Harold Richards

(1894-1985). Radio pioneer, speaker, author. Born in Iowa, he determined as a young boy that he would dedicate his life to the ministry, following in the footsteps of his father, Halbert M. J. Richards, and his paternal grandfather. Very early he helped his father in an evangelistic campaign, and after graduating from Campion Academy in Colorado in 1914, he conducted his first series of gospel meetings in a little hamlet on the side of Pikes Peak. He graduated from Washington Missionary College (now Columbia Union College) in 1919 and was assigned to work in Ottawa, Canada. There he met Mabel Annabel Eastman, whom he married in 1920 after a brief courtship. During that year he first conceived the idea of broadcasting the Christian gospel over the airwaves, a dream not to be realized for 10...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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