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Name: Detweiler, Bill (1929-)


Historical Note:

J. William"Bill" Detweiler was born in 1929, the first of twin sons to William G. and Anna Detweiler.  He graduated from Eastern Mennonite College in 1951 and from Faith Theological Seminary in 1954. 

Bill married Ruth Mast. Together, they raised three daughters.

Bill and his brother Bob were ordained in 1957.  Bill pastored at Pleasant View Mennonite Church from 1955 to 1957.  He began his ministry at Kidron Mennonite Church in 1957 and served for 37 years there.

Bill and his brother Bob also served as the "twin speakers" on the Calvary Hour radio show from 1956 until Bob's death in 1989.  Bill continued the broadcast on his own until 2007.

Note Author: Colleen McFarland





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