Posts by Craig Bishop:
Ma Sunday Still Speaks, published in 1957, is a transcription of some tape recordings done with Helen “Ma” Sunday a few years before she died. She gives a tour around her house and tells the story of how her daughter Helen and her husband Billy died. There is not much information about the revival meetings […]
The Edison Effect blog includes a fascinating article by Jack Stanley about Billy Sunday’s New York City tabernacle and the Homer Rodeheaver’s music recordings. Here’s an excerpt: Billy Sunday’s Tabernacle was located on Broadway and 168th Street and was a mecca for those who wished to hear the words of the great fighting evangelist. […]
“In the Garden,” also known as “I Come to the Garden Alone,” was written by C. Austin Miles (1868-1946), a contemporary of Billy Sunday. This wonderful hymn was performed by Homer Rodeheaver and Virginia Asher at Victor Records in 1918.
Newspaper headline of Billy’s last meeting in Detroit, November 6, 1916. The last day of his campaign was greater than anything Detroit had ever seen. On Sunday, November 5, 1916, Billy finished his time in Detroit with four meetings. He spoke to at least 50,000 people who could get within […]
Little Billy Sunday’s come to our town to stay An’ drive the Devil out o’ here, an’ make him keep away. —Charles B. Stevens The sign on Wyoming Avenue read, “Reverend William A. Sunday, the world’s greatest evangelist, will begin his siege on Scranton, March 1, 1914. Will you join his army?” Thousands of Christians from the […]
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Billy Sunday was one of the fastest men in the major leagues and in the United States. He was the first player to circle the bases in less than 14 seconds. He raced one of the men in baseball of that time, Arlie Latham of the Saint Louis Browns, beating him by ten feet. Later […]