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Harry John Bollback

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Born: 1925 AD
Currently alive, at 89 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Composers, Missionaries, Organist, Songwriter

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January 20th, 1925 - Born in Brooklyn, New York to Anthony and Anna Bollback.

 

1930s - Played piano with Jack Wyrtzen and they started the Word of Life Fellowship.

 

1940s - Joined the United States Marine Corp to fight in the Second World War.  He served on the Pacific front of the war.

 

1948 - Married Mildred Winkler.

 

1950 - Had a daughter, Linda.  This was followed by three other children: Larry (1952), Elizabeth (1956), and Suely (1959).

 

1950s - Went to Brazil as a missionary with Harold Reimer to reach the Xavante tribe.  Successful contact was made and missions work continued.

 

1957 - Founded Word of Life in Brazil.  He also was the director of the first Word of Life Bible Institute (which happened to be in Brazil) for 14 years.

 

1972 - Harry Bollback wrote The House that God Built about the life of Jack Wyrtzen and formation of Word of Life.  It has since been published and updated several times.

 

1976 - Harry Bollback wrote a musical for the bicentennial of the United States entitled "Let Freedom Ring."  He has also created other productions such as "Ring the Bells" and "The Passion Play."

 

Present - Still speaks for Word of Life events and plays the organ for the Word of Life Pep Band on the Word of Life Island Camp for Teens every summer.


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