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Here are brief identifications, listed alphabetically, of people associated with the campaign in one way or another. Below, the phrase “the Committee” refers to the Christ for Greater Los Angeles Committee.

Ida May Adams -- Los Angeles municipal judge who was also a very public supporter of the meetings.


Billie Barrows -- Pianist and wife of Cliff Barrows.


Cliff Barrows -- Song leader, master of ceremonies, member of the Billy Graham evangelistic team; appears briefly in the film The Canvas Cathedral.


Fletcher Bowron -- Mayor of Los Angeles in 1949. He made a brief statement supporting the meetings when they started.


Bill and Vonette Bright -- Served as counselors for converts during the campaign. The Brights later founded Campus Crusade for Christ.


Alice Brooks -- Secretary for the Committee.


Wilmos Cshey -- Concert violinist who performed several times during the first week weeks of the meetings.


Mrs. Cshey -- Pianist during the first three weeks of the meetings.


Lloyd Doctor -- Public relations officer for the local branch of the Salvation Army who also helped publicize the meetings.


Ellen (Collins) Elsner -- Part of a duet with her sister Kay who sang several times during the campaign. They sing a duet in the film, The Canvas Cathedral.


Louis Evans, Sr. -- Pastor of Hollywood Presbyterian Church, friend of Graham’s and a prominent supporter of the meetings.


Paul Finkenbinder -- Missionary to El Salvador who visited the meetings while he was in Los Angeles.


Hazel Fleek -- Hired by the Committee to supervise the follow-up of the 1949 campaign.


Harvey L. Fritts -- Local television star who played Colonel Zack on the Out Wickenburg Way show. His conversion during the meetings received publicity in the papers.


Charles Fuller -- Evangelist, radio preacher on The Old Fashioned Revival Hour, founder of Fuller Theological Seminary, a prominent supporter of the meetings.


Edwin O. Garver -- Pastor of a community church in Yucca valley; took a leave of absence to serve as a counselor and night watchman in the campaign tent.


Armin Gesswein -- Led prayer ministry with J. Edwin Orr for the campaign for nine months before the first meeting; had also been holding regular non-denominational prayer meetings for clergy in the Los Angeles area for years before the 1949 campaign.


Pearl Goode -- One of a group of about fifty Christians who came regularly to the Tent before the evening service to pray for the meetings. Later she independently visited Billy Graham meetings all around the country to pray for them.


Billy Graham -- Independent evangelist, vice president of Youth for Christ, president of Northwestern Schools of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and evangelist for the Christ for Greater Los Angeles Committee’s 1949 city-wide campaign in Los Angeles. Appears as the principle speaker in the film, The Canvas Cathedral.


J. H. Hamblen -- Methodist minister, father of Stuart Hamblen. Gave a sermon during the service on November 7th.


Stuart Hamblen -- Prominent radio personality in Los Angeles. He gave the meetings publicity on his program, including having Graham as a guest. His conversion during the meetings received a great deal of newspaper publicity. Referred to briefly in the film, The Canvas Cathedral.


Mildred Hopkins -- Staff member of the Navigators Christian organization who also served as a volunteer counselor to converts during the meetings.


Claude C. Jenkins -- Executive secretary of the Committee.


Rediar Kelland -- Director of Child Evangelism for southern California, assisted with children’s work during the meetings. A rally for children was held every Saturday morning during the campaign. More than 1300 children made decisions for Christ.


Kerney Kegan -- Sang during the campaign. Pastor of the Temple Baptist Church.


Al Mallicoat -- Narrator for the film, The Canvas Cathedral.


Lionel Mayell -- Member of the Committee.


Roy McKeown -- Youth for Christ vice president for the west coast, member of the Committee.


Henrietta Mears -- Bible teacher and very influential lay Christian leader at the Hollywood Presbyterian Church. Founder of the Hollywood Christian Group, a Bible study for movie industry people. Graham spoke to this group before the campaign and many members were active participants in the meetings.


I. A. “Daddy” Moon -- Was in charge of the training of counselors and of the actual counseling of converts at many of the Committee’s events, including the 1949 campaign.


Elsie Dean Morphis -- Pianist.


Hugh Murchison -- Member of the Committee.


Wilbur Nelson -- Sang during the campaign. Pastor of Huntington Park Grace Church.


J. Edwin Orr -- Led prayer efforts around the city for the campaign before the meetings and continued in active support during the meetings.


Kenneth Overstreet -- Teenager who was converted at the meeting. Later he was an executive with Youth for Christ.


Jack Ranes -- Frequently led singing during Sunday services.


Jane Russell -- Movie actress who was a member of the Hollywood Christian Group and frequently attended the meetings and supported the campaign.


William L. R. Schofield -- Insurance agent; member of the Committee, in charge of properties and making sure the tents were in good condition; was Jim Vaus’s counselor at the service where he gave his life to Christ.


George Beverly Shea -- Member of Graham’s evangelistic team and soloist at each service. He usually sang three to five hymns each service, the last one immediately preceding Graham’s message. Member of the Billy Graham evangelistic team. Appears briefly in the film, The Canvas Cathedral.


Bob Shuler -- Pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church and a supporter of the campaign.


Jack Shuler -- Evangelist, son of Bob Shuler. Jack Shuler had been the speaker at earlier evangelistic meetings of the Committee.


Betty Skinner -- Staff member of the Navigators Christian organization who also served as a volunteer counselor to converts during the meetings.


Clifford A. Smith -- Garment manufacturer; president of the Committee (also sometimes referred to as the chairman); has a brief message on the film, The Canvas Cathedral.


Kay (Collins) Stewart -- Part of a duet with her sister Ellen who sang several times during the campaign. They sing a duet in the film, The Canvas Cathedral.


James Sowell -- Pastor of the McCartney Memorial Christian Church and supporter of the meetings.


Harry Straub -- Oral surgeon; treasurer of the Committee.


Colleen Townsend -- Hollywood starlet who was involved with the Hollywood Christian Group and regularly attended the meetings.


Dawson Trotman -- Founder of the Navigators, active participant in the meetings' counseling and follow-up efforts.


Charles Turner -- Soloist at several of the services. Also a member of the Haven of Rest Quartet.


Jim Vaus -- Electronics technician and petty criminal, working as a wiretapper for both the Los Angeles police department and underworld figure Mickey Cohen. He was converted during the 1949 fall meeting and became a Christian minister who worked with troubled youth. Referred to briefly in the film, The Canvas Cathedral.


Ben Weiss -- High school principal; member of the Committee, assistant to I. A. Moon in supervising the counseling; after a sickness in Mr. Moon’s family, was in charge of the counseling for the rest of the campaign.


Loren J. Whitney -- Organist.


Grady Wilson -- Associate evangelist (left after the first three weeks to lead another campaign elsewhere).


T. W. Wilson -- Graham’s assistant at Northwestern Schools and an evangelist in his own right; assisted in many ways during the meetings.


Lawrence Young -- Printer; vice-president of the Committee.


Louis Zamperini -- Olympic athlete. His conversion during the meetings got a great deal of publicity. Referred to in the film, The Canvas Cathedral.

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