Frank Baker

BAKER, Frank. b. Kingston upon Hull, UK, 15 April 1910; d. Durham, North Carolina, 11 October 1999. In a fine tribute by John E. Vickers in the Second Edition of Baker’s John Wesley and the Church of England (Peterborough, 2000), we read that Frank gave his life to Jesus Christ during the ‘Humberside Crusade’ in the winter of 1924. This led to his becoming a local preacher and then answering the call to full-time ministry in the Primitive Methodist Church. Because of what seems today to have been the harsh requirement at the time, he and his future wife Nellie (Ellen Eliza Levitt) could not marry until Frank had become an ordained minister. Accordingly, it was only after ministerial...

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