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Brief Chronology of Events in the Life of Lorne Charles Sanny



November 22, 1920

Born in Granville, Iowa to Charles and Emma (Schumaker) Sanny, one of four children

1938-1940

Earned an Associate of Arts degree at Modesto Junior College, California

1939

Accepted Jesus Christ as saviour while a student at Modesto Junior College

1939

Organized Christian students group in Modesto, California

1940-1944

Earned a general diploma at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, California. Met Dawson Trotman while attending Biola.

1940

President of Northern California Independent Baptist Mt. Hermon Bible Conference, California

ca. 1940

Ordained as a minister in the General Association of Regular Baptists

1941

Joined staff of The Navigators

June 13, 1943

Married Lucille Constance Brooks. They had six children: Thomas, Beverly, Charles, Cheryl, Jean and Judith.

1944-1947

Navigators area representative in Seattle, Washington

1948-1956

Vice president of the Navigators

1950-1956

Seconded to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to assist in developing their plan for counseling and follow-up

1955

Published Helping Others Find Christ

1956-1986

President and general director of the Navigators

1957

Published The Art of Personal Witnessing

1962

Published How to Spend a Day in Prayer

1972

Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Talbot Theological Seminary

1975

Published Marks of a Disciple

1980

Published Self-Help Bible Studies: Your Decision - and Lessons on Assurance

1986-1993

Chairman of the board of the United States board of directors of the Navigators. Sanny continued to work with Navigators as an advisor and fund raiser after retiring from this post.

1987

Named Christian Manager of the Year by the Christian Management Association

2004

Named Discipler of the Year by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

March 28, 2005

Died of complications from pneumonia

 

Was a member boards of many Christian and secular organizations, including Campus Crusade for Christ, OC Ministries, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Executive Counseling, the National Educators Fellowship, International Christians, Inc., the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy.

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Wheaton College 2005