Lance Brenton Latham, 1894-1985
Born: March 21, 1894, Dentonville, Pennsylvania.
Died: January 15, 1985, Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Buried: Ridgewood Cemetery, Glenview, Illinois.
Latham is best known as the co-founder of Awana® Clubs International. But in Christian music circles, "Doc" was renowned for his music ministry. He displayed a propensity for music at an early age, starting lessons at age three. He was soon playing songs by heart, as his mother called out page numbers from a hymn book. After he graduated from college at age 17, music took center stage in his life. He received piano training from Mauritz Leefson, director of the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, and earned critical and popular praise performing throughou… Go to person page >