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Henry Baker Collection

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Biographical Note

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Biography, Sermons, and Scrapbooks



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Collection Overview

Title: Henry Baker Collection, 1926-1990Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/004

Primary Creator: Baker, Henry (1887-1985)

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Christian Reformed Church - Missions, Christian Reformed Church - Sermons, Missions, Sermons, American

Forms of Material: Albums (Books)

Abstract

Details the latter part of Henry Baker’s ministerial career, when his work focused on home missions. Includes biographical data, sermons, essays, meditations, and reports. Particularly rich in detailing the evangelism and home mission efforts in the Christian Reformed Church in North America during the middle decades of the twentieth century.

Biographical Note

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Henry Baker (1887-1985) was a minister in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He graduated from Calvin Seminary in 1910. He served congregations in Michigan, New Jersey, and Illinois before becoming the denomination’s first “missionary-at-large.” Instrumental in developing the denomination’s chaplaincy program during WWII, he also launched efforts to help resettle Dutch immigrants after the war. A strong advocate of missions, he helped establish radio ministry and the Back to God Hour. He retired from the active ministry in 1957, at the age of seventy-two, after a forty-seven-year career. He and Tillie Etta Westmaas (1888-1970) were married in 1910, and they had four children:  Antoinette Florence (1911-1933), Marjorie Josephine (Haeck), Clazina (Klauzina), Pearl (Masselink), and Frederick Henry. In 1971, Baker married Angie VanderTill née Mersman (1899-1977).

Subject/Index Terms

Christian Reformed Church - Missions
Christian Reformed Church - Sermons
Missions
Sermons, American


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Series 1: Biography, Sermons, and Scrapbooks --- 1926-1990Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biography by Clazina Baker Masselink and biographical materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermons, outlines --- 1926, 1927, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Back to God Hour sermons --- 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Banner meditations --- 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Banner essays --- 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Scrapbook material: Press clippings and articles on mission workAdd to your cart.
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Christian Doctrine for Beginners --- 1960 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Home Mission Order, The Christian Reformed Church and What It Teaches --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Daily Manna meditations --- 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Radio sermons --- 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Synodical sermons --- 1948, 1949, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Reports: On the Gereformeerde Kerken Synod --- 1952Add to your cart.
Item 2: A New Seminary Building --- ca. 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Christian Doctrine for Beginners --- 1954Add to your cart.


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