Chronology of Bertrand Bible Church

  • 1831

    • Services held in Peter Truitt’s home

  • 1832

    • Methodist Society formed

  • 1834

    • Small white frame building – possibly served as accommodations for circuit ministers and meetings

  • 1859

    • William Truitt, Peter’s brother, donated land

  • 1861

    • Completion of building – first formal church structure, Bertrand Road – on cemetery location

 

Name: Truitt’s Chapel Communion

  • 1834 – 1883

    • Circuit Riders – various itinerant ministers

  • 1883 – 1886

    • Elder John Price (Baptist faith)

  • 1886 – 1887

    • “Father” McCool

  • 1887 – 1888

    • Rev. John Byrns

  • 1888 – 1917

    • Laymen preaching – Rev. Wright (1916) also a Rev. L.V. Schermehorn

 

Name: Truitt’s Chapel Interdenominational Congregation

  • 1917 – 1920

    • Rev. Lorenzo Tice (first paid minister)

  • 1920 – 1921

    • Rev. E.B. Fitzpatrick

  • 1921 – 1925

    • Rev. Rulison

 

Name: Bertrand Community Church

  • 1925

    • Moved to present location

  • 1925 – 1926

    • Rev. L.R. Anderson

  • 1926 – 1928

    • Rev. Wittmer

  • 1929 – 1930

    • Rev. Luther E. Markin

  • 1931 – 1934

    • Rev. W.E. Hogan

  • 1934 – 1950

    • Rev. Joseph Hyink (full time from 1942)

 

Name: Bertrand Bible Church

  • 1947

    • Joined IFCA

  • 1950 – 1964

    • Rev. Orlen Njus

  • 1960

    • Moved into new building

  • 1964 – 1967

    • Rev. Harold Asire

  • 1968 – 1971

    • Rev. Robert Kinney

  • 1972 – 1981

    • Rev. David G. Jenkins

  • 1982 – 1992

    • Rev. Robert Freitas

  • 1993 – 2005

    • Rev. John Rosol

  • 2006 – Present

    • Rev. Tony Slagle

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