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June 1 in Christian History

Jun 01, 2011 10:38 AM EDT

1793 - Birth of Henry Francis Lyte, Scottish clergyman who wrote the hymns 'Abide with Me' and 'Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken.'


1922 - Birth of Ray Knighton, who in 1954 founded the Medical Assistance Program (MAP International) in Chicago.


1930 - Missionary-linguist Frank C. Laubach wrote in a letter: 'I must talk about God, or I cannot keep Him in my mind. I must give Him away in order to have Him.'


1953 - The Christian Aid Mission (CIM) was chartered in Washington, DC by founder Bob Finley.


1978 - The Evangelical Free Baptist Church was incorporated in DuPage County, Illinois, having withdrawn from the Southern Baptist Convention following a doctrinal dispute.


© 1987-2011, William D. Blake. Used by permission of the author, from

Almanac of the Christian Church