Brother Pearry Green's Testimony
In 1949, Pearry’s family finally settled in Beaumont, Texas USA where his father had become Pastor of the small Emanuel Gospel Church and in the same year while still a teenager, Pearry received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. He recalls that although he was raised in a home where regular Church attendance was a way of life and having read and believed all of the miracles recorded in the Bible, he had never seen one for himself. This was about to change.
On the evening of January 23, 1950, members of the Green family attended a meeting that was part of a “Divine healing” campaign being held by a man named William Marrion Branham at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston Texas. An audience of some 8000 people was in attendance. Finding himself very close to the pulpit when Brother Branham began to pray for a line of sick people who passed before him on the platform, the young Pearry was quite unprepared for what happened next. God literally caused the pages of the Bible to come alive before his astonished eyes as he witnessed a blind seven year old boy instantly receive his sight.