Henry Weston Frost

1858-1945. Mission director. Born in Detroit, reared in New York, and educated at Princeton, Frost joined his father in oil production. Originally his was a Danish family who moved to Cambridge, England, his mother being descended from a long line of English and Flemish knights. To his immediate family and a quickening evangelistic and missionary experience he owed his Christian vocation, being much encouraged by his wife. He founded the North American branch of the China Inland Mission and served as its director in Philadelphia for over forty years. Presbyterian, a premillennialist, and active in the Bible Conference Movement, he wrote numerous pamphlets, three books of poetry, and a dozen volumes on devotional, doctrinal, and missionary subjects.