1860 – 1931
C. T. Studd was the son of a wealthy Englishman, Edward Studd. The young Studd became an excellent cricket player and at the age of nineteen was captain of the team at Eton. He attended Cambridge University from 1880 to 1883 and was converted there to Christ through the preaching of D. L. Moody. Shortly afterwards young Studd and six other students dedicated their lives and wealth to the Lord Jesus Christ and offered themselves to Hudson Taylor for work in China.
They sailed to China in 1885. Studd continued to work for several years before ill health forced him and his wife to return to England, where they turned over their property to the China Inland Mission. Studd and his wife toured the world to raise funds for missions. While touring southern India he found a climate suitable for him and his wife. He served there six years, and afterward he returned to England to make plans to go to Africa.
In December 1912, he left his family and went to Africa for two years in evangelistic work. He returned home for a short time and then went back to Africa for five more years. Mrs. Studd did not join him until 1928, one year before she died. Studd died in Malaga, Africa, in 1931.