Posts Tagged ‘Ray Chamberlain’


Ray Willis Chamberlain was born 2/25/1902 at Charleston, Missouri, to Charles & Barbara (Griffith) Chamberlain.  He married Marianne Elizabeth Horine and they were blessed with several children.  In the 40’s – 50’s he and his family were Pilgrim Holiness missionaries to Jamaica. In the fall of 1987 Ray & Marianne started the Holiness Lecture Series at Wesley Biblical Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi: first speakers were Roy Appleby, Andy Miller, Keith Drury, & Richard S Taylor (the last of these was Best).


In 1982 Orlow Webb started an organization called TRY (Training Righteous Youth) Conference.  Bro Ray W Chamberlain came to one of the TRY Conference meetings (hosted 4 years at Friendsville, TN) and sang his chorus, “We’ve Got a Great Big Wonderful God.”  He died 1/2/98.

If the reader ever sees his small paper-back book, God Leads His Dear Children Along, it is definitely worth owning and reading a chapter a night in family altar. 


[ Personal note: The Lord has given us 2 sons & 2 daughters.  Both girls and their husbands & families) have spent years on 2 different continents as Gospel spreaders for Christ.  One or both would probably say that my view of missions influenced their lives.  And I trace my interest in missions to a man named Ray Chamberlain coming by the old Pilgrim Holiness Church in Bremen, when I was about 10. 🙂 ] 

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Glimpses of  Greatness

Was he married?

 Who was he, really?

 Who were his contemporaries?

 What was he like out of the pulpit?

 What about his prayer life?

 Where was he born?

 Where did his travels take him?

 When did she teach?

 When did he write that?

 Why did she have that impact?

 Why was he so successful?

 What about his sense of humor?

 Glimpses of Greatness can answer some of the above and can tell you a bit more.  It is Edgar Bryan’s attempt to share personal insights in the lives of fifty-four (54) people he has personally heard and/or knew.

1.   Earl Adams

2.   Leroy (Mrs) Adams

3.   J. Wesley Adock

4.   V. O.  Agan

5.   E. B. Annabel

6.   Duncan Campbell

7.   Ray Chamberlain

8.   John W. Colwell

9.   T. W. Comadoll

10. Millard Downing

11. Wilfred Edwards

12. H. L. Ferguson

13. Paul W. Finch

14. R. G. Flexon

15. Dempsy W. Fossit

16. C. Ponder Frederick

17. Geraldine French

18. H. Robb French      

19. Glenn Griffith

20. Vance Havner

21. George Hawthorne

22. Steve D. Herron

23. Jack Holcom

24. Andrew Johnson

25. John F. Kennedy

26. Bert King

27. O. L. King

28. Jerry H. Lawson

29. August Luelf

30. E. G.  Marsh

31. I. Parker Maxey

32. Thurman McCoy

33. Warren C. McIntire

34. Henry Morris

35. Nettie Peabody

36. Leonard Ravenhill

37. Remus Rehfeldt

38. Rufus Reisdorph

39. Marguerite Reiss

40. Harry Shreve

41. Oswald J. Smith

42. William Steen         

43. Harry Straight

44. J. D. Sumner

45. J. Percy Trueblood

46. George B. Vernon, Jr

47. J. D. Webb, Sr.

48. Mom White

49. C. B. Widmeyer

50. Leslie D. Wilcox

51. Howard Williams

52. Jimmy Willis

53. Richard Wurmbrandt

54. Alvin (Mrs) York

 Find out how to get YOUR copy of Glimpses of Greatness.  PLACE “Glimpses of Greatness” on the subject line when you email. eabryan1@aol.com

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