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Rev William Sowders
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Birth: 1879, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1952
Bullitt County
Kentucky, USA

Beginning his ministry at the turn of the century, William Sowders devoted his life to prayer and study, bringing about a clearer vision of the plan of salvation, and the part Israel has in it. He prophesied the restoration of Israel long before the natural state of Israel came into being in 1948. He taught that a people from the nations would bind themselves with Israel and stand with them as their Messiah was revealed. He spoke on the doctrines of baptism, eternal judgement, laying on of hands, and living an overcoming life. Barring no race, color, or creed from the church, he prophesied accurately many of the changes that have come to pass in our day.

Building his ministry in the south and midwest, he developed such notable sites as the Gospel Kingdom Campground in Shephardsville, Kentucky, congregations in Illinois, with the Elko and Olmsted campgrounds, and a large congregation in Louisville, Kentucky.

At the peak of his influence, it is estimated that Bro. William Sowders led a fellowship that consisted of 75,000 believers in 300 congregations in 31 states.

He ministered until his death in November, 1952. He was honored as one of the last of the reformers during his lifetime. He spoke of a millenium of peace that would follow the return of the Messiah, when Israel would live in their own land in tranquility. Within the framework of his teachings, he raised such prominent leaders as EIder R. E. Dawkins who continued to build on this foundation.

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  Bertha Norton Sowders (1890 - 1935)*
  Thelma Sowders (1898 - 1901)*
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Campground Memorial Cemetery
Bullitt County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Tom Durham
Record added: Dec 07, 2004
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"Sweet Hour Of Prayer".
- Mrs. Grizzle
 Added: Mar. 11, 2013
Rest in peace.
- Jim--In memory of Joyce & GW
 Added: Feb. 9, 2012

- Paula Z
 Added: Oct. 7, 2008
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