Pampa Revival April 24 through May 7, 1958
Fred Cherry To Lead Central Baptist Church In Revival Leading the Pampa Central Bap- Revival Apr. 24 list Church in through May 7 will be Fred Cherry, prominent lay evangelist from Oklahoma, Cherry reached the pulpit "via the knocks of the gridiron and the complexities of the slide rule." Making a name for himself in the 1830's on the University o f Oklahoma football team, Cherry la now considered the country's most prominent full-time Baptist lay evangelist, Upon graduation from Oklahoma he worked as a petroleum engineer for oil companies in Oklahoma and Texas. For four years during World War II he served as a captain in Army ordnance, After the war, Cherry entered the service of the Oklahoma Planning and Resources Board. In July, 1950, he set governmental facts and figures aside to enter full-time evangelism. The change was not an abrupt one, for Cherry had devoted his spare time to speaking in jails, hospitals and church servises, When speaking invitations ex ceeded his free time he decided to make the break. Cherry feels that his business life gave him a practical education for the work he set out to do. Evangelist Cherry, in the field 11 months of the year, will spend two weeks at the Central Baptist Church. Rev. T, 0. Upehaw Is Central Baptist pastor.