John R. Mott was born in Livingston Manor, New York. Hearing C. T. Studd speak, Mott was converted when Studd challenged him with the words, "Seekest thou great things for thyself? Seek them not. Seek ye first the kingdom of God." He became a leader of the YMCA which was still a strongly evangelistic organization. Mott was a zealous soul-winner, missons advocate (he helped found the Student Volunteer Mission) and an inspirer of men and ecumenical efforts. In 1946 he shared the Nobel Peace prize.
John R. Mott (1865 to 1955)
A C. T. Studd Challenge Made Mott a Soul-Winner.