Samuel White Small
Captain (Chaplain), United States Army
A popular writer for the Atlanta Constitution, Samuel White Small was converted from a life of dissipation at a Sam Jones Meeting which he was assigned to cover for that newspaper (here pictured at age thirty-seven in 1888). He immediately distributed a message over Atlanta inviting all to the steps of Atlanta City Hall where most a most important news item would be announced. There he told of his conversion and of his dedication to sobriety and gospel service.
He became very popular with Sam as a co-evangelist.
Sam Small was asked (around 1927, when he was seventy-six) to write a mission
statement and statement of faith for the new college being built by Bob
Jones, Sr. (who then was thirty-nine). Though some have pressed for the
inclusion of Dispensationalism, not a word has been changed from
Sam Small's inscription , written, immediately, upon Bob Jones Sr.'s request,
on the back of an envelope. Hundreds of times a year, that Creed is repeated
in the Chapel and Worship services of Bob Jones University.
He was Andrew Johnsonís private secretary,
while Senator , and now has Johnsonís private papers. He was 27 years
of age, and intelligent, active and quite a self-satisfied young man. (He
afterwards became a famous revivalist.)
Posted: 17 April 2004 Updated: 3 October 2004 Updated: 6 November 2005 Updated: 12 November 2007
Photo By M. R. Patteson, 23 April 2004