Torrey Johnson

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Torrey Johnson
Born (1909-03-15)March 15, 1909
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died May 15, 2002(2002-05-15) (aged 93)
Nationality American
Occupation Evangelist
Religion ChristianBaptist
Denomination Baptist
Spouse(s) Evelyn Nilsen (m. 1930–2002)
Children Ruth, Torrey Jr, Arleen

Torrey Maynard Johnson (October 8, 1918[1] – February 28, 1995)[2] was a Chicago Protestant evangelist who is best remembered as the founder of Youth for Christ in 1944. For a time Johnson had his own local radio program called "Songs in the Night" which he later turned over to Billy Graham who was also hired as the first full time evangelist employed by Youth for Christ International.


  1. ^ "U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1898-1929 Record for Torrey Maynard Johnson". Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Social Security Death Index". Retrieved May 25, 2012. 

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