Oliver B. Greene
|Oliver B. Greene|
Oliver B. Greene (1967)
|Born||Oliver B. Greene
February 14, 1915
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
|Died||July 26, 1976(aged 61)|
Oliver Boyce Greene (February 14, 1915 – July 26, 1976) was an Independent Fundamental Baptist evangelist and author. He converted in 1935 at the age of 20. Over 200,000 confessions of faith were recorded as a result of his ministry. He attended North Greenville Baptist College briefly before entering full-time ministry, conducting revival meetings in tents and in churches across the eastern United States for 35 years. Greene wrote over 100 books and brief booklets about the Bible.
In 1956, he founded The Gospel Hour, Inc. as a Christian outreach ministry. It included a radio program of his preaching called The Gospel Hour, which began on one station in Georgia and gradually became syndicated until the point it spanned the nation. The Gospel Hour was heard on 150 stations at the time of his death. The cause of death was a cardiac aneurysm. The broadcast is currently on over 80 stations, including international stations and the Internet. Taped copies of the program are still aired today on the Fundamental Broadcasting Network and other Christian radio stations.
Greene had a wife and two sons.
Greene, Oliver B. From Disgrace to Grace: the Story of the Black Sheep of a Respectable Family Before and After Conversion. Greenville, South Carolina: The Gospel Hour, Inc., 1991.
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