Top Ten Christians After The New Testament

Here’s My Top Ten List — My Top 10 Christians After The New Testament

1) Francis of Assisi (Italian Catholic who fell in love with Jesus and followed Him with abandon — I think in the 12th century).
2) George Fox (founder of the Quakers — The Society of Friends. Learned to hear God’s voice and wrote a Journal about His personal experiences with Jesus — I think in the 17th century).
3) Mother Teresa (Albanian born woman who ministered to the “poorest of the poor” on the streets of Calcutta, India in the 20th century).
4) William and Catherine Booth (founders of The Salvation Army. Boldly witnessed to prostitutes and alcoholics in East London in the 19th century).
5) William Seymour (led the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles from 1906-1911 that began the modern Pentecostal movement).
6) Meno Simons (founder of the Mennonites — major leader in the Anabaptist movement).
7) John Wesley (founder of the Methodists — a very powerful evangelist).
8) Charles H. Mason (founder of the Church of God in Christ, America’s second largest African American denomination).
9) Anthony the Great (began the monastic movement in both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches by moving into the Egyptian desert in the Fourth Century).
10) Watchman Nee (set up house churches and organic churches across China in the early 20th century. His teachings were published and sold widely in the USA. He died in a communist prison).

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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38 Responses to Top Ten Christians After The New Testament

  1. Thanks Steve. Watchman Nee tops my list but my all time favourite movie is Zeffirelli’s Brother Sun Sister Moon. I can’t sit through it dry-eyed. Wish someone would make a film of Nee’s life!

  2. Steve Simms says:

    I love Bro. Sun Sis. Moon! I’ve seen it more than 30 times. Everytime it touches me deeply. That movie is one reason Francis of Assisi is at the top of my list. I would love to see a Watchman Nee movie. Have you read his biography, “Against The Tide”?

    • Tobie van der Westhuizen says:

      I have. What an unbelievable blessing it was! Watchman Nee’s life has influenced so many Christians. I think Aganst the Tide would translate well to the big screen. I don’t think Nee would have been impressed, though. James Chen once said that Nee did not even want people to mention his name!

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  5. Steve Simms says:

    Tobie: Me too. I’ve thought that it would make a great movie about Watchman Nee. I love it that Nee wanted the Power and Presence of God to be known rather than his (Nee’s) name.

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