Bible Presbyterian Church II
Haddon Avenue and Cuthbert Boulevard
THE BIBLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF COLLINGSWOOD
A family church for a Bible-believing people
The Rev. Carl McIntire, D.D., Pastor, ministers the Word at all services, is moderator of the Session, and Editor of the Christian Beacon. In addition to pastorin gthe local church, he is active in the Lord's work on a world-wide scale, being president of the Board of Directors of Faith Theological Seminary, a member of the Independent Board for Presbyterian Missions and Harvey Cedars Bible Conference, and president of the International Council of Christian Churches. He has received the degree of Doctor of Literature because of the books he has written and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London, England.
The Rev. Charles E. Richter, Assistant Pastor, is in charge of the pastoral calling and shares in the ministery of the Word in the absence of the Pastor. He is active in the New Jersey Presbytery and teaches a class in the Presbyterian Bible Institute.
The Rev. George C. Soltau, Assistant Pastor, supervises the young people's work, counsels, and plans special youth activities. He also shares in the ministry of the Word in the absence of, the pastor, and teaches in the Presbyterian Bible Institute.
The Bible Presbyterian Church of Collingswood
was formed to carry on true Presbyterianism at a
time when those who should have upheld the truths
of the Scriptures were failing to do so.
In 1938, at the close of the Sunday evening
service on March 27, the congregation of approximately
1200 people walked out of the building
known as "The Collingswood Presbyterian Church."
It had been found necessary to renounce the jurisdiction
of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
because the General Assembly of that denomination
upheld modernism in their judicial actions and
suspended from the ministry those who refused to
obey mandates issued in violation of the Constitution
of the Church and contrary to the Word
The congregation took this action voluntarily
when the judge in a civil suit brought by five members
of the congregation to prevent the majority
from using the building, rendered a minority decision.
The congregation and pastor continued
the worship of God without missing a single service.
There were many difficulties to be surmounted
but the Lord blessed abundantly the honoring of
His Word. The Preparatory Service the Friday following
the leaving the building and the Communion Service
that next Sunday were held in a tent. Later the Tabernacle was erected and has
been in constant use since May 29, 1938, when the
first service was held.
In the intervening years since 1938, the church
has been enabled to reach its goal of giving as
much to others as it uses for the local church
needs. Since 1941 our budget has been divided
50-50, half for missions and benevolences and half
for current expenses. This is subscribed voluntarily
at the time of our Every Member Canvass each
March. Through the years the Lord has prospered
us until our budget is now over the $100,00 mark.
A little over two years ago the Lord gave us
the new Sunday school building, which was dedicated
on September 28, 1951, and now we are looking
forwards to the time when the Lord will give us
a church building also for the honor of His name.
"The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore
we his servants will arise and build..." Nehemiah 2:20.
James I. Logue - Clerk of Session
A Session of 24 elders govern the church and
control and direct its activities. They are Claud B.
Annesley, Robert E. Baker, Clayton A. Bancroft,
Burchelle J. Bashaw, Clyde M. Blazer, Robert L.
Boertzel, Lawrence L. Dimmick, Edward M. Faubell,
John D. Henry, Robert L. Isaacs, Matthew N. Johnson,
Ora W. Jordan, James I. Logue, Robert T. Lore, Jr.,
James S. Mattson, ALbert F. Miller, Robert J.
Myers, McGregor Scott, Harry M. Stewart, Walter
F. Thompson, Weidner Titzck, Reginald S. Wigfield,
and Robert P. Willits.
The missionary and benevolent funds
of the church are in charge of the Session. Our church
pays the salary of the following missionaries: Mrs.
Helen Dunkeld, Africa; Dr. and Mrs. William H.
Chisholm, Korea; Miss Marian W. McNeil, Africa;
Rev. and Mrs. Philip M. Lytle, Peru; Rev. and Mrs.
Earle R. White, Chile; Rev. and Mrs. John M. L.
Young, Japan. It contributes also to the support of
the Independent Board of Presbyterian Foreign
Missions, Faith Theological Seminary, the National
Missions Committee of the Bible Presbyterian
Church, Harvey Cedars Bible Presbyterian Conference,
the American Council of Christian Churches,
the Bible Presbyterian Home at Delanco, N.J., the
International COuncil of Christian Churches and a
number of other agencies, missionaries, and pastors.
The Board of Trustees
Charles F. Wiggins, President
The church property is cared for and managed
by the Board of Trustees. The current expenses
of the church are in their charge. The members are
John L. Hibbard, Merle F. McBurney, James L. Mc Curdy,
A. Donald Pidgeon, George L. Pinner, Harry
C. Rainey, Joseph Robb, Frank J. Seider, Edward R.
Shane, David W. Steele, Walter F. Thompson, S.
Rogers Wetherill, Charles F. Wiggins, William S.
Woods, Sr.; William S. Woods, Jr., treasurer.
The Board of Deacons
William J. Bonner, Chairman
It is the duty of the Board of Deacons to look
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Every Lord's Day
9:45 a.m. - Sunday School.
11:00 a.m. - Morning Worship. Broadcast WVCH, 740, 12.30 to 1.30
6:30 p.m. - Junior Christian Endeavor Society.
6:45 p.m. - Intermediate Christian Endeavor Society.
6:45 p.m. - Senior Christian Endeavor Society.
6:45 p.m. - Young People's Christian Fellowship.
7:30 p.m. - Prayer.
7:45 p.m. - Evening Worship. Broadcast WCAM, 1310, 8 to 9.
9:30 p.m. - Hymn Sing.
There is a nursery supervised by Mrs. McGregor
Scott where parents may leave their young children
during the morning and evening service.
8:00 p.m. - A service of prayer, praise and Bible study.
The Communion Service is held five times a year
- the first Sunday of February, April, June, October,
and December. Preparatory Service to the
Communion is held the Friday preceding Communion
at eight o'clock.
Good Friday Service at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Easter Sunrise Service early Easter Sunday morning
on the Cooper River Parkway at the intersection
of Cuthbert Boulevard.
Thanksgiving Day Service at 9 o'clock in the morning.
Christmas Day Service at 10 o'clock in the morning.
Watch Night Service at 10 p.m. on December 31.
School of Missions - Wednesdays evening of November.
School of Stewardship - Wednesday evenings of February.
after those of our members who might be in need.
The members of the Board are William J. Bonner,
David Boone, William B. Buchanan, Charles L.
Clark, Carl M. Crawford, Waldemar W. Diehl,
George C. Eckert, H. Wilson Graham, Robert E.
Hall, Robert W. Henry, John C. Long, C. Leslie
Mrs. Florendce H. Davidson, Secretary
The church membership is divided into 46 geographical
unites with a leader for each unit. The
duty of the group leaders is to keep in touch with
the members and report any illness, sorrow, or
trouble in the groups to the Pastors. Each leader is
one of the women members of the congregation
and resides in the particular area of her charge.
BENEFITS OF REGULAR CHURCH
Blessing on the individual:
"If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it."
Blessing on the home:
"Them that honour me I will honour." (1 Sam. 2:30).
Blessing on the nation:
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD" (Psa. 33:12).