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Name: Detweiler, William G. (1903-1956)

Historical Note:

William G. Detweiler was born in 1903 at Blooming Glen, Pennsylvania and studied at Eastern Mennonite Academy and Temple University.  In 1927, Detweiler married Anna Landis, and in 1928 they served a Mennonite mission in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  In 1931, they began serving the Mennonite Mission in Canton, Ohio.

Detweiler was ordained in 1933 by O. N. Johns and pastored the Oak Grove Church and Pleasant Hill Church in Wayne County, Ohio.  In 1936, he founded the Calvary Hour, the first Mennonite religious radio show.  Although the Calvary Hour met disapproval within the Mennonite Church, Detweiler produced the radio show for the next twenty years. 

In 1953, Detweiler resigned his post at Pleasant Hill Church to devote more time to the Calvary Hour.  Detweiler died suddenly of a coronary occlusion on January 13, 1956.

Sources: Gospel Herald, Volume XLIX, Number 5, 118-119.
Note Author: Colleen McFarland

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