Pastors and years of pastorate

Timeline of events

Reverend J. A. Calhoun

1869

 

Reverend M. Noer

1870-1871

Reverend J. L. McNair

1872-1875

Reverend Charles A. Blanchard D. D.

1875-1876

2nd President of Wheaton College 1882-1925

Senior Pastor of Moody Church

1891-1893

Reverend Cracraft

1876-1877

Reverend A. F. Irwin

1877-1881

Pastor of Grace Church, Peoria

1881-1889

Reverend E. B. Miner

1881-1882

Reverend John Barbour

1883-1884

Reverend Paul C. Thyholdt

1884-1885

Reverend M. M. Travis

1886

Reverend V. E. Taylor

1889-1890

Reverend H. L. Moore

1891-1896

Reverend A. S. Covert

1897-1899

Reverend Clair S. Adams

1899-1903

Reverend L. K. Grimes

1904-1906

Reverend S. Howard Smith

1907-1919

Reverend Herbert J. Bryce

1919-1921

Reverend Thomas Hueston

1922-1924

Reverend Milton W. Mosbacher

1925-1929

Pastor of E. Grand Blvd. PC, STL

1934-1948

Reverend Albert Lindsey

1929-1930

Reverend William Pease

1930-1931

Reverend Harold B. Street

1931-1932

Missionary to Ethiopia

Reverend Paul L. Arnold

1933-1937

Reverend Phillip Scorce

1938-1940

Reverend Norman Harrison

1940-1943

Reverend Marshall Williams

1943-1950

Est. Bible Witness Camp

Reverend Dr. L. E. Mathews

1952-1953

Reverend Virgil R. Edmonson

1953-1954

Reverend L. M. Ogilvie

1955-1958

Reverend Ronald T. Zell

1958-1959

Reverend Ezra Brockway

1959-1962

Reverend Ronald Hayes

1962-1963

Reverend George Dunivent

1963-1972

Reverend Donald W. Rackley

1972-1993

Reverend Mark Diedrich

1993-2005

Reverend Dr. Steve Jones

2006- present

 

  

November 1, 1867

First Presbyterian Church

Organized in Paxton, Illinois

Building erected

1872

 

Manse

Est. 1894

 

Building Remodeled

Sanctuary to Face East instead of West

1899

 

Water Powered Pipe Organ

Installed 1907

 

First Annual Meeting

in improved basement

1910

 

Independence from PCUSA

Purchase of Church & Manse

as Westminster Bible Church

1947

 

Addition with SS Rooms and Kitchen

1948

 

Pipe Organ disassembled

1957

 

Westminster Christian School

Est. 1980

 

Building Remodeled

Restrooms and Upstairs SS Rooms

1984

 

Joined Presbyterian Church in America

as Westminster Presbyterian Church

June 1987

 

Basement Remodeled

1988

 

Westminster Christian School

Closed 1989

  

Manse Kitchen Remodeled

2006

Realizing the strategic importance of Planting a church in Champaign Urbana, Pastor Diedrich held Bible studies there. Later, in God’s providence, Pastor Dave Thomas planted All Souls PCA.

2006

 

Building Remodeled

Fellowship Room & Upstairs Kitchen

2008

Annual Missions Trip

Native American ministries with Mission to North America to Cherokee, North Carolina

2007-2011

 

 

Rev. Charles A. Blanchard, D. D.

Reverend Clair S. Adams

Reverend Harold B. Street

Reverend Paul L. Arnold

Reverend Marshall Williams

Reverend George Dunivent

Reverend Donald W. Rackley

Reverend Mark Diedrich

Reverend Dr. Steve Jones

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