Charles Finney has been called The Father of Modern Revivalism. Finney was best known as an innovative revivalist during the period 1825–35 in upstate New York and Manhattan,
Calling himself a “normal man”, Finney was known for visiting factories, outdoor gatherings and preaching, where hundreds would be affected and repent with weeping at his simple preaching. He also promoted changes in societies wrongs, such as slavery, child labor and worker’s exploitation. His “Revival Lectures” are still in print and a powerful resource.