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The Story of George Grenfell, Part 1 (155)

April 18, 2023

In Episode 155, we discuss someone who has influenced me greatly. Have you ever heard the saying, "If you really want to fire up your Christian walk, read Christian biography of great Christian heroes of the past"? That's just what I did, and it led me to the extraordinary story of George Grenfell.

George Grenfell's story intrigued me in Giants of the Missionary Trail, so I searched for his comprehensive biography. This book has magnificent photos of his work in Africa and is over a century old. I've lectured on him, and his narrative still resonates today. George Grenfell pioneered Africa's interior when few knew about it. His dedication to spreading the Gospel and helping the needy is admirable.

Tune in now, and let’s go bigger, better, and deeper!

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Episode Timestamps:

00:00 - Intro

07:18 - Quick Overview of George Grenfell's Life

10:09 - Grenfell's Preparation for Missionary Work

11:36 - A Journey to Africa with Alfred Sacre

12:23 - Grenfell Establishes Churches and Missionary Outposts

13:11 - The First Phase: Grenfell First Stepped Foot in Africa

14:02 - Grenfell's Expeditions

15:08 - Grenfell Preaches the Gospel Despite Cannibalism

16:04 - Grenfell's Lifelong Love

17:03 - The Birth of BMS Peace

21:19 - Landing in Africa

23:35 - Grenfell's Remarkable Tale of Resilience

24:37 - Outro

About Our Host:

Bill Giovannetti is the Senior Pastor at Pathway Church, Redding, California — an experienced senior pastor with a demonstrated history of working in the religious institutions’ industry. He also teaches ministry-related college classes at Simpson University and the A. W. Tozer Theological Seminary. Bill has always had a passion to bring the deep things of God’s word to the everyday people of God.


Veritas School Online Theological School


Giants of the Missionary Trail by Eugene Myers Harrison (2010 Edition)


The Life of George Grenfell Congo Missionary and Explorer | George Hawker


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