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Walter Dustin Kallenbach

evangelist , lecturer.

Walter Dustin Kallenbach, American evangelist, lecturer.


Kallenbach, Walter Dustin was born on July 20, 1905 in Everett, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Henry and Eva Frances (Dustin) Kallenbach.


Descendant Hannah Dustin. Bachelor of Science, University of Virginia, 1931. Student Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1931-1932.

Bachelor of Divinity, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1933, Master of Theology, 1934, graduate student, 1935. Doctor of Theology, Pikes, Peak Seminary, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy., Webster University, Atlanta, Georgia., 1938.

Doctor of Divinity, Eastern Seminary 1944. D.D.L., American Divinity Academy, 1945.


Began as musician, lost his sight as a result of hunting accident, 1927, and returned to college. Began evangelistic work while student in Philadelphia. Has held services in many of the large cities of the United States and Canada, also in university and penal instns. winning many converts.

President Northland Publishing House, St. Paul, Minnesota National president, National, Association for Advancement of Blind. National councillor-at-large for American Rose Society.


  • Author: The Higher Significance of the Gospel, 1938. That Men May Know, 1938. That Men May Believe, 1939.

    That Men May Live, 1939. That Men May See, 1940. Author of booklets: Salvation and What Follows, 1937.

    Message and Authorship of Hebrews, 1938. Law and Commandments, 1938. Scriptural Help for Personal Work, 1942.

    The Blind Man’s Watch, 1944. Contributor to religious journals Known as America’s number one blind man. Has been referred to as Lion’s ambassador of goodwill among service clubs, having spoken before hundreds of the clubs since 1940.

    Also speaker on major radio networks. Author of 5-point program to aid war blind, of 10-point program for civilian blind. Worked with thousands of wounded men in hospitals all over America.


Member board trustees Philadelphia College of Osteopathy, Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago. Member board directors Philadelphia Osteopathic Hospital, North Western Evangelical Seminary (Minneapolis, Minnesota). Voted outstanding man in field of Christian, service by International Association of Evangelists and Christian Workers.

Speaker at Easter Sunrise Service, Soldier Field, Chicago, 1941. Member Browning Society, Philadelphia Junior Chamber of Commerce. American-Rose Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Member Eugene Field Society of. Member (honorary) American Academy Political and Social Science. Clubs: Quill (Louisville).


Married Shelburne Wyly, May 19, 1932. Children: Shelburne Brasher, Marcia Elaine.

John Henry Kallenbach

Eva Frances (Dustin) Kallenbach

Shelburne Wyly

Shelburne Brasher Kallenbach

Marcia Elaine Kallenbach