William Ashley Sunday Net Worth

William Ashley Sunday Net Worth is
$11 Million

William Ashley Sunday Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

William Ashley "Billy" Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century.Born into poverty in Iowa, Sunday spent some years at the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home before working at odd jobs and playing for local running and baseball teams. His speed and agility provided him the opportunity to play baseball in the major leagues for eight years, where he was an average hitter and a good fielder known for his base-running.Converted to evangelical Christianity in the 1880s, Sunday left baseball for the Christian ministry. He gradually developed his skills as a pulpit evangelist in the Midwest and then, during the early 20th century, he became the nation's most famous evangelist with his colloquial sermons and frenetic delivery. Sunday held widely reported campaigns in America's largest cities, and he attracted the largest crowds of any evangelist before the advent of electronic sound systems. He also made a great deal of money and was welcomed into the homes of the wealthy and influential. Sunday was a strong supporter of Prohibition, and his preaching likely played a significant role in the adoption of the Eighteenth Amendment in 1919.Despite questions about his income, no scandal ever touched Sunday. He was sincerely devoted to his wife, who also managed his campaigns, but his three sons disappointed him. His audiences grew smaller during the 1920s as Sunday grew older, religious revivals became less popular, and alternative sources of entertainment appeared. Nevertheless, Sunday continued to preach and remained a stalwart defender of conservative Christianity until his death.

Date Of BirthNovember 19, 1862
Died1935-11-06
Place Of BirthStory County, Iowa, U.S.
ProfessionMiscellaneous Crew
SpouseHelen Thompson Sunday
Star SignScorpio
#Quote
1Look into the preaching Jesus did and you will find it was aimed straight at the big sinners on the front seats.
2Churches don't need new members half so much as they need the old bunch made over.
3I'm against sin. I'll kick it as long as I've got a foot, and I'll fight it as long as I've got a fist. I'll butt it as long as I've got a head. I'll bite it as long as I've got a tooth. And when I'm old and fistless and footless and toothless, I'll gum it till I go home to Glory and it goes home to perdition!
4If you want to drive the devil out of the world, hit him with a cradle instead of a crutch.
5Let's quit fiddling with religion and do something to bring the world to Christ.

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jordan Is a Hard Road1915technical advisor - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Billy Sunday, the Evangelist1915Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The American Future: A History2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Culture Shock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Moving Picture Boys in the Great War1975DocumentaryHimself - speaking to troops (uncredited)
This Was Yesterday1954Documentary shortHimself
The Golden Twenties1950DocumentaryHimself

Known for movies

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