Fonds - C. B. Smith fonds

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C. B. Smith fonds

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  • 1947-1985, predominant 1947-1961 (Creation)
    Smith, C.B., 1900-1961

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13 cm of textual records

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Campbell Bannerman Smith (1900-1961)was born in Ontario in 1900. He worked in a bank in his early years and in 1918 enlisted in the army. After his return from World War I he resumed his career at the bank until he was converted at Pentecostal revival services which he attended while visiting his family. He attended the Canadian Pentecostal Bible College in Winnipeg where he met his future wife, Beulah Argue, daughter of Rev. A.H. Argue. They married in 1927 and had four children, Catherine, George, David and Robert. Smith was ordained in 1928 and was pastor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from 1928 to 1931, serving as Saskatchewan District Superintendent in 1930. He was a pastor in Ottawa from 1933 to 1940 and was principal of the Eastern Pentecostal Bible College from 1940 to 1944. In 1944 he was elected General Superintendent of the PAOC and served in that position from 1945 until he resigned in 1952. At that time he accepted a position as pastor of a church in Victoria and was there until 1958 when he returned to Ontario and the presidency of the Eastern Pentecostal Bible College. C.B. Smith was killed in a car accident on December 30, 1961.

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The fonds consists of material which document C.B. Smith's career as a preacher and PAOC official. This material consists of personal correspondence, writings, and radio sermons. The personal correspondence relates mainly to Smith's work with the PAOC. The writings include handwritten reminiscences, articles written by him for "The Pentecostal Testimony", and the typed text of addresses. The radio sermons consist of typed transcripts. In some cases the radio sermons were reprinted in "The Pentecostal Testimony".

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PAOC Archives FileMaker Pro Database

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