Click For Higher Praise Home Page

Higher Praise Lyrics
   Popular Lyrics Chords Tab
   Lyrics, Chords,Tabs, Plain
   Power Point Lyrics
   Christmas Lyrics
   Midi Files
   Christian Music Videos
   Praise & Worship Music
   Worship Questions
   Praise & Worship Videos
News And Information
Submit Lyrics, Tabs, Serm
   10.000 Illustrations
   Bible College Course
   Clipart & Web Graphics
   Greatest Preachers
   Complete Talking Bible
   Christian Chat Rooms
   Links Church Resource
   HP Statement Of Faith
Sermon Outlines And Audio Sermons
   9344 Sermon Outlines
   N.T. Sermon Outlines
   O.T. Sermon Outlines
   Special Guest Outlines
   10.000 Illustrations
   Sunday School Studies
   Bible College Studies
   Greatest Preachers
   Bible Research Tools
Audio Sermons
   2895 Audio Sermons
   85 Sermon Videos
   291 Special Guests Serm

   Complete Audio Bible
Higher Praise Sunday School Teaching
   Children's NT Studies
   Children's OT Studies
   98 Children's Midis
   Gospel For Kids Movie
   Children's JESUS Film
Higher Praise Christian Video Library ,Videos
   Christian Television
   TBN TV Live
   10,000 Videos - HP Tube
   712 Youth Music Vids
  Christian Video Library
   Praise Videos #1 & #2
   85 Sermon Videos
   Prophecy Film -Videos
   JESUS Film -Video
   Childrens JESUS Film
   Gospel For Kids Movie
   Passion Of The Christ
   Noah, Sodom, Sinai, Ark
   Tsunami Videos Photos
Higher Praise Download Clipart
   Audio Sermons
   Clipart & Web Graphics
   Church Administration
   Bible Study Software
   Screen Savers Soft.
   Verse A Day Soft.
   Educational Games
   Trade Center Photos
   Soft. Search Engine
Higher Praise News
   Current News
   Archived News
   World Affairs Info.
   Trade Center Photos
   Submit News

Higher Praise Interact Prayer
   Prayer For All Needs
Submit Lyrics, Sermons
Contact Higher Praise
   Privacy Policy

The Fathers love letter to You
Welcome, Enjoy Browsing All Our Pages
0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
To Find Lyrics, Guitar Chords & Tabs, Click On The First Letter Of The Title
Welcome, Enjoy Browsing All Our Pages

Greatest Preachers

William Edward Biederwolf

William Edward Biederwolf

1867 - 1939

WILLIAM BIEDERWOLF was the seventh child of two German immigrants to America, Michael and Abolana Schnetzer Biederwolf. He was born in and grew up in Monticello, Indiana. After receiving his secondary education, he taught school briefly and, during an evangelistic meeting in Monticello, made a public confession of his faith in Christ. Shortly afterwards, in the fall of 1886, he enrolled as a student at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. In 1890 he enrolled at Princeton University in New Jersey, where he received his A.B. in 1892 and his M.A. in 1894. He was also on the football team and during the summer he worked in city rescue missions in New York and Pennsylvania. He next attended Princeton Seminary, from which he graduated in 1895. Upon graduation, he spent a year assisting evangelist B. Fay Mills. He received a fellowship from Princeton to study Greek. He left in April 1896 to study at the University of Berlin in Germany, following which he toured Palestine. After a stay in Paris, he returned to the U.S. in 1897. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister the same year. His first pastorate was Broadway Presbyterian Church of Logansport, Indiana. The next year, 1898, he volunteered for service in the Spanish-American War and was made chaplain of the 161 Indiana Volunteer Infantry. His year of military service included six months in Cuba. He returned to Logansport for two more years as a pastor and in 1900 resigned to go into evangelistic work full time.

For a number of years, he spent much of his time assisting in the evangelistic campaigns of J. Wilbur Chapman. Then, as he became better known, he began to hold more of his own meetings. Between 1910 and 1920, he was often listed with Chapman and Billy Sunday as one of the leading evangelists in the country. Besides city-wide meetings, he also was involved in attempts to organize state-wide simultaneous meetings. In 1923-1924, he left the U.S. for a preaching tour of the Far East. He served for a time as president of the Interdenominational Association of Evangelists and then as chairman of the Commission on Evangelism of the Federal Council of Churches. In 1909, he began the Family Altar League which encouraged members of families to pray and have devotions together. Many of his activities centered on Winona Lake, Indiana. From 1922-1939, he served as director of the Winona Lake Bible Conference. He also served as director of the Winona School of Theology from 1922-1933 and was president from 1933-1939. These posts were in addition to the pastorate of the Royal Poinciana Chapel which he held from 1929 until his death on September 10, 1939. He had several books published, including several volumes of selected sermons. He received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1931 and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Bever College in 1934.

In April 1896, William married Ida Casad, who also grew up in Monticello.


© Copyright 1999, Higher Praise HigherPraise,Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Use

Enjoy A Life Changing Experience

Higher Praise Links, Software Search,  Mailing List And Resources
12,000 Videos - HP Tube
Christian Videos


Search Higher Praise

Search Higher Praise
Praise And Worship
Christian Resources

Lyrics And Chrords


Lyrics And Chrords


Lyrics And Chrords
10.000 Illustrations
10.000 Illustrations
PowerPoint Lyrics
PowerPoint Lyrics
Chistian Videos
Chistian Videos
News Videos
Chistian Videos

New Items Update
List For Updates,
New Information And All Sermons

Who Jesus Is