Although his name is largely forgotten more than 200 years after his birth, if your had been living in rural America in the mid to late 1800’s chances are you would have recognized his name. John Ellison Vassar was one of the most widely known evangelists in the United States. As we encounter him on the dusty pages history, we do see a man who is the epitome of the One who came to seek and to save that which was lost.