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, IL.


  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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