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1IEN Oh` CANAL)A.   245

JOHN E. HUNTER, the

well-known Evangelist, was

born in Durham County, Out., Jltly 29th, iS56. His boyhood days were spent on a farts, where he acquired the physical vigor necessary for the arduous labors of an evangelist. He was brought up a Presbyterian, but at the age of fifteen was converted it1 a Methodist revival, and four rears later was called, like Elisha of old, from the plough to the pulpit. His circuits be-came the centres of extensive revivals, and also manv other fields where he assisted in special services. During his probation, Mr. Hunter spent two rears at Victoria College,

and shortly- after his ordination, on the 12th of July, 1882, was married to Miss Jennie Jones, of Essex. He was then, by his own re-quest, transferred to the   j Manitoba Conference, where lie eontintied in the pastorate until, the conviction of his call to evangelistic Avork be-coming more intense, he, its Juh-, IS84, joined Mr. Crosslev, and the two went forth, like flaming e)Wigels, through the principal towtts and cities of the Dominion, gatheringthousands into the churches. London, Strat-

ford, Belleville,   Ottawa, Toronto, Brantford, Mont-real, St. Thomas, Wilimpeg, Detroit, Portland, and the cities of the Pacific Coast have shared its the harvest of blessings. Jlr. Hunter is of Irish descent, and possesses all that keenness of

perception, nervous sensibility and tendency to wit,

so characteristic of the Irish people. He is also endowed

with mach of that peculiar force called magnetism, which attracts and holds attention and constitutes its possessor a leader of men. He is a man of power in the pulpit, his Bible readings are intensely practical and interesting, and his exhortations, its their melting pathos and impassioned appeal, are uu 'que and full of persuasive power. He shows marvellous tact in managing a revival meeting, no general on the field of battle having more perfect control of his forces. God has richly ettdowed him for this special work. His home is No. iii Wellington street, St. Thomas.

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