Charles Allen (1973)

Charles L. Allen delivers a sermon at the Appalachian Preaching Mission (APM) on Sunday, February 11, 1973 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Allen explains the meaning of Psalm 23 and how it shows God's love for us.

For many years, Charles L. Allen served as pastor of First Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, which grew to be the largest Methodist church in the world under his leadership. Dr. Allen spoke at the Preaching Mission many times during its run.

Preceding the sermon, APM Music Director Gil Oxendine sings "I Will Never Forget."

Relevant documents are attached below include a 1955 letter from Charles Allen, a 1973 letter of thanks to Charles Allen, the 1973 Johnson City Preaching Mission brochure, and a promo that shows that the 1973 Mission was part of "Key 73," a nationwide multi-denominational evangelical movement.

Audio, images, and documents courtesy of Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University, Appalachian Preaching Mission Records.