Harry Monroe - Pacific Garden Mission, Chicago

Harry MonroeWhen Col. Clarke died in 1892, mission convert Harry Monroe took over the helm of the Pacific Garden Mission, with Sarah Clarke remaining as the mission mother. Harry Monroe came to Chicago after being released in Detroit from a counterfeiting charge. He wandered into Pacific Garden Mission and was approached by Colonel Clarke at the end of the service. Monroe responded to the Savior and his life was changed. Soon after, Harry was given charge of the song services and helped make the mission hall alive with glad Gospel songs.

Monroe was a master at soul-winning, both in personally pointing individuals to the Lamb of God, and in calling out to those attending the mission's Gospel meetings. He also introduced the idea of the Gospel Wagon during Col. Clarkes days. From the horse-drawn wagon, workers preached, gave testimonies and sang the Gospel to people on the street.

Billy SundayOne of the fruits of his labors was a baseball player named Billy Sunday.   One never knows what God has for those that trust Jesus Christ!