He was 69 when he attended a tent revival near his home at Lee’s Summit, MO on August 21, 1913. The pastor was an old family friend, and when the call went out for folks to come forward and commit to Jesus, Cole made the move.
It was the 50th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, KS in which more than 150 men and boys were murdered. Younger was there. Perhaps his conversion was a move to forgiveness and redemption. He attended church regularly until his death in 1916.