Biographical Sketch of William L. Carrell

William L. Carrell is a native of Indiana. He grew up in Bloomington and was baptized into the church at 4th and Lincoln in that city. In military service he was sent to Japan in 1945 and 1946, and became interested in the evangelizing of that nation. Returning to the States he completed his college education at Abilene Christian College, and after preaching for a short while in Martinsville, Indiana, he and his wife Norma and their son, Stephen, went to Japan, in August of 1950. Except for brief visits to the U.S.A. they remained there until June of 1965. He is now preaching for the Fairlawn Church of Christ, 601 East 13th Street in Muncie, Indiana.

Besides establishing two congregations in Japan and helping with several others he wrote, had translated, and published a Bible correspondence course of 20 lessons. This course has been sent all over Japan to those requesting it, and has resulted in numerous baptisms. More than 20,000 have enrolled in it. It has also been translated into Chinese in Formosa, and into the principal language of the Philippines. One of its lessons was the first tract to be translated in the Thai language.

July 1967