A.B. Earle, American evangelist.
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Absalom Backus Earle
American evangelist. A.B. Earle was born in Charlton, New
York. He was converted at the age of 16 and began to preach
two years later. The next three years were spent in study and
preaching, until, at the age of 21, he was ordained at
Amsterdam, New York. After pastoring there for five years,
Earle felt led of the Lord to enter the evangelistic minis-
try. Fifty-eight years of his life were spent in holding
meetings in the United States, every state, and Canada.
He compiled the following statistics:
Number of series of meetings: 960
Number of services: 39,330
Miles traveled: 370,000
Total amount received for 64 years of ministry:
Conversions to Christ: 160,000
Men entering the ministry: 400
Earle authored the following books: Bringing in the
Sheaves, Abiding Peace, Rest of Faith, The Human Will, The
Work of an Evangelist, Evidences of Conversion, and Winning
He died at his home in Newton, Massachusetts, on
March 30, 1895, at the age of 83.
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