Tag: Moore Memorial Church

Xie Songsan (ZS Zia) (1900 ~ 1989)
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Xie Songsan (ZS Zia) (1900 ~ 1989)

Methodist pastor in turbulent times Born in Yin County (near Ningbo, Zhejiang Province) in 1900, Xie grew up in a Presbyterian family. He graduated in law from Soochow University in 1924 and then studied in the United States, being ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in New York in 1927. After his return...

Webb, Lucy Jim (1895 ~ 1987)
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Webb, Lucy Jim (1895 ~ 1987)

Missionary youth worker in Shanghai Lucy Jim Webb was born on July 15, 1895 in Forsyth, Georgia, one of six children born to Thomas and Sarah Webb. Her parents were small town shopkeepers and devout Christians. She studied at LaGrange and Scarritt College, graduating in 1922. She worked first as an assistant principal of a...

Sun Yanli (Henry Sun) (1914 ~ 1995)
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Sun Yanli (Henry Sun) (1914 ~ 1995)

Methodist pastor and Three Self Patriotic Movement bishop Sun Yanli (Henry Sun) was a minister in the Methodist tradition. He worked at Moore Memorial Church (MMC) in Shanghai from 1947 to 1995 and was pastor-in-charge between 1958 and 1989. In June 1988, he was made one of two new Bishops in the Chinese church, the...

Anderson, Sidney (An Disheng) (1889 ~ 1978)
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Anderson, Sidney (An Disheng) (1889 ~ 1978)

Leader at Moore Memorial Church, Shanghai Sidney Raymond Anderson was born on December 7, 1889 in Rising Star, Texas, where his father ran a large farm and also the general store. Olive Watkins Lipscomb was born on October 8, 1890 in Greenwood, Mississippi, the daughter of a college dean and a Methodist minister. Sid was...

Jiang Changchuan (Z. T. Kuang) (1884 ~ 1958)
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Jiang Changchuan (Z. T. Kuang) (1884 ~ 1958)

Leading Chinese Methodist pastor, educator, and bishop Jiang Changchuan, or Z. T. Kaung, was the eldest child among four boys and two girls. His father was a wealthy contractor in Shanghai. At age 14, Jiang was sent to a Methodist middle school in Shanghai. Under the influence of a teacher, Clara E. Steger, he became...