Crouch, Austin 1870-1957

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CROUCH, Austin 1870-1957


Born July 13, 1870, in Carrolton, MO; died after a car crash, August 28, 1957, in Nashville, TN; son of Elbert Hildebrand and Adelaide (Newell) Crouch; married Arianna Hill, 1900 (deceased); married Myrtle Oldham, 1946. Education: Baylor University, A.B., 1898; attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1898-1900; Howard College (now Stanford University), M.A., 1906.


Ordained Baptist minister, 1893; pastor of Baptist churches in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas; Southern Baptist Convention, superintendent of church extension for Home Mission Board, then executive secretary-treasurer of executive committee, 1927-46; preacher and writer, 1946-57.


The Plan of Salvation, [Nashville, TN], 1924.

The Progress of the Christian Life, Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (Nashville, TN), 1949.

How Southern Baptists Do Their Work, Broadman Press (Nashville, TN), 1951.

Is Baptism Essential to Salvation?, 1953.

Also author of "The Bright Side of Death," Broadman Press (Nashville, TN), 1951.



Religious Leaders of America, 2nd edition, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1999.*