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Charles Franklin Wimberly, American clergyman.


Wimberly, Charles Franklin was born on November 19, 1866 in Jefferson County, Illinois, United States. Son of Thomas Jefferson and Martha M. (White) Wimberly.


Student Ewing College, Illinois, 1888-1889, Southern Illinois Normal U., 1887. Bachelor of Arts, Kansas Normal College, Fort Scott, 1892. Student Vanderbilt University, biblical department, 1893-1895 (Doctor of Divinity, Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1916).


Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1895. Pastor in Missouri at Breckenridge, Maysville, St. Joseph, Shelbina Excelsior Springs, 1895-1905. Office editor Pentecostal Herald, Louisville, Kentucky, 1905-1906. Pastor Lindsey Memorial Church, Louisville, 1906-1911, Madisonville, Kentucky, 1911-1915. Franklin, Kentucky, 1915-1917.

Conference evangelist, 1917. Formerly pastor Bethel Church, Charleston, South Carolina. Now retired from active ministry.


  • Other Work

    • New Clothes for the Old Man, 1907. The Vulture’s Claw, 1910. Cry in the Night, 1911. The Winepress, 1913. Behold the Morning, 1916. Living Themes Library (12 booklets), 1917. Life and Labors of Doctor H. C. Morrison, 1919. Seven Seals of the Apocalypse, 1922. Also booklets issued by Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Mastery of Manhood, 1924. Messages for the Times, 1926. Beacon Lights of Faith, 1927. Modern Apostles of Faith. Mills of the Gods; The Radio in Prophesy, 1931. Romance of the Itineracy, Mysteries of the Kingdom. Fulfilled Prophecy, 1938. Wrath of God, and Other Sermons, 1939. World’s Saturday Night, 1940. Lost Trail. 1941; also articles in religious and literary periodicals. On editorial staffs Pentecostal Herald, Louisville, Midnight Cry, Cincinnati, The Methodist, Altoona, Pennsylvania, God’s Revivalist, Cincinnati.

    • Life's Biggest: Ten Human Mysteries (Classic Reprint)
    • Who Is the Beast?
    • Your Heart and Mine
    • Is The Devil A Myth?


Married Clara Maude Knott, August 28, 1895. Children: Cerise Bernice, Arthur Wesley (deceased). Mary Idris (deceased), Fred Newell (lieutenant colonel infantry overseas), Paul Franklin (captain ordn., overseas).

Thomas Jefferson Wimberly

Martha M. (White) Wimberly

Clara Maude Knott

Cerise Bernice Wimberly

Arthur Wesley Wimberly (deceased)