Mordecai Ham

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Birthday
2, 1877
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Nov 1, 1961 (84)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
2, 1877
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Nov 1, 1961 (84)

About

Southern Baptist preacher who was one of the most vocal proponents of the temperance movement.

Before Fame

He started his evangelism in Texas, in small communities of Hico and Garland, and moving along the Gulf of Mexico attracting attention with the use of Gospel Cars and other props.

Trivia

Alcohol abuse was a favorite criticism of his, and he argued that churches emphasizing alcohol abstinence would eventually move public opinion away from liquor consumption.

Family Life

He had three daughters with his wife Annie Laurie Smith, whom he married following death of his first wife early in their marriage.

Associated With

One of his converts during a revival in Charlotte, North Carolina, was a young Billy Graham, a future evangelist in his own right.