Donald McGavran was born in 1897. This article covers the years from his birth until 1923 when he and Mary McGavran sailed to India. His early life as the child of missionaries, his secondary education in the United States, service in WWI, college education at Butler University, seminary days at Yale Divinity School, and masters work at the College of Mission are presented.
McIntosh, G. L. (2015). McGavran’s Early Years. Great Commission Research Journal, 6(2), 216-236. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol6/iss2/5