John Pearl Prevatt

John Pearl Prevatt

Levy County, Florida, USA
Death 12 Mar 1966 (aged 77)
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Burial Chiefland, Levy County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 31166152 View Source
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Loving son of John Marion and Irene Frances (nee Studstill) Prevatt.

* May 1906 - graduated Gainesville's University Graded and High School (Kirby Smith School)
* 1906 - 1907 - assisted W. W. Colson, County Tax Assessor
* Sep 1907 - Potter Bible College, Bowling Green, KY
* 1907 - 1913 - preaching in KY, AL
* 1913 - 1914 - teaching English, logic, & mathematics at Cordell Christian College in Cordell, OK
* 1914 - 1928 - first president of Dasher Bible School, Dasher, GA
* 1928 - 1930 - UF, pursuing a Masters Degree
* 1932 - early 1940s - preaching in Miami
* 1944 - 1946 - preaching in Daytona
* 1947 - president for Dasher Bible School
* 1951 - 1956 - preaching around Daytona

J. P. Prevatt preached throughout all of Florida and South Georgia. He was best known for his ability to connect with all people, no matter their status. He was a favorite among youth because he saw so much potential. He taught many young men how to lead singing.

John Pearl Prevatt married Ina Mabel Jones 19 Aug 1914 in Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri with Bro. Richard Neeley Gardner as the officiant.

First and foremost, he was a faithful servant to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, a loving husband and father (grandfather and great-grandfather), a friend to all men, a teacher, and an evangelist. He was a staunch advocate of Christian unity without compromising God's holy Word.

J. P. remarked the most influential Christian he ever knew was Bro. James A. Harding.

From page 204 of the 31 Mar 1966 issue of the Gospel Advocate, Bro. Jasper G. Malphurs wrote:

"J. P. Prevatt was buried March 14 in the family burying ground near Trenton, Fla., Ebenezer Cemetery. He was seventy-seven. He and I had been friends from high school days. We both were students under the influence of James A. Harding in Potter Bible College, Bowling Green, Ky. He baptized me in 1907, after proving that I should be a Christian only; that sectarianism was wrong. He also performed my marriage ceremony in 1913. No preacher has done more for the church of the Lord in Southern Georgia and Florida than Brother Prevatt. He was the first president of the Georgia Christian School, formerly Dasher Bible School. He started Camp Oleno and served it for about twenty years. A great host of friends gathered for the funeral in the meetinghouse in High Springs, Fla., in appreciation of his life and works. Sister Prevatt and the three children survive him, with several grandchildren, having the comfort that he is now in his house not made with hands."