Eyewitnesses

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This article contains the facts, history, and stories of a number of people who were present in William Branham's meetings. Click on the picture or the name for the full article.

Eyewitnesses

Billy Paul Branham was born in 1935 to William and Hope Branham. Billy Paul accompanied his father on healing campaigns across the United States, Canada, Africa, and India. Billy Paul became the vice-president of Voice of God Recordings, Inc. in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Click here to read more from a sermon recorded in Canada in 1989.

Roy Davis wrote "I am the minister who received Brother Branham into the first Pentecostal assembly he ever frequented. I baptized him, and was his pastor for some two years." Roy Davis was also a leader in the K.K.K.

Fred Sothmann moved to Jeffersonville in 1959, and was granted the sole rights to reproduce William Branham's recorded sermons in 1962 by the William Branham Evangelistic Association. He was with William Branham hunting in Arizona in March 1963. Fred Sothmann believed that William Branham was God the Father, and that people should pray in William Branham's name.

F.F. Bosworth was a minister who began his ministry under Alexander Dowie, and ended his ministry with William Branham. F.F. Bosworth was over 70 when he met William Branham, but soon joined him in his various domestic and African campaigns. It was not until after Ern Baxter resigned as William Branham's campaign manager, and after F.F. Bosworth's death in 1958 that William Branham began focusing on the teaching a prophetic side of his ministry.

Ern Baxter was a minister who accompanied William Branham on many campaigns between 1947 and 1953 and acted as his campaign manager. William Branham's meetings were often called the Baxter-Branham meetings, as Ern Baxter would preach before the healing service. Ern Baxter disagreed with many of William Branham's doctrines.

Leo Mercer was one of two men in charge of recording William Branham's sermons (one of two 'tape boys'). He went on the lead "The Park", which was a gathering of Message Believers in Prescott Arizona. He was accused of homosexuality by Lee Vayle, and accused of molesting and abusing children at The Park in testimony given in the Supreme Court of California.

T. L. Osborn first heard William Branham speak in 1947, after which he and his wife Daisy were inspired to begin their own miracle-ministry in 1949 (OSBORN Ministries International, based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma). T.L. Osborn spoke at William Branham's memorial service in 1966, but disagreed with many of his doctrines.

Daisy Osborn first heard William Branham speak in 1947, after which she and her husband were inspired to begin their own miracle-ministry in 1949 (OSBORN Ministries International, based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma).

Doug McHughes first attended one of William Branham's meetings in 1947. In 1964 Doug's friend Roy Borders introduced him to William Branham and he was invited to go hunting with William Branham in Arizona in 1964.

Brother Marathai was born and raised a Brahmin Hindu. He became a Christian when he heard an unknown street preacher quote John 3:16. Brother Marathai had a seat on the platform when William Branham preachd in India, where he was able to witness the events that occurred only feet away. Click here to read more.

Sydney Jackson was born in South Africa in 1900 to a family of English descent. He attended several of William Branham's meetings in South Africa in 1951, and invited William Branham to return on a hunting expedition in Southern Africa in 1965. Click here to read more.

Bud Southwick was a hunting guide in northern British Columbia. He led William Branham on both of his hunting trips in British Columbia in 1961 and 1965. Click here to read more.

Joe Riley was a hunting guide who took William Branham and their sons hunting for cougar. Joe Riley attended many of William Branham's services between 1947 and 1965. Click here to read excerpts from a video of Joe Riley recorded in 2001.

Herbert Graef was a deacon in William Branham's tent meetings in Karlsruhe, Germany from August 12th to August 19th 1955. Click here to read the testimony written by Herbert only a few months before he passed away in 2006.

Pearry Green was ordained as a minister by William Branham on November 21, 1965, and was the Pastor of Tuscon Tabernacle for many years. Pearry Green accompanied William Branham on various hunting trips, and located and released the "Deepe Calls To the Deep" video of William Branham. Click here to read more.

Tom Brown travelled with his wife Marilyn to many of William Branham's meetings in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and witnessed many miracles in these meetings. They also spent some time with William and Meda Branham, and their daughters were friends with the Branham daughters. Tom Brown's father-in-law, Bill Dauch, was a friend of William Branham, and is mentioned in various sermons of William Branham.

Leonard Bergen was asked by a minister to act as an usher during one meeting that William Branham held in the late 1940s in Saskatchewan. It was while acting as an usher in the meeting that Leonard witnessed the healing of a crippled boy and a lady with a hunch-back. Click here to read these stories.

David Lunsford's Pastor encouraged his congregation to attend Rev. William Branham's meetings. In 1961, at the age of 19, David and five of his friends went to one of Rev. William Branham's meetings. At the end of the service he witnessed several miraculous healings. David's father, Jack Lunsford, and a family friend named Gene Hamby were later healed during one of William Branham's meetings in 1963.

Jack Moore was a Pentecostal minister in Shreveport, Louisiana, co-founder of the "Voice of Healing" magazine, and director of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International. Jack Moore acted as manager for William Branham's evangelistic campaigns in 1947 until Gordon Lindsay took over as manager. The 13th Chapter of Gordon Lindsay's book "William Branham - A Man Sent From God", was written by Jack Moore.

Julius Stadsklevjoined William Branham during a 10 week missionary trip in South Africa during October through December of 1951. In 1952 Julius Stadsklev published a book entitled "William Branham, A Prophet Visits South Africa" in which he described many of his first-hand experiences, and included numerous photographs, newspaper clippings, and written testimonies of the people who were healed during these meetings.

Gordon Lindsay was the pastor at a church in Ashland, Oregon until he resigned this position in 1947 to become William Branham's campaign manager. He began the Voice of Healing magazine in 1948, and documented William Branham's life story and miraculous campaigns in a book titled "A Man Sent From God."

Sunder Rao was present at William Branham's meetings in Bombay, India. He witnessed William Branham calling people out of the crowd by name, diagnosing their diseases, with the people confirming that both were correct.

Damayanti Anchan was 8 years old when she attended William Branham’s meetings in Bombay in 1954. Her mother, Grace Mabin, was also present at these meetings. Click here to read their testimonies.

David Mamalis spent much of his life transcribing the sermons of William Branham, and referencing paragraphs from these sermons to scriptures in the Bible. He first heard William Branham speak in California in 1961. He moved from California to Arizona after hearing William Branham preach "Choosing of a Bride" in L.A. in 1965.

India Interviews collected by Rev. Samuel Shinde of people who were in attendance at William Branham's meetings in India.

Generation book is a collection of 39 testimonies of people who were witnesses to William Branham's ministry. Compiled by Angela Smith, William Branham's granddaughter, this book was published in 2006 and is available from www.onlybelieve.com.

Ernest Fandler migrated from Switzerland to California before the great depression, and then moved up to Alaska looking for gold. He attended William Branham's meetings in Edmonton, Chicago, and Wisconson, and paid two men to lie on their prayer cards. He is possibly the man that William Branham called The Man from Windsor.

Gene Norman was hunting with William Branham in March 1963 when a blast went off. He said, "I hunted, oh, probably about a half hour, and that blast went off. ...When I looked up I seen two long streaks like, ah, like a plane leaving a trail."


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