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Collection 620 Oral History Interview with Lynfred T. Charter

 Collection
Identifier: CN-620
An oral history interview with Lynfred T. Charter (1921-2009) in which he describes his childhood, parents, conversion, baptism in the Spirit and speaking in tongues, early days in the Foursquare Church, activities of LIFE Bible College, impression of Aimee Semple McPherson and her work in Los Angeles, Angelus Temple, evangelistic tour of the Far East, changes in the Foursquare Church during his lifetime, and Rolf Mc Pherson. The time period covered by the interview is 1921 to 1987.

Lynn Charter was interviewed by Robert Shuster on September 26, 2005 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.

Dates

  • Created: 1921-1987

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Extent

1.00 audio_tapes

119 minutes other_unmapped

Biographical or Historical Information

Full Name: Lynfred “Lynn” T. Charter

Birth: January 31, 1921, Vinton, Iowa

Death: April 9, 2009, DeKalb, Illinois

Family:

Parents: Edward J. And Pauline M. (Brown) Charter

Siblings: Older sister Maxine

Marital Status: Married Mary Elizabeth (1923-2000)

Children: Paul L. Charter, and Carolyn (Charter) Dial

Conversion: At the age of 11

Ordination: By Aimee Semple McPherson in 1943

Education:

1938- 1941 - Graduated from LIFE Bible College, Los Angeles, California

Career:

1941-? - Pastor in Norwalk, Ohio

c. 1942-1949 - Pastor in Vinton, Iowa

c. 1949-1950 - Pastor in Rhinelander, Wisconsin

1950 - Evangelistic tour of the Far East (4-1/2 months)

c. 1950-1953 - Pastor in Kenosha, Wisconsin

c. 1954-1957 - Evangelistic work in Vinton, Iowa

c 1957-1959 - Pastor in DeKalb, Illinois

c 1960 - Six month sabbatical in Marion, Iowa

c. 1960-1964 - Pastor in Waterloo, Iowa

c. 1964-1975 - Pastor in Ferndale, Michigan

1975-1987 - Supervisor of the International Church of the Foursquare Great Lakes District

1987 - Retired

Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Lynfred T. Charter in September 2005.

Accession: 05-57

August 17, 2011

Wayne D. Weber
Title
Collection 620 Oral History Interview with Lynfred T. Charter
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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