Memorial Biographies of General Baptist Ministers
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The Rev. Wilburn M. Frisby was born in Henderson County, Kentucky, January 25, 1881. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in 1906 and joined the Corydon General Baptist church. He felt the call to the ministry in 1907. Moved to Evansville, Ind., and joined the 12th Avenue General Baptist Church, where he was made a deacon.

Through the wonderful experience he found in working with this church, the call became stronger, and in 1913 (without his request) the church liberated him to preach.

The following September this church requested Liberty Association to license him which was done. he was called to his first work at Clark's Chapel, Oak Grove and Friendship churches, all of Liberty Association of Indiana, in 1915.

during this time he moved from the bounds of Liberty Association to that of Freedom Association, also of Indiana. He was ordained by Freedom Association. His work in these two associations was very helpful to him, and the Lord blessed him in his work. His first baptizing was at Oak Grove church, where 13 ladies were baptized. After this he moved back to Kentucky and began his work in Union Association. His first work in Kentucky was with Union Hill church, and God blessed him in his efforts to revive this church, and today it stands a beacon light.

Rev. Frisby's records were burned, so he can give only a partial report, and that from memory. he had had some long time pastorates and has been called back after a period of years to pastor some of these churches.

He has held many revivals in Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois. Has witnessed many souls brought to the altar, there to find their Saviour. He has baptized many and held a great many funerals, and married many couples. At the age of 72 he has full time work -- Tilden and Marion churches. Both of these churches are building new churches for a place to worship.

* - Source - History of Union Association of General Baptist 1840 - 1953
M.C. Mc Donald

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