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Dr Lewis Savin (1864-1918)

Dr Lewis Savin was born in Faversham, Kent. He entered the Bible Christian ministry in 1887 before studying for a degree in medicine. In 1895 he offered himself for the work in China and arrived in-country in October 1896. He served in Yunnan province until 1901 when he returned to England on furlough. In 1903 he went back to China and served in Chao Tong until his death in January 1918.

Savin was married to the former Miss Kate Howe in December 1898. She had also served with the Bible Christian China mission.

Source: Oliver Beckerlegge, United Methodist Ministers and their Circuits 1797-1932 (1968) and Frederick W. Bourne, The Bible Christians their Origin and History (1905), 527, 529-531.

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