Ballington Booth

Ballington Booth
Ballington Booth
Short Name: Ballington Booth
Full Name: Booth, Ballington, 1857-1940
Birth Year: 1857
Death Year: 1940

Rv Ballington Booth United Kingdom 1857-1940 Born in Brighouse, England, the 2nd son of William Booth and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army, he became a Christian minister. In his teens he began preaching, singing and playing his concertina at open-air meetings sponsored by the Salvation Army. He became a Colonel in that organization at 23 and was positioned as a training officer. He later moved to Australia, followed by the U.S., and then Canada. He married Maud Charlesworth in 1886. Together they were assigned to the U.S., as the Salvation Army was becoming a world-wide organization. They became American citizens the following year, During the 1890s depression the Booths established shelters for homeless men. Although they played a great part in organizing and structuring the Salvation Army in America, Ballington disagreed with his brother, Bramwell, Chielf of Staff, and his father about being reassigned to areas outside the U.S., and he and his wife stayed in the U.S., establishing a new organization in 1896, Volunteers of America. It was not intended to interfere or take from the coffers of the Salvation Army, headquartered in England by his parents, but two-thirds of the volunteers left the Salvation Army and joined VOA. Many of the Salvation Army supporters also went with VOA. He became its first General (1896-1940). On his demise, his wife, Maud, assumed his roll as VOA General.

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Wikipedia Biography

Ballington Booth (July 28, 1857 – October 5, 1940) was a British-born American Christian minister who co-founded Volunteers of America, a Christian charitable organization, and became its first General (1896-1940). He was a former officer in The Salvation Army.

Texts by Ballington Booth (20)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
祂賜的十架雖然沉重 (Tā cì de shí jià suīrán chénzhòng)Ballington Booth (Author)Chinese2
Det kors, han mig gav, kan vel trykkeBallington Booth (Author)Norwegian2
God shed His light from heavenBallington Booth (Author)2
Have you received the holy power [Ghost]?Ballington Booth (Author)English2
I'm satisfied with Jesus hereB. Booth (Author)English1
I've found the pearl of greatest price, more precious farB. Booth (Author (chorus))English3
Jesus, Savior, I am waitingBallington Booth (Author)English1
O the waters of Jordan may roll (Chorus)Ballington Booth (Author)English1
O why have you carried your burdenBallington Booth (Author)2
O boundless salvation, deep ocean of loveGeneral Booth (Author)English1
Over and over I stood upon the shoreB. B. (Author)English18
Over and over like a mighty seaBallington Booth (Author)1
Sei schwer auch das Kreuz, seine GnadeBallington Booth (Author)German2
The cross is not greater than His grace (Chorus)Ballington Booth (Author)English1
The cross that He gave may be heavyB. B. (Author)English136
The waves of death's river are dark and coldBallington Booth (Author)English10
There's never a day passes over the earthBallington Booth (Author)2
When the chariot is lowering, and the angels are hoveringBallington Booth (Author)English3
Wrestling now, my Lord, with theeBallington Booth (Author)4
You've carried your burden, you've carried it longBallington Booth (Author)English1

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