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Ryan, Martin Lawrence
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Martin Lawrence Ryan (1869–1963) was born to Milton and Elizabeth Ryan in Vevay, Michigan on May 17. His father was a magistrate. Ryan married Rowena E. in 1893 and they had five children. After becoming a minister of the Apostolic Holiness Mission in the 1890s, Ryan became the superintendent of the Pentecostal Mission and Pacific Holiness College in Salem, Oregon in 1905. He published a newspaper called Apostolic Light in Salem.

He was an avid reader of Apostolic Faith and was greatly interested in the work of the Azusa Street Mission. He visited there in the fall of 1906 and we…

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Suzuki, Masakazu, “Ryan, Martin Lawrence”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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