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 Gustus Albert “G. A.” Dunn, Sr

Gustus Albert “G. A.” Dunn, Sr

Birth
Readyville, Cannon County, Tennessee, USA
Death 28 Feb 1967 (aged 90)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 43704949 · View Source
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Gospel preacher. He is listed in Ligon's Portraiture of preachers. He spoke on the 1937 Freed-Hardeman College lectureship.

Brief Sketch On The Life Of Gus A. Dunn
Gustus Albert Dunn was born in Readyville, Tennessee, June 2, 1876. His parents were T.F. and Elizabeth Dunn (buried in Murfreesboro, Tennessee). He was part of a family of five brothers, all of whom preached the gospel in the course of their lives. He was married to Mae Mather, and together they had four children. One son, Gus A. Dunn, Jr. also preached the gospel. Gus was baptized by James A. Harding in March of 1895, at the age of eighteen. The following year he began preaching the gospel of Christ. He was educated at College in Winchester, Tennessee; then at Nashville Bible School and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee; and then at Clark University where he received the M.A. Degree; later at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas where he received the B.D. Degree. While in Tennessee he preached at various locations on a regular basis, preaching in Gospel meetings throughout central Tennessee. When he moved to Texas he preached regularly in Cleburne, Texas from 1904-1905; Houston Heights Church of Christ, Houston, Texas from 1916-1917; Central Church of Christ in Houston, Texas from 1918-1920. As an evangelist he held hundreds of Gospel Meetings, averaging about 20 to 25 per year with great success. In 1904 he preached in Cleburne and had 88 to obey the gospel. In 1912 in Hodges, Alabama he had a meeting where 74 were baptized into Christ. In 1920 he held one Gospel Meeting in Sherman, Texas. In it there were 123 responses, of which 95 were baptized. In 1922 another meeting was held in Sherman that saw 70 additions to the kingdom. In 1897 in Oak Ridge, Mississippi he baptized 88 during the course of the meeting, including two Baptist preachers, John W. Thompson and E.S. Martin. Through the years he baptized more than 1,000 former Baptist church members among the many thousands he baptized. Dunn had a great interest in writing. He submitted articles to the Gospel Advocate and Firm Foundation on a regular basis. At the turn of the 20th century many debates were necessary to clarify the teaching of truth against an array of the false teachings of the day. There was the Dunn-Milborn Debate in 1909. He debated the great Baptist champion, Ben M. Bogard in 1910. There was the Dunn-Sands Debate on Catholicism as well. He did radio work in Paducah, Kentucky; Montgomery, Alabama; Key West, Florida; Dallas, Texas; and Florence, South Carolina. He served as president of three high schools and two Bible colleges in his lifetime. He was quoted as saying, "I wish I had done more for the Lord and mankind. My work has not been enough nor good enough to satisfy me. May God have mercy on it and me." Widely known, loved, and respected, G.A. Dunn was a power among sound preachers of the gospel in his generation. Preachers forty years after his death had a Gus Dunn story. Brother Gus Dunn passed from this life February 28, 1967 and was buried in the Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas, Texas to await the Lord's call. ---Scott Harp, Gleanings from Preachers Of Today, 1951, pages 104-105. Another bio appears in the Gospel Advocate, Feb. 8, 1940, 135.


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  • Created by: Tom Childers
  • Added: 30 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43704949
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gustus Albert “G. A.” Dunn, Sr (2 Jun 1876–28 Feb 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43704949, citing Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .