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 Richard Henry Yarbor

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Richard Henry Yarbor

Birth
Mississippi, USA
Death 3 Mar 1970 (aged 88)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 141347055 View Source
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Gospel preacher listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 2, 1959, 491.

R. H. Yarbor
305 Freemnan Street
Tupelo, Mississippi

In 1930 during the dark days of the most dreadful financial depression that ever struck this country, the Church of Christ at Iowa and Lauderdale Streets, Memphis, Tennessee, made a great sacrifice and staged a series of gospel meetings for the saving of souls, right in the midst of this almost hopeless condition. M. Keeble, of Nashville, Tennessee, was chosen to do the preaching. He preached the unadulterated Word of God with power. The meetings lasted for three weeks and about seventy-five souls walked out and made the good confession and were baptized for the remission of their sins. R. H. Yarbor was one in that number. He had been in the Baptist Church for years but when he heard the truth he lost no time, but accepted it for face value. After the series of meetings closed; Brother Yarbor attended the Sisters' Bible Classes from house to house wherever they met. He says the teacher of that class gave him a thorough knowledge of the doctrine of Christ and taught him how to study the Bible in a systematic way. He continued his studies in the Bible and finally began to preach. His first work was with the Orange Mound Congregation in Memphis, Tennessee. Next he was called to the little congregation at Miller, Mississippi where he still goes once each month and preaches. He also works at New Albany and at his home, Tupelo, Mississippi. He still thinks whatever progress he makes in his Christian life is due to that solid foundation study of the Bible he received from the Sisters' Bible class while he was yet a babe in Christ. --Our Ministers and Song Leaders in Churches of Christ, Annie Tuggle, 1945.

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