Photograph of Frank Higgins, lumberjack skypilot, c.1910.

Frank E. Higgins

Photograph of Frank E. Higgins, lumberjack skypilot, c.1910.

Higgins, Francis "Frank" E., (1865–1915)

Frank Higgins, the original lumberjack sky pilot, ministered to the souls of lumberjacks across northern Minnesota and the United States. For decades he traveled among the frozen logging camps of Minnesota with his trademark pack of Bibles, hymnals, and Christian literature strapped to his back.

Crown College logo

Logo of Crown College in St. Bonifacius.

St. Paul Bible College

St. Paul Bible College

Photograph of the St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College) campus sign.

Aerial photograph of the Crown College campus in St. Bonifacius.

Crown College

Aerial photograph of the Crown College campus in St. Bonifacius.

Crown College

Crown College of Minnesota is unique in being the only bible college in Minnesota. The mission of this type of college is to provide a biblically based education for Christian leadership. Teaching is focused on training lay people for Christian service. Crown is one of only four colleges in the United States affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination.

Photograph of Andrew Stenstrom, a lumberjack sky pilot and primitive painter, painting souvenir items in his Bemidji studio c.1940.

Andrew Stenstrom

Photograph of Andrew Stenstrom, a lumberjack sky pilot and primitive painter, painting souvenir items in his Bemidji studio, c.1940.

Photograph of Reverend John Sornberger, a lumberjack sky pilot, preaching c.1930.

Reverend John Sornberger

Photograph of Reverend John Sornberger, a lumberjack sky pilot, preaching, c.1930.

Photograph of a gathering of people on the banks of the upper Mississippi River for a prayer meeting conducted by Reverend John Sornberger c.1910.

John Sornberger and assembly

Photograph of a gathering of people on the banks of the upper Mississippi River for a prayer meeting conducted by Reverend John Sornberger, c.1910.

Photograph of Frank Higgins preaching to a group of lumberjacks in a bunkhouse c.1910.

Frank Higgins

Photograph of Frank Higgins preaching to a group of lumberjacks in a bunkhouse, c.1910.

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