A History of North American Assemblies – Norman Crawford (35 min)

A History of North American Assemblies – Norman Crawford (35 min)

Norman Crawford (1927-2017) served the Lord in evangelism and Bible teaching for several decades, mainly in the USA and Canada. He edited the Truth and Tidings magazine for many years, as well as authoring the book Gathering Unto His Name. In the course of his life he researched the history of New Testament assemblies in North America and in this fascinating and thrilling message (given in Detroit) he relates their origin and history. God moved mightily in Scotland during the nineteenth century when multitudes were converted to Christ. Some of them learned the truth of baptism and gathering to the name of the Lord alone. Mr Crawford tells of the experiences of men like John Ritchie, Donald Munro, Donald Ross, James Campbell, John Knox McEwan and T.D.W. Muir and how assemblies were planted on both sides of the Atlantic. He closes his message by proving from Scripture that public preaching is God’s chosen means for communicating His gospel.

Mr Crawford (2nd from right) with other preachers at the 1986 Toronto Easter Conference, Canada.