Roscoe Barnes III

Independent Researcher (Religious studies not elsewhere classified)

Mississippi, USA

I am a Christian minister, veteran newspaper journalist, and independent scholar of Church History. As a researcher, I study individual life histories that are linked to Pentecostalism. Specifically, I focus on the biographies of leaders and pioneers in Pentecostal movements, especially those originating in the United States. One of the reasons for this focus is the belief that individual life stories are perennial object lessons for life as we know it. The individual stories, I believe, offer insight into life experiences by revealing struggles and shedding light on both our spiritual and physical existence in the present and future. My doctoral thesis focused on the life history of F.F. Bosworth, the author of Christ the Healer. In an effort to understand his development as a famous healing evangelist, I analyzed his life using Social Cognitive Career Theory. My research culminated in the first critical and comprehensive research on his entire life history.


  • F.F. Bosworth: A Profile in Divine Healing.
  • F.F. Bosworth and the Role of Women in His Life and Ministry.
  • F.F. Bosworth: A Historical Analysis of His Ministry Development Using Social Cognitive Career Theory.
  • Experience as a Catalyst for Healing Ministry: Historical Evidence and Implications from the Life of F.F. Bosworth.
  • F.F. Bosworth in South Africa: A Historical Analysis of His Later Ministry and Healing Methodology.
  • Persecuted for Christ: A Defining Moment in the Life of F.F. Bosworth.
  • F.F. Bosworth: The Man Behind Christ the Healer.
  • A Pentecostal Finds Grace.
  • F.F. Bosworth: a historical analysis of the influential factors in his life and ministry.
  • PLAGIARISM, OR JUST EERILY SIMILAR: A Brief Look at the Writings of F.F. Bosworth and Kenneth E. Hagin.

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