Warrenville Baptist Church<br />175th Celebration<br />
1834-1854<br />
August 26, 1834:  16 members from the 1stDuPage Baptist Church Located south of Naperville, IL broke away to form their ow...
We are the church<br />
Daniel<br />Nancy <br />Warren<br />
Manius<br />Sophie<br />Griswold<br />
Alfred <br />Churchill<br />Sussanna Churchill<br />Images are only a representation  <br />
Dr. Israel S.P. Lord<br />PrudenceLord<br />Images are only a representation<br />
Joseph Fish<br />Elizabeth Fish<br />Images are only a representation<br />
Polly Lord<br />Philinda Warren<br />HarrietWarren<br />Betsy Fowler<br />Images are only a representation<br />
Abel Carpenter<br />Sarah Warren (Carpenter)<br />
Letters were sent to sister churches inviting them to send Pastors and deacons to give fellowship as a sister church<br />...
They met in the home of Daniel and Nancy Warren<br />
1834-1836<br />Elder Hubbard continued to minister to both 1st       and 2ndDuPage Baptist churches until                 ...
1836, February 26:The 2ndDuPage Baptist Church received its Charter and was given the right hand of fellowship by the Nort...
1836-1838<br />Lyman D. King <br />L<br />First resident pastor assigned to DuPage Baptist Church. His term was filled wit...
1836-1838:  The next several years the membership grew. <br />
1838:They started to meet in the school house located south of the mill on 3rd street.<br />
1838-1839<br />Daniel Graves<br />Pastor pro-tem: Members served the pulpit when no pastor was available<br />
1839-1841<br />Rev Hubbard <br />From the 1stDuPage Baptist in Naperville he exchanged places with Mr. King and served unt...
1841-1843<br />Joel Wheeler <br />Under his leadership there was real progress in the church.<br />He left, along with 10 ...
1843-1845<br />A.J. Joslyn<br />He was ordained in the Warrenville Church at the age of 23. He was considered a real mover...
1838, Fall:Northern Baptist Association’s 3rd Annual meeting was held in Warrenville, in the small school house<br />12 de...
1842,June:  Northern Baptist Association introduced a need for a educational institution.<br />Rev. Wheeler proposed the t...
1842,Fall: The new Educational institution opened<br />
1842,Spring: Col. Julius Warren deeded a 80x100 foot lot with a small barn or shed like structure. Summer: remolded and fi...
1844,May: Warrenville Baptist in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement.<br />Resolutions were drawn up and accepted f...
1845,September: Warrenville had acted as host to the first       Northwest   Baptist Anti-slavery Convention as well as th...
                1845,December: <br />The DuPage County Anti-slavery Society and Liberty Association met in Warrenville. Th...
1845-1846<br />Philander Taylor<br />Pulpit supply--filled in on several occasions during the period when the church had n...
1846-1849<br />Joel Wheeler<br />Returns for 2years<br />1848, July; Women to have a voice in the meetings. It was stated ...
1850-1870<br />
1849 -1850<br />Henry Hovey<br />1849, March: Called to serve one year.  Brother Hovey and his wife became members by lett...
1850-1853<br />S. F. Holt<br />1850,June:  The church voted to give him a yearly salary of $250.00 with ½ day off every tw...
1853, October:  Special meeting: After Brother Haraim Dailey and his wife Ann was added as Church members.  Brother Dailey...
1854-1856<br />H.H. Hoff<br />1854, December: H. H. Hoff was hired as their preacher.<br />1855,August:  He was asked to r...
1856-1859<br />Rev. Wescott<br />Under Wescott’s leadership the church was growing again. And positive things started happ...
1856,Nov 25; They voted to erect a bigger church building<br />
Warrenville Baptist Church 1856<br />
1859-1861<br />   Elder Taylor<br />Attendance was up and there seemed to be a certain excitement within the members durin...
1860 there were 25 Baptisms, 14 received by letter, 5 by experience<br />
1860, May:  A Committee of 3 women to look into <br />                         starting a Sabbath School<br />1860,October...
1862-1863<br />Isaac W. Lamb<br />1862 ,  February: He came from the 1st Baptist church of  Rochester N.Y where he was lic...
New articles of faith and a new covenant was written and adopted in Rev. Lamb’s term<br />
1863-1864<br />C. M. Lafferty<br />1863, January:  Voted to call Rev  C.C. Lafferty<br />1863,January, 28;  Rev. Lafferty ...
1864-1865<br />S. W. Marsten<br />1865,February:  After their Wednesday prayer meeting, members tarried to consider the qu...
   A piano or parlor organ had<br />     been donated; the first<br />             organist was<br />        Mary Bartholo...
1865, March 4: Voted to purchase a parsonage<br />                    on 4th and Main for $1,000.        <br />           ...
1865-1868<br />E.E. Hunt<br />1865,  September : Rev. Hunt was pulpit supply for several months before he became their ful...
1869-1870<br />1869,March to December;  Brother Leslie served<br />1870, December until May: Homer Greene served<br />1870...
1870-1890<br />
1871<br />Rev Crittenddon<br />, <br />1871,May:   Rev Crittenddon, 5 weeks supply preacher intended on staying. Left beca...
July 1871 –Feb 1872<br />No pastor<br />
1872-1873<br />Brother Potter<br />1871,  December: he was called and started in February of 1872<br />He was accepted in ...
Annual meeting June 1st 1873 <br />Sabbath School Attendance report and treasury report<br />
1874-1875<br />Brother O.W Van Oswald<br />1874, April:  Set up a committee of 3 deacons to make arrangement for ordaining...
An incident in the Sabbath School causes pastor to leave.<br />1875,December: accepted his resignation with genuine regret...
1876<br />No pastor<br />When Rev Van Oswald left, they voted not get a pastor until they  had the money for his salary.<b...
1877-1880<br />Brother W. G. Evans<br />1877, May: Voted to give Brother Evans a call to be pastor<br />1877, May : Voted ...
1880<br />Lewis Raymond<br />1880, September: Rev. Raymond requested an appointment on preach on Sept 19th<br />1880, Sept...
1881<br />1881,January: Covenant meeting; the few present voted<br />                                   on trustee appoint...
1882<br />1882 , January: Voted on trustees appointment<br />State general association of <br />the Baptist Churches of Il...
1883<br />1883 , May: voted on a moderator and clerk pro-tem<br />1883 , December: A legal notice sent to meet at the home...
1886<br />1886 ,February: Met at the Fowler home. 7 member present. Voted to re-elect trustee, and church clerk.  Voted fo...
1887-1888<br />Rev. F. Haggard<br />1887 , January: Business meeting: Voted to re-elected a trustee and that the church cl...
1889-1891<br />Brother Folsom<br />Brother Fulton was called in December upon his letter        requesting to be their pas...
I lift my eyes to the hills –<br />From where does my help come?  My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. ...
   1890-1910<br />
1889-1891<br />Brother Folsom (cont)<br />1890,<br /> January: Folsom was called for another year provided they could     ...
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual b...
1891-1893<br />Brother Brinstad<br />1891, September:  Brother Brinstad called at $7.00 dollars a week. <br />1891, Septem...
1893,August to 1894March <br />                              Rev L. D. Osborn<br />1893, August:  Special meeting  voted t...
1894April to 1895, February <br />                        Rev A.E. Goodman<br />1894,April: Call Rev A.E. Goodman for past...
September 13, 1896 <br />Mrs. Truman Jones<br />The eternal god is your refuge, and underneath <br /> are the everlasting ...
1895July to December<br />                                     Rev George Peck <br />pulpit supply<br />1896 -1897<br />  ...
Jane Pollard,  July 8, 1897<br />. . . . He who believes in Me will live even though he dies: and whoever lives and believ...
           1897August to 1898 January <br />                               Rev James Goodman<br />1897,August: Regular Cov...
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.<br ...
1898July to 1899March<br />Rev George L. White <br />1898,July : Rev. White began as pulpit supply and in March he was gon...
1901-1903<br /> Rev. N.C. Mallory<br />1901,May: Rev. N.C. Mallory from Aurora accepted their call, initially <br />      ...
1901 – 1903<br />        Rev. Mallory (cont)<br />1902,March:  Special meeting at Pastor house.  Voted on the   wall paper...
           1901-1903<br />                         Rev. Mallory (cont)<br />1903,February: Special entertainment. A musica...
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your Throne; love and faithfulness go before you. <br />Blessed are those ...
1903 November1904 February <br />Dr. Barkman, Dr. Dent , Dr. Daniel, and Dr. Brown, friends of Rev. Mallory, filled the pu...
             1904february to1905May<br />Rev G. N. Daniels<br />      1904, February : Rev. G.M. Daniels, from Batavia, ac...
1905 June to1906june<br />Rev. A. B. Wood<br />1905,June:  Rev wood comes as supply pastor.<br />1905,July:  Special meeti...
             1906 June- 1909<br />           1906,June to October: Divinity students filled the pulpit<br />1906, October:...
1909 – 1931 <br />
1909-1921<br />Rev. Fredrick Ingram <br />1909,May  : Meeting of People Interested In the Church;<br />            Rev Ing...
1909-1921<br />Rev Ingram <br />A year in review from Pastor<br />
1909-1021<br />                            Rev Ingram (cont)<br />1912 , January to February  : Closed because of the <br ...
        1909-1921<br />Rev. Ingram<br />    A year in review from pastor <br />                December, 1912   <br />
                  1909-1921<br />Rev. Ingram(cont)<br />1913,  February  :  Small pox hits the area. Church closed.<br />E...
1909-1921<br />Rev. Ingram(cont)<br />1914,5th Anniversary of the pastor Ingram’s service.<br />              Events and a...
    1909-1921<br />Rev. Ingram<br />Pastors annual report :1915<br />
1909 – 1921<br />Rev. Ingram<br />1915, 16 Honorary members received into the<br />                                       ...
                    1901-1921<br />Rev Ingram(cont)<br />            1918,Activities and events:<br />                    ...
1909 – 1921<br />Rev. Ingram(cont)<br />1919,Celebrated Rev Ingram’s 10th anniversary. <br />                             ...
1921 -1922<br />Rev Phiel<br />1921, January  : Voted to paint and paper the parsonage  <br />                            ...
1922Marchto1923October<br />No Pastor or Pulpit supply <br />1922,All 3 men trustees resign<br />               Buy 100 ne...
1923October to May 1924<br />                                                            Mr. Brokaw<br />                 ...
1925 – 1928<br />                        Rev. George Sagen<br />1925,May : Rev. Sagan begins his ministry<br />           ...
1928 – 1931<br />Rev. Ezra Roth<br />1928,September  : Rev. Roth preached his first sermon<br />                 Approved ...
1931May to March 1932<br />Rev. E.D. Sturkie<br />1931,May  : Rev. Sturkie was called. He and Mrs. Sturkie  moved into the...
1932-1938<br />Rev C. M. Phillips<br />1932,October:  Rev. Phillips signs on as part  time preacher.  Salary $15.00 a  wee...
Rev.  C.M. Phillips( cont)<br />1936January 8,Meetings held temporarily in the school building<br />until  new church is b...
Rev C. M Phillips (cont)<br />1936,november: Trustees to negotiate for larger lot. The lot at N. E corner Main and Warren ...
1934 Warrenville Baptist celebrates 100 Years<br />
2nd Day Celebration<br /> Parade and pageant<br />
3rd Day Celebration<br />    Church Services<br />        and Lunch<br />
1935 December  the historic church burns down<br />
Remembering the old church<br />
   1939-1943<br />Rev. Robert T. Frerichs<br />1939,February : Rev. Robert Frerichs accepts the call to be pastor<br />Spo...
1943 -1946<br />Rev Basil E. Grimes<br />1943,August : hired as interim pastor at $15.00 per Sunday.  He was a student fro...
Rev. Basil E Grimes (cont)<br />1945,William Wallace retired from the Sunday School Superintendents Office.<br />1946, Feb...
1919-1945<br />  Sunday School Superintendent<br />William C. Wallace <br />
1946<br />
1946august to September1947<br />Rev. Lyle Anderson <br />1946,accepted the call to be pastor.<br />                      ...
1947-1951<br />   Rev. Donald Johnson  <br />1947, December: Rev. Johnson was called as pastor with the yearly  salary<br ...
1951-1958<br />Rev. Cecil Wagstaff<br />1951,September  : Rev. Wagstaff answers the call to become pastor<br />Improvement...
1959 January to April 1959<br />Burton Mack, Interim<br />John Fletcher, assistant<br />
1958-1962<br />   Rev. David Leach<br />1958, May :  Rev. Leach accepts the position of pastor<br />Mid-week Bible study t...
            1962 September to January 1963<br />E.W. Boss from Northern Baptist Seminary served <br />as Interim pastor, a...
1963–1965<br /> Rev Ogle Chastian<br />1963, January : Rev. Chastain accepts the call<br />Flood lights installed on the t...
    1965 -1967<br />Rev. Sommerschield, interim<br />1965, August : Rev. Sommerschield accepts interim position<br />Chimn...
   1967-1972<br />Rev. B Arthur Johanson<br />1967,  August  : Rev. Johanson began his ministry.<br />Small informal group...
1970-1990<br />
1972 February to August 1973<br />Rev. W. Stanley Sommerschield, Interim<br />Rev. Sommerschield again answered our call f...
       1973-1980<br />Rev. John Wm Grisham<br />1973,October  Rev. John Grisham accepts Community Baptist ‘s call<br />197...
Rev John Grisham (cont)<br />1976  October  Agape pre-school first rents space, then becomes a mission sponsored by the ch...
 .<br />
1980April-July1981<br />David Nasgowitz, interim<br />1980,  April : Dr. Nasgowitz accepts the <br />                     ...
1980-1988<br />Rev. Charles Epperly<br />1981, July : Rev. Epperly accepted the call to be our pastor<br />Hand bell choir...
Rev Charles Epperly (cont)<br />Cambresis Choir visit from Wales<br />Fire alarm system installed by church members for bo...
Rally Day celebration   <br />             1983<br />
1970-1990<br />
1989-2010<br />
1989-1995<br />Rev. Peg Shelton<br />1989January : Peg Shelton answered                                                   ...
              Developed a new  </li></ul>organizational structure <br />
 1989-1995<br /> Rev. Peg Shelton (cont)<br />1993,Ministry  of  vision  formed<br /><ul><li>               Organ  renovation
               Computer  and  copier  for </li></ul>                              office<br />1994,Celebration  of  our 16...
160<br />CELEBRATING<br />YEARS OF<br />SERVICE<br />
     1995-1996<br />Rev. Susan Lockwood, interim<br />She brought  Gracie the bag lady<br />
     1996-2007<br />Rev. Diane Merril Pomeroy<br />1996Rev. Pomeroy  called  to pastor  Community  Baptistchurch<br />1999...
1996-2007<br />Rev. Diane Merrill  Pomeroy(cont)<br />2001New Vision Statement <br />                           proposed<b...
      1996-2007<br />Rev. Diane Merrill  Pomeroy (cont)<br />2004, Mission  teams  organized<br />          to  serve  as ...
2007-2008<br />Transitional ministry Pastors<br />Rev Dr. Bruce Pullen<br />Rev Connie Stone<br />
Rev Connie Stone: Interim<br />Member of Community Baptist since  1999. Connie served both the Akron Area Baptist Associat...
2008-2034<br />Rev. Linda Tossey<br />
2008-2034<br />Rev. Linda Tossey<br />2008 July  Preached as the recommended candidate. she was received by unanimous vote...
       5 goals set for the 2010 year</li></li></ul><li>
Rev. Linda Tossey at the pulpit<br />
Children’s message<br />
Narrators:<br />Jim Raddatz<br />Darlene Ulery<br />Richard Keal<br />Al Nieves<br />Sandy Hendricks<br />Katie O’Connell<...
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  1. 1. Warrenville Baptist Church<br />175th Celebration<br />
  2. 2. 1834-1854<br />
  3. 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.<br />
  4. 4. We are the church<br />
  5. 5. Daniel<br />Nancy <br />Warren<br />
  6. 6. Manius<br />Sophie<br />Griswold<br />
  7. 7. Alfred <br />Churchill<br />Sussanna Churchill<br />Images are only a representation <br />
  8. 8. Dr. Israel S.P. Lord<br />PrudenceLord<br />Images are only a representation<br />
  9. 9. Joseph Fish<br />Elizabeth Fish<br />Images are only a representation<br />
  10. 10. Polly Lord<br />Philinda Warren<br />HarrietWarren<br />Betsy Fowler<br />Images are only a representation<br />
  11. 11. Abel Carpenter<br />Sarah Warren (Carpenter)<br />
  12. 12. Letters were sent to sister churches inviting them to send Pastors and deacons to give fellowship as a sister church<br />For 2 years they functioned as The Warrenville Baptist Society<br />
  13. 13. They met in the home of Daniel and Nancy Warren<br />
  14. 14. 1834-1836<br />Elder Hubbard continued to minister to both 1st and 2ndDuPage Baptist churches until a pastor was assigned.<br />
  15. 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.<br />
  16. 16. 1836-1838<br />Lyman D. King <br />L<br />First resident pastor assigned to DuPage Baptist Church. His term was filled with growth.<br />
  17. 17. 1836-1838: The next several years the membership grew. <br />
  18. 18. 1838:They started to meet in the school house located south of the mill on 3rd street.<br />
  19. 19. 1838-1839<br />Daniel Graves<br />Pastor pro-tem: Members served the pulpit when no pastor was available<br />
  20. 20. 1839-1841<br />Rev Hubbard <br />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.”<br />
  21. 21. 1841-1843<br />Joel Wheeler <br />Under his leadership there was real progress in the church.<br />He left, along with 10 members, to start a new church in the Big Woods area<br />
  22. 22. 1843-1845<br />A.J. Joslyn<br />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<br />
  23. 23. 1838, Fall:Northern Baptist Association’s 3rd Annual meeting was held in Warrenville, in the small school house<br />12 delegates met for the 2 day meeting which included Daniel Graves, pro tem, Abel Carpenter and Cornelius Jones from Warrenville<br />
  24. 24. 1842,June: Northern Baptist Association introduced a need for a educational institution.<br />Rev. Wheeler proposed the that the new literary Institution be placed in Warrenville<br />
  25. 25. 1842,Fall: The new Educational institution opened<br />
  26. 26. 1842,Spring: Col. Julius Warren deeded a 80x100 foot lot with a small barn or shed like structure. Summer: remolded and finished.<br />
  27. 27. 1844,May: Warrenville Baptist in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement.<br />Resolutions were drawn up and accepted for the church to act upon.(No physical records exists)<br />
  28. 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.<br />
  29. 29. 1845,December: <br />The DuPage County Anti-slavery Society and Liberty Association met in Warrenville. There were many very strong abolitionists from Warrenville in this group<br />
  30. 30. 1845-1846<br />Philander Taylor<br />Pulpit supply--filled in on several occasions during the period when the church had no pastor<br />
  31. 31. 1846-1849<br />Joel Wheeler<br />Returns for 2years<br />1848, July; Women to have a voice in the meetings. It was stated “They could vote if they saw fit.”<br />
  32. 32.
  33. 33. 1850-1870<br />
  34. 34. 1849 -1850<br />Henry Hovey<br />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<br />
  35. 35. 1850-1853<br />S. F. Holt<br />1850,June: The church voted to give him a yearly salary of $250.00 with ½ day off every two weeks<br />1852,April: they voted a pay raise for him of $25.00 for the present year.<br />1852, October: they voted to pay $15.00 to a sexton for the upkeep of the Church building.<br />.<br />1853, April: voted to release Elder Holt (by his request) from his obligation as the church’s pastor. <br />
  36. 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. <br />He was pulpit supply along with others<br />
  37. 37. 1854-1856<br />H.H. Hoff<br />1854, December: H. H. Hoff was hired as their preacher.<br />1855,August: He was asked to resign. He refused.<br />1855, December: they voted to pay him for 6 months and again ask him to resign. Again he refused<br />1856, July: His Christian fellowship was withdrawn.<br />.<br />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<br />
  38. 38. 1856-1859<br />Rev. Wescott<br />Under Wescott’s leadership the church was growing again. And positive things started happening.<br />1856,November : At 2 different meetings there were discussions of acquiring a new building but no action was taken. <br />Good feelings and harmony prevailed. They were at peace with each other. Meetings were better attended and more deeply felt.<br />
  39. 39. 1856,Nov 25; They voted to erect a bigger church building<br />
  40. 40. Warrenville Baptist Church 1856<br />
  41. 41. 1859-1861<br /> Elder Taylor<br />Attendance was up and there seemed to be a certain excitement within the members during his term.<br />1860,June: Warrenville host a 3 day anniversary celebration for the Fox river Association (formerly known a the Northern Illinois Baptist Association).<br />1860,Dec: He tried to resign but they refused to accept it.<br />They voted to change from candles to kerosene lantern.<br />1861, June: 4 delegates to be sent to Joilet Association<br />1861,June: He tendered his resignation again and they accepted with deep regret.<br />
  42. 42. 1860 there were 25 Baptisms, 14 received by letter, 5 by experience<br />
  43. 43. 1860, May: A Committee of 3 women to look into <br /> starting a Sabbath School<br />1860,October: Women meet in Mrs. Ward home to<br /> plan a way to clear the $272.19 church’s debt<br />1861,October: Committee of 4 women to contract<br /> for the winter wood early<br />
  44. 44. 1862-1863<br />Isaac W. Lamb<br />1862 , February: He came from the 1st Baptist church of Rochester N.Y where he was licensed to preach<br />1862 , March: Brother Lamb & his wife were voted in as members by letter.<br />1862 , May: Church approved an appropriation of $15.00 to be sent to their Domestic Missions<br />1862May: 4 delegates were appointed to sit in council with the Fox Valley Association<br />1863Jan 1st Resigned his position<br />
  45. 45. New articles of faith and a new covenant was written and adopted in Rev. Lamb’s term<br />
  46. 46. 1863-1864<br />C. M. Lafferty<br />1863, January: Voted to call Rev C.C. Lafferty<br />1863,January, 28; Rev. Lafferty and his wife, Antha<br /> were received on letters from Naperville<br />1863, May: A collection of 15.00 was appropriated<br /> for our Domestic Missions.<br /> Fox River Association held in Morris. 4 delegates were<br /> send from Warrenville. <br />1864,July, 2: First Marriage in the new church observed.<br />1864,August: C.M. Lafferty left<br />
  47. 47. 1864-1865<br />S. W. Marsten<br />1865,February: After their Wednesday prayer meeting, members tarried to consider the question of buying a parsonage <br />1865, February: Saturday morning meeting; they collected $15.00 for the wounded soldier who attended their meeting<br />1865, July 1: Rev Martsen resigned and was granted letters<br /> to join the church in Wheaton<br />
  48. 48. A piano or parlor organ had<br /> been donated; the first<br /> organist was<br /> Mary Bartholomew.<br />1864, May to December:<br /> They had a choir director<br />
  49. 49. 1865, March 4: Voted to purchase a parsonage<br /> on 4th and Main for $1,000. <br /> March 19th they collected<br /> $744.00 in subscriptions <br />
  50. 50. 1865-1868<br />E.E. Hunt<br />1865, September : Rev. Hunt was pulpit supply for several months before he became their full time pastor. <br />Received in church by letter from Kaneville Baptist church<br />His yearly pay was $600 plus the rent of the parsonage<br />1866, smallpox outbreak , Church was closed for a few months.<br />1867, June: the Fox river Association was held in Warrenville.<br />1867, September: He was asked to remain for a third year. <br />1868, June : they accepted his resignation.<br />
  51. 51. 1869-1870<br />1869,March to December; Brother Leslie served<br />1870, December until May: Homer Greene served<br />1870,May : Rev. Ellis came then decided to resign in November 1870 but stayed until February, 1871<br />
  52. 52.
  53. 53. 1870-1890<br />
  54. 54. 1871<br />Rev Crittenddon<br />, <br />1871,May: Rev Crittenddon, 5 weeks supply preacher intended on staying. Left because funds were not available for a resident pastor.<br />He was paid for his 5 weeks and left July 1871<br />1871, June: 3 delegates appointed to attend the Fox River Association to be held in Evanston.<br />
  55. 55. July 1871 –Feb 1872<br />No pastor<br />
  56. 56. 1872-1873<br />Brother Potter<br />1871, December: he was called and started in February of 1872<br />He was accepted in the church by letter from Norwood Park<br />The yearly salary was $600.00<br />1872, April: Under Brother Potter’s guidance they implemented <br />a yearly financial plan to help keep track of the incidental expenses of the church property.<br />1873, July: He announced his intention to seek another field where his usefulness might be enlarged and a more adequate salary obtained<br />Resignation took place Oct 1, 1873<br />
  57. 57. Annual meeting June 1st 1873 <br />Sabbath School Attendance report and treasury report<br />
  58. 58. 1874-1875<br />Brother O.W Van Oswald<br />1874, April: Set up a committee of 3 deacons to make arrangement for ordaining Brother Van Oswald.<br />Voted to respond to 4 benevolent purposes: Home mission, Foreign mission, publication and education.<br />1875, January: Tendered his resignation, but they would not accept it.<br />1875, May: Delegates appointed to attend Fox river Association.<br />
  59. 59. An incident in the Sabbath School causes pastor to leave.<br />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.<br />
  60. 60. 1876<br />No pastor<br />When Rev Van Oswald left, they voted not get a pastor until they had the money for his salary.<br />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 <br />1876, December: Voted to obtain funds for the hiring of a preacher.<br />
  61. 61. 1877-1880<br />Brother W. G. Evans<br />1877, May: Voted to give Brother Evans a call to be pastor<br />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.<br />1877,August: Bro Evans received into the church by letter<br />1880,April: Rev. Evans resigns<br />April to September there was only one Sunday and evening service with preaching. <br />
  62. 62. 1880<br />Lewis Raymond<br />1880, September: Rev. Raymond requested an appointment on preach on Sept 19th<br />1880, September: They adopted the weekly offering on the envelope system to supply the preached word.<br />1880, December: They were very thankful to Mrs. Nancy W. Smith for donating six feet of land which made the parsonage lot 66ft wide.<br />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<br />
  63. 63. 1881<br />1881,January: Covenant meeting; the few present voted<br /> on trustee appointment. <br />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 .<br />1881, May Next meeting only 3 member present. No <br /> business conducted.<br />Church closed<br />
  64. 64. 1882<br />1882 , January: Voted on trustees appointment<br />State general association of <br />the Baptist Churches of Illinois <br />takes over the property of<br />the Warrenville Baptist Church.<br />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.<br />
  65. 65. 1883<br />1883 , May: voted on a moderator and clerk pro-tem<br />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.<br />1884<br />No activity recorded<br />1885<br />1885 , January: Met at the Fowler home. Voted on a trustee<br /> for the year.<br />
  66. 66. 1886<br />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 <br />June<br />The church property is taken back by Warrenville Baptist church trustees<br />1886, December: Meeting, 5 members present. Voted to have church services with preaching once a month in the winter.<br />December: Preaching by various ministers from other churches every week during the month.<br />
  67. 67. 1887-1888<br />Rev. F. Haggard<br />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. <br />1887 , February : Called F. Haggard to be pastor for one year.<br />1887 , March: Received into congregation, Rev and Mrs. Haggard and 4 other members by letter.<br />1888, August: Rev. Haggard resigns and at first they accept but then asked him to stay for the remainder of the year.<br />
  68. 68. 1889-1891<br />Brother Folsom<br />Brother Fulton was called in December upon his letter requesting to be their pastor.<br />1889, August: Voted to give pastor 4 week vacation<br />1889, November: Requesting permission of the trustees <br /> to put up horse sheds.<br />1890,January: Permission granted to go ahead with the<br /> horse sheds.<br />1890, January: Looking into the expense of insurance on <br /> the Church and parsonage <br />
  69. 69. I lift my eyes to the hills –<br />From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2, ESV<br />
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  71. 71. 1890-1910<br />
  72. 72. 1889-1891<br />Brother Folsom (cont)<br />1890,<br /> January: Folsom was called for another year provided they could meet his salary wishes <br />1890, June: Extended an invitation to the Association of Chicago to meet <br /> in Warrenville the following year.<br />1890,October: Applied for aid from the State association for the<br /> following year<br />1891,January: They formed a committee of 6 to look into some kind of permanent financial system for the church<br />1891,February: A permanent Finance committee was formed to look over the finances of the church. Voted to adopt the new weekly collection system<br />1891,April : Folsom was again asked to stay. He accepted to continue for $10.00 a week plus the use of the parsonage.<br />1891,August :Brother Folsom resigns.<br />
  73. 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.<br /> Ephesians 1:3<br />
  74. 74. 1891-1893<br />Brother Brinstad<br />1891, September: Brother Brinstad called at $7.00 dollars a week. <br />1891, September to December: Covenant meetings held each month were well attended.<br />Applied again to the Association for aid in the amount of $50.00<br />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.<br />1892 , Adopted the declaration of faith known as the Philadelphia Confession, Covenant and Rules of order<br />1892October: Rev Brinstad resigned but then was asked to stay for $10.00 preaching once each Sabbath for an indefinite period of time. <br />1893, July: Rev Brinstad resigns to unite with the Baptist Church in Marshall, Michigan<br />
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  76. 76. 1893,August to 1894March <br /> Rev L. D. Osborn<br />1893, August: Special meeting voted to call Bro. Loran D Osborn for supply<br /> pastor. The salary was the best they could do with the help <br /> of the Association. They did not request a contract <br /> on specific terms of service<br />1893, November: regular Covenant meeting<br /> 1893, December: a number of the Chicago Baptist young people spent<br /> Saturday and Sunday helping them in Christian work.<br />1894, March: Osborn resigned to accept a call from the Elgin Emanuel<br /> Baptist Church<br />
  77. 77. 1894April to 1895, February <br /> Rev A.E. Goodman<br />1894,April: Call Rev A.E. Goodman for pastor ship<br />1894 , June: Regular Covenant meeting (no minutes recorded)<br />1894, December: Regular Covenant meeting (again no minutes recorded)<br />1895, January : Regular yearly business meeting of church. Election of officers <br /> Very few in attendance<br />1895 , February : Goodman resigned.<br /> Voted to close church at the present<br />
  78. 78. September 13, 1896 <br />Mrs. Truman Jones<br />The eternal god is your refuge, and underneath <br /> are the everlasting arms<br />Dt 33:27<br />
  79. 79. 1895July to December<br /> Rev George Peck <br />pulpit supply<br />1896 -1897<br /> Rev. J. T Crawford<br />1896, January: Regular yearly business meeting. Election of officers.<br />1896,June: Rev J. T. Crawford began as pastor<br />1896,June: Regular covenant meeting. 8 members present. <br /> After Sunday School 3 were baptized and accepted as members<br />1896, October: Voted to ask State Home mission board for an<br /> appropriation of $100 dollars pledging themselves to raise $300.00 <br /> for the support of Bro. Crawford as their pastor for the coming year.<br />1897, January: Yearly business meeting and election of officers.<br />1897, June: Rev. Crawford leaves.<br />
  80. 80. Jane Pollard, July 8, 1897<br />. . . . 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<br />
  81. 81. 1897August to 1898 January <br /> Rev James Goodman<br />1897,August: Regular Covenant Meeting. Rev. Goodman presiding. <br /> 1897 , August: communion service. Baptism of Mr. Ernest Grange after <br /> services.(Historical note; this could possibly be an <br /> uncle of Red Grange, from Wheaton)<br /> 1897,October: Regular Covenant meeting7 members present.<br /> No business to be discussed<br />1898,January: Regular yearly business meeting; election of officers<br /> 1898 , January: Rev. Goodman leaves<br /> 1898, May : The last of the original founders pass away.<br /> 1898, June: Special Sabbath service were held by Mr. Louis A Crittenden<br /> and Frederick G Fischer a singing evangelist from Chicago<br />
  82. 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.<br />RO 14:8<br /> May 4 1898 MrsPhilinda Fowler<br />Philinda Warren Fowler, <br /> November 2, 1804 ---May 4, 1898<br /> Baptized in 1827 by Elder Elisha Tucher Charter<br /> member of the Warrenville Baptist Church 1834<br />
  83. 83. 1898July to 1899March<br />Rev George L. White <br />1898,July : Rev. White began as pulpit supply and in March he was gone.<br /> 1899June to 1901May<br />Mr. George H Norton<br />1899, June : Mr. Norton began as their pulpit supply. <br />1901, May : Mr. Norton moved away from the area.<br />
  84. 84. 1901-1903<br /> Rev. N.C. Mallory<br />1901,May: Rev. N.C. Mallory from Aurora accepted their call, initially <br /> for supply pastor.<br />1901,May : First Covenant meeting held in several years. 8 members<br /> present.<br /> Voted that regular covenant be held every two months on the Saturday<br /> proceeding the First Sunday of the Month<br /> Voted that a former member be reinstated as member by own request.<br />1902 , January: Regular Covenant meeting followed by the yearly<br /> business meeting. Election of officers.<br /> Pastor Mallory and his wife were received as members by letter of <br /> transfer<br /> Voted that the church year correspond with Association year: September<br /> to September<br /> Voted that $9.50 be taken from the church treasury to meet the balance<br /> on the new church bell<br />
  85. 85. 1901 – 1903<br /> Rev. Mallory (cont)<br />1902,March: Special meeting at Pastor house. Voted on the wall paper and paint for the parsonage<br />1902 ,July: Special meeting at a members home to vote that the church be roofed with galvanized iron. <br /> Voted to borrow $150.00 from the church’s reserve fund for the roof.<br /> Baptism preformed in DuPage River.<br />1902,August: Special Business meeting after church services.<br /> Voted 4 members be delegates to the Baptist Association in Elgin, September 1902.<br />1902,October : Prayer Meeting with business meeting following.<br /> Voted that Rev. Mallory be sent as a delegate to the ordination of 3 ministers at the 1st Baptist Church in Chicago<br />
  86. 86. 1901-1903<br /> Rev. Mallory (cont)<br />1903,February: Special entertainment. A musical with songs and readings<br />1903,September : Yearly business meeting postponed.<br />1903, October: Special meeting and business meeting<br /> Election of officers and Deacons for 1903/04.<br />Rev. Mallory dies. 1903 November<br />
  87. 87. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your Throne; love and faithfulness go before you. <br />Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.<br /> They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness. <br />For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exult our horn.<br />
  88. 88. 1903 November1904 February <br />Dr. Barkman, Dr. Dent , Dr. Daniel, and Dr. Brown, friends of Rev. Mallory, filled the pulpit until a new pastor was obtained<br />
  89. 89. 1904february to1905May<br />Rev G. N. Daniels<br /> 1904, February : Rev. G.M. Daniels, from Batavia, accepted their call to be pastor.<br /> 1904,February : An entertainment benefit provided $30.00 for the church. Later<br /> a dinner was served with the proceeds of $10.00 going to the church.<br /> 1904,May : Warrenville Women's Club puts on a benefit for the church<br /> 1904,December: Special meeting after services. 8 members present. Received<br /> a new member by letter of transfer.<br /> 1905, May : Rev. Daniels resigns<br />
  90. 90. 1905 June to1906june<br />Rev. A. B. Wood<br />1905,June: Rev wood comes as supply pastor.<br />1905,July: Special meeting 9 members present. Elect a new church clerk.<br /> Voted that the regular covenant be on the Saturday after the 1st Sunday<br /> Voted to have the Church services changed to 10:30 with the Sabbath School<br /> at 11:45<br />1905,August: Monthly covenant meeting. Not business. Pastor and 3 sisters present<br /> 1905,September: Annual meeting held in member home Rev. Wood presiding.<br /> 6 members present. <br /> 3 Delegates appointed to attend the Association Meeting.<br /> Voted to have Rev Wood attend the 3 ordinations held at the 1st Baptist <br /> Church of Chicago.<br />1905,September: Monthly covenant and business meeting. 7 present.<br /> Brief report on the ordinations in Chicago<br /> Lords supper was taken after which the testimonies were given.<br />1906,June: Rev. Wood resigns.<br />
  91. 91. 1906 June- 1909<br /> 1906,June to October: Divinity students filled the pulpit<br />1906, October: Special business meeting . 3 members plus Mr. Hicks<br /> pastor from Maywood present<br /> Questions of responsibility of the property, since 2 trustees may be<br /> inaccessible. Appointed an additional Trustee.<br /> Discussion of joint occupancy of the church with the Methodist. They declined.<br /> 1907,November to April :Church Closed<br />1907, April: Baptist Association of Chicago takes over to <br /> reopen and reorganize the Warrenville Church<br />
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  93. 93. 1909 – 1931 <br />
  94. 94. 1909-1921<br />Rev. Fredrick Ingram <br />1909,May : Meeting of People Interested In the Church;<br /> Rev Ingram agreed to pastor the church under conditions <br /> set by the Baptist council of Chicago. <br />1910 Socials and entertainments held to secure more <br /> income. Expenses were met at years end.<br />1911 Extra expenses needed for a well for parsonage<br /> and more adequate lighting for church. <br />Big Woods “Orchersty” performs at a service, attendances <br /> largest in a long time . <br />
  95. 95. 1909-1921<br />Rev Ingram <br />A year in review from Pastor<br />
  96. 96. 1909-1021<br /> Rev Ingram (cont)<br />1912 , January to February : Closed because of the <br /> bitter cold weather.<br />Events for this year included:<br />3 missions (rallies)<br /> Special Easter service<br /> Ice Cream Social held by Warrenville Men’s Club<br /> Singing Evangelists-Misses Jones and Julieson<br /> Planning meeting with congregation and citizens<br /> for christmas program and cantana<br />
  97. 97. 1909-1921<br />Rev. Ingram<br /> A year in review from pastor <br /> December, 1912 <br />
  98. 98. 1909-1921<br />Rev. Ingram(cont)<br />1913, February : Small pox hits the area. Church closed.<br />Events for the year:<br /> The young people from Wheaton conducted an<br /> Evening service.<br /> The DuPage Sunday School convention held at <br /> Warrenville Baptist Church.<br /> Misses Jones and Julieson returned to preform<br /> a song service.<br /> Reception given for pastor in appreciation of his<br /> services .<br /> A Christmas program was held; 97 people attended.<br />
  99. 99. 1909-1921<br />Rev. Ingram(cont)<br />1914,5th Anniversary of the pastor Ingram’s service.<br /> Events and activities: <br />Boys club formed in connection with Sunday school.<br />. There were numerous repairs to be done both in the <br /> church and on the property and in the parsonage. <br /> To enhance both membership and finances, associate <br /> Memberships were granted to non-Baptist Christians <br /> who were willing to work with the Church.<br />
  100. 100. 1909-1921<br />Rev. Ingram<br />Pastors annual report :1915<br />
  101. 101. 1909 – 1921<br />Rev. Ingram<br />1915, 16 Honorary members received into the<br /> church.<br /> Treasurers report ; $33.00 on hand.<br /> Hold anniversary supper for Rev Ingram.<br /> 1916, The electric lights light up the church!<br /> Rev. Ingram 7th anniversary. <br /> The church is rented out to community groups<br /> when approved by the trustees.<br /> Steeple damaged by lighting.<br />
  102. 102. 1901-1921<br />Rev Ingram(cont)<br /> 1918,Activities and events:<br /> Revival meetings results in 40 people baptized <br /> and 11 associate members received.<br /> William Wallace appointed Sunday School <br /> Superintendent. <br /> Rev. Ingram salary raised to 10.00 weekly.<br /> Raised a $100.00 for a new piano.<br />
  103. 103. 1909 – 1921<br />Rev. Ingram(cont)<br />1919,Celebrated Rev Ingram’s 10th anniversary. <br /> Rev. Dent giving the address.<br /> Treasurer’s report $200.00 on hand.<br />1920,January :Cash on hand --123.48.<br />2 Sunday services: Morning service, communion<br /> and regular service in the evening.<br />A constitution change in deacons and trustees.<br /> End of year Report Balance in Treasury $208.37. <br />1921,January : Rev. Ingram resigns.<br />
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  105. 105. 1921 -1922<br />Rev Phiel<br />1921, January : Voted to paint and paper the parsonage <br /> plus to put in oak flooring.<br />1921,March : Rev. Phiel accepted the call for pastor.<br /> Adopted Day-light-savings time.<br /> A census taken in December of the church reveals the<br /> membership at 64 and associate members 12.<br />1922,March : Pastor Phiel resigns.<br />
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  107. 107. 1922Marchto1923October<br />No Pastor or Pulpit supply <br />1922,All 3 men trustees resign<br /> Buy 100 new hymn books for 5cents each<br />3 women trustees appointed.<br />1923,Trustee to see to the repair of the<br /> parsonage roof plus plastering, papering and <br /> painting the inside.<br /> Trustees in charge of renting the parsonage with<br /> 1 year contract<br />
  108. 108. 1923October to May 1924<br /> Mr. Brokaw<br /> Served 7 months as pastor<br />1924May to September1924<br /> Fred Moffat<br /> Served 4 months as pastor then resigned <br />1923-1924<br />
  109. 109. 1925 – 1928<br /> Rev. George Sagen<br />1925,May : Rev. Sagan begins his ministry<br /> Church basement built <br />1926, January : The first Annual Dinner Meeting held<br /> in Church basement.<br /> Board of deacons Chairman is to be moderator: <br /> Wm Wallace first moderator<br /> Membership of the church is 100, and 24 associates.<br />1927,3 Delegates were chosen to attend the <br /> Northern Baptist convention<br /> Problems with the furnace chimney spewing<br /> smoke and coal gases in the church.<br />1928,July : Rev. Sagan resigns effective August 1928<br />
  110. 110. 1928 – 1931<br />Rev. Ezra Roth<br />1928,September : Rev. Roth preached his first sermon<br /> Approved of a sign for the front of the church not to exceed<br /> $10.00 <br />1929,January : Budget for 1929 was approximately <br /> $1600.00 <br /> The first church bulletin printed<br />1929, June : Rev Roth ordained <br />1931,March : Rev. Roth resigns after receiving a call<br /> to Mt. Morris, Michigan<br />
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  113. 113. 1931May to March 1932<br />Rev. E.D. Sturkie<br />1931,May : Rev. Sturkie was called. He and Mrs. Sturkie moved into the parsonage in June<br />The church parsonage decorated<br />Beautified the entrance to the basement<br />Set up the Sunshine committee for the Church<br />Income better than last year but still having trouble with debts<br />1932,March : Rev. Sturkie resigns <br />
  114. 114. 1932-1938<br />Rev C. M. Phillips<br />1932,October: Rev. Phillips signs on as part time preacher. Salary $15.00 a week<br />1934,Centennial of the church <br /> celebrated<br />1935,Historic 1857 church building<br /> burns down.<br />
  115. 115. Rev. C.M. Phillips( cont)<br />1936January 8,Meetings held temporarily in the school building<br />until new church is built.<br />Voted to build another church.<br />A building committee of 9 was voted on.<br />1936,March : The proposed building plans and budget submitted by committee.<br />Herbert A Brand from Chicago hired to <br /> be architect<br />
  116. 116. Rev C. M Phillips (cont)<br />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<br />1937, DecemberDedication of new church<br />1938,November : He resigned<br /> because of poor health. <br />
  117. 117. 1934 Warrenville Baptist celebrates 100 Years<br />
  118. 118. 2nd Day Celebration<br /> Parade and pageant<br />
  119. 119. 3rd Day Celebration<br /> Church Services<br /> and Lunch<br />
  120. 120. 1935 December the historic church burns down<br />
  121. 121. Remembering the old church<br />
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  129. 129. 1939-1943<br />Rev. Robert T. Frerichs<br />1939,February : Rev. Robert Frerichs accepts the call to be pastor<br />Sponsored a Boys Club which extended in the summer to a play group of 20 boys at the <br /> Naperville YMCA.<br />Wednesday night --services, Bible study groups <br /> with fellowship dinners<br />Revived the Neighbors Club for men, started the Harvest home Festival and the Silver Tea in<br /> December.<br />1943,August : Rev. Frerichs resigned to go<br /> to Sandwich, IL<br />
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  131. 131. 1943 -1946<br />Rev Basil E. Grimes<br />1943,August : hired as interim pastor at $15.00 per Sunday. He was a student from Naperville’s Evangelical Theological Seminary <br />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<br />
  132. 132. Rev. Basil E Grimes (cont)<br />1945,William Wallace retired from the Sunday School Superintendents Office.<br />1946, February he took the full time pastor’s position, interrupting his education; by May Rev. Grimes resigns to complete his degree.<br />
  133. 133. 1919-1945<br /> Sunday School Superintendent<br />William C. Wallace <br />
  134. 134. 1946<br />
  135. 135. 1946august to September1947<br />Rev. Lyle Anderson <br />1946,accepted the call to be pastor.<br /> He was a Navy Chaplain.<br />The church paid $150 to move to him into the <br /> parsonage.<br />His ambitions for this church was to be an organization that would last and stand forth as a growing part of the kingdom of <br /> God.<br />Deacons asked for his resignation. He <br /> resigned August, 1947.<br />Rev. Anderson wrote: I feel my task here is not completed: The deacons feel that I am not<br /> to be allowed to complete it.<br />
  136. 136. 1947-1951<br /> Rev. Donald Johnson <br />1947, December: Rev. Johnson was called as pastor with the yearly salary<br /> of $2,400 <br />Church membership record adjusted to show baptisms, transfers by letter or <br /> by confession of faith.<br />Started a young marrieds class.<br />Set communion Sunday on the first <br /> Sunday of the month.<br />Purchased and dedicated a new organ.<br />1951, April: Rev Johnson resigned. <br />
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  139. 139. 1951-1958<br />Rev. Cecil Wagstaff<br />1951,September : Rev. Wagstaff answers the call to become pastor<br />Improvement s were made in the church and parsonage.<br />1954,Constitution amended<br />1954, The building of the new Education building.<br />1955-56, “Year of achievement” eight out of ten goals reached<br />Membership over 325<br />1958, January: Rev. Wagstaff resigns: accepts directorship in Michigan<br />
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  145. 145. 1959 January to April 1959<br />Burton Mack, Interim<br />John Fletcher, assistant<br />
  146. 146. 1958-1962<br /> Rev. David Leach<br />1958, May : Rev. Leach accepts the position of pastor<br />Mid-week Bible study took place of the church service.<br />Many improvement to the parsonage and church property.<br />Additional property was purchased for church parking lot.<br />Part-time secretary hired<br />Initiated a leadership training group<br />1962, August : Rev Leach resigned. Accepted a call to two<br /> churches on east coast<br />
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  148. 148. 1962 September to January 1963<br />E.W. Boss from Northern Baptist Seminary served <br />as Interim pastor, along with several supply <br />pastors when he was not available<br />1959 Septemberto JanuaryDuring this period there were 5 supply pastors<br />
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  150. 150. 1963–1965<br /> Rev Ogle Chastian<br />1963, January : Rev. Chastain accepts the call<br />Flood lights installed on the tower<br />The steeple was fixed<br />A public address system installed.<br />Pulpit flags were obtained.<br />Lattice work in the chancel was put in.<br />1965, August : Rev. Chastain resigns ; accepted a call to Sterling, Ilinois<br />
  151. 151. 1965 -1967<br />Rev. Sommerschield, interim<br />1965, August : Rev. Sommerschield accepts interim position<br />Chimney repaired<br />Sanctuary walls tuck pointed, cleaned, and water proofed; ceiling beams and large sliding door cleaned.<br />Formation and organization of a Bible study group for the “upper agers” <br />Permission granted to the Board of trustees to sell the parsonage on Jackson St. and to use the money to buy another property.<br />1967, April : a new pastor was called.<br />
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  153. 153. 1967-1972<br />Rev. B Arthur Johanson<br />1967, August : Rev. Johanson began his ministry.<br />Small informal groups were invited into his home.<br />He organized the ministers, of Warrenville, to meet monthly.<br />Outreach and nurture ministries started during his term.<br />1968, New Constitution and by–laws approved<br />Parsonage on Gates place was sold<br />New parsonage build on donated land on River Road.<br />1971, November : Rev Johanson resigns, left in January 1972<br />
  154. 154. 1970-1990<br />
  155. 155. 1972 February to August 1973<br />Rev. W. Stanley Sommerschield, Interim<br />Rev. Sommerschield again answered our call for interim pastor.<br />When he wasn’t available, he had help in the form of supply pastors :<br />Preaching;Rev. David Elliot; Dr. Russell Orr; Rev. Archibald plus others.<br />Rev. Cochran – Geneva Baptist, Wheaton—weddings and funerals<br />Rev. Bryan Archibald saw to the house calls and hospital visitations <br />
  156. 156. 1973-1980<br />Rev. John Wm Grisham<br />1973,October Rev. John Grisham accepts Community Baptist ‘s call<br />1974,140th anniversary celebrated with old fashioned church service—men in pews on one side, separated from the women on the other side.<br />
  157. 157. Rev John Grisham (cont)<br />1976 October Agape pre-school first rents space, then becomes a mission sponsored by the church.<br />1977 May Community Seminar held<br />1980, January : Rev Grisham resigned, to be pastor in Alton, IL<br />A farewell reception given by Ruth circle.<br />
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  167. 167. 1980April-July1981<br />David Nasgowitz, interim<br />1980, April : Dr. Nasgowitz accepts the <br /> interim position<br />Communication calling chain started <br />Community Baptist sponsors Concert by Schafer-Hamberg at WWS High School<br />Judson College Choral Group presented a<br /> concert.<br />1981,July : Dr Nasgowitz moved on to the<br /> Big Woods Church on Eola Road<br />
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  169. 169. 1980-1988<br />Rev. Charles Epperly<br />1981, July : Rev. Epperly accepted the call to be our pastor<br />Hand bell choir dedication<br />Boys and girls club for all children up to middle school<br />Senior citizens luncheons<br />.<br />
  170. 170. Rev Charles Epperly (cont)<br />Cambresis Choir visit from Wales<br />Fire alarm system installed by church members for both the church and education building<br />Conversion from oil to gas furnace<br />1988, : Rev. Epperly resigns, accepts call to Edwardsville, Illinois<br />
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  172. 172. Rally Day celebration <br /> 1983<br />
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  179. 179. 1970-1990<br />
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  181. 181. 1989-2010<br />
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  183. 183. 1989-1995<br />Rev. Peg Shelton<br />1989January : Peg Shelton answered our call to become pastor of CBC<br />1991Spiritual Gifts workshop<br /><ul><li> Dinner 6 Experiment : </li></ul> enabling us to form and <br /> strengthen friendships<br />1992 50-day spiritual adventure<br /><ul><li> Long range plan adopted
  184. 184. Developed a new </li></ul>organizational structure <br />
  185. 185. 1989-1995<br /> Rev. Peg Shelton (cont)<br />1993,Ministry of vision formed<br /><ul><li> Organ renovation
  186. 186. Computer and copier for </li></ul> office<br />1994,Celebration of our 160 <br />anniversary as a church<br /><ul><li> Church library established</li></ul>1995,Pastor Peg leaves to answer a call from Grace Baptist in Rochester, NY<br />
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  189. 189. 160<br />CELEBRATING<br />YEARS OF<br />SERVICE<br />
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  191. 191. 1995-1996<br />Rev. Susan Lockwood, interim<br />She brought Gracie the bag lady<br />
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  193. 193. 1996-2007<br />Rev. Diane Merril Pomeroy<br />1996Rev. Pomeroy called to pastor Community Baptistchurch<br />1999Work with Comunidad<br /> Christiana FuentedeVida ; <br />our sister Church <br /><ul><li> Lenten programs: </li></ul> 2 Saturdays - Breakfast and <br /> retreat<br /> Wednesday –a meditative <br /> worship service.<br />2000Capital improvement <br /> Program<br /><ul><li> Kitchen and restrooms </li></ul>renovated<br />
  194. 194. 1996-2007<br />Rev. Diane Merrill Pomeroy(cont)<br />2001New Vision Statement <br /> proposed<br /><ul><li> What’s your passion </li></ul> workshops to help identify<br /> gifts and interest of the <br /> congregation<br />2002,Mission trip to San <br /> Miguel de Allende, Mexico<br /> with 4 church members and<br /> a Metro Chicago group <br />2003, loss of lay leadership<br /> and struggles with<br /> financial status <br />
  195. 195. 1996-2007<br />Rev. Diane Merrill Pomeroy (cont)<br />2004, Mission teams organized<br /> to serve as outreach in <br /> the larger community.<br /><ul><li> Eternal Sonshine; our </li></ul> praise band organized.<br />2006, Pastor Diane’s 10th<br /> anniversary <br />`<br />2007,Rev Pomeroy resigns to <br /> pastor a church in <br /> Rhode Island , NY<br />
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  198. 198. 2007-2008<br />Transitional ministry Pastors<br />Rev Dr. Bruce Pullen<br />Rev Connie Stone<br />
  199. 199. Rev Connie Stone: Interim<br />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.<br />Rev Dr. Bruce Pullen: Interim<br />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<br />
  200. 200. 2008-2034<br />Rev. Linda Tossey<br />
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  202. 202. 2008-2034<br />Rev. Linda Tossey<br />2008 July Preached as the recommended candidate. she was received by unanimous vote from the congregation.<br /><ul><li> September Official start date</li></ul>2009 New lighting in the sanctuary <br /><ul><li> Remodeling of the narthex and</li></ul> entry hall<br /><ul><li> Partnered with Ecumenical Support</li></ul> Services for the Elderly, ESSE<br /><ul><li> Updates to fellowship hall provided </li></ul> by ESSE<br /><ul><li> Two off-site retreats of the Coor</li></ul> Team and other church ministries<br /><ul><li> 31% rise in attendance
  203. 203. 5 goals set for the 2010 year</li></li></ul><li>
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  205. 205. Rev. Linda Tossey at the pulpit<br />
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  207. 207. Children’s message<br />
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  214. 214. Narrators:<br />Jim Raddatz<br />Darlene Ulery<br />Richard Keal<br />Al Nieves<br />Sandy Hendricks<br />Katie O’Connell<br />Amy Pastorek<br />Jake Sadovsky<br />Susan Valez<br />W.R. (Bob) Sleep<br />Loraine Wallis<br />Glenn Ulery<br />Dave Ulery II<br />Barb Leornard<br />
  215. 215. Technical Support:<br />Jodi and John Ilosvay<br />Sandy Hendricks<br />Research support:<br />Marge Samuels<br />Loraine Wallis<br />Gwynn Ulery<br />Sources:<br />Warrenville Digest<br />Leone Schmidt<br /> Come Fly to the prairie<br /> In and around historic Warrenville<br /> Life and times of Warrenville<br />Community Baptist Church Records<br />
  216. 216. Sue Pastorek<br />Music Director for Choir, Bells, and our praise band Eternal Sonshine.<br />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.<br />and to <br />Patricia Uleryfor sifting through mountains of archive material, hours of research, writing the narratives, scheduling and coordinating narrators and designing all the slides. <br />
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