J. Wilbur Chapman

J. Wilbur Chapman
Short Name: J. Wilbur Chapman
Full Name: Chapman, J. Wilbur (John Wilber), 1859-1918
Birth Year: 1859
Death Year: 1918

Rv John Wilbur Chapman DD LLD USA 1859-1918. Born in Richmond, IN, he attended Quaker Day School and Methodist Sunday school. At age 17 he made a public declaration of his Christian faith and joined the Richmond Presbyterian Church. He received his seminary degree from Lane Theoloical Seminary, Cincinnati, OH. He was later awarded a Doctorate in Divinity from the College of Wooster, and an LL.D. from Heidelberg University. In 1882 he married Irene Steddon. They had a daughter. His wife died in 1886. In 1888 he married Agnes Pruyn Strain, and they had four children. His second wife died in 1907. In 1910 he married Mabel Cornelia Moulton. He held six pastorates in OH, IN, NY, PA, NY, NY before becoming an evangelist, generally traveling with gospel singer, Charles Alexander. In 1893 he preached with D. L. Moody. Billy Sunday was one of his disciples on the circuit. In 1895 he was appointed Corresponding Secretary of the Presbyterian General Assembly's Committeee on Evangelism, overseeing activities of 51 evangelists in 470 cities. He developed campaign tactics to maximize evangelical successes, trying them first in Pittsburgh, then Syracuse. With funding from philanthropist, John H. Converse, a wealthy Presbyterian, Chapman joined with Alexander to launch evangelical campaigns in 1907. He assembled 21 evangelistic teams after that to cover 42 sections of Philadelphia, preaching for several weeks. 8000 conversions resulted. They repeated this in NC. In 1909 they started a worldwide campaign in Vancouver, BC, and took in cities in Australia, the Phillipines, China, Korea, and Japan. Chapman also held religious summer conferences at Winona Lake, IN, Montreat, NC, and Long Island, NY. Mass evangelism was losing favor in 1910, so he was back holding large revivals with Alexander in 1912. He was also elected moderator of the Presbyterian Church General Assembly, and under so much stress, he developed gall stones. The surgery was too much, and he died two days later. He was also a prolific writer of religious works and hymn lyrics. 19 works.

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Texts by J. Wilbur Chapman (24)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
¡Cristo Amigo de pecadores!J. Wilbur Chapman (Author)Spanish2
God bless our splendid menJ. W. Chapman (Author)2
Hail to the Savior, whose passion is waitingJ. Wilbur Chapman (Author)English8
Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, Lift my heart to things aboveRev. J. Wilbur Chapman, D.D. (Author)3
I know of a world that is sunk in shameJ. Wilbur Chapman (Author)English25
Jesus is all in all to me, O what a Savior is HeJ. Wilbur Chapman (Author)English2
Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman (Author)English77
Just to see Jesus, whose love is so preciousJ. Wilbur Chapman (Author)English7
Living, He loved me, dying, He saved meJ. Wilbur Chapman, 1859-1918 (Author)English5
My sins like a chain have fettered my soulRev. J. Wilbur Chapman, D.D. (Author)English2
My soul crieth out for the SpiritJ. Wilbur Chapman (Author)English6
Name of all the names the dearest, Wonderful, Counselor, Prince of peaceJ. Wilbur Chapman (Author)English3
One day when heaven was filled with His praisesJ. Wilbur Chapman, 1859-1918 (Author)English167
Siku ya mbingu kujawa na sifaJ. Wilbur Chapman (Author)Swahili1
The judgment day is coming on, God's Word declares it trueRev. J. Wilbur Chapman (Author)English6
The name of Jesus is so sweet, Its music thrills my soulDr. J. Wilbur Chapman (Author)English2
The Savior has died to redeem youJohn W. Chapman (Author)3
There's a full reward awaiting us in gloryRev. J. Wilbur Chapman, D. D. (Author)English5
Um dia encheram-se os céus de louvoresJ. Wilbur Chapman (Author)Portuguese2
Un día que el cielo sus glorias cantabaJ. Wilbur Chapman (Author)Spanish11
When we get home we know not whenJ. Wilbur Chapman (Author)English2
When we go home we know not when nor do we care if only thenJ. Wilbur Chapman (Author)2
有一日,天上充滿頌讚聲音;有一日,黑暗籠罩全人類- (Yǒuyī rì, tiānshàng chōngmǎn sòng zàn shēngyīn;)J. Wilbur Chapman (Author)Chinese2
يوما تعالى في الفضا هتافJ. Wilbur Chapman (Author)Arabic1
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