Essek William Kenyon

Kenyon studied at Amsterdam Academy, and at the age of nineteen, preached his first sermon in the Methodist church there. He worked his way through school, attending various schools in New Hampshire as well as Emerson College of Oratory in Boston, Massachusetts. Kenyon served as pastor of several churches in the New England states. At the age of thirty, he founded and was president of Bethel Bible Institute in Spencer, Massachusetts.