Lykins (1800-1876) is the 19th essay in A Noble Company, volume 9.

18th Oct 2017

Though he [Johnston Lykins] had two separate careers, he kept the faith, and from the time he was converted until his missionary service ended, he was a dedicated servant of God to the Indian tribes he ministered to. He was drawn into a great deal of controversy from many sides, especially with his own Baptist brethren. This essay will emphasize one very important part of those battles, his suspension by his brethren from his Shawnee church for “creating a division,” which took years to finally conclude and give him vindication. This great controversy became a dominate part of his life as a missionary. --Gary W. Long