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Name: Detweiler, Bob (1929-1989)


Historical Note:

J. Robert "Bob" Detweiler was born in 1929, the second of twin sons to William G. and Anna Detweiler.  He graduated from Eastern Mennonite College in 1951 and from Faith Theological Seminary in 1954.  In later years he continued his education at Faith Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary.

Bob married Marjorie Springer in 1959.  Together, they raised two daughters.

Bob and his brother Bill were ordained in 1957.  Bob pastored at Martins Mennonite Church (Orrville, Ohio - 1955-1960); College Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind. - 1960-1974), and Yellow Creek Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind. - 1975-1989).

Bob and his brother Bill also served as the "twin speakers" on the Calvary Hour radio show from 1956 until Bob's death in 1989.  In addition to the Calvary Hour, Bob was also known for his friendship with basketball coach Bob Knight.

Bob died suddenly on September 15, 1989, the day before he was to officiate at his daughter's wedding.

Sources: J. Robert (Bob) Detweiler Memorial Service Program (Box 3, Folder 25).  The Calvary Hour Records, 1935-2007.  HM1-956.
Note Author: Colleen McFarland





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