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Luther Rice Christie

Clergyman

Luther Rice Christie, American clergyman. Mason.

Background

Christie, Luther Rice was born on February 3, 1873 in Halifax Company, North Carolina, United States. Son of Thomas Hervey and Martha Henry (Barfield) Christie.

Education

Educated Trinity College, Durham, North Carolina, and Richmond (Virginia) College. Doctor of Divinity, Mercer U., Macon, Georgia, 1910.

Career

Ordained Baptist ministry, 1898. Pastor successively Spurgeon Memorial Church, Norfolk, Virginia, Windsor, Virginia, Valdosta, Georgia, 1st Church, Columbus, Georgia, 1909-1917. General secretary Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, 1917-1918.

Pastor 1st Church, Savannah, Georgia, 1918-1922, 1st Church, Meridian, Mississippi, 1922-1926, Ponce de Leon Church, Atlanta, Georgia., 1926-1933, Fourth Avenue Church, Louisville, Kentucky, 1933-1935, First Church, Tallahassee, Florida, since 1935. Vice-president Georgia Baptist Convention, 1907. President Home Mission Board of Southern Baptist Convention, 1928-1929.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Blanche Wilson, June 21, 1899. Children: Mistress T. M. Forbes, J. Thomas.

father:
Thomas Hervey Christie

mother:
Martha Henry (Barfield) Christie

spouse:
Blanche Wilson

child:
J. Thomas Christie

child:
Mistress T. M. Forbes Christie