Manie Payne Ferguson (1850 – 8 June 1932) was a pioneer leader in the
American Holiness Movement, a Christian evangelist and social worker who
co-founded the Peniel Mission, and the author of several hymns, most notably
Ferguson was born Manie Payne in 1850 in the town of Carlow in County Carlow,
On 7 June, 1883, she married Theodore Pollock Ferguson (born January 10, 1853 in
Mansfield, Ohio in Richland County, Ohio; died July 12, 1920 in Los Angeles), a
former minister in the United Presbyterian Church.
Ferguson, along with her husband, Theodore, founded the Los Angeles Mission
on November 11, 1886.