On this date, March 1, 1534, William Farel preached for the first time in a church in Geneva. Never heard of William Farel? He was converted in France and became a preacher during the Reformation period.

Some in the Catholic church despised his teaching, so he always was the recipient of persecution, but he continued to preach. Historians tell us that his preaching and persecution inspired other notable leaders in the Reformation including John Calvin.

Preach on

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