Ira Forest Stanphill
STANPHILL, Ira Forest. b. Belleview, New Mexico, 14 February 1914; d. Overland Park, Kansas, 30 December 1993. His family moved to Coffeyville, Kansas, in 1922. After graduating from Coffeyville Junior College, he became Minister of Youth and Music at the First Assembly of God Church, Breckenridge, Texas, and pastored Assemblies of God churches at Springfield, Missouri, Fort Worth, Texas, and California. Stanphill was a gifted musician, and a singing itinerant evangelist who ministered throughout the USA and many other countries. He wrote more than 600 gospel songs, most published by Hymntime (sold to Zondervan in 1968), including the collection, Ira Stanphill Favorites,...
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