1937 FHC Lectureship Attendees

  1. J. E. Alexander, Dyersburg, Tenn.
  2. Robert Alexander, Wewoka, Okla.
  3. W. C. Anderson, Lincoln Park, Mich.
  4. W. M. Barton, Lynn, Ala.
  5. W. A. Black, Booneville, Miss.
  6. Luther Blackmon, Huston, Texas
  7. C. W. Brannon, Monette, Ark.
  8. R. L. Cole, Duncan, Ariz.
  9. Curtis C. Combs, Mt. Pleasant, Tex.
  10. Joseph H. Cox, New Augusta, Ind.
  11. Everett Day, Lucedale, Miss.
  12. Jack G. Dunn, Marked Tree, Ark.
  13. R. G. Embry, Paducah, Ky.
  14. Bennie Lee Fudge, Athens, Ala.
  15. S. A. Freeman, Ripley, Miss.
  16. E. R. Garretison, Wasco, Calif.
  17. C. G. Giles, Jr., Sarah, Miss.
  18. F. W. Gould, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
  19. J. Hannon (col.) Corinth, Miss.
  20. Paul F. Himes, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  21. Ellis Holley, Parrish, Ala.
  22. H. D. Jeffcoat, Roswell, N. Mex.
  23. Leonard Johnson, Nashville, Tenn.
  24. Albert P. Jones, Jr. Quinton, Ala.
  25. W. P. Jordan, Henderson, Tenn.
  26. Elmer W. Key, Obion, Tenn.
  27. Charles E. King, Jr. Harriman, Tenn.
  28. E. H. Masters, Grapeland, Texas
  29. Arley E. Moore, rising Star, Tex.
  30. Paul O. Murphy, Saltillo, Miss.
  31. Maurice A. Meredith, Cushing, Okla.
  32. Cecil Newcome, Carbon Hill, Ala.
  33. S. T. Nix., Lebanon, Tenn.
  34. John B. Odom, Gorgas, Ala.
  35. L. H. Ousley, Iraan, Texa.
  36. Harry Pickup, LaGrange, Ga.
  37. W. F. Russell, New Albany, Miss.
  38. R. L. Roberts, Buresville, Ky.
  39. Lake Riley, Benton,  Ky.
  40. Harley Stone, Temple, Okla.
  41. John T. Smith, Lubbock, Tex.
  42. Earl E. Smith, Murray, Ky.
  43. Luther Smith, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  44. D. F. Sutley, Avon Park, Fla.
  45. Colvis Terrell, (col.), Guin, Ala.
  46. Melvin L. Vaughn, Duncan, Okla
  47. Wm. C. VanHooser, Birmingham, Ala.
  48. W. S. Wiley, Mt. Pleasant, Tex.
  49. P. G. Wright, Booneville, Miss.
  50. O. L. Winborn, Pinon, N. Mex.
  51. Thomas C. Whitfield, Steele, Mo.
  52. J. G. Pounds, Jasper, Ala.
  53. Frank D. Young, Scottsville, Ky.
  54. Orivlle A. Swenson, Davenport, Neb.
  55. C. W. Mersch, Davenport, Neb.
  56. C. L. Overturf, Sheffield, Ala.
  57. Jas. R. Greer, Tuscumbia, Ala.
  58. R. V. Wood, Gladewater, tex.
  59. J. A. McNutt, Memphis, Tenn.
  60. E. L. Whitaker, Milan, Tenn.
  61. J. F. Doggett, Memphis, Tenn.
  62. Lloyd A. Ellis, Albuquerque, N. Mex.
  63. Cleon Lyles, Tahlequah, Okla.
  64. Walter Southern, Steele, Mo.

    —1937 FHC Skyrocket
    * Gus Nichols is not listed, but he and his son Flavil attended

1937 FHC Lectureship

Speaking During the 1937 FHC Lectureship
B. C. Goodpasture
C. L. Wilkerson
G. A. Dunn
C. D. Plum
John T. Lewis
J. N. Armstrong
Batsell Baxter
Clarence Cook
J. F. Cox
I. A. Douthitt
E. R. Harper
J. T. Hinds
E. H. Ijams
C. R. Nichol
F. B. Syrgley
Foy E. Wallace, Jr.
H. Leo Boles
N. B. Hardeman

J. B. Briney

J. B. Briney was living in Knoxville, TN when he spoke on the lectureship.http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2010/197/45679445_127941552581.gif

Findagrave Memorial

J. B. Briney was born in Nelson County, Kentucky, February 11, 1839. He was brought up to farm work; receiving such education as could be obtained in the country schools of those days, in all attendance of two or three terms. At the age of sixteen years he apprenticed himself to learn the carpenter’s trade, serving a term of three years as an apprentice. For this service he received thirty dollars the first year, forty dollars the second, and fifty dollars the third. He worked at his trade three years after the expiration of his apprenticeship, and then married and spent a year at farming. In the meantime he began to try to preach a little in connection with his other employments, and receiving some encouragement from various brethren, he determined to devote his life to the ministry of the Word of God.

Having formed such a purpose, and seeing the importance of a good education on the part of a minister, he entered Eminence College, at Eminence, Kentucky, whose president was that fine educator and Christian gentleman, W. S. Giltner, who conducted the college with marked ability and success for many years. In this institution Mr. Briney took a four years’ course, one year before the close of which he was called to minister to the large church in Eminence — a distinction of which a young man might be proud. After serving that church three years he went to Millersburg, Kentucky, and preached for the church there and the one at Carlisle two years. He then went to Winchester, Kentucky, for four years, and then to Maysville, same state, and after preaching there four years, he became state evangelist for Kentucky. After serving in that capacity two years, he again took up the work in Maysville, not having removed his family from that place.

After another term of two years in Maysville, he went to Covington, Kentucky, where he preached for two years and a half, and then, for a change, he evangelized about six months–mostly in the state of New York. Following this he spent a few months in Mayfield, Kentucky, preaching for the church there, and organizing West Kentucky College. In 1886 he was called to the Linden Street church, Memphis, Tennessee, and after laboring there two years and a half he went to Springfield, Illinois, where he ministered to the church thirty months, and then accepted a call to Tacoma, Washington. It was while preparing to go to Tacoma that he met with the accident that resulted in an intercapsular fracture of the hip, which lamed him for life, and kept him confined to the house for nearly a year, and on crutches for about two years. It was during this confinement that he wrote “The Form of Baptism, and “The Temptations of Christ.”

His first work in the ministry after his injury was in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he labored one year and then went to Moberly, Mo., where he did the heaviest work of his life in the ministry. After serving the Moberly church nearly seven years he spent a year in the evangelistic field, and started Briney’s Monthly, which was it success from the first issue, and after running through four volumes, lacking one number, it now merges into the Christian Companion, thus losing its identity in name, but preserving its identity in spirit, purpose and editorship. During Mr. Briney’s long and arduous ministerial life he has held about thirty discussions with representatives of the leading religious bodies of this country, besides lecturing considerably on scientific and other subjects. He is now about sixty-five years old, and barring his physical injury, he is remarkably vigorous in both body and mind, and bids fair to do much valuable work yet in the service of the Master.

John T. Brown, Churches of Christ (1904)

Born: Botland, Kentucky, February 11, 1839.
Died: Rural Retreat, Virginia, July 20, 1927.


Was born in Nelson County, Ky., Feb. 11, 1839. He lived on the farm, and performed the usual work of a farmer’s boy until he was sixteen years of age, attending school at the country log schoolhouse; where many an embryonic statesman, theologian and jurist has had his beginning. This particular school lasted only during the winter months, and the subject of this sketch enjoyed its advantages for three winters. At the age of sixteen, when most boys of spirit think of doing, something for themselves, he apprenticed himself to a builder to learn the carpenter trade. He served his apprenticeship of three years, receiving for the first year $30, for the second $40, and for the third $50. He was married Sept. 25, 1861, to Miss Lucinda Halbert, of Nelson County, Ky., and entered Eminence College in that State one year thereafter, taking a four years’ course. He became pastor of the Eminence Church one year before leaving school, and served the congregation three years. From Eminence he went to Millersburg, where he labored two years, removing thence to Winchester, where he was located with the church four years. His next pastorate was Maysville, where he remained six years. His last pastorate in Kentucky was with the church at. Covington, where he labored two and a half years. He was State evangelist in Kentucky two years, and edited the Apostolic Times two years, showing great strength as a writer.

In January, 1886, he became pastor of the Linden Street Church, Memphis, Tenn., where he labored with great acceptance until his resignation in July, 1888. During his residence in Memphis be conducted a Southern Department in the Christian-Evangelist, which dealt, in a vigorous way, with certain erroneous theories which had impeded the progress of our cause in the South. He removed to Springfield, Ill., in July, 1888, where he served as pastor in that capital city until January, 1891, when he resigned to accept a call from Tacoma, Wash., where it was expected he would render valuable service in developing the interest of our cause in that young State. While preparing to go to his Western field of labor, he met with the unfortunate accident of February 3, in which his hip was fractured by a fall, and which frustrated all his plans. The cherished hope of his many friends, that the accident would not seriously interfere with his great usefulness in the cause of religious restoration and reformation, has been realized. He is now able to go about, but favors the limb that was injured. He has held about fifteen oral debates, and several newspaper discussions with representative men. He is at present associated with his son, W. N., in the publication of Briney’s Monthly, a religious periodical of great merit, in which the living questions of the day are vigorously discussed. The monthly is now in its third year, and growing in favor with the people. All who are seeking after the “old paths” will enjoy reading this journal. It is published from Moberly, Mo., the present home of the editor.


Text from Wilson, Louis C. (editor), Twentieth Century Sermons and Addresses, being a Series of Practical and Doctrinal Discourses by Some of our Representative Men and Women, Cincinnati: Standard Publishing Company, 1902. Pages 209-210.