By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ (ANS – May 23, 2017) — On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the day that would have been her 98th birthday; Verna May Linzey was posthumously named a “Lifetime Achiever” by Marquis Who’s Who. The award is the “Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award,” named after the founder of Marquis Who’s Who.
Dr. Linzey has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the field of religious services.
Verna May Linzey is a celebrated Marquis Who’s Who biographee. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, says that it is proud to name Dr. Linzey a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Linzey celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field.
A respected and long-standing figure in her profession and community, Verna May Hall Linzey (May 17, 1919 – November 11, 2016) was the chief editor of the New Tyndale Version Bible translation, and translator for the book of Proverbs in the Modern English Version Bible translation. She was the author of The Baptism with the Holy Spirit, which earned her the “Best Non-Fiction of the Year” award from the San Diego Christian Writers’ Guild. Verna Linzey also authored Gifts of the Spirit, as well as Spirit Baptism, and was co-editor of Baptism in the Spirit. She hosted “The Holy Spirit Today” and “The Word with Dr. Verna Linzey” television programs and radio programs.
In addition to her status as a Lifetime Achiever, Dr. Linzey has previously received the Leader of the Year Award at the Heritage Foundation in 2011 and a Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor of Escondido, California in 2001. Dr. Linzey was also previously honored with a Congressional Proclamation establishing “Reverend Dr. Verna May Linzey Day” on April 29, 2001. Furthermore, Dr. Linzey has been a featured listee in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.
During the past 80 years, Dr. Linzey has conducted crusades across the United States and the world, including a crusade to Haiti in 2013, when she spoke to an estimated crowd of 20,000 for three nights in a row, and as the keynote speaker for a pastors’ conference in Singapore in 2014, speaking 10 times in four days; Regent University in 2013, and Westminster Seminary California for National Bible Day in 2012 where she received the Bible Teacher of the Year award, presented by the senior chaplain of Camp Pendleton — Captain Ollie Mozon. She has also been a key part of thousands of more events throughout her life. Her recording of “The Rose” was included on the soundtrack for “Iniquity” the movie, in which she had a leading role. She also wrote the famous hymn, “Oh Blessed Jesus.”
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Verna May Linzey has been featured on the Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit http://whoswholifetimeachievers.com/2017/03/23/verna-may-linzey/ to view this distinguished honor.
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“The life of Verna Linzey which has been in documentaries on film and on television puts her in a class with Ruth Graham, Aimee Semple McPherson, Catherine Booth, and Kathryn Kuhlman,” said Jean Crump, a member of the Verna Linzey Singers.
Photo captions: 1) Verna Linzey preaching. 2) The crowd of some 20,000 Haitians at the Verna Linzey Crusade (Apr. 20-22, 2013). 3) Dr. Linzey praying for long lines of Haitians after she had preached. 4) Verna Linzey went to Windsor Castle in May 2016. at the age of 97, just six months before passing away, to attend the presentation of the Modern English Version to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (at 97 years of age). 5) Dan Wooding with Chaplain Jim Linzey, the State Chaplain for the California Military Officers Association of America (and Verna’s son), with Verna Linzey on one of Dan’s TV shows.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 76, is an award-winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 54 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. Besides running the ASSIST News Service, Dan has written some 45 books and hosts a weekly radio show and two TV programs in Southern California.
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