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  • 1. Warrenville Baptist Church
    175th Celebration
  • 2. 1834-1854
  • 3. August 26, 1834: 16 members from the 1stDuPage Baptist Church Located south of Naperville, IL broke away to form their own church in Warrenville, IL to be called 2ndDuPage Baptist Church.
  • 4. We are the church
  • 5. Daniel
  • 6. Manius
  • 7. Alfred
    Sussanna Churchill
    Images are only a representation
  • 8. Dr. Israel S.P. Lord
    Images are only a representation
  • 9. Joseph Fish
    Elizabeth Fish
    Images are only a representation
  • 10. Polly Lord
    Philinda Warren
    Betsy Fowler
    Images are only a representation
  • 11. Abel Carpenter
    Sarah Warren (Carpenter)
  • 12. Letters were sent to sister churches inviting them to send Pastors and deacons to give fellowship as a sister church
    For 2 years they functioned as The Warrenville Baptist Society
  • 13. They met in the home of Daniel and Nancy Warren
  • 14. 1834-1836
    Elder Hubbard continued to minister to both 1st and 2ndDuPage Baptist churches until a pastor was assigned.
  • 15. 1836, February 26:The 2ndDuPage Baptist Church received its Charter and was given the right hand of fellowship by the Northern Baptist Association of Chicago.
  • 16. 1836-1838
    Lyman D. King
    First resident pastor assigned to DuPage Baptist Church. His term was filled with growth.
  • 17. 1836-1838: The next several years the membership grew.
  • 18. 1838:They started to meet in the school house located south of the mill on 3rd street.
  • 19. 1838-1839
    Daniel Graves
    Pastor pro-tem: Members served the pulpit when no pastor was available
  • 20. 1839-1841
    Rev Hubbard
    From the 1stDuPage Baptist in Naperville he exchanged places with Mr. King and served until he became ill. During his term “members were pleased and at peace with one another.”
  • 21. 1841-1843
    Joel Wheeler
    Under his leadership there was real progress in the church.
    He left, along with 10 members, to start a new church in the Big Woods area
  • 22. 1843-1845
    A.J. Joslyn
    He was ordained in the Warrenville Church at the age of 23. He was considered a real mover in the Baptist organization and a tireless worker
  • 23. 1838, Fall:Northern Baptist Association’s 3rd Annual meeting was held in Warrenville, in the small school house
    12 delegates met for the 2 day meeting which included Daniel Graves, pro tem, Abel Carpenter and Cornelius Jones from Warrenville
  • 24. 1842,June: Northern Baptist Association introduced a need for a educational institution.
    Rev. Wheeler proposed the that the new literary Institution be placed in Warrenville
  • 25. 1842,Fall: The new Educational institution opened
  • 26. 1842,Spring: Col. Julius Warren deeded a 80x100 foot lot with a small barn or shed like structure. Summer: remolded and finished.
  • 27. 1844,May: Warrenville Baptist in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement.
    Resolutions were drawn up and accepted for the church to act upon.(No physical records exists)
  • 28. 1845,September: Warrenville had acted as host to the first Northwest Baptist Anti-slavery Convention as well as the Ministerial Conference of the Northern Illinois Baptist Association.
  • 29. 1845,December:
    The DuPage County Anti-slavery Society and Liberty Association met in Warrenville. There were many very strong abolitionists from Warrenville in this group
  • 30. 1845-1846
    Philander Taylor
    Pulpit supply--filled in on several occasions during the period when the church had no pastor
  • 31. 1846-1849
    Joel Wheeler
    Returns for 2years
    1848, July; Women to have a voice in the meetings. It was stated “They could vote if they saw fit.”
  • 32.
  • 33. 1850-1870
  • 34. 1849 -1850
    Henry Hovey
    1849, March: Called to serve one year. Brother Hovey and his wife became members by letter. He went on to Batavia Baptist where in 1851 an investigation to defrock him was started. Warrenville’s only involvement was to help in the investigation upon the request of Batavia. The report never appeared in our church records
  • 35. 1850-1853
    S. F. Holt
    1850,June: The church voted to give him a yearly salary of $250.00 with ½ day off every two weeks
    1852,April: they voted a pay raise for him of $25.00 for the present year.
    1852, October: they voted to pay $15.00 to a sexton for the upkeep of the Church building.
    1853, April: voted to release Elder Holt (by his request) from his obligation as the church’s pastor.
  • 36. 1853, October: Special meeting: After Brother Haraim Dailey and his wife Ann was added as Church members. Brother Dailey then was licensed to preach.
    He was pulpit supply along with others
  • 37. 1854-1856
    H.H. Hoff
    1854, December: H. H. Hoff was hired as their preacher.
    1855,August: He was asked to resign. He refused.
    1855, December: they voted to pay him for 6 months and again ask him to resign. Again he refused
    1856, July: His Christian fellowship was withdrawn.
    1856, August: He made a statement in church and sent a letter that stated all difficulties between him and the church was settled forever. The right hand of fellowship was granted and a letter of recommendation to go to any church of like faith and order
  • 38. 1856-1859
    Rev. Wescott
    Under Wescott’s leadership the church was growing again. And positive things started happening.
    1856,November : At 2 different meetings there were discussions of acquiring a new building but no action was taken.
    Good feelings and harmony prevailed. They were at peace with each other. Meetings were better attended and more deeply felt.
  • 39. 1856,Nov 25; They voted to erect a bigger church building
  • 40. Warrenville Baptist Church 1856
  • 41. 1859-1861
    Elder Taylor
    Attendance was up and there seemed to be a certain excitement within the members during his term.
    1860,June: Warrenville host a 3 day anniversary celebration for the Fox river Association (formerly known a the Northern Illinois Baptist Association).
    1860,Dec: He tried to resign but they refused to accept it.
    They voted to change from candles to kerosene lantern.
    1861, June: 4 delegates to be sent to Joilet Association
    1861,June: He tendered his resignation again and they accepted with deep regret.
  • 42. 1860 there were 25 Baptisms, 14 received by letter, 5 by experience
  • 43. 1860, May: A Committee of 3 women to look into
    starting a Sabbath School
    1860,October: Women meet in Mrs. Ward home to
    plan a way to clear the $272.19 church’s debt
    1861,October: Committee of 4 women to contract
    for the winter wood early
  • 44. 1862-1863
    Isaac W. Lamb
    1862 , February: He came from the 1st Baptist church of Rochester N.Y where he was licensed to preach
    1862 , March: Brother Lamb & his wife were voted in as members by letter.
    1862 , May: Church approved an appropriation of $15.00 to be sent to their Domestic Missions
    1862May: 4 delegates were appointed to sit in council with the Fox Valley Association
    1863Jan 1st Resigned his position
  • 45. New articles of faith and a new covenant was written and adopted in Rev. Lamb’s term
  • 46. 1863-1864
    C. M. Lafferty
    1863, January: Voted to call Rev C.C. Lafferty
    1863,January, 28; Rev. Lafferty and his wife, Antha
    were received on letters from Naperville
    1863, May: A collection of 15.00 was appropriated
    for our Domestic Missions.
    Fox River Association held in Morris. 4 delegates were
    send from Warrenville.
    1864,July, 2: First Marriage in the new church observed.
    1864,August: C.M. Lafferty left
  • 47. 1864-1865
    S. W. Marsten
    1865,February: After their Wednesday prayer meeting, members tarried to consider the question of buying a parsonage
    1865, February: Saturday morning meeting; they collected $15.00 for the wounded soldier who attended their meeting
    1865, July 1: Rev Martsen resigned and was granted letters
    to join the church in Wheaton
  • 48. A piano or parlor organ had
    been donated; the first
    organist was
    Mary Bartholomew.
    1864, May to December:
    They had a choir director
  • 49. 1865, March 4: Voted to purchase a parsonage
    on 4th and Main for $1,000.
    March 19th they collected
    $744.00 in subscriptions
  • 50. 1865-1868
    E.E. Hunt
    1865, September : Rev. Hunt was pulpit supply for several months before he became their full time pastor.
    Received in church by letter from Kaneville Baptist church
    His yearly pay was $600 plus the rent of the parsonage
    1866, smallpox outbreak , Church was closed for a few months.
    1867, June: the Fox river Association was held in Warrenville.
    1867, September: He was asked to remain for a third year.
    1868, June : they accepted his resignation.
  • 51. 1869-1870
    1869,March to December; Brother Leslie served
    1870, December until May: Homer Greene served
    1870,May : Rev. Ellis came then decided to resign in November 1870 but stayed until February, 1871
  • 52.
  • 53. 1870-1890
  • 54. 1871
    Rev Crittenddon
    1871,May: Rev Crittenddon, 5 weeks supply preacher intended on staying. Left because funds were not available for a resident pastor.
    He was paid for his 5 weeks and left July 1871
    1871, June: 3 delegates appointed to attend the Fox River Association to be held in Evanston.
  • 55. July 1871 –Feb 1872
    No pastor
  • 56. 1872-1873
    Brother Potter
    1871, December: he was called and started in February of 1872
    He was accepted in the church by letter from Norwood Park
    The yearly salary was $600.00
    1872, April: Under Brother Potter’s guidance they implemented
    a yearly financial plan to help keep track of the incidental expenses of the church property.
    1873, July: He announced his intention to seek another field where his usefulness might be enlarged and a more adequate salary obtained
    Resignation took place Oct 1, 1873
  • 57. Annual meeting June 1st 1873
    Sabbath School Attendance report and treasury report
  • 58. 1874-1875
    Brother O.W Van Oswald
    1874, April: Set up a committee of 3 deacons to make arrangement for ordaining Brother Van Oswald.
    Voted to respond to 4 benevolent purposes: Home mission, Foreign mission, publication and education.
    1875, January: Tendered his resignation, but they would not accept it.
    1875, May: Delegates appointed to attend Fox river Association.
  • 59. An incident in the Sabbath School causes pastor to leave.
    1875,December: accepted his resignation with genuine regret on the part of the church that he felt that he must leave. Resolved: They recognize in Brother O.W. Van Oswald a fruitful minister of the gospels and that his stay with them was for the building up of the cause of Christ. As a church ,they were truly thankful for his ministration.
  • 60. 1876
    No pastor
    When Rev Van Oswald left, they voted not get a pastor until they had the money for his salary.
    They were very much in dismay without preaching. They met monthly but not all were covenant meetings. Some were prayer meeting, others might have been business meetings and all were poorly attended. But they were
    1876, December: Voted to obtain funds for the hiring of a preacher.
  • 61. 1877-1880
    Brother W. G. Evans
    1877, May: Voted to give Brother Evans a call to be pastor
    1877, May : Voted that the delegates to the association meeting be instructed to vote for a separation from the present association to unite in forming a new one.
    1877,August: Bro Evans received into the church by letter
    1880,April: Rev. Evans resigns
    April to September there was only one Sunday and evening service with preaching.
  • 62. 1880
    Lewis Raymond
    1880, September: Rev. Raymond requested an appointment on preach on Sept 19th
    1880, September: They adopted the weekly offering on the envelope system to supply the preached word.
    1880, December: They were very thankful to Mrs. Nancy W. Smith for donating six feet of land which made the parsonage lot 66ft wide.
    1880, December: the First Baptist Church of Chicago’s Sunday school sent 30 copies of second hand Gospel hymns for their Sabbath School and devotional meetings for which they were very grateful
  • 63. 1881
    1881,January: Covenant meeting; the few present voted
    on trustee appointment.
    1881, April :Extra meeting 7 church member present to discuss the Association committee of the Home Mission Society’s proposal. The Society wanted two of Warrenville’s weekly offering sent to Home Mission society. The members present refused to take responsibility so tabled it .
    1881, May Next meeting only 3 member present. No
    business conducted.
    Church closed
  • 64. 1882
    1882 , January: Voted on trustees appointment
    State general association of
    the Baptist Churches of Illinois
    takes over the property of
    the Warrenville Baptist Church.
    1882 , December: Notice send for a meeting to elected a trustee for the coming Year. Also voted that our Sabbath School books be loaned to the Sabbath School across the river until needed.
  • 65. 1883
    1883 , May: voted on a moderator and clerk pro-tem
    1883 , December: A legal notice sent to meet at the home of A. Fowler to elect a trustee ,church clerk pro-tem and the reelection of treasurer for the next year.
    No activity recorded
    1885 , January: Met at the Fowler home. Voted on a trustee
    for the year.
  • 66. 1886
    1886 ,February: Met at the Fowler home. 7 member present. Voted to re-elect trustee, and church clerk. Voted for new stoves and to send the old Sabbath School books to some needy Sabbath School
    The church property is taken back by Warrenville Baptist church trustees
    1886, December: Meeting, 5 members present. Voted to have church services with preaching once a month in the winter.
    December: Preaching by various ministers from other churches every week during the month.
  • 67. 1887-1888
    Rev. F. Haggard
    1887 , January: Business meeting: Voted to re-elected a trustee and that the church clerk and treasurer be elected every year at the same time.
    1887 , February : Called F. Haggard to be pastor for one year.
    1887 , March: Received into congregation, Rev and Mrs. Haggard and 4 other members by letter.
    1888, August: Rev. Haggard resigns and at first they accept but then asked him to stay for the remainder of the year.
  • 68. 1889-1891
    Brother Folsom
    Brother Fulton was called in December upon his letter requesting to be their pastor.
    1889, August: Voted to give pastor 4 week vacation
    1889, November: Requesting permission of the trustees
    to put up horse sheds.
    1890,January: Permission granted to go ahead with the
    horse sheds.
    1890, January: Looking into the expense of insurance on
    the Church and parsonage
  • 69. I lift my eyes to the hills –
    From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2, ESV
  • 70.
  • 71. 1890-1910
  • 72. 1889-1891
    Brother Folsom (cont)
    January: Folsom was called for another year provided they could meet his salary wishes
    1890, June: Extended an invitation to the Association of Chicago to meet
    in Warrenville the following year.
    1890,October: Applied for aid from the State association for the
    following year
    1891,January: They formed a committee of 6 to look into some kind of permanent financial system for the church
    1891,February: A permanent Finance committee was formed to look over the finances of the church. Voted to adopt the new weekly collection system
    1891,April : Folsom was again asked to stay. He accepted to continue for $10.00 a week plus the use of the parsonage.
    1891,August :Brother Folsom resigns.
  • 73. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
    Ephesians 1:3
  • 74. 1891-1893
    Brother Brinstad
    1891, September: Brother Brinstad called at $7.00 dollars a week.
    1891, September to December: Covenant meetings held each month were well attended.
    Applied again to the Association for aid in the amount of $50.00
    1892,January : Annual and regular covenant meeting, very few attended. Election of officers along with the election of the organist and chorister. Reports given and accepted.
    1892 , Adopted the declaration of faith known as the Philadelphia Confession, Covenant and Rules of order
    1892October: Rev Brinstad resigned but then was asked to stay for $10.00 preaching once each Sabbath for an indefinite period of time.
    1893, July: Rev Brinstad resigns to unite with the Baptist Church in Marshall, Michigan
  • 75.
  • 76. 1893,August to 1894March
    Rev L. D. Osborn
    1893, August: Special meeting voted to call Bro. Loran D Osborn for supply
    pastor. The salary was the best they could do with the help
    of the Association. They did not request a contract
    on specific terms of service
    1893, November: regular Covenant meeting
    1893, December: a number of the Chicago Baptist young people spent
    Saturday and Sunday helping them in Christian work.
    1894, March: Osborn resigned to accept a call from the Elgin Emanuel
    Baptist Church
  • 77. 1894April to 1895, February
    Rev A.E. Goodman
    1894,April: Call Rev A.E. Goodman for pastor ship
    1894 , June: Regular Covenant meeting (no minutes recorded)
    1894, December: Regular Covenant meeting (again no minutes recorded)
    1895, January : Regular yearly business meeting of church. Election of officers
    Very few in attendance
    1895 , February : Goodman resigned.
    Voted to close church at the present
  • 78. September 13, 1896
    Mrs. Truman Jones
    The eternal god is your refuge, and underneath
    are the everlasting arms
    Dt 33:27
  • 79. 1895July to December
    Rev George Peck
    pulpit supply
    1896 -1897
    Rev. J. T Crawford
    1896, January: Regular yearly business meeting. Election of officers.
    1896,June: Rev J. T. Crawford began as pastor
    1896,June: Regular covenant meeting. 8 members present.
    After Sunday School 3 were baptized and accepted as members
    1896, October: Voted to ask State Home mission board for an
    appropriation of $100 dollars pledging themselves to raise $300.00
    for the support of Bro. Crawford as their pastor for the coming year.
    1897, January: Yearly business meeting and election of officers.
    1897, June: Rev. Crawford leaves.
  • 80. Jane Pollard, July 8, 1897
    . . . . He who believes in Me will live even though he dies: and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die JN 11 : 25-26
  • 81. 1897August to 1898 January
    Rev James Goodman
    1897,August: Regular Covenant Meeting. Rev. Goodman presiding.
    1897 , August: communion service. Baptism of Mr. Ernest Grange after
    services.(Historical note; this could possibly be an
    uncle of Red Grange, from Wheaton)
    1897,October: Regular Covenant meeting7 members present.
    No business to be discussed
    1898,January: Regular yearly business meeting; election of officers
    1898 , January: Rev. Goodman leaves
    1898, May : The last of the original founders pass away.
    1898, June: Special Sabbath service were held by Mr. Louis A Crittenden
    and Frederick G Fischer a singing evangelist from Chicago
  • 82. If we live, we live to the Lord: and if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the lord.
    RO 14:8
    May 4 1898 MrsPhilinda Fowler
    Philinda Warren Fowler,
    November 2, 1804 ---May 4, 1898
    Baptized in 1827 by Elder Elisha Tucher Charter
    member of the Warrenville Baptist Church 1834
  • 83. 1898July to 1899March
    Rev George L. White
    1898,July : Rev. White began as pulpit supply and in March he was gone.
    1899June to 1901May
    Mr. George H Norton
    1899, June : Mr. Norton began as their pulpit supply.
    1901, May : Mr. Norton moved away from the area.
  • 84. 1901-1903
    Rev. N.C. Mallory
    1901,May: Rev. N.C. Mallory from Aurora accepted their call, initially
    for supply pastor.
    1901,May : First Covenant meeting held in several years. 8 members
    Voted that regular covenant be held every two months on the Saturday
    proceeding the First Sunday of the Month
    Voted that a former member be reinstated as member by own request.
    1902 , January: Regular Covenant meeting followed by the yearly
    business meeting. Election of officers.
    Pastor Mallory and his wife were received as members by letter of
    Voted that the church year correspond with Association year: September
    to September
    Voted that $9.50 be taken from the church treasury to meet the balance
    on the new church bell
  • 85. 1901 – 1903
    Rev. Mallory (cont)
    1902,March: Special meeting at Pastor house. Voted on the wall paper and paint for the parsonage
    1902 ,July: Special meeting at a members home to vote that the church be roofed with galvanized iron.
    Voted to borrow $150.00 from the church’s reserve fund for the roof.
    Baptism preformed in DuPage River.
    1902,August: Special Business meeting after church services.
    Voted 4 members be delegates to the Baptist Association in Elgin, September 1902.
    1902,October : Prayer Meeting with business meeting following.
    Voted that Rev. Mallory be sent as a delegate to the ordination of 3 ministers at the 1st Baptist Church in Chicago
  • 86. 1901-1903
    Rev. Mallory (cont)
    1903,February: Special entertainment. A musical with songs and readings
    1903,September : Yearly business meeting postponed.
    1903, October: Special meeting and business meeting
    Election of officers and Deacons for 1903/04.
    Rev. Mallory dies. 1903 November
  • 87. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your Throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
    Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
    They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.
    For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exult our horn.
  • 88. 1903 November1904 February
    Dr. Barkman, Dr. Dent , Dr. Daniel, and Dr. Brown, friends of Rev. Mallory, filled the pulpit until a new pastor was obtained
  • 89. 1904february to1905May
    Rev G. N. Daniels
    1904, February : Rev. G.M. Daniels, from Batavia, accepted their call to be pastor.
    1904,February : An entertainment benefit provided $30.00 for the church. Later
    a dinner was served with the proceeds of $10.00 going to the church.
    1904,May : Warrenville Women's Club puts on a benefit for the church
    1904,December: Special meeting after services. 8 members present. Received
    a new member by letter of transfer.
    1905, May : Rev. Daniels resigns
  • 90. 1905 June to1906june
    Rev. A. B. Wood
    1905,June: Rev wood comes as supply pastor.
    1905,July: Special meeting 9 members present. Elect a new church clerk.
    Voted that the regular covenant be on the Saturday after the 1st Sunday
    Voted to have the Church services changed to 10:30 with the Sabbath School
    at 11:45
    1905,August: Monthly covenant meeting. Not business. Pastor and 3 sisters present
    1905,September: Annual meeting held in member home Rev. Wood presiding.
    6 members present.
    3 Delegates appointed to attend the Association Meeting.
    Voted to have Rev Wood attend the 3 ordinations held at the 1st Baptist
    Church of Chicago.
    1905,September: Monthly covenant and business meeting. 7 present.
    Brief report on the ordinations in Chicago
    Lords supper was taken after which the testimonies were given.
    1906,June: Rev. Wood resigns.
  • 91. 1906 June- 1909
    1906,June to October: Divinity students filled the pulpit
    1906, October: Special business meeting . 3 members plus Mr. Hicks
    pastor from Maywood present
    Questions of responsibility of the property, since 2 trustees may be
    inaccessible. Appointed an additional Trustee.
    Discussion of joint occupancy of the church with the Methodist. They declined.
    1907,November to April :Church Closed
    1907, April: Baptist Association of Chicago takes over to
    reopen and reorganize the Warrenville Church
  • 92.
  • 93. 1909 – 1931
  • 94. 1909-1921
    Rev. Fredrick Ingram
    1909,May : Meeting of People Interested In the Church;
    Rev Ingram agreed to pastor the church under conditions
    set by the Baptist council of Chicago.
    1910 Socials and entertainments held to secure more
    income. Expenses were met at years end.
    1911 Extra expenses needed for a well for parsonage
    and more adequate lighting for church.
    Big Woods “Orchersty” performs at a service, attendances
    largest in a long time .
  • 95. 1909-1921
    Rev Ingram
    A year in review from Pastor
  • 96. 1909-1021
    Rev Ingram (cont)
    1912 , January to February : Closed because of the
    bitter cold weather.
    Events for this year included:
    3 missions (rallies)
    Special Easter service
    Ice Cream Social held by Warrenville Men’s Club
    Singing Evangelists-Misses Jones and Julieson
    Planning meeting with congregation and citizens
    for christmas program and cantana
  • 97. 1909-1921
    Rev. Ingram
    A year in review from pastor
    December, 1912
  • 98. 1909-1921
    Rev. Ingram(cont)
    1913, February : Small pox hits the area. Church closed.
    Events for the year:
    The young people from Wheaton conducted an
    Evening service.
    The DuPage Sunday School convention held at
    Warrenville Baptist Church.
    Misses Jones and Julieson returned to preform
    a song service.
    Reception given for pastor in appreciation of his
    services .
    A Christmas program was held; 97 people attended.
  • 99. 1909-1921
    Rev. Ingram(cont)
    1914,5th Anniversary of the pastor Ingram’s service.
    Events and activities:
    Boys club formed in connection with Sunday school.
    . There were numerous repairs to be done both in the
    church and on the property and in the parsonage.
    To enhance both membership and finances, associate
    Memberships were granted to non-Baptist Christians
    who were willing to work with the Church.
  • 100. 1909-1921
    Rev. Ingram
    Pastors annual report :1915
  • 101. 1909 – 1921
    Rev. Ingram
    1915, 16 Honorary members received into the
    Treasurers report ; $33.00 on hand.
    Hold anniversary supper for Rev Ingram.
    1916, The electric lights light up the church!
    Rev. Ingram 7th anniversary.
    The church is rented out to community groups
    when approved by the trustees.
    Steeple damaged by lighting.
  • 102. 1901-1921
    Rev Ingram(cont)
    1918,Activities and events:
    Revival meetings results in 40 people baptized
    and 11 associate members received.
    William Wallace appointed Sunday School
    Rev. Ingram salary raised to 10.00 weekly.
    Raised a $100.00 for a new piano.
  • 103. 1909 – 1921
    Rev. Ingram(cont)
    1919,Celebrated Rev Ingram’s 10th anniversary.
    Rev. Dent giving the address.
    Treasurer’s report $200.00 on hand.
    1920,January :Cash on hand --123.48.
    2 Sunday services: Morning service, communion
    and regular service in the evening.
    A constitution change in deacons and trustees.
    End of year Report Balance in Treasury $208.37.
    1921,January : Rev. Ingram resigns.
  • 104.
  • 105. 1921 -1922
    Rev Phiel
    1921, January : Voted to paint and paper the parsonage
    plus to put in oak flooring.
    1921,March : Rev. Phiel accepted the call for pastor.
    Adopted Day-light-savings time.
    A census taken in December of the church reveals the
    membership at 64 and associate members 12.
    1922,March : Pastor Phiel resigns.
  • 106.
  • 107. 1922Marchto1923October
    No Pastor or Pulpit supply
    1922,All 3 men trustees resign
    Buy 100 new hymn books for 5cents each
    3 women trustees appointed.
    1923,Trustee to see to the repair of the
    parsonage roof plus plastering, papering and
    painting the inside.
    Trustees in charge of renting the parsonage with
    1 year contract
  • 108. 1923October to May 1924
    Mr. Brokaw
    Served 7 months as pastor
    1924May to September1924
    Fred Moffat
    Served 4 months as pastor then resigned
  • 109. 1925 – 1928
    Rev. George Sagen
    1925,May : Rev. Sagan begins his ministry
    Church basement built
    1926, January : The first Annual Dinner Meeting held
    in Church basement.
    Board of deacons Chairman is to be moderator:
    Wm Wallace first moderator
    Membership of the church is 100, and 24 associates.
    1927,3 Delegates were chosen to attend the
    Northern Baptist convention
    Problems with the furnace chimney spewing
    smoke and coal gases in the church.
    1928,July : Rev. Sagan resigns effective August 1928
  • 110. 1928 – 1931
    Rev. Ezra Roth
    1928,September : Rev. Roth preached his first sermon
    Approved of a sign for the front of the church not to exceed
    1929,January : Budget for 1929 was approximately
    The first church bulletin printed
    1929, June : Rev Roth ordained
    1931,March : Rev. Roth resigns after receiving a call
    to Mt. Morris, Michigan
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  • 113. 1931May to March 1932
    Rev. E.D. Sturkie
    1931,May : Rev. Sturkie was called. He and Mrs. Sturkie moved into the parsonage in June
    The church parsonage decorated
    Beautified the entrance to the basement
    Set up the Sunshine committee for the Church
    Income better than last year but still having trouble with debts
    1932,March : Rev. Sturkie resigns
  • 114. 1932-1938
    Rev C. M. Phillips
    1932,October: Rev. Phillips signs on as part time preacher. Salary $15.00 a week
    1934,Centennial of the church
    1935,Historic 1857 church building
    burns down.
  • 115. Rev. C.M. Phillips( cont)
    1936January 8,Meetings held temporarily in the school building
    until new church is built.
    Voted to build another church.
    A building committee of 9 was voted on.
    1936,March : The proposed building plans and budget submitted by committee.
    Herbert A Brand from Chicago hired to
    be architect
  • 116. Rev C. M Phillips (cont)
    1936,november: Trustees to negotiate for larger lot. The lot at N. E corner Main and Warren was recommended by zoning commission as suitable for the type of church being considered
    1937, DecemberDedication of new church
    1938,November : He resigned
    because of poor health.
  • 117. 1934 Warrenville Baptist celebrates 100 Years
  • 118. 2nd Day Celebration
    Parade and pageant
  • 119. 3rd Day Celebration
    Church Services
    and Lunch
  • 120. 1935 December the historic church burns down
  • 121. Remembering the old church
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  • 129. 1939-1943
    Rev. Robert T. Frerichs
    1939,February : Rev. Robert Frerichs accepts the call to be pastor
    Sponsored a Boys Club which extended in the summer to a play group of 20 boys at the
    Naperville YMCA.
    Wednesday night --services, Bible study groups
    with fellowship dinners
    Revived the Neighbors Club for men, started the Harvest home Festival and the Silver Tea in
    1943,August : Rev. Frerichs resigned to go
    to Sandwich, IL
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  • 131. 1943 -1946
    Rev Basil E. Grimes
    1943,August : hired as interim pastor at $15.00 per Sunday. He was a student from Naperville’s Evangelical Theological Seminary
    1944,January : hired as pastor for 2 years on temporary basis, yearly salary, 1,500.00 along with the use of parsonage and telephone service
  • 132. Rev. Basil E Grimes (cont)
    1945,William Wallace retired from the Sunday School Superintendents Office.
    1946, February he took the full time pastor’s position, interrupting his education; by May Rev. Grimes resigns to complete his degree.
  • 133. 1919-1945
    Sunday School Superintendent
    William C. Wallace
  • 134. 1946
  • 135. 1946august to September1947
    Rev. Lyle Anderson
    1946,accepted the call to be pastor.
    He was a Navy Chaplain.
    The church paid $150 to move to him into the
    His ambitions for this church was to be an organization that would last and stand forth as a growing part of the kingdom of
    Deacons asked for his resignation. He
    resigned August, 1947.
    Rev. Anderson wrote: I feel my task here is not completed: The deacons feel that I am not
    to be allowed to complete it.
  • 136. 1947-1951
    Rev. Donald Johnson
    1947, December: Rev. Johnson was called as pastor with the yearly salary
    of $2,400
    Church membership record adjusted to show baptisms, transfers by letter or
    by confession of faith.
    Started a young marrieds class.
    Set communion Sunday on the first
    Sunday of the month.
    Purchased and dedicated a new organ.
    1951, April: Rev Johnson resigned.
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  • 139. 1951-1958
    Rev. Cecil Wagstaff
    1951,September : Rev. Wagstaff answers the call to become pastor
    Improvement s were made in the church and parsonage.
    1954,Constitution amended
    1954, The building of the new Education building.
    1955-56, “Year of achievement” eight out of ten goals reached
    Membership over 325
    1958, January: Rev. Wagstaff resigns: accepts directorship in Michigan
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  • 145. 1959 January to April 1959
    Burton Mack, Interim
    John Fletcher, assistant
  • 146. 1958-1962
    Rev. David Leach
    1958, May : Rev. Leach accepts the position of pastor
    Mid-week Bible study took place of the church service.
    Many improvement to the parsonage and church property.
    Additional property was purchased for church parking lot.
    Part-time secretary hired
    Initiated a leadership training group
    1962, August : Rev Leach resigned. Accepted a call to two
    churches on east coast
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  • 148. 1962 September to January 1963
    E.W. Boss from Northern Baptist Seminary served
    as Interim pastor, along with several supply
    pastors when he was not available
    1959 Septemberto JanuaryDuring this period there were 5 supply pastors
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  • 150. 1963–1965
    Rev Ogle Chastian
    1963, January : Rev. Chastain accepts the call
    Flood lights installed on the tower
    The steeple was fixed
    A public address system installed.
    Pulpit flags were obtained.
    Lattice work in the chancel was put in.
    1965, August : Rev. Chastain resigns ; accepted a call to Sterling, Ilinois
  • 151. 1965 -1967
    Rev. Sommerschield, interim
    1965, August : Rev. Sommerschield accepts interim position
    Chimney repaired
    Sanctuary walls tuck pointed, cleaned, and water proofed; ceiling beams and large sliding door cleaned.
    Formation and organization of a Bible study group for the “upper agers”
    Permission granted to the Board of trustees to sell the parsonage on Jackson St. and to use the money to buy another property.
    1967, April : a new pastor was called.
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  • 153. 1967-1972
    Rev. B Arthur Johanson
    1967, August : Rev. Johanson began his ministry.
    Small informal groups were invited into his home.
    He organized the ministers, of Warrenville, to meet monthly.
    Outreach and nurture ministries started during his term.
    1968, New Constitution and by–laws approved
    Parsonage on Gates place was sold
    New parsonage build on donated land on River Road.
    1971, November : Rev Johanson resigns, left in January 1972
  • 154. 1970-1990
  • 155. 1972 February to August 1973
    Rev. W. Stanley Sommerschield, Interim
    Rev. Sommerschield again answered our call for interim pastor.
    When he wasn’t available, he had help in the form of supply pastors :
    Preaching;Rev. David Elliot; Dr. Russell Orr; Rev. Archibald plus others.
    Rev. Cochran – Geneva Baptist, Wheaton—weddings and funerals
    Rev. Bryan Archibald saw to the house calls and hospital visitations
  • 156. 1973-1980
    Rev. John Wm Grisham
    1973,October Rev. John Grisham accepts Community Baptist ‘s call
    1974,140th anniversary celebrated with old fashioned church service—men in pews on one side, separated from the women on the other side.
  • 157. Rev John Grisham (cont)
    1976 October Agape pre-school first rents space, then becomes a mission sponsored by the church.
    1977 May Community Seminar held
    1980, January : Rev Grisham resigned, to be pastor in Alton, IL
    A farewell reception given by Ruth circle.
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  • 167. 1980April-July1981
    David Nasgowitz, interim
    1980, April : Dr. Nasgowitz accepts the
    interim position
    Communication calling chain started
    Community Baptist sponsors Concert by Schafer-Hamberg at WWS High School
    Judson College Choral Group presented a
    1981,July : Dr Nasgowitz moved on to the
    Big Woods Church on Eola Road
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  • 169. 1980-1988
    Rev. Charles Epperly
    1981, July : Rev. Epperly accepted the call to be our pastor
    Hand bell choir dedication
    Boys and girls club for all children up to middle school
    Senior citizens luncheons
  • 170. Rev Charles Epperly (cont)
    Cambresis Choir visit from Wales
    Fire alarm system installed by church members for both the church and education building
    Conversion from oil to gas furnace
    1988, : Rev. Epperly resigns, accepts call to Edwardsville, Illinois
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  • 179. 1970-1990
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  • 183. 1989-1995
    Rev. Peg Shelton
    1989January : Peg Shelton answered our call to become pastor of CBC
    1991Spiritual Gifts workshop
    • Dinner 6 Experiment :
    enabling us to form and
    strengthen friendships
    1992 50-day spiritual adventure
    • Long range plan adopted
    • 184. Developed a new
    organizational structure
  • 185. 1989-1995
    Rev. Peg Shelton (cont)
    1993,Ministry of vision formed
    • Organ renovation
    • 186. Computer and copier for
    1994,Celebration of our 160
    anniversary as a church
    • Church library established
    1995,Pastor Peg leaves to answer a call from Grace Baptist in Rochester, NY
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  • 191. 1995-1996
    Rev. Susan Lockwood, interim
    She brought Gracie the bag lady
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  • 193. 1996-2007
    Rev. Diane Merril Pomeroy
    1996Rev. Pomeroy called to pastor Community Baptistchurch
    1999Work with Comunidad
    Christiana FuentedeVida ;
    our sister Church
    • Lenten programs:
    2 Saturdays - Breakfast and
    Wednesday –a meditative
    worship service.
    2000Capital improvement
    • Kitchen and restrooms
  • 194. 1996-2007
    Rev. Diane Merrill Pomeroy(cont)
    2001New Vision Statement
    • What’s your passion
    workshops to help identify
    gifts and interest of the
    2002,Mission trip to San
    Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    with 4 church members and
    a Metro Chicago group
    2003, loss of lay leadership
    and struggles with
    financial status
  • 195. 1996-2007
    Rev. Diane Merrill Pomeroy (cont)
    2004, Mission teams organized
    to serve as outreach in
    the larger community.
    • Eternal Sonshine; our
    praise band organized.
    2006, Pastor Diane’s 10th
    2007,Rev Pomeroy resigns to
    pastor a church in
    Rhode Island , NY
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  • 198. 2007-2008
    Transitional ministry Pastors
    Rev Dr. Bruce Pullen
    Rev Connie Stone
  • 199. Rev Connie Stone: Interim
    Member of Community Baptist since 1999. Connie served both the Akron Area Baptist Association and the ABC of OH, graduated from Northern Baptist in 1995. She has served as pulpit supply, Director of Student Development and taught World religions. Currently she is a hospital chaplain and continues as pulpit supply in the ABC Metro area.
    Rev Dr. Bruce Pullen: Interim
    Member of Community Baptist since 2008. Graduate of Colgate Rochester Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary, Rev. Dr. Pullen served in the ministry for more than 30 years prior to moving to this area. He is the author of several books and hymns and continues to be a vital member of our church
  • 200. 2008-2034
    Rev. Linda Tossey
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  • 202. 2008-2034
    Rev. Linda Tossey
    2008 July Preached as the recommended candidate. she was received by unanimous vote from the congregation.
    • September Official start date
    2009 New lighting in the sanctuary
    • Remodeling of the narthex and
    entry hall
    • Partnered with Ecumenical Support
    Services for the Elderly, ESSE
    • Updates to fellowship hall provided
    by ESSE
    • Two off-site retreats of the Coor
    Team and other church ministries
    • 31% rise in attendance
    • 203. 5 goals set for the 2010 year
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  • 205. Rev. Linda Tossey at the pulpit
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  • 207. Children’s message
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  • 214. Narrators:
    Jim Raddatz
    Darlene Ulery
    Richard Keal
    Al Nieves
    Sandy Hendricks
    Katie O’Connell
    Amy Pastorek
    Jake Sadovsky
    Susan Valez
    W.R. (Bob) Sleep
    Loraine Wallis
    Glenn Ulery
    Dave Ulery II
    Barb Leornard
  • 215. Technical Support:
    Jodi and John Ilosvay
    Sandy Hendricks
    Research support:
    Marge Samuels
    Loraine Wallis
    Gwynn Ulery
    Warrenville Digest
    Leone Schmidt
    Come Fly to the prairie
    In and around historic Warrenville
    Life and times of Warrenville
    Community Baptist Church Records
  • 216. Sue Pastorek
    Music Director for Choir, Bells, and our praise band Eternal Sonshine.
    A special thanks to Sue Pastorek for 18 years of service for CBC with countless hours of rehearsals and providing the music for this presentation.
    and to
    Patricia Uleryfor sifting through mountains of archive material, hours of research, writing the narratives, scheduling and coordinating narrators and designing all the slides.