old time religion Joe Hankins Weeping Evangelist meets a Thronging Host and the Happy Clarks Duo
Dr. Joe Henry Hankins was a "weeping prophet" which means he faked his delivery. Better bring your hanky to see Hankins. He was otherwise not notable except that he "passed on to the heaven he loved to preach about… where he was met with a thronging host…" according to Great Preaching on Salvation. The book was published by those somewhat confused Sword of the Lord folks, so do NOT take it as gospel! One of his good friends was the rabid nut-job preacher John Rice, who we have featured here often.
As for the opening act "The Happy Clarks" they were a husband and wife duo. They hardly made a dent either, but you can purchase their greatest hits as a song book (for a song...)
Original Big Tent Revival Joe H. Hankins and the Happy Clarks Original ticket circa 1940
Collection Jim Linderman