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Collection 620 Oral History Interview with Lynn Charter

Identifier: CN 620

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Created: 2005

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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

Full Name: Lynfred “Lynn” T. Charter

Birth: January 31, 1921, Vinton, Iowa

Death: April 9, 2009, DeKalb, Illinois


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


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


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


1.00 Audio Tape

119 Minutes

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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

Collection 620 Oral History Interview with Lynfred T. Charter
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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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