Jerry Butler (born Jerry Butler Jr., December 8, 1939, Sunflower, Mississippi) is an American soul singer and songwriter. He is also noted as being the original lead singer of the R&B vocal group, The Impressions, as well as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Butler is also an American politician. He serves as a Commissioner for Cook County, Illinois, having first been elected in 1985. As a member of this 17-member county board, he chairs the Health and Hospitals Committee, and serves as Vice Chair of the Construction Committee. The mid 1950s had a profound impact on Butler’s life. He grew up poor, having lived in Chicago’s Cabrini Green housing complex. Music and the church provided solace from a city that was as segregated as those in the Deep South. He performed in a church choir with Curtis Mayfield. As a teenager, Butler sang in a gospel quartet called Northern Jubilee Gospel Singers, along with Mayfield. Mayfield, a guitar player, became the lone instrumentalist for the six-member Roosters group, which later became The Impressions. Inspired by Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers, the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, and the Pilgrim Travelers, getting into the music industry seemed inevitable. Butler’s younger brother, Billy Butler, also had a career in the music industry. Butler wrote the song “For Your Precious Love” (which is ranked #327 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time) and wanted to record a disc. Looking …
in 1948 the WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES gathered together in order to fight injustice and HIV and do many other nice things and all together lose the main point of the gospel (nearly all christian denominations are actually under this umbrella and dont even know it) why does it matter ?? because they at some point control what churches say and what not say…. yes , very scary in 1962 The Same Pope, who in his own doctrine, and Chatecism Says that “outside of the Catholic church there is no salvation” and at the same time invites many top leaders of many different religions to gather together in order to create some kind of peace and they all came and worshipped their own god and the pope says they are all worshipping the same god and they all dont seem to mind make sense? nope! thats why I call it Illogical and whats worse is that he also happens to be one the most powerful people in the world, and wants to control it as well. In order to do this he among many others must eliminate approximately 90% of the earths population and start his anti christ church and lead the world in a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT AND ONE WORLD RELIGION this is why I am telling you this, so when it does happen that ye might then believe, and turn to the LORD JESUS CHRIST in true repentance amen
The Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church was the predecessor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It existed for over a century (1860-1962) and was the largest organization ever founded by Swedish-Americans, as well as the largest of the Swedish-American denominations. In terms of literary output, Swedish-Americans were among the most productive of ethnic groups within North America during the nineteenth and twentieth century. They founded newspapers and magazines, established publishing houses, published books, founded literary societies and interest groups, and recorded their memories and aspirations.
In The Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Print, author Virginia P. Follstad has identified over 320 periodicals published by the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, its agencies, and by various institutions related to it. First naming these journals, magazines, and newspapers, the book then explains their contents, when and by whom they were published, and where materials are located in libraries and archives in the U.S., Canada, and Sweden.
Anyone doing research on Swedish-American history and culture, the history of the Lutheran Church in the U.S. and Canada, Swedish-American church history more broadly, and particularly the history and inner life of the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church will find this volume an exceedingly generous and helpful guide.