Torrey Johnson

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Torrey Johnson
Torrey Maynard Johnson.

(1909-03-15)March 15, 1909
DiedMay 15, 2002(2002-05-15) (aged 93)
Evelyn Nilsen
(m. 1930⁠–⁠2002)
ChildrenRuth, Torrey Jr, Arleen

Torrey Maynard Johnson (March 15, 1909[1] – May 15, 2002) [2] was a Chicago Baptist 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. At one time, he was pastor of Messiah Baptist Church, 2930 W. Flournoy Street, Chicago, Illinois.


  1. ^ "Papers of Torrey Maynard Johnson - Collection 285". Archived from the original on 2000-04-12.
  2. ^ "Social Security Death Index". Retrieved May 25, 2012.

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