History of the Pastoral Leadership at ABC
Bethel Baptist, Pasadena
First Baptist, Altadena
(Pasadena Swedish Baptist Church)
|1920 Church Established|
|1921–1926 J.A. Carlson||1934 Church Established|
|1926–1936 Sven Engwall||1934–1937 Elmer Gottschalk|
|1936–1941 Harold Martinson|
|1942–1946 Floyd Bergfalk||1938–1950 Albert E. Tebay|
|1947–1948 Eugene Johnson||1951–1951 Dr. James Jauncy|
|1950–1953 Harold Sarles||1951–1953 William D. Painter|
|1954–1956 Earl S. Poysti||1953–1956 Allan H. Smyth|
|1956 Albert E. Tebay (interim)|
|1957–1960 Henry Lord||1956–1961 Robert G. Dow|
|1961–1963 J. Gordon Platt|
|1964–1966 Willard J. Sall||1962–1966 James L. Mason|
Altadena Baptist Church
|1966–1968 James L. Mason|
|1969–1971 Lyndon P. Karo|
|1971–1972 Dr. Ralph P. Martin (interim)|
|1972–1991 George Van Alstine|
|1991–present Co-Pastors: George Van Alstine and Constance Larson DeVaughn|
Dear Pastor George, Your essay about the bell in a recent Messenger brought back memories.
I recall being up in the old steeple where the bell once hung. Others up there, if my memory serves me correctly, were Ed Stankey, Walter Brown and Bill Britt. Down below were Bud Walsworth and (so he recently informed me) my son, Ken.
There had to be others because the thing was quite heavy and it took quite a few men to lower it. I’m sure that Ken was no help as he was quite young and was only an observer (He was born January 1951.) – Norm Rhinehart.
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Tag that was on the back of the photo of the old building when it was re-framed, read:
The original church, built in the 1920s on the corner lot, torn down in 1972. Photo taken by first church clerk, R.N. Martin, around 1960.
2009 was the 75th anniversary of the church. In the interests of preserving our history, some of the earliest books (from 1st Baptist) are being scanned for you to look at. If you have dialup, you probably won’t want to download these PDF format items as they are pretty large (the size is shown). The “title” won’t mean much, your webmaster just needed a way to describe the book. Keep watch over time as more will be added.
BlackBookBlueBinding (12.7megs) – Rev Clinton Goodwin kept a book with clippings in it. There’s also some receipts for utilities, nominating committee recommedations, and a couple pictures.
SmallBrownBook (3,5megs) – The first minutes book, kept b R.N. Martin, first clerk. Also includes the first membership record, and attendance figures.