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On This Day (January 23): F.F. Bosworth Dies of Heart Attack

He was at home with his family in Miami, Fla.

By Roscoe Barnes III
Author, F.F. Bosworth: The Man Behind Christ the Healer
Copyright (c) 2019

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Fred Francis Bosworth


NOTE: New information has come to light on F.F. Bosworth’s cause of death. For more information, please see, “F.F. Bosworth’s Death Certificate” and "B.B. Bosworth’s Death Certificate.”



On January 23, 1958, F.F. Bosworth died of a heart attack in his home in Miami, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 81.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, in Miami Gospel Tabernacle, with burial in Woodlawn Park. Arrangements were handled by Bess Memorial Mortuary.

Bosworth's brother, B.B. Bosworth, died on Feb. 17, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Both of the brothers had suffered from diabetes, according to their family and members of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

In the April 1958 issue of World-Wide Revival, David J. Du Plessis wrote a moving tribute to Bosworth, whom he considered a "faithful pioneer." He suggested, "Thousands of Christians of all denominations throughout the world will miss the well-known evangelist, author, and Bible teacher."

Du Plessis, who became known as "Mr. Pentecost," gave a brief overview of Bosworth's life history. He underscored a number of his successful healing campaigns:

In the 1920’s one of the largest Bosworth campaigns was conducted in Ottawa, Canada, where the large civic auditorium seating 11,000 persons was filled nightly to capacity. During this Ottawa revival many miracles of healing took place in answer to the prayer of faith. Many vehicles were employed, automobiles, ambulances, and even hearses, to bring the sick and afflicted on stretchers to the services. Further large and successful campaigns included New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, and other cities.

Bosworth's wife, Florence, and their four children, were with him when he passed, according to Du Plessis. He wrote it was estimated that more than a million people came to Christ through Bosworth's ministry.


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