When the revival fires died down, he became a professor, and later the president of Oberlin College. It was his abolitionist influence which caused the college to be among the first in America to co-educate blacks and women with white men.
In 1857, Charles Finney was asked what he thought of the Businessman’s Prayer Revival. His words still ring true today:
We have had preaching enough, now it is time to pray. (Charles Finney)