Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
Translator: Honorato Reza
Born: October 27, 1912, Alahuixtlan, Guerrero, Mexico.
Died: 2000, Kansas City.
Reza’s education began at age six in the home of a Protestant pastor, and continued in a boarding school in Teloloapan, and later in Mexico City. Reza became a Christian at age 11 after hearing a sermon by Ruth Delgado. He turned away from the faith as a teen, but was reconciled in 1930. He graduated from the Bible Institute in Mexico City in 1935, and took his first pastorate in Matías Romero, Oaxaca.
Reza enrolled at the University of Pasadena, California, in 1937, received his bachelor’s degree in 1939, and returned to Me… Go to person page >