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Turner, William H.
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William Henry (Bill) Turner (1895–1971) was born on May 24, 1895 in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It is reported that he became a Christian at the age of six, having been led to an altar of prayer by an elderly lady. At the age of fifteen, he made this commitment anew under the influence of the fiery assistant general overseer of the Fire-Baptized Holiness Church, F.M. Britton. His public-school education was limited due to demands of mountain farm duties. After the death of his mother, their home was broken up, and he went to work with a Christian family for board and $12 a month.

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Hunter, Harold D., “Turner, William H.”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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