The following news briefs are from the September-October issues of the Brethren Missionary Herald magazine.
Fifteen Years Ago – 1993
– Randy Haulk became pastor of the Meyersdale (Pa.) Grace Brethren Church
– Bruce Triplehorn, missionary to Brazil, was ordained to the ministry at the Wooster (Ohio), Grace Brethren Church.
Twenty Years Ago – 1988
– The Winona Lake Christian Assembly, formerly host of the world’s largest Bible Conference and owner of the extensive conference property, was merged with Grace Schools.
– The Eagle Commission, supporting agency for Grace Brethren Chaplains, was unveiled at the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches annual conference, under the sponsorship of Grace Brethren Home Missions.
Twenty-five Years Ago – 1983
– The Wooster, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church was named Sunday School of the Year by CE National.
– Bob Arenobine accepted the call as pastor of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Grace Brethren Church.
Thirty-five Years Ago – 1973
– Dr. Bill and Donna Walker joined the staff of the Foreign Missionary Society to serve in the Central African Republic.
– The organizing of Relief Agency Brethren was announced by the Foreign Missionary Society in response to the national conference’s resolution “seeking means to provide relief for human suffering.”
– The Huber Heights, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church dedicated its new building. Jim Poyner was the pastor.
Forty-five Years Ago – 1963
– Don Rough became pastor of the Riverside Grace Brethren Church in Johnstown, Pa.
– Jerry Young and Larry DeArmey were student body presidents at Grace College and Grace Theological Seminary, respectively.
Fifty Years Ago – 1958
– At the recent annual conference Dean Fetterhoff and Wendell Kent were ordained to the Brethren ministry.
Fifty-Five Years Ago – 1953
– Arnold Kriegbaum became the editor and business manager of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company
Sixty Years Ago – 1948
– A Jewish ministry was launched in the Los Angeles area by Brethren Home Missions. It was led by Bruce and Jerry Button.
Sixty-five Years Ago – 1943
– The Winona Lake (Ind.) Brethren Church held its first services on September 4.
– Wayne and Dorothy Beaver were appointed by the Foreign Missionary Society to serve in Africa.