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Allen Yuan (Sep 30)

1914 ~ 2005

Chinese house church leader who suffered long imprisonment for refusing to join the Three-Self Patriotic Movement and who led a large congregation after being released from prison.


Frank Augustus Brown (Sep 19)

1876 ~ 1967

Early Years During thirty-eight years of ministry in China, Brown planted churches, trained leaders, promoted the full indigenization of the Chinese church, and engaged in emergency relief and medical work. Francis Augustus Brown was born on a farm in Prince...

Affiliation: Southern Presbyterian Mission  |  Locale:

Zhang Guanru (Aug 10)

1924 ~

Pastor, itinerant evangelist, theological educator. A survivor of the Cultural Revolution, he served faithfully in Sanyuan into his 90s.

Affiliation: Three-Self Patriotic Movement  |  Locales:

Peter Parker (Aug 7)

1804 ~ 1888

Pioneer American medical missionary who later served as U.S. Commissioner to China. He is said to have “opened China with a scalpel.”

Affiliation: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  |  Locales:

Andr Palmeiro (Jul 16)

1569 ~ 1635

A noted theologian, teacher, preacher, and Jesuit leader in Portugal and then in India and East Asia.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locales:

Peter Matson (May 30)

1868 ~ 1943

Pioneer missionary in Hubei; church planter and missionary leader for fifty years; after retirement in the United States, an advocate for the evangelism of China.

Affiliation: American Mission Covenant  |  Locale:

Arthur William Douthwaite (Apr 19)

1848 ~ 1899

Medical Missionary with the CIM; served primarily in Chefoo; distinguished himself during the Sino-Japanese War.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locales:

Jeanette Li (Apr 4)

1899 ~ 1968

Jeanette testified, “In every period of my life, I have found God sufficient for my every need, for my help in every weakness.” Her life story is an encouraging example of God’s faithfulness and provision for his saints no matter how hard their circumstances.

Su Zuoyang (Mar 16)

1916 ~ 2007

Twentieth-century Chinese evangelist, Bible scholar, author, musician. Director of the Worldwide Evangelistic Mission???????, director of the Heavenly People Depot, general editor of the Voice of the Heavenly People.

Affiliations: The Worldwide Evangelistic Mission‚  The Heavenly People Depot  |  Locale:

Guo Bingwen (Feb 29)

1880 ~ 1969

Influential Chinese educator

Isobel Miller Kuhn (Feb 28)

1901 ~ 1957

Missionary to Lisu tribes; wife of John Kuhn; writer.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locales:

James Outram Fraser (Jan 20)

1886 ~ 1938

Pioneer evangelist and church planter; Bible translator; leader within the CIM

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locale:

James Cameron (Dec 7)

1845 ~ 1892

First missionary to take the gospel to the Tibetan people.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission

Gao Daling (Oct 10)

1850s ~ 1940s

Gifted scholar, independent church leader, and assistant to Timothy Richard.

Affiliations: British Baptist Missionary Society‚  True Jesus Church  |  Locale:

Ding Limei (Sep 22)

1871 ~ 1936

Outstanding 20th century Chinese revivalist and evangelist. Leader of Student Christian movement. Called, “China’s Moody.”

Adam C. Dorward (Sep 10)

Pioneer missionary in Hunan Province.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locale:

Lemuel Nelson Bell (Sep 1)

1894 ~ 1973

Medical missionary; editor; missions advocate

Affiliation: American Southern Presbyterian Church  |  Locale:

Rudolf Alfred Bosshardt (Jul 31)

1897 ~ 1993

Life-long CIM missionary to China.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locales:

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 ~ 1919

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:

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