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agent , artist , Clergyman , evangelist , author

Howard Woodrow Ellis, American Evangelist, creative agent, clergyman, artist, author. Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1943. Recipient Denman Evangelism award, 1984 M C.


Ellis, Howard Woodrow was born on February 19, 1914 in Linton, Indiana, United States. Son of Lee and Effie (Walraven) Ellis.


Student, Art Institute Chicago, 1945. Student, American Art Academy, 1946. Bachelor of Arts Evansville, 1943.

HHD honorary, University Evansville, 1962. Bachelor's Degree, Garrett Biblical Institute, 1946. Postgraduate, Peabody College, 1960.

Postgraduate, University Tennessee-Nashville.


Member of national staff, General Board Evangelism, Methodist Church, Nashville, 1946-1966;associate, Central Avenue Methodist Church, Indianapolis, 1966-1968;associate, Main Street United Methodist Church, Boonville, Indiana, 1968-1974;associate, Wall Street United Methodist Church, Jeffersonville, Indiana, 1974-1978;associate, Gobin United Methodist Church, 1978-1979;conductor evangelist missions to, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, 1957, 59, 82;conductor evangelist missions to, Mexico, 1961, 65, 87;conductor evangelist missions to, Korea, 1961;conductor evangelist missions to, Great Britain, 1982;conductor evangelist missions to, India, 1984;conductor evangelist missions to, also throughout United States.


  • Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1943.



Married Susanna Goldsmith, August 27, 1942. Children: Patricia Sue Ellis Beebe, Mary Lou Ellis Bordwell.

Lee Ellis

Effie (Walraven) Ellis

Susanna Goldsmith

Patricia Sue Ellis Beebe Ellis

Mary Lou Ellis Bordwell Ellis