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Figure Milton E. Merrill Dynamic Young Radio Minister, who Has Over 50,000 Listeners in Northern Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin Each Sunday Morning … A Successful Writer, Columnist, Teacher and Speaker … THE REDPATH BUREAU Fisher Building Chicago 4, Illinois Phone: Harrison 7-8723 THE REDPATH BUREAU HOWARD HIGGINS 507 Rockingham Street Rochester 20, New York Telephone: Hillside 5-1747 Milton E. Merrill Dynamic Young Radio Minister, Writer, Columnist, Teacher and Successful Speaker MILTON MERRILL is known far and wide as Northern Illinois' popular young radio minister. More than that, he is the able and dynamic pastor of Freeport's First Methodist Church, which has had an increase of 50% in membership since he came there two years ago. Its financial support also has tripled. He was called to Freeport from Dundee, Ill., where he doubled the membership of the Methodist Church in a matter of four years. That's why Freeport went after him and got him. On the platform he is an immediate success. Station WFRL of Freeport broadcasts his sermon each Sunday morning to an audience of over 50,000 listeners in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. His radio listeners say: HE TALKS WITH CONVICTION, HE TAKES YOU WITH HIM, HE PUNCHES HOME HIS MEANING, GIVES A BIG LIFT. And much more. A graduate of Temple University of Philadelphia, founded by Russell Conwell, Milton Merrill was singularly inspired by the spirit and philosophy of this noted preacher, speaker, educator and humanitarian. Conwell's great lecture, Acres of Diamonds, actually built the university. From the 1870's, over a period of fifty years, he gave this lecture more than 6,000 times to audiences all over America. He not only inspired them, but raised $1,000,000 for his university and other institutions in Philadelphia. Milton Merrill did social settlement work in Philadelphia, while a student at Temple University, at Friend's Neighborhood Guild and Friendship House. He also was program director at Kensington Boys' Center in Philadelphia. During the time he was at Garrett Institute, Northwestern University, from which he graduated in 1951, he was pastor-director of the Lincoln Institutional Church of Chicago. That brought him face to face with racial and other social problems of Chicago's South Side and Skid Row on Chicago's West Side. At present Milton Merrill is contributing writer to the adult publications of David C. Cook Publishing Company, where his articles and sermonettes reach a church public of more than 200,000. As a speaker, Mr. Merrill is known for his incisive, direct, and thought-provoking approach. His talks are leavened with humor and there is never a let down. LECTURE SUBJECTS AMERICA'S FRONTIERS TODAY America must not defeat herself. Forces of indifference, intolerance and injustice cause nations to collapse from within rather than from without. HALFWAY IS NOT ENOUGH A frank and helpful talk on love, marriage and the family. What is necessary to make a marriage succeed? Defining good family relationships. TAKING THE ROAD BACK Staging a comeback from the defeats of life. Helping people on Skid Row, mental institutions and the story of his own recovery from physical illness. SHAPING THE SAPLING Why youth goes wrong with particular emphasis on what the individual, family and community can do about it. Practical suggestions. SOME RECENT COMMENTS Moline, Ill., Blackhawk Division Illinois Education Association, O. Ruth Spencer: As a pinch hitter he was certainly a success. He not only gave us much food for thought, but did so to the satisfaction of the audience. Elgin, Ill., Kiwanis Club, Carlton C. Rogers: One of the finest talks given in recent years. Thought provoking, enlightening, humorous. Savanna, Ill., Methodist Men's Club: Excellent from the beginning of his address to the end. His delivery is clear, content interesting. His stories are always appropriate and hit the point. WFRL, Freeport, Ill., Vincent S. Barker, General Manager: Has the ability to hold the interest of his audience. An inspired speaker, who is much above the average. Freeport, Ill., Journal Standard, Grace L. Barnett, Religious Editor: Commands attention. Is personable and alert. Speaks without excess verbiage. Washington, D. C., Horological Institute of America, Harold Herron: His stories are like windows through which one sees human experience enacted. Depth of insight into unusual problems of adjustment. Freeport High School, L. E. Mensenkamp, Principal: I heartily recomend him as a challenging and helpful speaker. He gave us a stimulating and inspiring baccalaureate sermon. His radio broadcasts are listened to regularly by many people.
|Title||Milton E. Merrill|
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|Personal Name Subject||Merrill, Milton E.|
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