Born: Oc­to­ber 4, 1880, Un­ion Fur­nace, Ohio.

Died: De­cem­ber 18, 1955, Win­ona Lake, In­di­a­na.

Buried: Oakw­ood Cem­e­te­ry, War­saw, In­di­a­na. Bentley Ackley lies nearby.

Rodeheaver be­gan his ca­reer tour­ing with the Billy Sun­day evan­gel­ism cam­paign in the ear­ly 20th Cen­tu­ry. Af­ter­ward, he helped found the Ro­de­heav­er-Ack­ley Com­pa­ny, a Gos­pel music pub­lish­er which later be­came the Ro­de­heav­er Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He al­so founded Rain­bow Re­cords, which spe­cial­ized in Gos­pel music. His works in­clude:



  1. Confidence
  2. Good Night and Good Morn­ing
  3. Sail On!
  4. Somebody Cares
  5. Then Jesus Came