|A gospel for all races|
During World War II, Eddie Martin spoke to hundreds of military troops, including black regiments that were often overlooked.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A unique personal collection of correspondence, promotional materials, sermons, photographs, motion pictures and audio and video recordings from the ministry of the late Southern Baptist evangelist Eddie Martin, one of the most popular and successful evangelists in the 20th century, has recently opened at the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives.
|Whatever it takes|
Evangelist Eddie Martin was committed to employing whatever methods necessary to reach people with the gospel. He often traveled to schools and performed magic shows for the students while pointing them to Jesus.
"This collection is significant for us because we don't have anything else like it," said Bill Sumners, director of the library and archives, located in Nashville, Tenn. "It tells a story about a segment of Southern Baptist life, of what revival means, of what city-wide crusades meant. This collection is so good because it documents an element of Baptist life not just in text format but visually through photographs, motion picture film and recordings." Read More