Christie, William B

Christie, William B., an eminent Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Clermont County, O., Sept. 2,41803, studied at Augusta College, Kentucky, entered the itinerant ministry in 1825, and died in Cincinnati, March 26,1842. During his term of service in the ministry he occupied the most important pulpits of the denomination with great honor and usefulness. His stations were, 1825, Union; 1826; Piqua; 1827-8, Zanesville; 1829, Cincinnati; 1830, Lebanon District; 1834, Cincinnati; 1835-8, Cincinnati District; 183940, Urbana. He was three times elected a member of the General Conference. His mind was of broad compass, and he was well versed in theology and ecclesiastical polity. In all discussions in the conferences he was an able and successful debater, and seldom failed of his aim. In the pulpit he was pre-eminent. His preaching was logical and vigorous, and he poured forth a flood of fervid and passionate eloquence that carried his audiences with him, and brought very many to Christ. His death was triumphant. — Minutes of Conferences, in. 347; Sprague, Annals, 7:703.

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