THIS MONTH IN CHRISTIAN HISTORY | TBN

THIS MONTH IN CHRISTIAN HISTORY

This Month in Christian History
Friday, March 1, 2019 / TBN Staff

Tune in to TBN for more Christian History facts!

 

This Month in Christian History - Year 461

 

Ever wonder who St. Patrick was? The patron saint of Ireland, a missionary named Patrick, was enslaved as a youth, but escaped to Gaul (France). After a vision called him back to preach, he returned to Ireland, where he had great success. Tradition holds that he died on the 17th of March 461.

 

 

This Month in Christian History - Year 1748

 

Amazing Grace may be the most beloved hymn of all time. It was written by John Newton, a former slave trader, after his conversion to Christianity in March 1748.

 

 

 

This Month in Christian History - Year 1880

 

Although the Salvation Army originated in England, it has a long and blessed history of service to the needy in the U.S. Commissioner George S. Railton and seven female ministers arrived in New York City this month in 1880.

 

 

 

This Month in Christian History - Year 1953

 

Billy Graham conducted 417 crusades in 185 countries and territories on six continents, reaching over 200 million people. It was in Chattanooga, Tennessee, this month in 1953 that he held his first integrated revival, ending a southern tradition of segregation.

 

 

Tune in to TBN for more Christian History facts!