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244   MEN OF CANADA.

REV H. T. CROSSLEY, Evan-

gelist, is a Canadian of English

r and Irish descent. He was born in the County of York, Ont., on November 19th, 1H5o. His boyhood was spent on a farm. At the age of nineteen he received a first-class provincial certificate from the Toronto Normal School, after which he taught school at Culloden for four years. He continued his education some years later at Victoria University, preparing for his life work. Mr. Crossley was religiously inclined from a child, and, at the age of seventeen, was converted and joined the Methodist Church. tiVhen twenty-three years of

age he entered the ministry and spent ten years in the regular work of the church as pastor. During his pastorate he saw the fruits of his labor, many being converted, not only on his o«°n circuits, but on other charges where he was invited to help his brethren. In 1584, by consent of his Conference, he began the work of ant Evangelist, and from that time until now he and his co-laborer, Rev. John E. Hunter, have been engaged nn union revival services «vith the various evangelical churches in the leading towns and cities, fronn Mont-real, Kingston and Ottawa in the East, to Wilimpeg, Vancouver, and Portland,; Oregon, in the West. He has always addressed large audiences, and many thou-sands have been added to the different churches as

a result of these meetings.

Mr. Crossley has special qualifications for this great

work. First, he has a broad catholic spirit and large sympathy. Second, as a preacher, he is clear, logical, pointed and convincing. His language is plain Anglo-Saxon and free from cant, slang or coarseness. His sermon oil " Mysteries " has led many sceptics to become Christians. Third, he sings front the heart to the heart. His voice is a well-trained baritolne, and possesses great clearness, sweetness and pathos. Every word is distinctly uttered. Fourth, he has strong confidence in God to bless His own word, \N-lien faitltfuM presented, and to crown personal effort -\vith success.

 

 

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