Wesley Ministers 1797 -1987

[The names of the Senior Preachers are listed first, followed by the Junior Preachers.]

Allgire’s and Brown's Meeting House           

1797-98....................John Bloodgood, Thomas F. Sargent

1799..........................D. HalI, A. Andrews, N. Reed, J. Smith

1800..........................Thomas Wilkerson, John Simmons

1801..........................Curtis WilIiams, John Pitts

1802..........................John Pitts, William RyIand, William Steel

1803..........................S. Bunn, T. Lucas, R. Cash, N. Willis

1804..........................Lawrence Mc Combs, Nathaniel B. MiIIs

1805.........................John BIoodgood, N. Reed, J. Reid

1806.........................Henry Smith, Daniel Fidler

1807.........................S. G. Rozel, H. Harriman

1808.........................William Ryland, Alfred Griffith

1809.........................Joshua Wells, James Reid

1810.........................Joseph Toy, Eli Towne

1811.........................Gerard Morgan, John French

1812.........................David Stevens, John W. Bond

1813.........................David Stevens, Caleb Leach

1814.........................Henry Smith, Joseph Toy

1815.........................James Paynter, Joseph Toy

1816.........................Eli Henkle, Bazil Barry

1817.........................Eli Henkle, William Butler

1818.........................Henry Smith, James Reed

1819.........................James Reed, John Childs

1820.........................Job Guest, John Childs

1821.........................James Paynter, Joseph Rowen

1822.........................Joseph Rowen, PhiIIip D. Lipsecum

1823.........................Edward Matthews, Thomas J. Dorsey

1824.........................Jacob Larkin, Edward Matthews

1825.........................Jacob Larkin, Daniel Parish

1826-27...................James SewelI, Tobias Riley

1828.........................Henry Slicer, S. Keppler

1829.........................Henry Slicer, G. G. Brooks

1830.........................Philip D. Lipsecum

1831.........................Jonathan Munroe, James Reed

1832.........................Jonathan Munroe, R. Barnes

1833.........................J. Ewing

1834.........................William Butler, Eli Nicodemus

1835.........................William Butler, J. Parker

1836.........................J. Ewing, Z. Jordan

1837.........................J. Ewing, John W. Cronin

1838.........................William Hank, John W. Cronin

1839-40...................Oliver Ege

1841.........................William Munroe

1842.........................Thompson Mitchell

1843.........................John Maclay

1844.........................Joseph S. Morris, James H. March

1845.........................Jonathan Munroe, Charles McElfresh

1846.........................Jonathan Munroe, James Turner

1847.........................Jacob Larkin, J .5. Gorsuch

1848.........................Jacob Larkin, C. A. Reid

1849.........................C. A. Reid, D. BalI

1850.........................D. BalI, T. Daughertv

1851.........................William Hank, C. Cornelius

1852.........................William Hank, J. A. Coleman

1853.........................W. H. Laney

1854.........................J. A. Coleman

1855.........................George Stevenson

1856.........................J. Hildebrand

1857.........................J. Hildebrand, W. H. Elliott

1858.........................S. Wesley Price

1859.........................S. Wesley Price, J. Wesley Brown

1860.........................Daniel H. Parrish, A. S. Smith

1861.........................Daniel H. Parrish, D.A. Isenberg

1862.........................F .H. Grever

1863.........................F. H. Grever, Martin L. Smyser

1864-65...................J. Edwin Amos, Thomas Watts

1866-67...................Hugh Linn, B. F. Clarkson

1868.........................Hugh Linn

1869-70...................Emory Buhrman, William M. Ferguson

1871.........................Emory Buhrman, Reuben Kolb

1872.........................J. W. Cullum, Peter Vondersmith

1873-74...................J. W. Cullum, J. B. Hall, William Barnes

1875.........................W. R. Gwinn, F. W. Shriner

1876.........................W. R. Gwinn, J. B. Hall

1877.........................Daniel Haskell, Solomon German

1878..........................Daniel Haskell, John T. Anspach

 

Wesley Chapel

1879..........................D. Benton Winstead, Frank G. Porter

1880-81....................D. Benton Winstead, Osborne Belt

1882..........................Joseph P. Wilson, W. S. Wheeler

1883..........................Joseph P. Wilson, E. H. Smith, John B. Tope

1884..........................Joseph P. Wilson, William W. Barnes

1885...........................W. A. Koontz, W. P. Shriner, S. S. Greenwell

1886...........................T. Marshall West, E. T. Mowbray

1887-88.....................T. Marshall West, W. J. Thompson

1889-90.....................T. MarshaIl West, J. W. FIeming, J. B. Hall

1891...........................Osborne Belt, T.E. Copes, J.B. Hall

1892...........................Osborne Belt, T.E. Copes, R.R. Murphy

1893-94.....................Emory Buhrman, L. E. Dutton

1895...........................Emory Buhrman, W. D. Knight

1896-97.....................Emory Buhrman, William J. Meeks

1898...........................Henry R. Savage

1899...........................Henry R. Savage, George F. Stiles

1900...........................D. M. Browning, W.C. Butts

1901-02.....................D. M. Browning, C. Turner Jones

1903-04.....................D. M. Browning, Joseph P. Wilson

1905...........................Milson Thomas, Joseph P. Wilson

1906...........................Milson Thomas, Wilson T. Jarboe

1907-08......................Milson Thomas, L. St. Clair AlIen

1909............................Charles T. House, Frank Steelman









1910-11......................Frank Steelman, A. H. McKinley

1912-13......................Richard H. K. Gill

1914-17......................Henry Clay Hall

1918-21......................Joseph C. Sinclair

Wesley Church 

1922...........................Joseph C. Sinclair

1923...........................E. O. Pritchett (three months)

1923-26.....................Carlos Dunagan

1926-31.....................Dougias R. Chandler

1931-34.....................J. Eimer Benson

1934-37.....................J . A. Haugh

1937-40.....................J. Lee Williams

1940-42.....................G. Ernest Wunder

1942-45.....................W. A. Ledford

1945-47.....................Sidney T. Fitch

1947-52.....................James H. Talley

1952-56.....................Glenn J. Cooper

1956-59.....................L. Howard Allwine

1959-62.....................James C. Haskin

1962-66.....................Ira W. Shindle

1966-74.....................Stanley G. Harrell

1974-78......................William M. BaIderson

1978-81......................Rebecca Abts

1981............................Albert K. Lane, III

Through the 190 years covered in our listing we find 150 different ministers who have served the Church. Some came first as Senior Preachers. Some came first as Junior Preachers and stayed on as Senior. Others returned later as Junior or Senior Preachers after having served previously. It is a glorious line and Wesley Church is much in their debt.

Western Maryland College was founded in 1868 and the Westminster Theological Seminary in 1882 on the college campus. Both were founded by the Maryland Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church. Prior to 1958, when the Seminary was moved to Washington, D.C. and renamed Wesley Theological Seminary, we were fortunate to have many Seminary students supply our pulpit. 

The people of Wesley are proud to have Chester W. Rill, son of Mrs. Jennie Rill and the late M. Earl Rill, enter the ministry under the pastorate of the Rev. James H. Talley. Chester remains a full member of the Baltimore Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Appendix C:  Wesley Ministers From 1797 to 1987

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