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J. Frank Norris
Born in 1877, died in 1952.

     The pastor of the First Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas for forty-four years until his death. He was controversial during his entire ministry.

     There have been seven major biographies written about him, both favorable and unfavorable.

A Picture of E. Y. Mullins - J. B. Gambrell - J. Frank Norris

"My First Meeting of J. Frank Norris"
By Louis Entzminger

Some books about J. Frank Norris:
Entzminger, Louis. The J. Frank Norris I have Known for 34 Years. No publishing information.
Tatum, E. Ray, Conquest or Failure. Dallas: Texas Historical Foundation, 1966.
Falls, Roy E. A Biography of J. Frank Norris, 1877-1952. No publishing information, 1975.
Norris, J. Frank. Inside History of First Baptist Church Fort Worth. New York: Garland Publishing, 1988.
Hankins, Barry. God’s Rascal. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 1996.
McBeth, Leon. Texas Baptist: A Sesquicentennial History. Dallas: Bibleway Publishers, 1998.
[This list compiled by Andrew Hunt.]


A new book, 2021: In the Name of God by O. S. Hawkins - The Colliding Lives, Legends and Legacies of J. Frank Norris and George W. Truett.

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