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Watson Hayes (Mar 8)

1857 ~ 1944

Founder and first President of the North China Theological Seminary

Affiliation: Northern Presbyterian Mission Board  |  Locale:

Timothy Richard (Feb 5)

1845 ~ 1915

Baptist Missionary Society missionary in China.

Affiliation: Baptist Missionary Society  |  Locales:

Rosalind Goforth (Jan 29)

1864 ~ 1942

Author and missionary wife who greatly assisted her husband, Jonathan Goforth, in revivial, church planting, and teaching ministries.

James Legge (Nov 16)

1815 ~ 1897

Scottish missionary and sinologist.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Locale:

Yan Fuqing (Oct 16)

1882 ~ 1970

Prominent Chinese doctor and educator

Affiliations: Yale-in-China Mission‚  Peking Union Medical College  |  Locales:

John A. Otte (Oct 14)

1861 ~ 1910

Surgeon, Evangelist, Architect, Carpenter.

Affiliation: Reformed Church in America mission

Yu Chenghua (Oct 9)

1901 ~ 1956

Elder at Shanghai Christian Assembly (or Meeting Hall); Watchman Nee’s closest co-worker; ophthalmologist; martyr.

Affiliation: Little Flock  |  Locale:

Dora Yu (Oct 6)

1873 ~ 1931

Famous twentieth century female Chinese evangelist, revivalist and Bible teacher.

Affiliations: Southern Methodist Episcopal Church‚  Chinese Independent Church Movement  |  Locales:

Griffith John (Oct 3)

1831 ~ 1912

London Missionary Society missionary in China.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Locale:

Jeannette Veldman (Sep 29)

1901 ~ 1994

Medical Missionary

Affiliation: Reformed Church of America  |  Locale:

Liang Fa (Sep 16)

1789 ~ 1855

First ordained Chinese Protestant evangelist/pastor.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Locale:

William Alexander Parsons Martin (Jun 23)

1827 ~ 1916

American Presbyterian missionary in China.

Affiliation: American Presbyterian Mission  |  Locales:

Charlotte "Lottie" Diggs Moon (May 11)

1840 ~ 1912

Revered Southern Baptist missions mobilizer and missionary in China.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist Mission  |  Locale:

Dixon Edward Hoste (May 7)

1861 ~ 1946

British missionary, administrator, and evangelist in China.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locales:

Shu Shan (Apr 5)

A faithful and loving Christian mother who, along with her three children, were martyred by the Boxers.


Mateer Calvin (Mar 24)

1836 ~ 1908

Calvin Wilson Mateer was born in January of 1836, on a farm in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He spent his schooling years in Gettysburg where he helped on the family farm, and attended family worship twice daily. Reared in a Christian...


Devello Sheffield (Mar 11)

1841 ~ 1913

Pioneer missionary educator in China.

Affiliations: North China Mission‚  American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  |  Locale:

Philip Teng (Mar 5)

1922 ~ 2013

He was the most eminent Chinese pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, a distinguished leader of the global Chinese Christian community, and a good and faithful servant of Jesus Christ. He was, forever in loving memory, Reverend Philip Teng.

Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance Church  |  Locales:

Li Chouzi (Feb 10)

A young Chinese woman martyr associated with the Christian Missionary and Alliance work.

Affiliation: Christian Missionary and Alliance  |  Locale:

Zhao Maijia (Feb 3)

1919 ~ 2007

Pioneer of the “Back to Jerusalem” movement.

Affiliation: Gospel Mission Group  |  Locale:

Tarleton Perry and Martha Foster Crawford (Jan 18)

1821 ~ 1902

Southern Baptist missionaries in China.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist Mission  |  Locale:

Mildred Cable (Jan 7)

1878 ~ 1952

Founded a girls school to train Chinese women to be evangelists and leaders.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locales:

Zhang Yong (Dec 20)

Pastor and Martyr.


Willie Kelly (Dec 10)

1862 ~ 1945

Principal of a kindergarten, administrator of a Bible school, and director of a Bible training program. Pushed for an expansion of women’s rights in China.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist  |  Locale:

Wang Chengpei (Nov 26)

Remembered as “the wheelbarrow man and martyr”.


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