The Great Awakening, 1734-1743
Three hundred souls converted in six months--in a town of only 1,100 people!
Philadelphia, 1739, George Whitfield's dramatic preaching was like striking a match to the already-underway awakening. An estimated 80% of America's 900,000 Colonists personally heard Whitfield preach.
The Second Great Awakening, 1800-1840
In 1800, only one in 15 of America's population of 5,300,000 belonged to an evangelical church.
In 1824, Charles Finney began a career that would eventually convert 500,000 to Christ. An unparalleled 100,000 were converted in Rochester, New York, in 1831 alone.
The Jesus Movement 1970’s in America
Bell-Bottoms + Bible = Jesus Freak