 he graduated from Mercer University. He was ordained in 1900, the same year he entered Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1903 Straton became Professor of Oratory and Interpretation of Literature at Mercer University. He served on the faculty of Baylor University from 1903-1905. At that time he became pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Chicago. After three years he accepted the pastorate of the Seventh Immanuel Church of Baltimore. In 1913 he resigned this position to accept the pastorate of the First Church of Norfolk, Virginia. This position he held until 1918, when he became pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of New York City. He died 1929. JPG file (187 KB)
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    Creator: Strickland, Michael and Perry, Beth
    Contributing Institution: Mercer University Atlanta Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library
    Description: Lithograph of Hosea Quinby. 1881. Hosea Quinby was born in 1804. Actively involved in the General Conference of Freewill Baptists, Hosea Quinby was a pioneer educator of the denomination. He died in Acton, Maine, on October 11, 1878, aged 74 years. JPG file (451 KB)
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    Creator: Strickland, Michael and Perry, Beth
    Contributing Institution: Mercer University Atlanta Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library
    Description: Lithograph of Adoniram Judson. 1881. On August 9, 1788, Adoniram Judson was born in Malden, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brown University in 1807 and later graduated from Andover Theological Institution. In 1810 he decided to be a foreign missionary. Along with his fellow students, Newell, Nott, Hall, and Rice, Judson was appointed missionary to India by the London Missionary Society. On the way to India, Judson’s views on baptism changed; therefore, he was properly immersed in believer’s baptism upon arrival in India in 1812. Due to hostility from the East India Company, he moved to Rangoon. After learning the Burmese language, Judson devoted himself to translating the scripture. His wife, Ann Hasseltine Judson, died in 1826. Judson finished his translation of scripture in 1834, the same year he married his second wife. After she became ill in 1845, the Judsons began the return trip to America. She died during the trip. After a short stay in America, Judson returned to India with a third wife. There he continued his work on a Burmese dictionary, which was left uncompleted due to his death on April 8, 1850. JPG file (319 KB)
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    Creator: Strickland, Michael and Perry, Beth
    Contributing Institution: Mercer University Atlanta Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library
    Description: Lithograph of Jeremiah Bell Jeter. 1881. Jeremiah Bell Jeter was born in Bedford County, Virginia, on July 18, 1802. Immediately after his baptism in December of 1821, he began to preach. In 1823 Jeter helped organize the Baptist General Association of Virginia. On May 4, 1824, he was ordained to work at High Hills church in Sussex County. Jeter held various pastorships, beginning in 1826, until he became pastor of the First Baptist church in Richmond, Virginia, where he remained almost fourteen years. After a short time pastoring the Second Baptist church in St. Louis beginning in 1849, Jeter returned to Richmond in 1852 to pastor the Grace Street Baptist church. He also worked as senior editor and contributor to the Religious Herald. During his time in Richmond, Jeter authored many works. He died on February 18, 1880. JPG file (326 KB)
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    Creator: Strickland, Michael and Perry, Beth
    Contributing Institution: Mercer University Atlanta Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library
    Description: Lithograph of John Albert Broadus. 1881. On January 24, 1827, John Albert Broadus was born in Culpeper County, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1850, and became professor there the following year. He also was pastor of the Baptist church at Charlottesville. In 1855, he took two years off to be the university chaplain, after which he resumed his pastorship. Broadus was elected professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1859. He was a missionary in Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army in 1863. Until 1865, Broadus was the secretary of the Sunday School Board for the Southern Baptist Convention. He published many small works, and also Preparation and Delivery of Sermons, which became a textbook in Europe and America. Broadus died on March 16, 1895. JPG file (326 KB)
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    Creator: Strickland, Michael and Perry, Beth
    Contributing Institution: Mercer University Atlanta Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library
    Description: Lithograph of Samuel Jones. 1881. On January 14, 1735, Samuel Jones was born in Glamorganshire, Wales. At the age of 2, his parents moved to America. He graduated from the College of Philadelphia in 1762. The next year he was ordained and became pastor of the Lower Dublin Baptist Church, where he remained until his death. Jones was very active in the Philadelphia Association, at various times serving as a writer, committeeman, and moderator. The Association also contracted him for several special projects: he was invited to assist in the founding of Rhode Island College and he was asked to develop a revised treatise of discipline for the Philadelphia Confession of Faith. Jones died on February 7, 1814. JPG file (360 KB)
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    Creator: Strickland, Michael and Perry, Beth
    Contributing Institution: Mercer University Atlanta Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library
    Description: Photograph of John Benjamin Lawrence. 1917. On July 10, 1875, John Benjamin Lawrence was born in Rankin County, Mississippi. He was converted at the age of thirteen and ordained ten years later. While he was at Mississippi College he pastored many country churches. Lawrence received his BA degree in 1899, married Helen Alford in 1900, and received his MA degree in 1901. Following graduation he pastored the church at Greenwood before moving to Tennessee, where he pastored the Brownsville Church and the Humboldt Church. Then he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was a pastor, the Corresponding Secretary for the State Convention Board of Louisiana, and the editor of the Baptist Chronicle. In 1912 Lawrence moved back to Mississippi to pastor the First Church of Columbus. While there he was elected Corresponding Secretary of the Baptist State Convention Board of Mississippi. He died on September 5, 1968. JPG file (171 KB)
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    Creator: Strickland, Michael and Perry, Beth
    Contributing Institution: Mercer University Atlanta Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library
    Description: Photograph of T. Bronson Ray. 1920. T. Bronson Ray was born on August 14, 1868, in Buckeye, Kentucky. In 1882 Ray converted and was baptized. He entered Georgetown College, Kentucky, in 1891. Two years later he was ordained and became pastor of Clear Creek Baptist Church in Kentucky. When Ray graduated from Georgetown College in 1895, he entered Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 1898. After graduation, Ray accepted the pastorate of the Immanuel Baptist Church of Nashville, Tennessee. He was very active in the Southern Baptist Convention and the Tennessee Baptist Convention. In 1906 Ray was elected as Educational Secretary of the Foreign Mission Board of Richmond, Virginia. He received a D.D. from Georgetown in1909. At the creation of the Judson Centennial Fund, Ray was entrusted to be the leader of the campaign. He died on January 15, 1934. JPG file (174 KB)