John Hyde was born in 1865 in Carthage, Illinois. His father was Reverend Smith Harris Hyde a Presbyterian. John Hyde and his brother Edmund attended seminary together. John looked up to and admired his older brother very much.
Billy Bray said, "My comrades used to tell me that was no religion, dancing, shouting, and making so much-to-do, but I was born in the fire and could not live in the smoke." William 'Billy' Trewartha Bray was born June 1, 1794, at Twelveheads, a village near Truro, in Cornwall, England. Billy Bray, this tin-mining, uneducated drunk would become a famous Methodist preacher known as "God's man with a shout."
Jack Coe was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on March 11th, 1918. When he was age nine, his mother put him in an orphanage because she was going through severe hardship and was overwhelmed trying to raise her children. At age seventeen, he left the orphanage and began to drink and gamble, taking the same path of his father.
David Johannes du Plessis(7 February 1905 – 2 February 1987) was a South African-born Pentecostal minister. He was one of the main founders of the charismatic movement that spread the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues to non-Pentecostal churches worldwide. David du Plessis was known as Mr. Pentecost.
Peter Cartwright, American Methodist circuit rider, was one of the most fascinating ministers of the Gospel in American history. Peter Cartwright was born September 1st, 1785 to poor parents in Amherst County, nestled along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the state of Virginia. His father was a soldier fighting for liberty in the Revolutionary War.
A. A. Allen was bold and outgoing. His television commercials professed, “See! Hear! Actual miracles happening before your eyes! Cancer, tumors, goiters disappear! Crutches, braces, wheelchairs, stretchers discarded! Crossed eyes straightened! Caught by the camera as they occurred in the healing line before thousands of witnesses.”
Azusa Street Revival was founded by William Joseph Seymour, co-founder of modern Pentecostalism and one of America’s greatest African American religious leaders.The revival sparked a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Many saved, healed, and baptized with the Holy Ghost, with evidence of speaking in tongues.
Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, born to Austrian nobility, was influenced by Pietistic preaching and founded the Moravian Missions. The Pietist were a group of zealous Christians that are known as the instruments of the Second Phase of the Reformation. Church life tended to be shallow, and that meaningful religious commitment on the part of church members was frequently lacking. Christianity was, for the most part, was something done rather than a lifestyle.