Bascom Ray Lakin (June 5,1901- March 15, 1984) was a Baptist pastor and evangelist.
On June 5, 1901, a baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lakin in a farmhouse on Big Hurricane Creek in the hill country of Wayne County, West Virginia. Mrs. Lakin had prayed for a 'preacher man' and had dedicated this baby to the Lord even before he was born. Lakin attended a one-room schoolhouse in West Virginia through the 4th grade.
Lakin was converted in a revival meeting at age 18 and baptized in Big Hurricane Creek. The minister who baptized him was the nephew of Devil Anse Hatfield, of the Hatfield-McCoy feud families. One week later, he preached his first sermon and soon after became a circuit preacher, riding a mule to country churches near the forks of the Big Sandy River.
Br. Lakin was ordained on May 28, 1921 at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church in Big Hurricane Creek, West Virginia. The moderator was Rev. J.C. Simpkins, the same preacher who baptized him and was also related to...
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