Alexander A. Boddy

Alexander A. Boddy (AA Boddy) was born in England 1854.

His father was an Anglican rector. He studied theology at Durham, and ordained by Bishop J B Lightfoot. He became vicar at Elwick sometime before becoming the vicar at All Saints' Parish Church, in Sunderland England in 1884 at the age of 32

He had a great passion for revival which was what got to meet Evan Roberts at Rhondda during the great Welsh Revival in 1904. He wanted to see first hand what was going on about 2-3 years later he then traveled to Norway (Christiania).

To meet with a Methodist Pastor who had claimed to be baptized in the Holy Ghost in NY. He was so taken by what he saw that he invited T B Barret to hold meetings at his church in Sunderland. The Sunderland Out pouring started in September 1907. He traveled the world going to places such as Canada, Egypt, Northern Africa, Palestine and Russia where he gained recognition in the Royal Geographical Society. It was his wife who laid hands on Smith Wigglesworth to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Boddy visited the mission after William Seymour's death.

This information provided by Betty Morales.


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