The papers of Frances Ure (1890-1987) provide insight into the role of women in the Pentecostal movement. Ure grew up in Pittsburgh
and received her theological training from Washington Female Seminary in 1910. She was converted through the ministry of Dr.
S.M. Zweemer, a Dutch Reformed Missionary. She established a congregation on Long Island and became its pastor. She also served
as pastor of Farmingdale Gospel Church, which was a branch of the Pittsburgh Bible Institute. Later she left that ministry
in order develop teacher training classes. She taught classes for Sunday school teachers in many Assemblies of God and Open
Bible Standard Churches.
The collection of this itinerant Pentecostal evangelist includes teaching outlines, sermons notes, church bulletins, advertisements
of upcoming meetings, poems (a few of which are published), financial and medical records. Also part of the collection are
the wartime correspondence and military medals of Ure's father, Walter Ure, who served in the Union Army as a physician during
the Civil War.
Best known for her popular Personal Evangelism courses, Frances McClelland Ure (1890-1987) was born in Allegheny, now the
Northside section of Pittsburgh, in 1890 to Walter Ure, a Scottish immigrant and his wife Margaret Grove Ure. She was ordained
as a pastor in the church which she established on Long Island, Farmingdale Gospel Church, a branch of the Pittsburg Bible
Institute. There was a mention at her farewell when she left Farmingdale that she would be going as a missionary to Belgian
Congo for five years. Returned from missionary service in the Belgian Congo, she took up her primary ministry - training in
personal evangelism. She taught classes for Sunday school teachers in many Assemblies of God and Open Bible Standard Churches,
specializing in Personal Evangelism. She was a well-recognized teacher in this field, highly recommended by many prominent
ministers and traveled all over the country offering her courses
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