History of the Restoration Movement

Ermon Benjamin Bain


Preachers Of Today 1964 Entry

Box 242, Moulton, Ala.; PHONE: (205) 320-8317;


BIRTH: Town Creek, Ala., Dec. 16, 1915;

BAPTIZED BY: Chester A. Hunnicutt, April 13. 1946;

WIFE: Nancy Jay Dillingham.

Married: Jan. 1, 1939;

CHILDREN: Sally Ann Cunningham, 23, Brenda Jane Petty, 19, Donna Marie, 14, Nancy Loweeda, 5;

BEGAN PREACHING: Near Florence, Ala., 1947;

TRAINING: Received Bible Training at Freed-Hardeman and Harding School of Bible and Religion;

CHURCHES SERVED: Littleville, Ala., 1948-49, Valdosta, Tuscumbia, Ala., 1949-52. Phil Campbell. Ala., 1952-55. Oakland, Ala,, 1955-56. Main Street. Moulton. Ala. 1956-61;

REFERENCES: T. M. Willingham. Tuscumbia, Ala., John C. Hardin, Moulton, Ala.;

PERMANENT CONTACT: Mrs. Bill Pettey, Rt. 1, Trinity, Ala.;

OTHER FACTS: A partner and General Manager of Radio Station WLCB, Moulton, Ala. One Debate. Associate evangelist with Jack Fogarty in tent evangelism. Meetings in other countries: Ontario, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, Balboa and Gatun, Canal Zone, Cilibre,
Almirante, Changuinola, Republic of Panama, Puerto Cortes, San Jose, Costa Rico, Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic, Maracaibo.
Venezuela and Kingston, Jamaica.

Source: Preachers of Today Volume 3, 1964 ed., Gospel Advocate Company, page 17.

Note: This is a timed piece. Some of those enlisted as living may be now deceased.

Gospel Advocate Obituary

Ermon B. Bain was born Dec. 16, 1915, in Town Creek, Ala., and died in Huntsville, Ala., March 1, at age 79.

Bain became a Christian while working as a radio repairman in North Carolina.

He married Nancy Dillingham while in the Carolinas.

Bain received Bible training at Freed-Hardeman University and Harding Graduate School.

He began preaching in 1947 and worked in several congregations in Alabama.

While serving the church in Moulton, Ala., Bain became part owner and general manager of radio station WLCB.

Following his work in Moulton, he joined Jack Fogarty in tent evangelism, conducting evangelistic campaigns in the United States and Canada during the summer and in the Caribbean during the winter.

With the help of brethren in Texas, they used a tent that was equipped with a baptistry and that could seat 5,000. Their largest estimated audience was 10,000. Eventually they took the tent to the Caribbean, where it has remained.

It was in the Caribbean that Bain did his greatest work for the Lord. In 1967, he and Fogarty began Caribbean Christian College in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Although the school closed, there is hardly an island in the Caribbean with a congregation that doesn't have a preacher who was trained there.

Bain began publishing the Caribbean Evangelist in 1979 and continued it for more than 10 years.

Bain suffered with Huntington's Disease during the final years of his life.

Source: Gospel Advocate, June, 1995, page 49.

Note: This is a timed piece. Some of those enlisted as living may be now deceased.

Directions To Grave

Ermon Benjamin and Nancy D. Bain are buried in the Moulton, Alabama Municipal Cemetery. The Cemetery is located just off Hwy. 157 in Moulton. Head southeast on Main St. and the cemetery will be on your right. Go into the second entrance and begin looking to your left. The BAIN monument is about the third from the end of the first section.

GPS Location
34.495387, -87.284734

Ermon B. - December 16, 1915 - March 1, 1995
Nancy D. - February 12, 1916 - September 28, 1974
The Does All Things Well

Photos Taken 02.05.2015
Webpage produced 06.06.2016
Courtesy Of Scott Harp

Special Recognition: Thanks to C. Wayne Kilpatrick for helping in the location of the Bain family plot.


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