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Elling Eilsen (1804 to 1883)
Lutheran
He showed that enthusiastic amateurs have a place.

Elling Eilsen was born at Voss, Norway. Becoming a Lutheran lay preacher, he founded the Norwegian Lutheran Church of North America, showing that enthusiastic amateurs have a place in the kingdom of heaven.

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