William Lovell Hull

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William Lovell Hull (December 3, 1897 – September 1, 1992) was a Canadian Christian minister.

Hull was born in Winnipeg to W. F. Hull and Annie Lovell. He was educated at Kelvin High School. He married Lillian Pachal of Winnipeg on 6 November 1916. After working in Winnipeg for some years, and being ordained to the ministry, he moved to Jerusalem, Palestine in 1935 having received a "call from God" during a service at Zion Apostolic Church.

Reverend Hull devoted the next twenty-seven years to missionary work in Jerusalem. In 1947, Hull significantly influenced Justice Ivan C. Rand (1884–1969), the Canadian member of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, to understand and positively support the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine, which was among the factors in the creation of the State of Israel.

In 1962, Hull was the spiritual counselor for Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, prior to his execution in June 1962. Hull returned to Canada later that year and wrote The Struggle for a Soul about his experiences with Eichmann.

Reverend Hull retired to Simcoe, Canada in 1963. He died September 1, 1992 and was interred with his wife, in Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe.

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The Fall and Rise of Israel The Story of the Jewish People During the time of their Dispersal and Regathering, Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing Co., 1953

The Struggle for a Soul The Untold Story of a Minister's Final Effort to Convert Adolf Eichmann, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1963

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