|Walter L. Wilson, M.D. (1881-1969) was an American medical doctor, salesman, businessman, preacher, and soul-winner. He recorded many of his remarkable experiences in a series of books to instruct and encourage others in the great work of spreading the Gospel. Contemporary of Harry Ironside, M. R. DeHaan, L. S. Chafer, and Oswald J. Smith.|
|1881||Born in Aurora, Indiana, United States (May 27).|
|1896||Converted to Christ at age of 15.|
|1899-1904||Graduated from high school.
Attended University Medical College of Kansas City; because he was color blind, had to take additional year of training at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago.
Worked part-time in tent-making business of future father-in-law.
|1904||Married Marion Baker (Jan 6).
Received medical degree and license.
Begins medical career in Webb City, Missouri.
|1905||Returned to Kansas City, Missiouri, at request of his seriously ill father-in-law and went into tent-making business full-time; part-time doctor.|
|1920||Helped organize Central Bible Hall (name changed to Central Bible Church), in Kansas City, Missouri, and served as pastor, 1920-1961.|
|1924||Began radio program at WOQ in Kansas City, and later WDAF, Kansas City which lasted about 15 years until 1938.|
|1932||Co-founded and first president of Kansas City Bible Institute (name changed to Kansas City Bible College in 1935).|
|1948||Helped start Flagstaff Mission to the Navajo in southwestern United States.|
|1961||Midwest Bible College and Kansas City Bible College merged to form Calvary Bible College; served as president, 1938-1945.|
|1962||Mrs. Marion Wilson dies (Sept 25).|
|1964||Dr. Wilson married Ruth Selders (Jan 10).|
|1969||Dr. Wilson suffered a stroke and died in Kansas City, Missouri (May 24).|
Compiled by Stephen Ross for WholesomeWords.org 2012.