Among the factors that affected the rapid growth of the Russian evangelical movement between 1905 and 1914 was the inspired preaching and energetic ministry of Wilhelm (William) Andreevich Fetler (1883-1957). Fetler was already committed to a preaching ministry when he enrolled at Pastors’ College in London in 1903, but his spiritual life was noticeably “quickened” when he traveled to Wales to witness the revival of 1904-1905. This article describes what would Fetler have seen in Wales, and suggests ways that the revival influenced his ministry in St. Petersburg from 1907 to 1914. 


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