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John Tyler Christian

Clergyman

John Tyler Christian, American clergyman. Mason.

Background

Christian, John Tyler was born on December 14, 1854 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Son of Marion Washington and Amanda (Martinie) Christian.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Bethel College, Russellville, Kentucky, 1876, Master of Arts, 1882, Doctor of Divinity, 1888. Made 7 trips to Europe, for post-graduate work. Doctor of Laws, Keachie College, Louisiana, 1898.

Career

Ordained Baptist ministry, 1876. Pastor, Tupelo, Mississippi, 1877-1878, Sardis, 1879-1883, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1883-1886. Missionary secretary, Mississippi, 1887-1892.

Pastor, East Church, Louisville, Kentucky, 1892-1900, La Salle Avenue Church, Chicago, 1900-1904, 2d Church, Little Rock, 1904-1910. Missionary secretary Arkansas, 1910-1913. Pastor First Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1913-1919.

Professor Christian history and librarian, Baptist Bible Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, since 1919. Chairman Religious Welfare Committee of Camp Shelby.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Immersion the Act of Christian Baptism, 1891. A History of the Baptists, 1923. History of the Baptists of Louisiana, 1923.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Evelyn G. Quin, December 19, 1878 (died 1919). Children: Eloise Graham, John Tyler, William Langdon.

father:
Marion Washington Christian

mother:
Amanda (Martinie) Christian

spouse:
Evelyn G. Quin

child:
Eloise Graham Christian

child:
John Tyler Christian

child:
William Langdon Christian