Dr Lance Brenton Latham

Dr Lance Brenton Latham

Birth
Denton, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 15 Jan 1985 (aged 90)
Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 8039127 · View Source
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Latham is best known as the co-found­er of Awana® Clubs In­ter­na­tion­al. But in Christ­ian music cir­cles, “Doc” was re­nowned for his mu­sic min­is­try. He dis­played a pro­pen­si­ty for mu­sic at an ear­ly age, start­ing les­sons at age three. He was soon play­ing songs by heart, as his mo­ther called out page num­bers from a hymn book. Af­ter he grad­u­at­ed from col­lege at age 17, mu­sic took cen­ter stage in his life. He re­ceived pi­a­no train­ing from Maur­itz Leef­son, di­rect­or of the Phil­a­del­phia Con­ser­va­to­ry of Mu­sic, and earned cri­tic­al and pop­u­lar praise per­form­ing through­out the Phil­a­del­phia area. His ris­ing mus­ic­al ca­reer played a part in his sal­va­tion de­ci­sion. At age 21, he was in­vit­ed to play for Wil­liam Ni­chol­son’s evan­gel­is­tic cru­sade in Ches­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia. On Sept. 18, 1915, af­ter hear­ing one of Ni­chol­son’s Gos­pel pre­sent­a­tions, the young pro­di­gy re­ceived Christ as his Sav­ior.


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  • Created by: Robert Ballentine
  • Added: 28 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8039127
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Lance Brenton Latham (21 Mar 1894–15 Jan 1985), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8039127, citing Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Robert Ballentine (contributor 46502179) .