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OFFICIAL JOURNAL 

OF THE 

BLUE RIDGE- 
ATLANTIC 

CONFERENCE 

Methodist Episcopal Church 

SIXTIETH SESSION 

1937 

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HELD IN 

Pfeiffer Junior College 
Misenheimer, North Carolina 

PRICE, 25 CENTS 



I Pfeiffer Junior College I 

I High School I 

I MISENHEIMER, NORTH CAROLINA £ 

C • A standard Junior College, fully accredited by 5 

I State Department of Education. Founded and I 

p maintained by the Woman's Home Missionary j 

I Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. | 

i Curriculum I 

| Two-year standard college course. ^ 

I Two-year basic course for Teachers. I 

p Courses in Agriculture, Commerce, «\ 

I Home Economics, Piano, and Voice. I 

I AIMS I 

P CHRISTIAN EDUCATION <j 

I TRAINING IN LEADERSHIP | 

g VOCATIONAL TRAINING 5 

P A WELL-BALANCED LIFE J 

P For further particulars, Address \ 

I W. S. SHARP, President 3 




Bishop, Resident and Presiding 



Sixtieth Session 



JOURNAL 

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OF THE 



Blue Ridge-Atlantic 
Conference 



OF THE 



Methodist Episcopal Church 



HELD AT 



Pfeiffer Junior College, 
Misenheimer, N. C, October 7-10, 1937 



EDITED BY THE SECRETARIES 
PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CONFERENCE 



CINCINNATI 
THE METHODIST BOOK CONCERN PRESS 

1937 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



I. Officers — 

(a) Of the Annual Conference 53 

(b) Of the Lay Conference 53 

II. Boards, Commissions, Councils, and Committees 54 

III. Daily Proceedings 56 

IV. Disciplinary Questions — 

(a) Of the United Sessions of the Annual and Lay Conferences 63 

(b) Of the Annual Conference 64 

V. Appointments 68 

VI. Reports — 

(a) District Superintendents 70 

(b) Standing Committees 73 

(c) Conference Stewards 76 

(dj Individual Church Statistics 77 

(e) Conference Statistician 80 

(f) Conference Treasurer 84 

(g) Treasurer Board of Home Missions 86 

VII. Memoirs — 

(a) Rev. J. S. Greene 87 

(b) Mrs. W. C. Matney 87 

VIII. Roll of the Dead- 
fa) Members of the Conference 88 

(b) Widows of Members 88 

(c) Wives of Members 88 

IX. Historical — 

(a) Record of Sessions 89 

X. Miscellaneous — 

(a) Plan of Conference Examinations 90 

(b) Delegates to Lay Conference 91 

(c) Resolutions Adopted by the Lay Conference 92 

(d) World Service Askings 92 

(e) Vacation School and Institute Statistics 93 

XL Pastoral Record — 

(a) Conference Roll 94 

(bj Local Preachers 95 

XII.l Index 96 



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(a) OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE I 

PRESIDENT 

BISHOP WALLACE E. BROWN, Chattanooga, Tennessee 

SECRETARY 

WILLIAM A. PARSONS, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 

TREASURER 

W. H. PLESS, Canton, North Carolina 

STATISTICIAN 

S. W. JOHNSON, Statesville, North Carolina 

ASSISTANT SECRETARIES 

J. J. Wood, E. M. Graham, and J. R. Bowman 

ASSISTANT TREASURERS 

M. O. Fletcher, F. F. Frisbie, and V. A. Morton 

ASSISTANT STATISTICIANS 

D. W. Haga, C. J. Winslow, and E. W. Mills 

REGISTRAR 

C. W. GUTHRIE, Marshallberg, North Carolina 



(b) OF THE LAY CONFERENCE 

PRESIDENT 

J. L. Thornburg, R. R. 2, Huntersville, North Cax^olina 

SECRETARY 

Miss Mardecia Eaker, R. R. 1, Bessemer City, North Carolina 

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II. 

poartos, Commissions;, Councils;, 
anb Committees; 

(For post offices see pages 68, 69, 95. Small letter abbreviations 
indicate officers.) 



BOARDS OF CHURCH LOCATION 

Asheville District— C. C. Benton, A. B. Dennis, W. H. Pless, J. H. Hamp- 
ton, C. A. Hawkins, Charles Rhodarmer. 

Statesville District— W. J. Plint, B. A. Culp, J. J. Wood, James Clay- 
ton, J. C. Saunders. 

BOARD OF EDUCATION 

1938— J. R. Kirby, Mrs. Homer Banks. 1939— C. M. White, J. L. Thorn- 
burg. 1940— M. 0. Fletcher, J. M. Glance. 

BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS 

W. H. Pless, D. H. Dennis, J. J. Wood, R. L. Kirby, Mrs. J. E. Mauney. 
BOARD OF HOME MISSIONS AND CHURCH EXTENSION 

C. C. Benton, W. J. Plint, W. A. Parsons (p), S. W. Johnson (s), 
F. F. Frisbie, D. F. Lowry, O. M. Vernon (t), C. A. Hawkins, A. G. Frazier. 

BOARD OF MINISTERIAL TRAINING 

M. 0. Fletcher (c), C. W. Guthrie (r), Q. V. Amberson, D. A. Bailey, 
P. A. Barker, B. A. Culp, S. W. Johnson, J. R. Kirby, V. A. Morton, C. 0. 
Newell, W. A. Parsons, W. H. Pless, C. M. White, J. J. Wood. 

BOARD OF STEWARDS 

1938— D. F. Lowry, J. L. Thornburg. 1939— M. 0. Fletcher, Miss 
Mardecia Eaker. 1940 — J. L. A. Bumgarner, R. F. Reynolds (t). 

TRUSTEES 

Asheville District Parsonage — W. H. Pless, A. B. Dennis, W. T. Haw- 
kins. 

Statesville District Parsonage — Turner Brown, M. C. Goforth, A. L. 
Shaver, S. W. Johnson, E. W. Mills, Y. D. Poole. 

Graham Collegiate Institute: 1938— D. F. Lowry, J. A. Guthrie, W. M. 
Davis. 1939— M. 0. Fletcher, E. H. Davis, John Nelson. 1940— C. W. 
Guthrie, R. C. Kennedy, W. A. Parsons. 

Tennessee Wesleyan College — A. B. Dennis. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF INCORPORATION 

1938— D. F. Lowry, Y. D. Poole, E. W. Mills. 1939— D. W. Haga (p). 
W. H. Pless (t), J. J. Wood. 1940— C W. Guthrie, S. W. Johnson, C. M. 
White (s). 

TRIERS OF APPEALS 

Q. V. Anderson, D. A. Bailey, D. L. Earnhardt, V. A. Morton, C. J. 
Winslow. Reserves: J. L. A. Bumgarner, D. W. Haga. 

COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE RELATIONS 

1938— Q. V. Amberson, C. M. White (s). 1939— D. A. Bailey, C. W. 
Guthrie. 1940— B. A. Culp, A. B. Dennis (c). 

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1937] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 55 

COMMITTEE ON ACCEPTED SUPPLIES 

Q. V. Amberson, B. A. Culp, C. W. Guthrie, W. H. Pless, C. M. White, 
J. J. Wood. 

COMMISSION ON UNIFICATION OF NORTH CAROLINA METHODISM 

C. C. Benton, A. B. Dennis, C. M. White, J. M. Glance, Guy Hipps, 
W. J. Plint, J. J. Wood, J. O. Edwards, W. R. Jones. 

COMMISSION ON CHURCH CO-OPERATION 

C. C. Benton, W. J. Plint, I. T. Speaks, J. M. Glance. 

COUNCIL OF CHURCHES 

J. J. Wood, J. M. Glance. 

COMMITTEE ON ALDERSGATE CELEBRATIONS 

W. A. Parsons, V. A. Morton, E. M. Graham. 

COMMISSION ON DELEGATES' EXPENSES 

C. C. Benton, J. W. Clayton, H. W. Davis, W. T. Hawkins, R. C. Kennedy, 
R. L. Kirby, W. A. Parsons, W. J. Plint, C. M. White. 

EPWORTH LEAGUE COUNCIL 

C. M. White (c), Q. V. Amberson (r), P. A. Barker (counsellor), 
C. C. Benton, James Clayton, V. A. Morton (m), Mrs. V. A. Morton (dw), 
R. C. Nimon, W. A. Parsons (d), W. J. Plint, W. S. Sharp, J. L. Thornburg. 

WORLD SERVICE COUNCIL 

B. A. Culp, E. M. Graham, J. L. Thornburg, C. 0. Newell (c), J. M. 
Glance. 

FRATERNAL DELEGATES 

North Carolina Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South — W. J. 
Plint. 

Western North Carolina Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South 
— W. A. Parsons. 

North Carolina Conference Methodist Protestant Church — C. C. Benton. 

COMMITTEE ON HISTORICAL PROGRAM NEXT SESSION 

C. M. White, W. A. Parsons. 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Auditing — C. J. Winslow, J. M. Glance, E. W. Mills, Amasa Fulcher. 

Evangelism— B. A. Culp, E. M. Graham, C. J. Winslow, W. T. Haw- 
kins, J. 0. Edwards. 

Memoirs — J. M. Wall, A. B. Dennis, A. S. Beaman, J. R. Bowman, 
J. L. A. Bumgarner. 

Minutes— W. H. Pless, J. J. Wood, E. P. Green, O. M. Vernon, J. H. 
Hampton, W. R. Jones. 

Periodicals — F. F. Frisbie, D. H. Dennis, Amasa Fulcher. 

Resolutions — D. F. Lowry, D. A. Bailey, S. J. Brawley, J. R. Bowman. 

Social Service — J. J. Wood, Y. D. Poole, A. G. Frazier. 

State of Church — Q. V. Amberson, C. K. Wright, O. M. Vernon. 

Stewardship — J. L. Thornburg, T. M. Starnes, F. J. Greene, D. A. 
Bailey, R. C. Nimon. 



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FIRST DAY 

Misenheimer, N. C, Thursday, October 7, 1937. 
Opening. — The Blue Ridge-Atlantic Confei'ence of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church met in Pfeiffer Junior College, Misenheimer, today at 
9 A. M., for its sixtieth annual session, with Bishop Wallace E. Brown 
presiding. The devotional service was conducted by Rev. M. W. Mann, of 
Ocracoke, who read the first chapter of 2 Timothy and made apt comment. 

Roll Call (38)*. — The Secretary of the last session called the Confer- 
ence roll. When the name of John S. Greene was called the Conference 
stood and Bishop Brown led in prayer. He had died recently. 

Organization. — William A. Parsons was re-elected Secretary, W. H. 
Pless was re-elected Treasurer, and S. W. Johnson was re-elected Stat- 
istician. These officers nominated their assistants and they were elected 
as follows: Assistant Secretaries, E. M. Graham, J. J. Wood, J. R. Bow- 
man; Assistant Treasurers, M. 0. Fletcher, F. F. Frisbie, V. A. Morton; 
Assistant Statisticians, D. W. Haga, C. J. Winslow, E. W. Mills. E. M. 
Graham was elected Reporter to the secular press and Mrs. C. 0. Newell 
to the Christian Advocate. The bar of the Conference was fixed to in- 
clude the first six rows of seats. At his own request M. 0. Fletcher was 
released from service on the Committee on Accepted Supply Pastors and 
J. J. Wood was named in his place. On motion of W. J. Plint, J. L. A. Bum- 
garner and R. F. Reynolds were re-elected to the Board of Stewards for 
the term ending in 1940. On motion of C. M. White, A. B. Dennis and 
B. A. Culp were re-elected to the Committee on Conference Relations for 
the term ending in 1940. 

Drafts (10). — Bishop Brown presented a draft for $324, regular divi- 
dend and one for $60, Chartered Fund dividend, from the Board of Pen- 
sions and Relief. They were received with thanks and ordered paid to the 
Treasurer of the Board of Stewards. 

Retired Ministers (42). — The names of the Retired Ministers were 
called. None were present. Their characters were passed and the Secre- 
tary was directed to send to each of them the greetings of the Con- 
ference. 

Introductions. — The following ministers were introduced: Dr. C. N. 
Clarke, presiding elder of the Salisbury District of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, South; Rev. W. A. Newell; Rev. A. C. Swafford; Rev. 
M. W. Hackard; Rev. Walter Lanier; Rev. G. W. Clay; and Rev. W. S. 
Gearhardt. A few words of kind greeting were spoken by Drs. Clarke 



Numbers in parentheses refer to Disciplinary Questions, pages 63-67. 

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1937] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 57 

and Newell. Dr. H. J. Riley of the Board of Foreign Missions was also 
introduced. The Conference recessed until 10.25 A. M. 

Communion. — Upon reassembling, Bishop Brown addressed the Con- 
ference upon Sacrifice as the best expression of Love. Assisted by the 
District Superintendents, Dr. W. J. Plint and Dr. C. C. Benton; and by the 
pastor, R. C. Nimon; the Bishop administered the Sacrament of the 
Lord's Supper to the members of the Conference and the visitors. 

Reports of Superintendents (34). — The characters of W. J. Plint and 
C. C. Benton were passed and each read a comprehensive report of his 
district. The characters of all the effective elders were passed. 

Programs. — The printed program of this session was adopted, subject 
to necessary deviation. 

C. M. White moved that the chair appoint a committee to prepare 
a historical program for some hour of the next annual session of our Con- 
ference, as that may be our last regular session. The motion carried. 
C. M. White and W. A. Parsons were appointed. 

Commission on Unification. — The Commission on Unification of North 
Carolina Methodism was continued another year. 
The Conference then adjourned. 



Afternoon Session 
Memorial (38). — Rev. J. M. Wall presided when the Conference re- 
assembled at 2 P. M. J. M. Wall read a memoir of John S. Greene. Loving 
tribute was paid by D. H. Dennis, A. B. Dennis, F. F. Frisbie, and S. N. 
Bumgarner. A memoir of Mrs. W. C. Matney was prepared by J. L. A. 
Bumgarner and W. H. Pless. C. M. White, A. B. Dennis, and J. M. Wall 
joined in the tribute. 

The Bishop's Sorrow. — Bishop Brown resumed the chair. The Secre- 
tary told the Conference of the sorrow that had come to the Bishop today 
in the death of his youngest brother. Dr. M. O. Fletcher led in prayer. 
The Bishop expressed deep appreciation and spoke tenderly of his brother. 

Statistics (4). — The roll of the charges was called and the reports of 
all the pastors were delivered to the Treasurer and the Statistician. 

The Conference adjourned. 



Second Day 

Friday, October 8, 1937. 
Worship. — Rev. Paul A. Barker conducted the opening service comment- 
ing on the twenty-second chapter of Luke and stressing the characteristics 
of the faithful minister. 

Minutes. — The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read, completed, 
and approved. 

Conference Relations (20, 21, 22, 23). — None have had their credentials 
restored. None have been received by transfer. The cases of M. L. Chap- 
pell, M. A. Matheson, and C. C. Williams were referred to the Committee 
on Conference Relations for study and recommendation. 



58 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [193* 

R. L. Phillips, an elder in the Church of the Nazarene, was intro- 
duced and referred to the Committee on Conference Relations. 

Reception on Trial (24). — Albert W. Wellons, recommended by the 
Ashevlle District Conference; and Charles Walter Martin, recommended 
by the Statesville District Conference; both having been approved by 
the Board of Ministerial Training and by the Committee on Conference 
Relations, were received on trial in the Annual Conference and placed in 
studies of the First Year. 

Continued on Trial (25). — Robert C. Nimon was advanced to the class 
of the Second Year and continued on trial. Lowell C. Stevens was ad- 
vanced to studies of the Third Year and continued on trial. 

Referred (40, 35). — M. W. Mann, a local elder in the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, South, was referred to the Committee on Accepted Supplies. 

United Session (1). — The members of the Lay Conference came in. 
J. L. Thornburg, President; and Miss Mardecia Eaker, Secretary; came 
to the platform and made short addresses. 

Dr. Patterson (5). — Dr. D. Stewart Patterson, of Washington, D. C, 
addressed the Conference on the progress of the Million Unit Fellowship 
Movement and its arresting challenge to all of us. 

Fraternal Messages. — Dr. J. Elwood Carroll, of the North Carolina 
Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church and Dr. C. B. Culbreth, 
of the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, were presented and they brought messages of fraternity and 
confidence. 

Communications. — The Secretary read a report of the Commission on 
Methodist Co-operation. This was received and ordered edited and printed. 

The Secretary read extracts from the Report of the Book Committee. 
The Bishop called attention to the new plan of subscriptions to the 
"Christian Advocate." 

Aldersgate Celebration. — W. A. Parsons, E. M. Graham, and V. A. 
Morton were made a committee to meet with similar committees from 
other Methodist conferences to plan for group gatherings for the cele- 
bration of the Aldersgate experience of John Wesley. 

World Service Commission. — E. M. Graham was placed on the World 
Service Commission in place of W. L. Hart who has gone to another 
conference. 

The Conference adjourned to meet at 12.45 P. M. Dr. C. B. Culbreth 
pronounced the benediction. 



Afternoon Sessions 
Broadcast. — The Conference met at 12.45 P. M. and listened to a pro- 
gram prepared under the direction of the Million Unit Fellowship Com- 
mission, which dramatized stirring incidents in the life of Bishop James 
M. Thoburn. The program was broadcast by Station WBT, of Charlotte, 



1937] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 59 

without charge, and at the request of the Program Committee of the 
Conference. The Conference adjourned until 2 P. M. 

Oral Reports. — Upon reassembling, Bishop Brown called the roll of 
charges and the pastors made oral reports, touching conversions, mem- 
bership, World Service giving, and prorating. 

It was brought out that there had been a gain of about $1,200 in 
World Service giving. 

After notices the Conference adjourned. 



Third Day 

Saturday, October 9, 1937. 

Worship. — L. C. Stevens conducted the opening worship service. 

Minutes. — The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and approved 
with some corrections and additions. 

Executive Session. — On motion the Conference entered into executive 
session to hear and act on reports of the Committee on Conference Rela- 
tions. 

Full Membership (27, 29, 30).— John F. Wyatt was elected to full 
membership. He was also advanced to studies of the Fourth Year, con- 
ditioned on one examination and two collateral studies. He was elected 
to deacon's orders. 

James R. Bowman was elected to full membership, graduated from the 
Course of Study, and elected to elder's orders. 

Vance A. Lewis was elected to full membership and advanced to 
studies of the Fourth Year. 

Elected Deacon (25, 31). — Lowell C. Stevens was continued on trial in 
studies of the Third Year and elected to be ordained deacon. 

Continued (29). — Louie A. Lewis was continued in the class of the 
Fourth Year. 

Elders (30). — H. H. Cash was graduated from the course of study and 
elected to elder's orders. 

T. A. Coleman was elected to elders orders to be ordained elsewhere. 
The executive session then adjourned. 

Continued on Trial (25). — William Y. Stewart was continued on trial in 
studies of the First Year. 

Orders Recognized (40). — The orders of M. W. Mann, an elder of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, were recognized and he was referred 
to the Committee on Accepted Supplies. The orders of R. L. Phillips of 
the Nazarene Church were recognized as equivalent to the rank of deacon. 

Accepted Supplies (35, 36). — The Committee on Accepted Supplies re- 
ported naming and classifying the accepted supplies. (The names and 
classifications appear in the Disciplinary Questions). The Report was 
received and adopted. 

Transfers (37). — Bishop Brown announced the transfer of T. A. Cole- 



60 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [1937 

man October 5, 1937, to the Iowa-Des Moines Conference, and the transfer 
of W. L. Hart January 1, 1937, to the Holston Conference. 

Board of Stewards (9, 10, 11). — R. F. Reynolds, Treasurer, read the 
report of the Board of Stewards and it was adopted. Distribution was 
made of checks for the first half year. J. L. A. Bumgarner moved that 
the Board be instructed to set aside $200 as an emergency fund. The 
motion prevailed. W. A. Parsons spoke of the faithfulness of Mr. Rey- 
nolds in the work of the Board of Stewards and his generosity in pub- 
lishing the Methodist Herald. C. 0. Newell moved that a resolution of 
thanks be spread on the Conference Minutes. The motion carried. 

Tabular Reports (4). — The Statistican's Report was read by totals, re- 
ceived, and ordered printed. 

The report of the Conference Treasurer was read by totals, received, 
and ordered printed. 

The report of the Treasurer of the Board of Home Missions was read 
by totals, received, and ordered printed. 

Fourth Year (29). — Carl K. Wright was advanced to studies of the 
Fourth Year. 

Full Membership (27). — James R. Bowman, Vance A. Lewis, and John 
F. Wyatt, who had been elected to full membership, were called forward 
by Bishop Brown and were asked the questions prescribed by the Dis- 
cipline for those coming into full membership. The Bishop then led the 
Conference in prayer for them. 

Individual Reports. — C. C. Benton moved that pastors be required to 
make reports of individual churches next year, and that the regular report 
be refused when not accompanied by these individual reports. The motion 
was carried. 

Notations (40). — The following notations were ordered made: L. H. 
Thompson should have been recorded in the 1936 Minutes as transferred 
to the Iowa-Des Moines Conference. William Y. Stewart should have 
been recorded in the 1936 Minutes as continued on trial in studies of the 
First Year. The name of E. M. Graham should have appeared in the roll 
of Effective Ministers and the name of L. C. Stevens in the roll of Pro- 
bationers in the 1936 Minutes. 

Next Session (19). — R. C. Nimon invited the Conference to hold its 
next session at Misenheimer. This invitation was accepted with thanks 
and by unanimous rising vote. 

The Conference then adjourned to meet at 2 .P. M. 



Afternoon Session 

Devotional Service. — H. H. Cash conducted the devotional service. At 
the close of this service the Confernce joined in singing at the request 
of Bishop Brown, "I'm Going Home to Die No More." 

Ministerial Training (12). — Paul A. Barker was appointed to the Board 
of Ministerial Training in place of W. L. Hart, transferred. 



1937] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 61 

J. J. Wood urged that four hours be given the Board of Ministerial 
Training for their meeting the day before the next session opens. 

Paul A. Barker moved that each charge be requested to pay for the 
support of the Summer School at the rate of one dollar for each one hun- 
dred members or fraction thereof. (This money should be sent to Rev. 
C. M. White, Candler, North Carolina, before June 1, 1938.) The motion 
was agreed to. 

World Service Commission (5). — The report of the World Service Com- 
mission was read by C. O. Newell. The report was adopted. 

Apportionments (5, 15). — C. C. Benton moved that the apportionment 
for Conference Claimants this year be an amount equal to seven per cent 
of the pastors' salaries, not including house rent (six per cent where no 
parsonage is provided). This was agreed to. 

E. M. Graham moved that the apportionment for District Superin- 
tendents be ten per cent, calculated in the same manner. This was ac- 
cepted. 

Committee Reports. — The report of the Committee on Evangelism was 
read by B. A. Culp. The report of the Committee on the State of the 
Church was read by Q. V. Amberson. The report of the Committee on 
Periodicals was read by F. F. Frisbie. The report on the Committee on 
Auditing was read by C. M. White. All these reports were adopted. 

Methodist Herald. — R. F. Reynolds having agreed to continue pub- 
lication of the Methodist Herald if 500 subscribers can be secured, op- 
portunity was given for persons to say how many subscriptions each one 
would be responsible for. A total of 539 subscriptions was thus pledged. 
T. W. Bryant moved that December 1 be set as the time before which 
these subscriptions should be paid. The motion carried. 

Epworth League Council (17). — C. M. White nominated the members 
and officers of the Epworth League Council for next year. They were 
elected. 

Young People's Work (4). — Paul A. Barker asked for the printing of 
several items of the reports concerning Young People's Work. It was 
agreed that the items called for would be printed if he would compile them. 

Officials, Committees, etc. (17). — W. H. Pless was elected Treasurer for 
the session of 1938, S. W. Johnson was elected Statistician, and W. A. 
Parsons was elected Secretary. 

On nomination of C. M. White, A. B. Dennis was elected Trustee of 
Tennessee Wesleyan College. 

C. M. White moved that the Boards and Committees of the Conference 
be re-elected subject to revision by the Cabinet. This was done. 

Woman's Home Missions. — Mrs. R. C. Kennedy was introduced. She 
requested the ministers and laymen to attend the program of The Woman's 
Home Missionary Society to be presented immediately. 

Retired Relation (42). — D. W. Haga made request for the retired rela- 
tion to the Conference. This was granted. His case was also referred 
to the Conference Stewards. 



62 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [1937 

Minutes. — On motion of C. M. White the Minutes of the sessions of 
today are adopted without reading. 

On motion of C. M. White the Minutes as approved from time to time 
are made the official journal of the Conference. 

The Conference then adjourned. 



Fourth Day 

Sunday, October 10, 1937. 

At 10.30 A. M., Bishop Brown ordained as deacons John F. Wyatt and 
Lowell C. Stevens and with the assistance of several elders he ordained as 
elders James R. Bowman and Howard H. Cash. 

At 12.15 P. M., after the morning sermon, Bishop Brown called for the 
report of the Committee on Resolutions. The report was read by J. R. 
Bowman and was adopted by the Conference. 

Then Bishop Brown made some observations about the work of making 
appointments, counseled co-operation of pastors and people, then read the 
appointments for the new year and the Conference stood adjourned with- 
out a day. 



CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION 
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that on Sunday, October 10, 1937, at 

Misenheimer, North Carolina, pursuant to the action of the Blue 

Ridge- Atlantic Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 

I ordained as 

Deacons: John F. Wyatt and Lowell C. Stevens, and assisted by 

several Elders, I ordained as 

Elders: James R. Bowman and Howard H. Cash. 

Presiding Bishop. 

Done at Misenheimer, North Carolina. 
October 10, 1937. 



CERTIFICATE 

The foregoing is the Official Journal of the Blue Ridge-Atlantic Annual 
Conference of the Methodst Episcopal Church in its sixtieth annual ses- 
sion, heid at Misenheimer, North Carolina, October 7 to 10, 1937. 



Secretary. 



President. 



IV. 

Btectpimarp <&ues»ttons 



A. UNITED SESSIONS 

1. Who are the members of the Lay Conference present, and who are 

its officers. 

(See Miscellaneous Section, page 91, for list of members.) 
President: J. L. Thornburg, Huntersville, North Carolina. 
Secretary: Miss Mardecia Eaker, Bessemer City, North Carolina. 
Treasurer: Miss Mardecia Eaker, Bessemer City, North Carolina. 

2. Is the Annual Conference Incorporated According to the Require- 

ments of the Discipline? 

It is. 

3. What Officers and Persons holding Moneys, Funds, etc., are Bonded 

and in what Amounts, According to the Requirement of the Dis- 
cipline? 

None. 

4. What are the Statistical and Financial Reports for the year? 

(a) From the Statistician. See Statistical Report. 

(b) From the Treasurer. See Treasurer's Report. 

(c) Other Items. See following reports. 

5. (a) What are the Items and Aggregate of General Conference 

Benevolences Apportioned to this Conference? 

World Service, $6,156. Episcopal Fund, $770. General Adminis- 
tration Fund, $167. Total, $7093. 
(b) What amounts are fixed by this body as the minimum goals for 
General Conference Benevolences for the ensuing year? 

World Service, $5,568. Episcopal Fund, $668. General Admin- 
istration Fund, $167. Total, $6,403. 

6. What Reports and Exhibits are presented by Conference Boards and 

Institutions? 

None. 

7. What is the Annual Report of the Conference Board of Home Mis- 

sons and Church Extension? 

See Treasurer's Report. 

8. What is the Annual Report of the Conference Board of Foreign Mis- 

sions? 

No Report. 

9. What are the Claims on the Conference Funds? 

For Annuity distribution 355 years, multiplied by the Discip- 
linary rate of $8.50 a year $3,018 00 

For Necessitous Distribution 209 00 



Total $3,227 00 

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10. (a) What has been received on these Claims? 

From the Book Concern. | • • • • • 

From the Chartered Fund. * »« 

From Board of Pensions and Relief. * <WJ 

From Annual Conference Investments J^ ™ 

From Pastoral Charges 1.J49 UO 

From Other Sources • • zzu uu 

Total $2,42100 

(b) How has it been Applied? 

See Report of Conference Stewards, page 76. 
11 What amount has been apportioned to the Pastoral Charges within 
the Conference, to be raised for the Support of Conference 
Claimants? 
$2,148. 

12. What are the Items and Aggregate of Annual Conference Benevo- 

lences approved by this body for the ensuing year? 
For Conference Minute Fund, $303. 
For Support of Summer School, $139. 

13. What approved financial campaigns are to be carried on in this Con- 

ference during the ensuing year, and for what amounts? 

None. 

14. What is the schedule for Minimum Support? 

Not fixed. 
15 What are the approved claims for the support of District Superin- 
tendents, Bishops, and Conference Claimants for the ensuing 
year? 

District Superintendents, $3,070. Bishops, $668. Conference 
Claimants, $2,148. 

16. What shall be the Evangelistic and Religious Educational Plan for the 

ensuing year? 
Co-operation of pastors and congregations in Evangelistic Services, 
Emphasizing the Aldersgate Experience, Young Peoples In 
stitute. 

17. What Standing Committees shall be appointed by this body? 

See Boards, Commissions, Councils, and Committees. Page 54. 

18. What other items of business shall be considered by this United 

Session? 
None. 

19. Where shall the Next Session of the Conference be held? 

Misenheimer, North Carolina. 



B. ANNUAL CONFERENCE SESSION 

20. Who have had their Credentials Restored without readmission to the 

Conference? 
None. 

21. Who have been Received by Transfer and from what Conference? 

None. 

22. Who have been Readmitted? 

(a) After Voluntary Location. None. 

(b) After Involuntary Location. None. 



1937] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 65 

(c) After Restorations of Credentials. None. 

(d) After Withdrawal. None. 

(e) By Judicial Procedure or by General Conference. None. 

23. Who have been received on Credentials and from what Churches? 

None. 

24. Who have been Received on Trial? 

(a) In Studies of First Year. 

Charles W. Martin, Albert W. Wellons. 

(b) In Studies of Third Year under the Seminary Rule. 

None. 

(c) Exempt from Course of Study under Seminary Rule. 

None. 

25. Who have been Continued on Trial? 

(a) In Studies of First Year. 

William Y. Stewart. 

(b) In Studies of Second Year. 

Robert C. Nimon. 

(c) In Studies of Third Year. 

Lowell C. Stevens. 
(d)In Studies of Fourth Year. 
None. 

26. Who have been Discontinued? 

None. 

27. Who have been admitted into Full Membership? 

(a) Elected and Ordained Deacons this year. 

John F. Wyatt. 

(b) Elected and Ordained Deacons previously. 

James R. Bowman, Vance A. Lewis. 

(c) Elected to be Ordained elsewhere. 

None. 

(d) Ordained Deacon, having been previously elected by . . . 
Conference. 

None. 

28. What Members are in Studies of Third Year? 

(a) Admitted into Full Membership. 

None. 

(b) Admitted into Full Membership previously. 

None. 

29. What Members are in Studies of Fourth Year? 

Louie A. Lewis, Vance A. Lewis, Carl K. Wright, John F. Wyatt 
(conditioned). 

30. What Members have Completed the Conference Course of Study? 

(a) Elected and Ordained Elders this year. 

James R. Bowman, Howard H. Cash. 

(b) Elected and Ordained Elders previously. 

None. 

(c) Elected and Ordained Elders Under the Seminary Rule. 

None. 

(d) Elected to be Ordained elsewhere. 

Theodore A. Coleman. 

(e) Ordained Elder, having been previously Elected by . . 
Conference. 

None. 

(f) Ordained elsewhere under our Election. 

None. 



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31. What others have been Elected and Ordained Deacons? 

(a) -As Local Preachers. 

Lowell C. Stevens. 

(b) Under Seminary Rule. 

None. 

(c) Under Missionary Rule. 

None. 

(d) Elected by this Conference and Ordained elsewhere. 

None. 

32. What others have been Elected and Ordained Elders? 

(a) As Local Deacons. 

None. 

(b) Under Missionary Rule. 

None. 

(c) Elected by this Conference and Ordained elsewhere. 

None. 

33. Who have been left without Appointment to Attend One of our 

Schools? 

None. 

34. Was the Character of each Preacher examined? 

This was strictly done in open Conference. 

35. Who are accepted as Supply Pastors? 

W. E. Armstrong, T. W. Bryant, M. L. Chappell, L. W. Hall, 
Thomas H. House, M. W. Mann, Finlay MacKichan, Robert 
L. Phillips, T. E. Pierce, H. H. Shaw, J. W. Smith, Mrs. E. C. 
Whitson, L. R. Wood. (For orders see list on page 95.) 

36. (a) What Accepted Supply Pastors now in charge are taking 

I. The Conference Course of Study? 

1. In the First Year. 

Thomas H. House, Finlay MacKichan, Robert L. Phil- 
lips, J. W. Smith. 

2. In the Second Year. 

None. 

3. In the Third Year. 

T. E. Pierce. 

4. In the Fourth Year. 

Mrs. E. C. Whitson. 

II. The Local Preachers' Course of Study? 

1. In the First Year. 

None. 

2. In the Second Year. 

None. 

3. In the Third Year. 

None. 

4. In the Fourth Year. 

None. 

(b) Was the Character of each Accepted Supply Pastor now in 

charge examined? 

It was by the Committee on Accepted Supply Pastors. 

(c) I. Are the District Committees on Qualifications of Local Preach- 

ers nominated by the District Superintendents approved? 

They have not been nominated. 



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(c) II. What Local Preachers have completed satisfactorily the 
studies prescribed? 

1. For Deacon's Orders. 

Lowell C. Stevens. 

2. For Elder's Orders. 

None. 

37. Who have been Transferred and to what Conference? 

T. A. Coleman, Iowa-Des Moines, October 5, 1937. 
W. L. Hart, Holston, January 1, 1937. 

38. Who have Died? 

John S. Greene. 

39. Who have had their Conference Membership Terminated? 

(a) By Voluntary Location. 

None. 

(b) By Involuntary Location. 

None. 

(c) By Surrender of the Ministerial Office and Credentials. 

None. 

(d) By Judicial Procedure. 

None. 

(e) By Withdrawal. 

(1) To Join the Ministry of another Church. 
None. 

(2) From the Ministry. 
None. 

(3) From the Ministry and Membership of the Church. 
None. 

(4) Under Complaints or Charges. 
None. 

40. What other personal Notations should be made? 

(1) M. W. Mann was recognized as Elder, having been such in 

Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 
(1) R. L. Phillips was recognized as Deacon, having been such 

in Nazarene Church. 
W. Y. Stewart's name should have appeared last year as Con- 
tinued on Trial in Studies of First Year. 

41. Who are the Supernumerary Ministers and for what number of years 

consecutively has each held this Relation? 

None. 

42. Who are the Retired Ministers? 

A. S. Beaman, W. L. Carter, D. W. Haga, R. P. Jones, F. R. 
Lowry, W. A. Patton, W. G. Warren, D. J. White 

43. Who have been granted Leave of Absence? 

None. 

44. Who are the Triers of Appeals? 

Q. V. Amberson, D. A. Bailey, D. L. Earnhardt, V. A. Morton, 

C. J. Winslow. 
Reserves: S. N. Bumgarner, D. W. Haga. 

45. What institutions and organizations are approved by three-quarters 

vote of the Conference for appointment of Ministers in the 
Effective Relation with Annuity Claim? 

None. 

46. Where are the Preachers Stationed? 

See list of Appointments, page 68. 



V. 

Appointments 

(All post offices are in North Carolina except those otherwise designated.) 



ASHEVILLE DISTRICT 

District Superintendent, C. C. Benton (4), 27 South French Broad Avenue, 
Asheville. 

Charge Pastor Post Office 

Asheville (To be supplied) 97 Ashland Avenue, Asheville 

Asheville Circuit D. H. Dennis, 1 R.D. Route 2, Asheville 

Bakersville H. H. Cash, 1 Bakersville 

Bessemer City A. W. Wellons, 1 Bessemer City 

Bessemer City Circuit C. J. Winslow, 4 R.D. Route 1, Bessemer City 

Boone E. H. Spencer, 1 Newton 

Canton L. A. Lewis, 1 31 Newfound St., Canton 

Canton Circuit W. H. Pless, 7 Newfound Road, Canton 

Casar E. P. Greene, 2 Vale 

Clyde (To be supplied) Clyde 

Etowah (L. W. Hall), 1 Etowah 

Franklin-Sylva J. R. Bowman, 1 Franklin 

Hickory S. N. Bumgarner, 3 R.D. Route 3, Hickory 

Kings Mountain W. A. Parsons, 4 Kings Mountain 

Lansing (M. L. Chappell), 2 Lansing 

Leicester J. R. Kirby, 1 Leicester 

Marion J. F. Wyatt, 2 R.D. Route 2, Marion 

Linville-Montezuma C. W. Martin, 1 Montezuma 

Murphy (To be supplied) Murphy 

Newton E. M. Graham, 2 127 W. 15th St., Newton 

Pisgah CM. White, 2 Candler 

Pine Mountain Parish L. C. Stevens, 3 R.D. Route 1, Trade, Tenn. 

Saint Paul V. A. Lewis, 1 Hamptonville 

Shooting Creek P. A. Barker, 3 Shooting Creek 

South River CO. Plyler, 5 R.D. Route 5, Statesville 

Temple Hill-Smith's 

Chapel J. L. A. Bumgarner, 3 Wilkesboro 

Tipton Hill H. H. Cash, 1 Bakersville 

Traphill D. L. Earnhardt, 1 Traphill 

Wilkesboro J. M. Wall, 1 R.D. Route 1, Wilkesboro 

Zion (R. L. Phillips), 1 R.D. Route 5, Statesville 

Special Appointments with Methodist Episcopal Church, South. A. B. Dennis, 
200 Montford Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina, member of Asheville Quarterly 
Conference. C 0. Newell, Crabtree, North Carolina, member of Canton Quar- 
terly Conference. 

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1937] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 69 

STATESVILLE DISTRICT 

District Superintendent, W. J. Plint, 1008 Fifth Street, Statesville. 
Charge Pastor Post Office 

Ararat (T. W. Bryant), 18 Ararat 

Eureka-Parkville. (To be supplied) R.D. Route 2, Elizabeth City 

Harkers Island (T. E. Pierce), 3 Harkers Island 

Harmony-Mitchell Y. D. Poole, 2 Harmony 

*Hatteras (To be supplied) Hatteras 

Huntersville F. F. Frisbie, 1 R.D. Route 1, Derita 

♦Lexington (To be supplied) R.D. Route 6, Lexington 

Marshallberg C. W. Guthrie, 2 Marshallberg 

Midway E. W. Mills, 2 Kannapolis 

Misenheimer R. C. Nimon, 2 Misenheimer 

Morehead City W. Y. Stewart, 4 Morehead City 

Morehead Circuit (T. E. Pierce), 3 Harkers Island 

Mount Mitchell E. W. Mills, 2 Kannapolis 

Ocracoke (M. W. Mann), 2 Ocracoke 

Palestine-Chandler D. A. Bailey, 1 R.D. Route 2, Albermarle 

Parmele : M. 0. Fletcher, 5 Washington 

Pembroke: 

Bethel (J. W. Smith), 5 Pembroke 

Bladen D. F. Lowry, 17 Pembroke 

Pinebluff Q. V. Amberson, 2 Pinebluff 

Portsmouth (H. H. Shaw), 2 144 Pinners Ave., Portsmouth 

Va. 

Statesville S. W. Johnson, 4 1033 Boulevard, Statesville 

Surry S.J. Brawley, 4 R.D. Route 2, East Bend 

Troy C. K. Wright, 2 Troy 

Walkertown J. J. Wood, 4 Walkertown 

Whaleyville (To be supplied) R.D. Route 1, Whaley, Va. 

Winston-Salem B. A. Culp, 5 2830 Glenn Ave., Winston- 
Salem 

Winston Circuit V. A. Morton, 5 R.D. Route 3, Winston-Salem 

Yadkin S. J. Brawley, 4 R.D. Route 2, East End 



* Supplied by pastor of Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 



VI. 

Report* 



(a) DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 

ASHEVILLE DISTRICT 

Bishop Brown, Brother Pastors, and Laymen of the Blue Ridge-Atlantic 
Conference : 

I submit this my third annual report as superintendent of the Ashe- 
ville District with gratitude to God for any gains which may have been 
made in the churches this year. The pastors are to be commended for 
the faithful service which they have rendered, which has resulted in some 
marked gains, as their reports will show. 

It is expected that the pastors' reports will show an increase in amount 
paid for ministerial support of nearly one thousand dollars over that of 
last year. World Service giving has been increased nearly seven hundred 
dollars over last year. Our pastors and churches are becoming more 
missionary-minded as a result of the Million Unit Fellowship Move- 
ment. It is hoped that every church school will become a "World Vision" 
school next year. 

Property improvements and reduction of property indebtedness has 
been made on the following Charges: Asheville, Asheville Circuit, Bes- 
semer City Circuit, Canton, Canton Circuit, Casar, Franklin-Sylva, Kings 
Mountain, Lansing, Leicester, Linvilie, Murphy, Newton, Pisgah, Shoot- 
ing Creek, Saint Paul, Temple Hill. 

Due to the fact that several pastors have revised membership records 
it is feared that a loss will be shown in membership for the District as a 
whole. Several churches, however, will show an increase in church mem- 
bership. We regret that a decrease in church-school enrollment will be 
shown. This is due in part to pastors being unable to secure correct re- 
ports from local church schools. 

There has been entirely too much indifference toward organizing our 
young people. Pastors need to take more interest in the church schools 
and Epworth Leagues. Some pastors have allowed the Ep worth League 
to be discontinued in their churches. 

Every pastor is urged to use the commemoration of Aldersgate to em- 
phasize evangelism among his people. The little book "The Upper Room" 
should have a wide distribution among our people. We need also to give 
attention to our Christian Advocate, and get it into as many homes as 
possible. 

It is hoped that the boards of stewards in the local churches will take 
into consideration the mounting prices of living commodities when they 
set the claim for pastors, as the average salary for pastors in the 
Asheville District at present is less than $450 a year. Several pastors 
have increased their World Service and other claims through the Lord's 
Acre projects. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. C. BENTON, District Superintendent. 
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1937] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 71 

STATESVILLE DISTRICT 

Dear Bishop and Brethren: 

We dedicate this our fourth annual report to Him who has not only 
loved us and given His life for us but has comforted, strengthened, and 
brought us safely thus far. To Him be the praise and the glory for 
every achievement and advance made during the year. 

The Million Unit Fellowship, so wisely conceived and fraught with 
such vast possibilities for spiritual endowment, has met with a generous 
response wherever and whenever adequately presented. One pastor, using 
the five covenants as basis for five special sermons, reports not only sub- 
scription "in full" for all the. units asked of his charge but tells us of a 
deepening of spiritual values in the lives of his people. This is true in 
every case and we regret that some of the brethren have failed to ap- 
preciate the fact. We were asked to raise 221 units; we regret that 
only 192 have been subscribed. Just how many have been paid "in full" 
we do not know. However, sensing the true spiritual value of this, we 
believe God inspired movement, we dedicate ourselves to a continuation 
of effort until our goal is not only reached but as far as possible every 
member is enlisted. 

Someone has described money as "coined human energy." Thus, in 
giving of our gifts, we are giving that which represents the fruit of our 
hands or brains and in a real and vital sense are giving ourselves and 
offering ourselves through our money for the salvation of the world in 
answer to God's command "Go ye into all the world." Thus we become 
in the words of the Apostle Paul, "a reasonably, holy, and living sacri- 
fice." We rejoice in the gains made by World Service and note with de- 
light that the Chattanooga Area leads in percentage gains but regret our 
per member giving is very near the bottom. 

Our charges are becoming more and more self-supporting. We do not 
suppose there is a single charge in our Conference which has not at some 
time received Missionary Aid in the support of its ministry. Today, only 
nine charges on the Statesville District receive aid. Do not misunder- 
stand us; this does not mean that any charge is paying its pastor an 
adequate support. There is not a pastor who should not receive much 
more than he is now receiving. It does mean that our laymen are 
realizing more each year not only the needs and rights of their pastors 
but are seeing more and more their spiritual obligations and privileges 
towards the goal of an adequate support. However, we should not de- 
lude ourselves. We fear that from a lack of a proper income we are nut 
recruiting men for our ministry. Nor are Accepted Supplies available. 
Due to the fact that our charges, many of them isolated, cover large spaces, 
we are not able to consolidate. 

We once heard a sheep rancher say, "We must care for our sheep or 
we will have no wool; but we must care for our lambs or we will soon have 
no sheep." Work among our young people should receive larger attention. 
Our Sunday-schools are not only not what they should be but are not 
what they might be. In many places religious education among young 
folks is only a part-time affair. We do not offer censure but we would 
offer suggestion. Our Sunday-school, our Epworth League, and other reli- 
gious educational efforts should be doubled and in many cases multiplied 
many times. 

Our Epworth League Institute at Misenheimer was a delight and a 
spiritual inspiration. We would that our attendance was greater. In the 
name of our young people we thank Doctor Parsons, President Sharp, 
and all others who provided so excellently for us this year. Let each pastor 
and every League rally more fully to their support the coming year. 

Pfeiffer Junior College, where we are now assembled, is going on. 
This year a new science hall. God bless Pfeiffer and her wonderful corps 
of workers. But brethren, Pfeiffer cannot go on without our help. 



72 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [1937 

With the exception of the home of Brother Mills, whose wife has been 
very sick but who we are glad to say is better, health in our parsonages 
has been exceptional this year, for which we all thank our Heavenly 
Father. 

Changes in personnel have been few. Immediately after Conference, 
Brother Chappell was changed from Lexington to Lansing. Our Supply at 
Palestine withdrew early in the year. In June another Supply was forced 
to retire to a sanitorium for mental treatment. Adjustments were duly 
made and the work has gone forward, not as we might have wished but 
with a measure of success. 

Brother T. W. Bryant has added a new church to his charge, built, 
paid for, and dedicated within the year. Repairs have gone on quietly 
but steadily. Since our report is already lengthy we will leave our pas- 
tors to report these. 

The call of the hour is "forward." "Forgetting the things which are 
behind," following closely in the steps of our Saviour we look yonder. 
Our opportunities are without number. To bring men to see more clearly, 
to understand more fully, to follow more completely the teachings of 
Jesus. To love Him supremely. Herein lie our privileges. To be laborers 
together. We can do all things through Him. Pray for us as we pray for 
you. Working together may we in devotion to Him who is our Leader 
accomplish much for His honor and glory during the days just before us. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. J. PLINT, District Superintendent. 



1937] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 73 

(b) REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 

REPORT OF THE AUDITING COMMITTEE 

We your Auditing Committee have audited the financial records of 
C. C. Benton and W. J. Plint, District Superintendents; R. F. Reynolds, 
Treasurer of Conference Board of Stewards, and found them correct. Also 
Secretary W. A. Parsons and Treasurer W. H. Pless and found them 
correct. 

October 9, 1937. 

C. M. White, J. Marvin Glance, E. W. Mills, Amasa Fulcher, Auditors. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

Never before has it been as easy to do evil as it is today, and possibly 
never has evil worn a cloak of such high respectability as it does today, 
when many people, many times appear to regard it as smart to do wrong. 

We need an evangelism, therefore, that gets back to the fundamentals, 
emphasizing a faith that produces personal holiness, purity in thought, 
speech and conduct, with a confident reliance upon God at all times. 

This must begin with the preacher and his family and go on to the 
Official Family of the Church and to the entire membership, until the non- 
Christian community will say of the church, "They are the Friends of God." 

We must know that the non-Christian community and especially the 
young people are not going to be persuaded of the Value of the Christian 
Way until they see the value of it in the people who profess to be "in 
the Way." 

May we as preachers and laymen then believe that Evangelism, or 
Revived Religion must begin with us and hence, from us go to the utter- 
most parts of the earth, and to this end may we most fervently pray. 

As we are now approaching the two-hundredth anniversary of the 
birth of Methodism in the heart warming of John Wesley let us as mem- 
bers and friends of the Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference make this the 
greatest year in the history of our Conference for a heart warming 
among ourselves and the ingathering of precious and immoral souls. 

B. A. CULP 
EDWARD M. GRAHAM, 

C. J. WINSLOW, 
IRA L. EDWARDS, 

Committee. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCH 

As the Church of Christ faces this hour of destiny she proclaims 
Christ or chaos. A choice must be made. To the church has been com- 
mitted the Everlasting Gospel, the only gospel adequate for the hour. 
The church accepts this Gospel and assumes the responsibility for building 
:the kingdom of God in all the world and in all relations of this present 
complex civilization. 

There are many problems of social, economic, political, and interna- 
tional life which tend to discourage the church. They may bring a world 
tragedy. The future seems to be crowded with ghost-like appearances. 
The church desires to see and understand these problems; and to take 
some action in regard to them. The question is, "Can the church save the 
world?" The answer is, "It can if it will." All things are possible to 
them that believe. The church accepts the challenge to save a lost world 
in the name of Him who is the Head of the Church. 

There are some things coming to pass within the Christian church 
today, things for which we thank God and take courage. A few of these 
are: The definite and dominant spiritual emphasis which undergirds the 



74 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [1937 

Million Unit Fellowship Movement, the spiritual hunger for God, the 
awakened interest in God's work, a renewed passion for souls, the Preach- 
ing Mission sponsored by the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in 
America, the trend toward unity, co-operation and federation among the 
Protestant churches in the state, the nation, and the world, the longing 
for a sense of security, the coming of Aldersgate observance, and a 
clearer understanding of the implication of Christian stewardship. Back 
of these and in them all is the Eternal Christ. Through Him the Chris- 
tian church envisions a Christian world. The true Church of Christ, al- 
though conscious of its weakness, has a victorious faith in Christ. He is 
the ouly hope — the way, the truth, and the life. The church dedicates 
herself to Him and to His purpose. In His name the true Church of 
Christ goes forward. Q y AMBERS0N , 

C. K. WRIGHT, 
0. M. VERNON, 

Committee. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PERODICALS 

Paramount in our lives is the devotional reading of the Word of God; 
we urge this. Also we urge that by the observation of Advocate Day we 
seek to place our church paper in all our homes, and that the Methodist 
Herald be included in this observation. Urge parents to provide spiritual 
culture for their homes with Christian literature. We urge that all our 
church schools use our own literature which is admitted to be the best. 
We urge the use of The Upper Room in our family devotions. 

F. F. FRISBIE, 

D. H. DENNIS, 

Committee. 

REPORT OF THE RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

With grateful hearts to Almighty God for His unmerited favor and 
blessings, and with renewed determination and courage to press the battle 
against the hosts of sin and unrighteousness in this present world: 

Be it resolved by the Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference now in session 
at Misenheimer, North Carolina, 

First — That we thank our beloved Bishop Wallace E. Brown for his 
gracious and brotherly attitude in the administration of this Annual Con- 
ference. We tender to him and to Mrs. Brown the sincere sympathy of 
the Conference in the death of his brother. 

Second — That we tender a vote of thanks to Drs. E. J. Hammond, 
D. Stewart Patterson, I. S. McElroy, H. J. Riley, Jesse L. Murrell, and 
Mrs. Grace Sloan Overton for the note of optimism and challenge in their 
addresses to this session. 

Third — That we express our sincere appreciation to Mr. R. F. Reynolds 
for his personal sacrifice and labor of love in making possible our Con- 
ference organ, The Methodist Herald, for so many years. We are happy 
that the ministers and laymen of the Conference are pledging their sup- 
port in the form of subscriptions should he continue its publication. 

Fourth — We wish to express our thanks to Rev. Edward M. Graham, 
the Conference Reporter, the Charlotte Observer, and other members of the 
Associated Press for their splendid co-operation in publishing reports of 
the daily proceedings. 

Fifth — That we thank the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Statistician, 
and other Conference officers for their faithful labors. 

Sixth — That we request the Secretary of this Conference to forward 
to the President of the United States a resolution drawn up by the Reso- 
lutions Committees of both the Lay and the Annual Conferences, thanking 
the President for past efforts in behalf of World Peace, and petitioning 
him to continue to use his power and influence as the Chief Executive of 
this great nation for this Christian objective. 



1937] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 75 

Seventh — That we express to Rev. and Mrs. R. C. Nimon, Dr. W. S. 
Sharpe, the Faculty and Student Body of Pfeiffer Junior College, and the 
people of this community our aprpeciation of the exceptionally fine enter- 
tainment provided the laymen and ministers of this Annual Conference, 
and of their cordial invitation to return to Misenheimer for the 1938 
session. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. R. BOWMAN, 
S. J. BRAWLEY, 
D. A. BAILEY, 
D. F. LOWRY, 

Committee. 

COPY OF THE LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT 

To His Excellency the President of the United States: 

The Blue Ridge-Atlantic Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church in session at Misenheimer, North Carolina, sends greetings. 

Whereas, we the American people have not fully recovered from the 
effects of the World War; and 

Whereas, you have been making every effort to preserve peace among 
the nations of the world, which we deeply appreciate; 

Therefore we the Ministers and Laymen of the Blue Ridge-Atlantic 
Conference are asking you as Chief Executive of the United States to 
continue to use your influence and the power of your office to prevent a 
recurrence of the terrible catastrophe of war. 

(This was signed by the President and Secretary of the Conference.) 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WORLD SERVICE 

It is with deep gratitude to God for his great love, spirit, and wisdom 
that have led us as a church to new victories in the missionary cause that 
this report is given. The fervor and devotion that was so manifest at our 
Conference one year ago did not die but grew like yeast in our local 
churches. Nearly every charge shows an advance. An increase of one 
hundren units has been made (which amounts to 50% increase). Forty 
per cent of the advanced goal has been reached and only a small per cent 
of our membership has helped in this gain. 

"Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward," is an ap- 
propriate command for a very great advance. We accept our Conference 
quota of 464 units. 

As a committee we recommend the following forward program: 

1. The cultivation of the field of new givers in an every-member can- 
vass. (At time of every-member canvass for ministerial budget.) 

2. Appointment in every church of a World Service committee — one 
which has a missionary spirit of loyalty and enthusiasm, in order that the 
movement be not merely a "preacher movement." 

3. Special advances to be made by churches of large membership. 

4. An educational program for missions consisting of informing our 
people through posters, "Christian Advocates," other religious litera- 
ture, devotional programs in church schools, missionary projects such as 
the "Lord's Acre." 

5. The observance of anniversary dates such as Christmas, Lincoln's 
Birthday, Easter, the planned observance of Methodist Women's Day, 
November 9, and the nation-wide Methodist dinner on March 2. 

6. Undergird with meditation and prayer the whole program until we 
recognize that we are co-operating with God in Christ for a cause and 
kingdom that is more important than our crops or salaries. 

In Christ's name and in God's fear let us remember that we shall 
everyone give an account of our stewardship to Him who said "Inasmuch 
as ye did it unto me." 

C. O. NEWELL, Chairman. 



76 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [1937 

(e) CONFERENCE STEWARDS' REPORT 

Receipts 

Brought Forward $220 00 

From Board of Pensions and Relief 324 00 

From Chartered Fund 60 00 

From Interest on Investments 56 39 

From Interest on Balance 20 85 

From "Advocate-Journal" Fund 46 00 

From Pastoral Charges 1,694 00 

Total $2,421 24 

Disbursements 

To Ministers: 

Annuity $764 00 

Relief 79 00 

$843 00 

To Widows: 

Annuitv 617 00 

Relief 93 00 

710 00 

To Children: 

Annuity 44 00 

Relief 36 00 

80 00 

To Board for Clearing House Debit 262 00 

Emergency Fund Set Up 200 00 

Expenses Board of Stewards 33 24 

Carried Forward 293 00 

Total $2,421 24 

The Board of Pensions and Relief is holding $1,611.00 in Endowment- 
Funds for this Conference. Interest this year was at the rate of 3^2 per 
cent. 

R. F. REYNOLDS. Treasurer. 



CONFERENCE STEWARDS" DISTRIBUTION TO CLAIMANTS FOR 

YEAR 1937-38 

A. S. Beaman $212 00 Mrs. P. M. Locklear $32 00 

W. L. Carter 75 00 Mrs. D. Iff. Matheson 5 00 

R. P. Jones 90 00 Mrs. J. F. Matnev 60 00 

F. R. Lowry 28 00 Mrs. L. G. Penley 60 00 

W. A. Patton 150 00 Mrs. J. B. Tucker 80 00 

W. G. Warren 60 00 Mrs. J. S. Greene 75 00 

D. J. White 100 00 Mrs. Austin Wilson : 40 00 

D. W. Haga 128 00 Elizabeth Wilson 20 00 

Mrs. J. L. Dennis 96 00 Inez Wilson 20 00 

Mrs. J. H. Fine 50 00 Austin Wilson 20 00 

Mrs. J. M. Fowler 90 00 Lillian Wilson 20 00 

Mrs. J. H. Gillespie 122 00 

Total Distributed to Claimants $1,633 00 

Annuity Paid this Year 4 00 



1937] 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



77 



(d) CIRCUIT REPORTS— INDIVIDUAL CHURCH STATISTICS 
Asheville District— 1937 







PAID 

(Rents not inc 


luded) 




CHURCH 

SCHOOLS 


PROPERTY 


CIRCUITS (Churches) 


o 

5 


•a g. 

5'S- 


EL 

B 


to 

o 
■o 


OQ 
B.g 

1 w 

3 3 


o 

CO 


I 


>> 

S 3 

a. to 




B - 
< 




3 

T 


Altamont: 


125 

7 

65 
25 
29 
53 
16 
46 
7 
5 
7 
3 


S12 
3 

6 

4 
5 

4 
1 

1 
2 
2 


$3 

2 
1 

i 

l 

l 


$9 
2 

2 
2 
2 
5 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 


111 

1 

1 

2 
5 
2 
2 
1 
5 
1 
1 


66 
35 

145 

47 
40 
35 
57 
13 
20 
13 
23 
28 


34 
25 

40 
20 

40 


-S29 
12 

6 

1 
5 


$1500 
500 

1120 
1014 
450 
338 
395 
1130 
337 
338 








Ashland: 


























35 
35 


6 
5 








Pleasant Hill 






45 
42 
45 

39 
26 


4 
4 
5 

24 
13 
















Bakersvjlle: 


110 
25 
21 
32 
43 


11 
2 
2 
3 
4 






23 


61 


1000 
1200 
1500 
2000 
8000 
























Red Hill 








126 
64 
37 

46 
42 
69 
73 
64 

50 
64 
46 
53 
3 

118 
59 
102 
190 

199 
93 
22 
24 


40 
55 


21 
26 










6 


S20 










Bessemer: 


166 
150 
126 

150 
75 

97 
38 
70 
30 


16 
15 
13 
15 

7 

10 

7 
7 


4 
5 
3 
4 
2 


12 

10 
9 

10 
5 


40 
9 
13 

15 
11 

8 


24 
20 
29 
25 
32 

25 
46 
30 
25 


12 
10 
47 
20 
6 

6 

4 
7 
7 


1500 
1000 
1000 
1500 
1000 

1500 
1300 
1000 
1000 
200 

3500 
3000 
2500 
29000 

2000 
500 
500 
500 

500 

4000 
500 

1800 

2500 
300 

1800 
100 

500 
1500 

500 
1500 
1500 




















Boone: 












Bethel 










1 






Rich Mountain 








Canton: 


300 

100 
156 
500 

268 
100 
14 
20 


30 
10 
16 
50 

27 

10 

1 

2 


6 
2 
3 
10 

6 
3 

1 


21 

7 

11 

35 

19 
7 
1 
1 


29 

7 

24 

10 

20 
3 


72 
44 
40 
132 

84 
35 


82 
26 
32 
128 

40 
10 
















Casar: 
Reep's Grove 




New Home 




Big Hill 




Ledford's Grove 








Ferrell's Chapel 








Clyde: 
Clyde 


185 


18 


4 


13 


48 


125 
40 
25 
51 
13 
66 


105 


38 


35 


Inman 


25 
60 
25 

125 


2 

6 

2 

12 


1 

2 
1 
3 


2 

4 
2 

8 


12 


30 
30 
30 
35 
70 

30 
35 
35 
12 
15 


8 
14 
10 
20 

5 

8 
8 

10 
4 
5 
















Peachtree 


10 


Etowah: 
Boiling Springs 


35 
55 

48 
28 
51 


4 

5 






2 
5 
2 
9 


23 
56 
55 

58 
38 




Dana 
















Etowah 












6 

















78 



BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE 



[1937 



(d) CIRCUIT REPORTS— INDIVIDUAL CHURCH STATISTICS 
Asheville District — Continued — 1937 



CIRCUITS (Churches) 



PAID 

(Rents not included) 



CHURCH 
SCHOOLS 



If 



PROPERTY 



Franklin: 

Louisa Chapel 

Gillespie 

Hickory: 

Mount Bethel 

Union Grove 

Leicester: 

Highland 

Leicester 

Payne's Chapel 

Robinson's Ch 

Oak Grove 

LlNVILLE-MoNTEZUMA : 

Linville 

Montezuma 

Johnson's Ch 

Newton: 

Newton 

Shiloh 

Pisgah: 

Brown's View 

Davis' Chapel 

Piney Mountain 

Reeves' Chapel 

Shooting Creek: 

Culbertson 

Hampton Memorial . 

Reed's Chapel 

Unaka 

Hickory Grove 

Ledford's Chapel .... 

Marshall Chapel .... 
Saint Paul: 

Saint Paul 

Asbury 

Wesley Chapel 

Mountain Grove 

Sylva: 

Thomas Chapel 

Wesley 

Worley's 

Temple Hill: 

Temple Hill 

Smith's Chapel 

Traphill: 

Traphill 

Antioch 

Union Hill 

White Rock 

Charity 

Wilkesboro: 

Arbor Grove 

Dunkirk 

Eschol 

Friendship 

Oak Grove 

Zion: 

Friendship 

Mountain View 

Sandy Ridge 

Fairmount 



•?77 
59 

300 
15 

3 
600 

134 
76 



200 
19 
14 

750 

300 

70 

100 

200 

50 

18 
87 
44 
21 
12 
10 
40 

129 
175 
50 
50 

20 
21 
30 

75 
50 

65 
24 
50 

48 
20 



200 
145 
39 

190 



77 
87 

136 
20 

17 

206 

60 

61 



140 
51 
45 

324 

122 

108 

127 
109 
90 



70 
25 
95 

251 

77 



194 



80 




35 




109 




40 




38 


30 


35 


16 


45 


16 



1937] 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



79 



(d) CIRCUIT REPORTS— INDIVIDUAL CHURCH STATISTICS 
Statesville District— 1937 





PAID 

(Rents not included) 


CHURCH 
SCHOOLS 


PROPERTY 


CIRCUITS (Churches) 


-a 


•a » 
S'S- 
a 


a 

tr 
o 

■a 


oo 
B W 

3 g 


o 


I 


§"1 
a 


M 
•a 


o 

g 

B- 
< 

c 




d 

T 


Ararat: 


5143 
15 
26 
15 

66 

8 
8 

200 

203 

125 

75 

725 

125 
29 
16 
10 

200 
135 
200 

300 
104 
26 

47 
40 
36 
34 
54 

517 

103 
65 

78 
68 
35 

161 
75 
90 
62 

100 

soo 

350 
350 
260 

60 

250 
40 


$13 
2 
2 
2 

7 
2 
2 

25 
23 
12 


$3 
1 
1 


$10 

1 
1 


$36 


8 

44 
28 

9 

37 
6 
6 


20 
30 
44 
26 

40 
25 


8 
6 
4 
4 

19 
9 


$3500 
1500 
1000 
1000 

1500 
200 
400 

6000 
3000 
2500 
1000 

4500 

1400 
1000 
700 
600 

1500 
1500 
1500 

2700 
1500 
250 

800 
700 
800 
800 
800 

12600 
1000 
2500 




Blackwater 












Eureka-Parkville: 






10 
3 




















Harmony-Mitchell: 






12 


35 
45 
33 
45 

115 

60 
15 
20 


36 
40 
32 
32 

60 

25 




Mitchell 


6 










6 














Huntersville: 
Asbury 


73 

10 
2 
2 
1 

20 
13 
20 

30 

4 


18 
2 


44 
2 


168 


160 

151 
12 
6 
4 

36 
79 
66 

150 




Lexington: 
Bethany 














2 












Misenheimer: 
Misenheimer 


5 
3 
5 

7 
1 


14 
9 
14 

16 
3 


95 
33 
44 

38 
40 


73 
45 
46 

240 


71 
21 
40 

60 




Matton's Grove 




Bethlehem 




Palestine-Chandler: 




Chandler's Grove 






26 

19 
40 
23 
21 
47 

77 
55 
29 








Pembroke-Bethel: 
Bethel 


4 
4 
3 
3 
5 

51 
10 

7 

7 
6 
3 

16 
7 

10 
7 

10 
SO 

35 
35 
26 

6 
20 
4 


1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

13 

2 
2 

2 
1 
1 

3 
1 
1 
1 

2 
20 

9 
9 
6 

2 
6 
1 


2 
2 
2 
1 
3 

36 
7 
5 

4 
4 
2 

11 

5 
6 
4 

7 
56 

24 
24 
19 

4 
15 
2 


2 

121 
24 
15 


36 
25 


7 
8 




















Sandy Plain 


17 

45 
26 
22 


10 

83 
13 
13 




Pinebluff: 
Pinebluff 




Eagle Springs 




Ashley Heights 




Surry: 
Pine Hill 


















Stanford 














Troy: 
Troy 


15 
5 
5 
5 

16 
80 

48 
65 
36 


60 
47 
95 
90 

51 
222 

158 
115 
175 


51 

44 
38 
35 

55 
125 

98 
48 
70 


32 
8 

10 
12 

40 
95 

135 
25 
40 


2500 
1000 
1000 
1500 

2000 
16000 

3500 
2000 
3600 








Parsons' Grove 

New Bethany 




Walkertown: 
Antioch 




Morris Chapel 




Winston: 
Mount Pleasant 












Yadkin: 
Mount Olive 




New Home 














Shady Grove 





























Deaths During 
Year 

Removed by Trans- 
f er and Withdr'wl 

Inactive Members. 

Full Members on 
Roll, including 
Inactive Memb's . 

Received from other 
Denominations. , . 

Receiv'd by Trans- 
fer and Renewal.. 

Received on Con- 
fession of Faith. . . 

Received from 
P. M 

Now on Roll 

Received During 
Year 

Adults Baptized. . . 
Children Baptized 



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Amount Contributed 
by Ladies' Aid Soci- 
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Subscribers to the 
Advocates 

Local Preachers 

Current Expenses, Not 
Including Ministerial 
Support 



Present Indebtedness, 
including Debt on 
Current Expenses. . . 



Paid on Old Indebted- 
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Interest 

Paid for Interest on 
I ndebtedness 

Paid for Building and 
Improvements 

Value of Other Prop- 
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Estimated Value of 
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Church Buildings 

Juniors 

Intermediate 

Senior and Young 
People 

Church School Current 
Expenses 

Total Enrollment in all 
Departments 

Officers and Teachers.. 

Number of church 
Schools 



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Deaths During 
Year 



Removed by Trans- 
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Full Members on 
Roll, including 
Inactive Memb's . 

Received from other 
Denominations . . . 

Receiv'd by Trans 
fer and Renewal. 

Received on Con- 
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86 



BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE 



[1937 



(g) REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF BOARD OF HOME MISSIONS 

Report of 0. M. Vernon, Treasurer of the Board of Home Missions and 
Church Extension of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Blue Ridge-Atlanlic 
Conference, for the Conference year beginning October 9, 1936 and end- 
ing October 6, 1937. 

Receipts Disbursements 

Oct. 23, 1936, Check $520 00 Oct. 23, 1937, C. C. Benton. $295 00 

Oct. 23, 1937, W. J. Plint. . 225 00 

Jan. 25, 1937, Check 543 75 Jan. 25, 1937, C. C. Benton 295 00 

Jan. 25, 1937, W. J. Plint. 248 75 

April 23, 1937, Check 543 75 April 23, 1937, C. C. Benton 295 00 

April 23, 1937, W. J. Plint. 248 75 

July 24, 1937, Check 543 75 July 24, 1937, C. C. Benton 295 00 

July 24, 1937, W. J. Plint. 248 75 

$2,151 25 $2,151 25 



Church Extension 

Jan. 27, 1937, Check $75 00 Jan. 27, 

Jan. 27, 1937, Check 250 00 Jan. 27, 

March 20, 1937, Check 150 00, Mar. 20, 

March 29, 1937, Check 75 00 Mar. 29, 

May 12, 1937, Check 125 00 May 12, 

June 4, 1937, Check 100 00 June 4, 

June 8, 1937, Check 100 00 June 8, 

June 23, 1937, Check 125 00 June 23, 

$1,000 00 



1937, 


W. J. Plint. 


$75 00 


1937, 


C. C. Benton 


250 00 


1937, 


C. C. Benton 


150 00 


1937, 


W. J. Plint. 


75 00 


1937, 


W. J. Plint. 


125 00 


1937, 


C. C. Benton 


100 00 


1937, 


C. C. Benton 


100 00 


1937, 


W. J. Plint. 


125 00 




$1,000 00 



Grand Totals $3,151 25 $3,151 25 

Respectfully submitted, 

O. M. VERNON, Treasurer. 

Bessemer City, North Carolina. 
October 6, 1937. 



VII. 

JWemoms 



(a) REV. JOHN S. GREENE 

John S. Greene was born in Caldwell County, North Carolina, October 
4, 1866. He entered the Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference in 1911. He was 
pastor of the following- charges: Bakers ville , Creston, Lansing, Leicester, 
Parmele, Lexington, Canton Circuit, Hayesville, Pisgah, Asheville Circuit, 
Clyde. He was an enthusiastic preacher. He loved to sing and usually 
aroused his congregations to sing with him. There were many con- 
versions and accessions under his ministry. He worked faithfully at his 
task and was always cheerful. He and Mrs. Greene kept a hospitable 
home. Owing to ill health he retired in 1930. He did not lose interest 
in his church. He died August 27, 1937. The funeral service was held 
at Bethel Church, Sunday, August 29. Rev. D. H. Dennis, the pastor, 
was in charge. A. B. Dennis, A. S. Beaman, and F. F. Frisbie assisted 
in the service. Mrs. Greene, sharer of his trials and victories, is left 
lonely, yet not alone for the Shepherd is watching. Before her marriage 
to Brother Greene on March 2, 1890, she was Miss Sallie Miller. There 
were no children. 

(b) MRS. MARTHA ALICE MATNEY 

Mrs. W. C. Matney passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
C. A. Hawkins, in Asheville, November 15, 1936, following several months 
of illness. Mrs. Matney was seventy-seven years of age at the time of 
her death. She was united in marriage to Rev. W. C. Matney in 1876. 
He passed away September 22, 1933. There are seven children living. 

She was converted when a child and united with the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church. She was at her best in the home as wife and mother. 
She accepted the lot of a minister's wife cheerfully, suffering privations 
uncomplainingly and was wise in counsel and faithful in instruction. 
Her home was the home of all the preachers. 

She was a woman of prayer and great faith. She was devoted to her 
church. Her voice and her presence are missed where she once as- 
sembled with those who love the house of the Lord. 

Our loss is her eternal gain. 

Ten thousand times ten thousand, In sparkling raiment bright, 
The armies of the ransomed saints, Throng up the steeps of light: 
Tis finished, all is finished, Their fight with death and sin: 
Fling open wide the golden gates, And let the victors in! 



87 



VIII. 

®ux i|onoreb Beab 



(a) MEMBERS OF CONFERENCE 



Name 



F. M. Fanning 

J. N. Barker 

R. M. Witt 

D. M. Clayton 

W. F. Parker 

Wm. Franklin 

R. A. F. Smith 

S. D. Tipton 

J. W. Naylor 

T. W. Matney 

J. F. Privett 

A. F. English 

A. H. Peeples 

J. H. Rominger. . . . 

E. Anderson 

W. G. Matton 

A. J. Johnson 

W. T. Owen 

C. F. Castevens. . . . 
H. D. Christenbury. 
W. J. Evans 

D. N. Franklin 

Q. A. Bumgarner. . . 

J. N. S. Doub 

J. J. Rhyne 

A. Grabeal 

L. J. Penley 

S. A. Earnhardt. . . . 
J. H. Fine 

G. C. Wadford 

M. W. Broyles 

J. B. Tucker 

J. L. Dennis 

D. A. Lanier 

Austin Wilson 

D. M. Matheson. . . 

W. L. Moore 

J. H. Garriss 

P. M. Locklear 

W. C. Matney 

F. A. L. Clark 

R. G. Trull 

W. Q. A. Graham. . 

J. H. Gillespie 

J. F. Matney 

I. M. Fowler 

J. M. Heath 

J. S. Greene 



Born 



Nov. 27, 
Feb. 

May 3, 
Dec. 8 , 

July 23, 
Mar. 24, 



1812 
1818 
1832 
1846 
1829 
1865 



Jan. IS, 
Feb. 24, 
Dec. 1 , 
Sept. 5, 
Jan. 30, 
Dec. 31, 
May 14, 
Jan. 4 , 
Feb. 24, 
Aug. 29, 
May 9, 
Sept. 4, 
Aug. 29, 
July 7, 
Jan. 28, 
Sept. 13, 
Sept. 24, 
Dec. 28, 
Dec. 21, 
Jan. 18, 
Aug. 13, 
Sept. 9, 
Nov. 27, 
July 22, 
Sept. 26, 
Mar. 26, 
May 24, 
Nov. 10, 
Mar. 21, 
Oct. 12, 



Sept. 18, 
Mar. 3, 
April 18, 
Dec. 19, 
Mar. 3 1 , 
Oct. 29. 
Nov. 5, 
April 6, 
Jan. 25. 
Oct. 4, 



1850 
1820 
1829 
1862 
1830 
1846 
1849 
1844 
1830 
1857 
1867 
1856 
1849 
1843 
1832 
1891 
1840 
1X44 
1860 
1858 
1850 
1869 
1873 
1849 
1857 
1864 
1842 
1881 
1850 
1857 
1896 
1868 
1856 
1849 
1899 
1858 
185? 
1858 
1872 
1856 
1866 



Admitted to 
Conference 



Holston 

Va. and N. C... 

Holston 

Holston 

Holston 

Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Va. and N. C. . 

N. C 

Blue Ridge. . . , 

Holston 

Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . , 
Va. and N. C... 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
B. R.-Atlantic. 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . 
Blue Ridge. . . 
Blue Ridge. . . 
Blue Ridge. . . 
Blue Ridge. . . 
B. R.-Atlantic. 

Holston 

Blue Ridge. . . , 
Blue Ridge. . . , 
Blue Ridge. . . , 
B. R.-Atlantic 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Atlantic Mis'n. 
Atlantic Mis'n. 
B. R.-Atlantic. 

Blue Ridge 

Blue Ridge 

B. R.-At'antic. 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue R''dge. . . . 

Blue Ridge 

Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 



1837 
1868 
1869 
1878 
1849 
1888 
1888 
1890 
1867 
1868 
1891 
1855 
1885 
1892 
1893 
1867 
1885 
1898 
1890 
1884 
1885 
1885 
1913 
1895 
1887 
1882 
1888 
1887 
1907 
1915 
1877 
1885 
1891 
1890 
1912 
1888 
1909 
1902 
1922 
1889 
1884 
1924 
188? 
1885 
1888 
1909 
1890 
1911 



April 1 
April 10 
May 28 
Sept. 19 
Jan. 30 
April 6 

July '24 
May 20 
Dec. 22 
June 28 
Aug. 16 
April 27 
Sept. 6 
April 8 
June 16 
Dec. 3 
Sept. 18 
Sept. 27 
Nov. 19 
Dec. 28 
Feb. 6 
Aug. 8 
Aug. 16 
Sept. 5 
Mar. 8 
Aug. 14 
May 25 
May 3 
Nov. 23 
May 3 
Dec. 24 
July 27 
Feb. 12 
June 14 
Dec. 5 
Dec. 21 
Aug. 
April 25 
Sept. 22 
Dec. 17 
Dec. 19 
Sept. 14 
Sept. 18 
July 7 
Dec. 4 
Mar. 19 
Aug. 27 



1881 
1886 
1890 
1891 
1892 
1892 
1893 
1893 
1894 
1894 
1895 
1892 
1897 
1898 
1900 
1901 
1901 
1902 
1907 
1906 
1912 
1914 
1914 
1916 
1916 
1917 
1917 
1920 
1920 
1922 
1925 
1926 
1927 
1928 
1929 
1930 
1930 
1932 
1933 
1933 
1933 
1933 
1934 
1934 
1935 
1935 
1936 
1937 



Buried 



Fanning s Chapel 

Alexander Co. 

Leicester 

Avery's Creek 

Waynesville 

Murphy 

New Union 

Tipton Cemetery 

Bagley, Iowa 

Montezuma 

Jennings, 

Davidson River 

Kernersville 

Montezuma 

Montezuma 

High Point 

Buck Shoals 

Hunters ville 

Mitchels Chapel 

Huntersville 

Arnon Plains 

Woodrow 

Millers Creek 

West Bend 

Eupeptic Spring 

Asheville 

Bethel 

Misenheimer 

Candler 

Greensboro 

Leicester 

State Road 

Uwharrie 

Shiloh 

Reeps Grove 

New Home 

Prospect 

Highland Spgs.Va. 

Pembroke 

Canton 

Mt. Mitchell 

Crusoe 

Temple Hill 

Leicester 

Iredell Co. 

Clyde. 

Walkertown 

Buncombe Co. 



(b) WIDOWS OF DECEASED MEMBERS 

Mrs. W. T. Owens Died Dec. 

Mrs. H. D. Christenbury Died May 

Mrs. T. W. Matney Died Sept. 

Mrs. J. J. Rhyne Died Nov. 

Mrs. Q. A. Bumgarner Died Dec. 

Mrs. D. M. Clayton Died Mar. 

Mrs. W. J. Evans Died Dec. 

Mrs. A. Graybeal Died Nov. . 

Mrs. S. A. Earnhardt Died June 

Mrs. A. J. Johnson Died Dec. 

Mrs. F. A. L. Clark Died Feb. 

Mrs. J. H. Garriss Died May 

Mrs. W. C. Matney Died Nov. 

(c) WIVES OF MEMBERS 

Mrs. K. N. Snipes Died 1925 

Mrs. W. Q. A. Graham Died Oct. 20, 1926 

Mrs. W. E. Isenhour Died May 27, 1929 

Mrs. J. M. Heath Died July 6. 1934 

Mrs. D. W. Haga Died Jan. 27, 1936 



1906 
1908 
1909 
1916 
1920 
1922 
16, 1923 

1924 

12, 1925 

2, 1928 

15, 1935 

4, 1935 

15, 1936 



IX. 

Historical 



(a) CONFERENCE SESSIONS 

(The name of the Conference at first was Southern Central Conference. It became the 
Blue Ridge Conference in 1881. In 1912 the Atlantic Mission Conference was merged with 
this Conference and it became the Blue-Ridge Atlantic Conference.) 



Date 


Place 


President 


Secretary 


1879.. Jan. 30, Feb. 3. . . 
1880.. Jan. 28, Feb. 1. . . 


Greensboro 


Bishop Peck 

Bishop Simpson 

Bishop Warren 

Bishop Foster 

Bishop Merrill 

Bishop Bowman 

Bishop Andrews 

Bishop Mallalieu 

Bishop Walden 

Bishop Mallalieu 

Bishop FitzGerald. . . . 
Bishop Joyce 

Bishop Warren 


E. O. Thayer. 
W. G. Matton. 


1881. .Jan. 20-24 






1882. .Jan. 19-23 




• ■ 


1883. .Jan. 24-29 




• ■ 


1884. Jan. 30-Feb. 3.. . . 






1885. .Feb. 12-16 


Clyde 




1885. .Oct. 1- 5 




W. T. Ford. 


1886.. Oct. 7-11 

1887.. Oct. 19-23 


Smith's Chapel 


W. Q. A. Graham. 


1888. .Oct. 18-22 


Clyde 




1889. .Oct. 17-21 






1890. .Oct. 16-20 


Clyde 




1891. .Oct. 21-25 






1892. .Oct. 13-16 




A. H. Gamble. 


1893. .Oct. 12-16 




Bishop Hurst 

Bishop Foster 

Bishop Mallalieu 

Bishop Fowler 

Bishop Cranston 

Bishop Goodsell 

Bishop Walden 

Bishop Joyce 

Bishop FitzGerald .... 

Bishop Spellmeyer. . . . 

Bishop Goodsell 

Bishop Anderson 

Bishop Anderson 

Bishop Anderson 

Bishop Henderson. . . . 
Bishop Henderson .... 
Bishop Henderson. . . . 
Bishop Henderson .... 

Bishop Hughes 

Bishop Bristol 

Bishop Bristol 

Bishop Wilson 

Bishop Richardson. . . . 
Bishop Thirkield 

Bishop Smith 

Bishop Smith 

Bishop Burns 

Bishop Brown 

Bishop Brown 


W. Q. A. Graham. 


1894.. Sept. 27-Oct. 1 

1895. .Oct. 19-24 


Smith's Chapel 

Clyde 




1896. .Sept. 24-27. 






1897.. Oct. 11-17 

1898. .Oct. 20-24 


Walkertown 


" 


1899. .Oct. 18-22 




■ • 


1900. .Oct. 4- 7 


Clyde 


• • 


1901.. Oct. 24-27 

1902. .Oct. 23-26 


Montezuma 


,. 


1903.. Oct. 7-10 




• • 


1904.. Oct. 6-11 


Clyde 


" 


1905.. Oct. 5- 8 

1906. .Oct. 4- 8 


Troy 


,. 


1907.. Oct. 23-27 

1908.. Oct. 1- 4 

1909. .Sept. 30-Oct. 3 


Walkertown 

Kings Mountain. . . . 




1910. .Oct. 7- 9 




" 


1911. .Oct. 19-22 


Troy 


" 


1912.. Nov. 21-24 

1913.. Nov. 13-17 

1914. .Nov. 19-22 


Marshallburg 


D. W. Haga. 


1915. .Nov. 25-29 




» 


1916. .Nov. 22-26 






1917.. Nov. 21-25 

1918. .Dec. 4-8 


Kings Mountain. . . . 


" 


1919. .Nov. 19-23 




" 


1920.. Nov. 4- 7 

1921. .Oct. 27-30 


Kings Mountain. . . . 


CM. White. 


1922. .Nov. 2-6 




" 


1923.. Nov. 1-4 

1924.. Nov. 6-9 

1925.. Oct. 29-Nov. 1.... 

1926. .Dec. 2- 5 

1927.. Dec. 7-11 


Winston-Salem 

Kings Mountain. . . . 


" 


1928.. Dec. 5- 9 

1929. .Dec. 5-8 






1930.. Oct. 15-19 

1931.. Sept. 23-27 

1932. .Oct. 6- 9 

1933.. Oct. 5- 8 

1934.. Oct. 4- 7 


Marshallberg 

Bessemer City 

Walkertown 




1935.. Oct. 9-13 

1936. .Oct. 8-11 


Winston-Salem .... 


J. J. Wood. 


1937. .Oct. 7-10 


Misenheimer 





89 



X. 

Jlt£ceUaneou£ 



(a) PLAN OF CONFERENCE EXAMINATIONS 

Dr. M. 0. Fletcher is chairman of the Board of Ministerial Training. 
Rev. C. W. Guthrie is Registrar. The post-office address of each member 
of the Board is given in the list of Appointments, pages 68, 69. 

All examinations except for Reception on Trial will be at the summer 
school in June at Athens, Tennessee. All written work must be submitted 
to the members of the Board designated below. Send in written work on 
books to be studied not later than three weeks before the summer school 
begins. Send in written work on the collateral reading not later than 
three weeks before the Annual Conference. There is not time to give sat- 
isfactory attention to written work after the men arrive at the seat of 
Conference. Send in the work as soon as it is done. Please heed this. 

Classes 

The names of those in the Course of Study appear in the answers to 
Disciplinary Questions 24, 25, 29, and 36 (see pages 65, 66). 

Assignment of Subjects 

Reception on Trial 

C. M. White: Doctrines and Discipline; Life of Wesley. 

B. A. Culp: Methodism in American History. 

J. R. Kirby: Written Sermon; Selections from Writings of John 
Wesley. 

D. A. Bailey: Bible Biography. 

First Year 
P. A. Barker: The Abingdon Commentary; Special Homiletical Work. 
V. A. Morton: The Teachings of Jesus. 

C. O. Newell: The Work of Preaching; Biblical Readings and Studies. 
J. J. Wood: Psychology of Religious Experience; Are You an Evan- 
gelist? 

W. H. Pless: The Technique of Public Worship; The Jesus of History. 
W. A. Parsons: The Story of Methodism. 

Second Year 

P. A. Barker: The Abingdon Commentary; The Chx'istian Enterprise 
Among Rural People. 

W. A. Parsons: The Church in History. 

Q. V. Amberson: Teaching for Christian Living; The Pastor and Re- 
ligious Education; Teaching Religion Today. 

S. W. Johnson: Biblical Readings and Studies; Creative Men. 

J. R. Kirby: Beacon Lights of Prophecy; Special Homiletical Work. 

B. A. Culp: Psychology and Life; John Wesley — Sermons and Selections. 

Third Year 
W. H. Pless: Paul and His Epistles; Martin Luther; The Art of Preach- 
ing. 

S. W. Johnson: Introduction to Philosophy; The Pastoral Office. 
W. A. Parsons: Religions of Mankind; Special Homiletical Work. 

C. M. White: The Church and Society; Biblical Readings and Studies. 

D. A. Bailey: Religion in Life; Christianity Tested. 

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1937] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 91 

Fourth Year 

D. A. Bailey: The Doctrine of God; God and Ourselves; A Faith for 
Today; Religion in Life. 

V. A. Morton: Social Salvation; The Preacher as a Man of Letters; 
The Christian Mission in the Modern World. 

B. A. Culp: Improving Religious Education Through Supervision. 
Q. V. Amberson: Biblical Readings and Studies. 

C. 0. Newell: Christ's Alternative to Communism; Special Homiletical 
Work. 

S. W. Johnson: Phillips Brooks. 

(b) DELEGATES TO LAY CONFERENCE 
Asheville District 

Charge Delegate Address 

Asheville C. A. Hawkins* Asheville 

Asheville Circuit Mrs. Homer Banks Route 1, Arden 

Ashland Everett Martin* 

Bakersville Miss Etta Whitson Tipton Hill 

Bessemer City R. C. Kennedy Bessemer City 

Bessemer City Circuit Miss Mardecia Eaker R. 1, Bessemer City 

Boone W. B. Castle* Boone 

Canton W. T. Hawkins* Canton 

Canton Circuit C. C. Williams Canton 

Casar 0. W. Sain* Route 2, Vale 

Clyde Lloyd Justice Clyde 

Etowah 0. C. Orr Hendersonville 

Franklin Circuit Sam Reece Franklin 

Hickory T. M. Starnes Hickory 

Kings Mountain J. F. Greene* Kings Mountain 

Leicester J. Marvin Glance Box 1362, Asheville 

Linville-Montezuma Hooker Webb* 

Marion CM. Poole* Marion 

Murphy-Shooting Creek.. .J. H. Hampton* Route 2, Murphy 

Newton J. Mackie* Catawba 

Pisgah H. W. Davis Route 1, Candler 

Saint Paul Mrs. Miles Shore Cycle 

South River Ray Sharpe* Statesville 

Sylva N. F. Cheek* Sylva 

Temple Hill T. S. Welborn* Cycle 

Trap Hill W. M. Roberts* Trap Hill 

Wilkesboro Russell Eller Route 1, Wilkesboro 

Zion W. B. Goodin Route 2, Statesville 

Statesville District 

Charge Delegate Address 

Ararat Willie Simmons Ararat 

Eureka W. P. Morris* Route 2, Elizabeth City 

Harkers Island Mrs. M. L. Yeoman* Harkers Island 

Harmony Dr. E. Harmon, Alternate . Harmony 

Hatteras 

Huntersville J. L. Thornburg Route 2, Huntersville 

Kannapolis : 

Midway J. W. Clayton Route 1, Kannapolis 

Mount Mitchell R. G. Troutman Route 2, Rockwell 

Lexington J. I. Forshee* Route 6, Lexington 

Marshallberg Milden Willis Marshallberg 

Misenheimer Miss Mabel Edgerton Misenheimer 

Morehead City 



92 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [1937 

Morehead Circuit 

Ocracoke Amasa Fulcher Ocracoke 

Palestine P. A. Dry Albemarle 

Parmele Mrs. M. O. Fletcher Washington 

Pembroke: 

Bethel C. B. Brayboy* Pembroke 

Bladen C. H. Moore* Route 4, Maxton 

Pinebluff Mrs. J. L. DeYoe Pinebluff 

Portsmouth A. L. Manning 150 Pinners Ave., Portsmouth, 

Va. 

Statesville A. G. Frazier Route 4, Statesville 

Surry J.S.Hill 

Troy J. C. Saunders Troy 

Walkertown Stokes Swain Kernersville 

Whaleysville J. H. Baines* Route 1, Whaley, Va. 

Winston-Salem W. R. Jones 2356 Fairway Ave. 

Winston-Salem 

Winston Circuit R. L. Kirby Route 3, Winston-Salem 

Yadkin W. A. Taylor* 

*Absent. 

(c) RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE LAY CONFERENCE 

Whereas Pfeiffer Junior College plays an important part in Meth- 
odism, and 

Whereas the Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference has been so generously 
and graciously received by this institution, 

Therefore be it resolved by the Lay Conference: 

I. That we extend to President Sharp our sincere thanks for his in- 
vitation. 

II. That we extend to the entire faculty and to Rev. and Mrs. R. C. 
Nimon our appreciation for the kind and gracious manner in which we 
have been entertained. 

III. That we also extend to the Student Body our thanks for the part 
they have played in making our visit a pleasant one, and 

IV. That we extend to all the above mentioned our best wishes and in- 
voke the blessings of Gcd upon the entire school. 

Respectfully submitted, 
AMASA FULCHER, 
R. C. KENNEDY, 
MARDECIA EAKER, 

Committee. 

(d) WORLD SERVICE ASKINGS, 1937-38 

(A unit is twelve dollars for the year — one dollar per month.) 
Asheville District 
Asheville, 9 units; Asheville Circuit, 8; Bakersville, 4; Bessemer City, 8; 
Bessemer Circuit, 10; Boone, 5; Canton, 17; Canton Circuit, 17; Casar, 7; 
Clyde, 8; Etowah, 3; Franklin-Sylva, 5; Hickory, 6; Kings Mountain, 20; 
Lansing, 4; Leicester, 14; Linville, 6; Marion, 12; Newton, 18; Pine Moun- 
tain, 5; Pisgah, 7; St. Paul, 7; Shooting Creek-Murphy, 6; South River, 2; 
Temple Hill, 3; Tipton Hill, 3; Traphill, 5; Wilkesboro, 6; Zion, 7. 

Statesville District 

Ararat, 4 units; Ashley Heights, 3; Eureka, 3; Harkers Island, 8; Har- 
mony-Mitchell, 9; Hatteras, 4; Hunters ville, 15; Lexington, 4; Marshallberg, 
10; Midway, 10; Misenheimer, 16; Mount Mitchell, 9; Morehead City, 9; 
Morehead Circuit, 1; Ocracoke, 12; Palestine, 8; Parmele, 4; Pembroke- 
Bethel, 4; Pembroke-Bladen, 7; Pinebluff, 15; Portsmouth, 12; Statesville, 
20; Surry, 3; Troy, 9; Walkertown, 12; Whaley ville, 1; Winston-Salem, 15; 
Winston Circuit, 12; Yadkin, 3. 



1937] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 

(e) VACATION SCHOOL AND INSTITUTE STATISTICS 



93 





Vacation Church Schools 


Epworth 
League 
Institute 


Charges 


as 

c 
B 
a- 


H 


a 

o 

1 

a 


O 

o 


02! 
f| 




2 
4 
1 

2 


7 
16 
2 
4 


76 
70 
40 
54 


$10 
5 












Franklin 


50 


11 


Kings Mountain 


1 
2 
1 
1 


7 
3 
8 
8 


57 
80 

72 
68 


6 


12* 


Leicester 

Marion 


8 
5 


2* 

7* 
4 


Shooting Creek-Murphy 


7 
3 


19 
9 


316 
100 


125 


3* 
5* 




4* 












1 


Misenheimer 


1 


3 


26 


5 


7* 
2 


Pinebluff 


2 


18 


114 


12 


5* 












1* 




3 
30 


15 


120 


15 


2* 






Totals 


119 


1193 


241 


73 



*Pastor attended Institute. Ten pastors attended. 

These figures were collected by Rev. P. A. Barker. There were no 
standard Teacher Training Classes reported. There were perhaps some 
First Series classes. 



XI. 



pastoral Jkcorb 



The date preceding each name is that of Reception on Trial or of re- 
ception from another denomination. A date in parenthesis is the date of 
transfer from some other Conference to this. The years of service, previous 
to October 10, 1937, in this Conference only, are shown by the numbers 
following the names. '"Indicates absence from the session of 1937. (e) 
Indicates elder, (d) deacon. All the Retired Ministers are elders and all 
the Effective Ministers except three. 



1925 
1923 
1923 
1927 
1932 
1930 
1901 
1914 
1935 
1911 
1906 
1923 
1906 
1913 
1925 
1936 
1928 
1919 
1914 



1937 
1936 
1936 



(a) CONFERENCE MEMBERS AND PROBATIONERS 
(1) Retired Ministers 



1894 (1920) A. S. Beaman 21 

1915 W. L. Carter 14 

1905 D. W. Haga 32 

1919 R. P. Jones* 17 

1919 F. R. Lowry* 7 

1898 W. A. Patton* 31 



1919 W. G. Warren^ 
1906 D. J. White... 



12 
26 



140 Westwood, Asheville, N. C. 

New London, N. C. 

Montezuma. 

Route 1, Creston, N. C. 

Pembroke, N. C. 

Lansing, N. C. 

Canton, N. C. 

Ronda, N. C. 



(2) Effective Ministers 



(1934) Q. V. Amberson.. 4 1916 

D. A. Bailey 12 1932 

(1936) P. A. Barker 2 1932 

C. C. Benton 10 1913 

J. R. Bowman 2 1933 

S. J. Brawley 7 1929 

J. L. A. Bumgarner 33 1920 

S. N. Bumgarner 23 1897 

H. H. Cash 2 1910 

B. A. Culp 25 1904 

(1916) A. B. Dennis 21 1926 

D. H. Dennis 12 1913 

D. L. Earnhardt 31 1920 

(1916) M. O. Fletcher 21 1911 

(1931) F. F. Frisbie 6 1912 

E. M. Graham 1 1926 

E. P. Green 9 1923 

C. W. Guthrie 18 1934 

S. W. Johnson 23 1931 



(1935) J. R. Kirby 2 

L. A. Lewis (d) 3 

V. A. Lewis (d) 2 

D. F. Lowry 24 

E. W. Mills 4 

V. A. Morton 8 

(1929) C. O. Newell 12 

(1918) W. A. Parsons 19 

W. H. Pless 24 

W. J. Plint 30 

C. O. Plyler 6 

Y. D. Poole 17 

E. H. Spencer* 15 

J. M. Wall 26 

C. M. White 25 

C. J. Winslow 8 

(1927) J. J. Wood 10 

(1935) C. K. Wright 2 

J. F. Wyatt (d) 2 



C. W. Martin 
R. C. Nimon (d) 
L. C. Stevens (d) 



(3) Probationers 

1935 W. Y. Stewart 
1937 A. W. Wellons 

94 



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95 



(b) LOCAL PREACHERS 
(1) Accepted Supply Pastors 



W. E. Armstrong (e), Gastonia 

T. W. Bryant (e), Ararat 

M. L. Chappell (e), Lansing 

L. W. Hall (e), Etowah 

T. H. House, (Casby, Tenn.) 

M. W. Mann (e), Ocracoke 

Finlay MacKichan R. 6, Lexington 



R. L. Phillips (d), R. 5, Statesville 
T. E. Pierce (d), Harkers Island 
H. H. Shaw (e), Portsmouth, Va. 
J. W. Smith, Pembroke 
Mrs. E. Whitson (d), Misenheimer 
L. R. Wood (e), Montezuma 



(2) Other Local Preachers 

ASHEVILLE DISTRICT 



Miss Ruby Baily (d), Hayesville 
Mrs. Flora Banks, Creston 

C. W. Brown, Creston 

M. F. Bumgarner, Wilkesboro 

B. A. Day, Ronda 

Mrs. D. L. Earnhardt, Traphill 

D. R. Earnhardt (e), Biltmore 
W. C. Franklin, Altamont 

G. C. Greene, Marion 
Millard C. Lambert, Linville 
H. L. Lewis, Ashland 
M. A. Matheson (e), Newton 
H. H. Mitchell (d), Asheville 
L. K. Moffitt, Franklin 



A. G. Morrow, Violet 

Mrs. CO. Newell, Crabtree 

0. C. Orr, Etowah 

W. E. Potter (d), Canton 

Mrs. Estelle Price, Hickory 

A. F. Rhodes, Asheville 

W. M. Roberts, Roaring Gap 

Floyd Smathers, Canton 

T. L. Taylor (e), Enka 

J. H. Tipton (d), Relief 

Ed West, Canton 

C. C. Williams (e), Canton 

M. C. Wineberger, Hemlock 



STATESVILLE DISTRICT 



W. Baines (d), R. 2, Elizabeth City 
Herb't Blackman, R. 2, Huntersville 
Turner Brown. R. 1, Statesville 
Wade Bustle, R. 1, Statesville 
C. J. Chandler, Colfax 
M. A. Dry (d), Albemarle 
U. A. Dry (e), Salisbury 



M. L. Fulk (e), Mountain Park 

J. S. Gardner, R. 6, Mt. Airy 

L. B. Jacobs, Pembroke 

C. A. Johnson (d), Harkers Island 

J. T. Parrish, Walkertown 

A. G. Woodruff (d), Harmony 



A 



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Pages 

Accepted Supply Pastors 59, 66, 95 

Appointments 68 

Boards and Committees 54 

Conference Sessions 89 

Daily Proceedings 56 

Disciplinary Questions 63 

District Superintendents' Reports 70 

Individual Church Statistics 77 

Lay Delegates 91 

Local Preachers 95 

Memoirs 87 

Officers of the Conference 53 

Ordinations 62, 65, 66 

Pastoral Record 94 

Plan of Examinations 90 

Retired Ministers 56, 61, 67, 94 

Roll of the Dead 88 

Statistician's Report 80 

Stewards' Report 76 

Treasurer's Report 84 

Treasurer of Home Missions 86 

Vacation School and Institute Statistics 93 

World Service Askings 92 



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BLUE RIDGE- 
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SIXTY-FIRST SESSION 

1938 



HELD IN 

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JOURNAL 

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1938 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



I. Officers — 

(a) Of the Annual Conference 101 

(b) Of the Lay Conference 101 

II. Boards, Commissions, Councils, and Committees 102 

III. Daily Proceedings 104 

IV. Disciplinary Questions — 

(a) Of the United Sessions of the Annual and Lay Conferences 114 

(b) Of the Annual Conference 115 

V. Appointments 119 

VI. Reports — 

(a) District Superintendents 121 

(b) Standing Committees 123 

(c) Commission on Methodist Co-operation 125 

(d) World Service Council 126 

(e) Conference Stewards 127 

(f) Individual Church Statistics 128 

(g) Conference Statistician 132 

(h) Conference Treasurer 136 

(i) Treasurer Board of Home Missions 138 

(j) Laymen's Committee on Resolutions 138 

(k) World Service Askings 138 

VII. Memoirs — 

(a) Rev. D. D. Bailey 139 

(b) Rev. W. L. Carter 139 

(c) Mrs. S. N. Bumgarner 140 

(d) Mrs. E. H. Spencer 140 

VIII. Roll of the Dead— 

(a) Members of the Conference 141 

(b) Widows of Members 141 

(c) Wives of Members 141 

IX. Historical — 

(a) Record of Sessions 142 

(b) Historical Sketch 143 

X. Miscellaneous — 

(a) Plan of Conference Examinations 146 

(b) Delegates to Lay Conference 146 

(c) Various Resolutions 147 

XI. Pastoral Record — 

(a) Conference Roll 148 

(b) Local Preachers 148 

(c) Record of Appointments 149 

XII. Index 156 



I. 

©iiittvi 



(a) OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

PRESIDING BISHOP 

RAYMOND J. WADE, Stockholm, Sweden 

RESIDENT BISHOP 

WALLACE E. BROWN, Chattanooga, Tennessee 

SECRETARY 

WILLIAM A. PARSONS, 1033 Boulevard, Statesville, North Carolina 

TREASURER 

W. H. PLESS, R. R. 2, Candler, North Carolina 

STATISTICIAN 

S. W. JOHNSON, R. R. 3, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 

ASSISTANT SECRETARIES 

J. J. Wood and J. R. Bowman 

ASSISTANT TREASURER 

M. 0. Fletcher 

ASSISTANT STATISTICIANS 

D. W. Haga, C. J. Winslow, and E. W. Mills 

REGISTRAR 

C. W. GUTHRIE, Marshallberg, North Carolina 



(h) OF THE LAY CONFERENCE 

PRESIDENT 

J. L. Thornburg, R. R. 2, Huntersville, North Carolina 

SECRETARY 

Miss Mardecia Eaker, R. R. 1, Bessemer City, North Carolina 

101 



II. 

poarte, Commissions;, Councils, 
anb Committees 



(For post offices- see pages 146, 147, 148. Small letter abbreviations 

indicate officers) 



BOARDS OF CHURCH LOCATION 

Asheville District— C. C. Benton, A. B. Dennis, W. H. Pless, J. H. Hamp- 
ton, C. A. Hawkins, Charles Rhodarmer. 

Statesville District— W. J. Plint, B. A. Culp, J. J. Wood, James Clay- 
ton, J. C. Saunders. 

BOARD OF EDUCATION 

1939— C. M. White, J. L. Thornburg. 1940— M. O. Fletcher, J. M. 
Glance. 1941— J. R. Kirby, Mrs. Homer Banks. 

BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS 

W. H. Pless, D. H. Dennis, J. J. Wood, J. R. Kirby, Mrs. J. E. Mauney. 

BOARD OF HOME MISSIONS AND CHURCH EXTENSION 

C. C. Benton, W. J. Plint, W. A. Parsons (p), S. W. Johnson (s), 
F. F. Frisbie, D. F. Lowry, 0. M. Vernon (t), C. A. Hawkins, A. G. Frazier. 

BOARD OF MINISTERIAL TRAINING 

M. 0. Fletcher (c), C. W. Guthrie (r), D. A. Bailey, P. A. Barker, 
B. A. Culp, S. W, Johnson, J. R. Kirby, V. A. Morton, C. 0. Newell, 
W. A. Parsons, W. H. Pless, C. M. White, J. J. Wood. 

BOARD OF STEWARDS 

1939— M. 0. Fletcher, Miss Mardecia Eaker. 1940— J. L. A. Bum- 
garner, R. F. Reynolds (t). 1941— D. F. Lowry, J. L. Thornburg. 

TRUSTEES 

Asheville District Parsonage — W. H. Pless, A. B. Dennis, W. T. Haw- 
kins. 

Statesville District Parsonage — Turner Brown, M. C. Goforth, A. L. 
Shaver, S. W. Johnson, E. W. Mills, Y. D. Poole. 

Graham Collegiate Institute: 1939— M. O. Fletcher, E. H. Davis, John 
Nelson. 1940— C. W. Guthrie, R. C. Kennedy, W. A. Parsons. 1941— 
D. F. Lowry, J. A. Guthrie, W. M. Davis. 

Tennessee Wesleyan College — A. B. Dennis. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF INCORPORATION 

1939— D. W. Haga (p), W. H. Pless (t), J. J. Wood. 1940— C. W. 
Guthrie, S. W. Johnson, C. M. White (s). 1941— D. F. Lowry, Y. D. 
Poole, E. W. Mills. 

TRIERS OF APPEALS 

D. A. Bailey, D. L. Earnhardt, V. A. Morton, W. H. Pless, C. J. Winslow. 
Reserves S. N. Bumgarner, D. H. Dennis. 

102 



1938] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 103 

COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE RELATIONS 

1939— D. A. Bailey, C. W. Guthrie. 1940— B. A. Gulp, A. B. Dennis (c). 
1941— C. M. White (s), C. J. Winslow. 

COMMITTEE ON ACCEPTED SUPPLIES 

B. A. Culp, C. W. Guthrie, W. H. Pless, C. M. White, J. J. Wood, C. J. 
Winslow. 

COMMISSION ON UNIFICATION OF NORTH CAROLINA METHODISM 

C. C. Benton, A. B. Dennis, C. M. White, J. M. Glance, Guv Hipps, 
W. J. Plint, J. J. Wood, J. 0. Edwards, W. R. Jones. 

COMMISSION ON CHURCH CO-OPERATION 

C. C. Benton, W. J. Plint, I. T. Speaks, J. M. Glance. 

COUNCIL OF CHURCHES 

J. J. Wood, A. G. Frazier. 

COMMITTEE ON ALDERSGATE CONTINUATION 

W. A. Parsons, V. A. Morton, E. M. Graham. 

EPWORTH LEAGUE COUNCIL 

C. M. White (c), P. A. Barker (counsellor), C. C. Benton, James Clay- 
ton, V. A. Morton (m), R. C. Nimon (registrar), W. A. Parsons (d), 
W. J. Plint, W. S. Sharp, J. L. Thornburg, Miss Blanche Westmoreland 
(dw). 

WORLD SERVICE COUNCIL 

B. A. Culp, E. M. Graham (c), J. L. Thornburg, C. O. Newell, J. M. 
Glance. 

FRATERNAL DELEGATES 

North Carolina Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South — W. J. 
Plint. 

Western North Carolina Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South 
— C. C. Benton. 

North Carolina Conference Methodist Protestant Church — W. J. Plint. 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

Auditing — C. J. Winslow, J. M. Glance, E. W. Mills, Amasa Fulcher. 

Evangelism— B. A. Culp, E. M. Graham, C. J. Winslow, W. T. Haw- 
kins, J. 0. Edwards. 

Memoirs — J. M. Wall, A. B. Dennis, A. S. Beaman, J. R. Bowman, 
J. L. A. Bumgarner. 

Minutes— W. H. Pless, J. J. Wood, E. P. Green, 0. M. Vernon, J. H. 
Hampton, W. R. Jones. 

Periodicals — F. F. Frisbie, D. H. Dennis, Amasa Fulcher. 

Resolutions — D. F. Lowry, D. A. Bailey, S. J. Brawley, J. R. Bowman. 

Social Service — J. J. Wood, Y. D. Poole, A. G. Frazier. 

State of Church— C. K. Wright, O. M. Vernon, C. J. Winslow. 

Stewardship — J. L. Thornburg, T. M. Starnes, F. J. Greene, D. A. 
Bailey, R. C. Nimon. 



III. 

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FIRST DAY 

Misenheimer, N. C, October 6, 1938 

Opening. — The Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church met in Pfeiffer Junior College today at 9 A. M. for its 
sixty-first annual session. Bishop Raymond J. Wade, of Stockholm, Swe- 
den, presided. 

Worship. — J. J. Wood conducted the opening devotional service. Ephe- 
sians 1. 15-23 was the Scripture lesson. After a special hymn by two 
Pfeiffer College students, there was helpful comment on the "Power That 
Operates." 

Roll Call. — After brief remarks by Bishop Wade the roll was called, 
The Conference stood when the name of W. L. Carter was called. He had 
died since last session. C. C. Benton led in prayer. 

Organization. — W. A. Parsons had been elected Secretary at the last 
session; W. H. Pless, Treasurer; and S. W. Johnson, Statistician. These 
elections were now confirmed and these officers named their assistants 
as follows J. J. Wood and J. R. Bowman, Assistant Secretaries; M. O. 
Fletcher, Assistant Treasurer; and D. W. Haga, C. J. Winslow, and E. W. 
Mills, Assistant Statisticians. 

E. M. Graham was elected reporter to the secular press and J. R. Kirby 
to the church papers. 

The printed program was made the official program of the Confer- 
ence. 

The bar of the Conference was fixed to include five rows of seats. 

Order of the Day. — On motion of W. J. Plint, election of delegate to 
the Uniting Conference was made the order of the day Friday after the 
election of class to full membership. 

Book Concern. — A communication from the Book Committee was pre- 
sented and referred to the Committee on Periodicals. 

V. A. Morton was appointed to have charge of Book Concern ac- 
counts. 

Welcome and Greeting. — A resolution welcoming Bishop Wade was 
unanimously adopted, and the bishop made cordial response. 

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Christian greeting was ordered sent to Bishop and Mrs. Wallace E. 
Brown. 

Retired Ministers (Question 42). — The names of the Retired Ministers 
were called. D. W. Haga expressed his interest in the work and his ap- 
preciation of Conference fellowship. The others were not present. L. C. 
Stevens spoke for R. P. Jones; M. L. Chappell, for W. A. Patton; J. L. A. 
Bumgarner, for D. J. White; W. H. Pless, for W. G. Warren; G. E. Keeler, 
for A. S. Beaman; D. F. Lowry, for F. R. Lowry. The Secretary was in- 
structed to send greetings to the retired brethren. 

The Bishop's Address. — Bishop Wade then addressed the preachers and 
laymen on the subject of "Assurance," using as text, 1 Thessalonians 1. 5. 
Assurance was the essential of Wesley's experience at Aldersgate, some- 
thing which too many fail to realize and appreciate. We should attain 
it and preach it. The hymn, "Blessed Assurance," was sung. 

Communion. — Bishop Wade, assisted by Superintendents W. J. Plint and 
C. C. Benton; by Pastor R. C. Nimon; and by D. W. Haga, retired min- 
ister; administered the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper to the Confer- 
ence and visitors. The service closed with the hymn, "What a Friend we 
have in Jesus." 

Visitors. — Dr. C. N. Clarke, Presiding Elder of the Salisbury District 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was introduced, and he brought 
words of greeting from Bishop Purcell and the Southern Methodist min- 
istry. W. L. Lanier, M. W. Heckard, and G. W. Clay, of the Western 
North Carolina Conference, were introduced. Mrs. R. C. Kennedy, Confer- 
ence president of The Woman's Home Missionary Society, was introduced. 

Statistical Reports. — W. J. Plint spoke of the necessity for accurate 
statistics. On motion of C. O. Newell, the Bishop and Cabinet were re- 
quested to name a committee to check the reports of the Treasurer and 
Statistician and so to revise as to clear up all discrepancies before print- 
ing. 

The morning session closed with the doxology and the benediction by 
Dr. C. N. Clarke. 

Afternoon Session 

Memorial Service. — At 2 P. M. the Conference met in a memorial 
session. J. M. Wall presided and read memoirs of W. L. Carter, Mrs. 
S. N. Bumgarner, Mrs. E. H. Spencer, and W. C. Franklin. Several min- 
isters spoke words of tender appreciation of the departed. C. M. White also 
added a tribute to D. D. Bailey. 

Statistical Session. — The Conference then entered into statistical ses- 
sion with the Bishop presiding. As the names of the charges were called 
the pastors came formard and gave their reports to the Treasurer and the 
Statistician. Six charges of each district failed to report. 

The Conference adjourned. 



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SECOND DAY 

Friday Morning. 

Worship. — Rev. C. W. Martin conducted the worship service at 9 A. M. 
"The Everlasting - God Never Fails," was the burden of his message. Sev- 
eral joined in uttering brief petitions for strength and guidance for the 
day. 

Minutes. — The journal of yesterday's sessions was read and ap- 
proved. Most of those who missed the first roll call were present this 
morning. Most of the delayed reports were in. 

Questions. — Under Question 38 it was recorded that W. L. Carter had 
died. Under Question 42, each of the retired ministers was continued in 
the same relation. Question 34 was answered in the affirmative. Ques- 
tions 23, 24, 41, and 43 were each answered "none." 

Transfer — Question 21. — Bishop Wade announced the transfer of Zerna 
V. Arthur from the New England Southern Conference as of March 2, 
1938. 

Full Membership — Question 27. — Robert C. Nimon was admitted to 
full membership, graduated from the course of study, and elected to be 
ordained elder under the Seminary Rule. 

Lowell C. Stevens was admitted to full membership and advanced to 
studies of the fourth year. He had been ordained deacon previously. 

Readmitted — Question 22. — Claude C. Williams, who had been located 
at his own request at session of 1926, was, upon recommendation of the 
Committee on Conference Relations, readmitted to membership in the 
Conference. 

Graduated — Question 32b. — John F. Wyatt was graduated from the 
course of study and elected to be ordained elder under the Missionary 
Rule. 

Dr. Smathers. — Dr. M. T. Smathers, Presiding Elder of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, Asheville District, was introduced, and he spoke 
words of cordial greeting. 

Election. — Time had arrived for election of delegate and reserve dele- 
gate to the Uniting Conference of Methodism. R. C. Nimon and L. C. 
Stevens were appointed tellers; and J. R. Bowman, Assistant Secretary, 
was appointed to assist them. The Conference stood and Dr. Smathers 
led in prayer. On the fourth ballot M. O. Fletcher received 19 of the 37 
votes and was declared elected as delegate. On the second ballot for re- 
serve delegate, C. M. White received 21 out of 37 votes and was declared 
elected. 

United Session. — The members of the Lay Conference came in. Mr. 
J. L. Thornburg, president; and Miss Mardecia Eaker, secretary, were 
presented to the Conference. Also Mrs. R. C. Kennedy, lay delegate 



1938] METHODIST EPJSCOPAL CHURCH 107 

elect, and J. W. Clayton, reserve delegate, were presented. At the Bishop's 
request the names of the members of the Lay Conference were called 
and they came forward to the chancel. The Bishop greeted them cor- 
dially and congratulated the Conference on this fine body of laymen. 

Methodist Co-operation. — J. J. Wood read the report of the Commission 
on Methodist Co-operation. It was received, approved, and ordered printed. 
Our Commission on Unification was requested to give careful attention to 
the recommendations of this report. 

Fraternal Messengers. — Dr. M. T. Plyler, of the North Carolina Chris- 
tian Advocate and Rev. A. C. Waggoner, Southern Methodist ministers, and 
Rev. T. G. Madison and Rev. C. 0. Grant, Methodist Protestant ministers, 
were introduced. A letter from the Secretary of the North Carolina Con- 
ference of the Methodist Protestant Church introducing Rev. Mr. Madison 
was read. He then spoke as fraternal messenger from his Conference. Dr. 
Plyler spoke representing the Commission on Co-operation and the two 
Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

J. J. Wood moved that we request the publication of these fraternal 
addresses in the North Carolina Advocate, the Methodist Protestant Her- 
ald, and the Methodist Herald. This was agreed to without dissent. 

Bishop's Address. — Bishop Wade responded graciously to the fraternal 
messages. He warned that there are dangers to avoid even in union. We 
must not rely on mere numbers or lose sight of the more distant goals. 
There is call for renewed consecration and loyalty to our teaching, "Ye 
Must Be Born Again." The Conference then adjourned for noon. 

Afternoon Session 
Worship. — The Conference reassembled at 2 P. M. D. A. Bailey read 
the forty-sixth Psalm and commented especially on the verse, "The Lord 
of hosts is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge." He illustrated 
God's care and comfort by some of his experiences in the World War. 

Visitors. — Dr. C. W. Bates, Rev. G. R. Curry, Rev. Joe Coble, and Rev. 
W. L. Harkey, Methodist Protestant ministers, were introduced to the Con- 
ference. 

Excused. — A. B. Dennis was excused from the remainder of the session. 

Property Interests. — On behalf of the Board of Directors of Incorpora- 
tion, C. M. White moved that this Board be authorized to secure the 
agent of the Board by deed of trust to the amount of $500 to cover 
amounts expended for improvement and preservation of the Wells' property 
at Pinebluff, and for the necessities of the donors. This was agreed to. 

C. M. White moved that the Board of Directors of Incorporation be au- 
thorized to make whatever adjustment is necessary with the state highway 
authorities concerning Riverside Church, near Cruso, and to use the pro- 
ceeds in some way advantageous to the membership of this church. This 
was agreed to. 

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108 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [1938 

authorized to dispose of the old Nina Church lot and Davidson Chapel 
near Unaka, and to place the proceeds with the Conference Treasurer. 

Superintendents' Reports. — W. J. Plint read his report of the States- 
ville District. C. C. Benton read his report of the Asheville District. 

Oral Reports. — The roll of charges was called and each pastor re- 
ported the number of conversions, the World Service giving, and other 
items. 

World Service — Questions 10 and 11. — C. O. Newell and E. M. Graham 
presented the report of the World Service Commission and urged new 
devotion to the opportunity of World Service. Bishop Wade stressed the 
importance of Fellowship Week and urged that it be observed by every 
pastor. The report, which carried with it the acceptance of 464 units as our 
goal for next year, was unanimously adopted. 

Historical. — The time had arrived for the Historical Service. C. M. 
White read a historical sketch of the Conference. This was ordered pub- 
lished in the Conference Minutes. C. M. White then called J. L. A. Bum- 
garner, W. J. Plint, R. F. Reynolds, Amasa Fulcher, and D. F. Lowry. 
Each in turn made contribution of historical data and interest. The session 
closed with the doxology. Bishop Wade pronounced the benediction. 



THIRD DAY 

Worship. — J. F. Wyatt conducted the opening devotional service at 
9 A. M. 

Minutes. — The journal of yesterday's session was read and approved. 

Continued on Trial. — Under Question 25, Charles W. Martin and Albert 
W. Wellons were each advanced to studies of the second year and con- 
tinued on trial. 

Discontinued. — On recommendation of the Committee on Conference Re- 
lations, W. Y. Stewart was discontinued (Question 26). 

Continued. — On recommendation of the Board of Ministerial Training, 
Louie A. Lewis and Vance A. Lewis were continued in studies of the fourth 
year (Question 29). 

Questions. — Questions 31, 32, and 33 were each called and answered 
"none." 

Admitted to Full Membership. — Question 27 was resumed. R. C. Nimon 
and L. C. Stevens, who were elected to full membership yesterday, were 
called forward and were asked the questions prescribed in the Discipline. 
The Conference then confirmed their election. Bishop Wade addressed the 
class and the Conference on the subject of a clean twice-born ministry. He 
insisted that only changed men can be used to change men. The Con- 
ference joined in singing "Love Divine all loves excelling." 

Bishop Brown's Greeting. — The Secretary read the following telegram 



1938] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 109 

from Bishop Brown: "Greetings and love to Bishop Wade and Conference. 
Deeply appreciate your message. God bless you all and give you a Con- 
ference full of good things." 

Drafts. — The Bishop presented a draft for $60 from the Chartered 
Fund and one for $302, appropriation from the Board of Pensions and 
Relief. These were received gratefully and ordered in favor of the Con- 
ference Stewards (Question 10). 

Visitors. — Rev. S. J. Starnes, pastor of Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, at Aberdeen, was introduced. Dr. Deets Pickett, of the Board of 
Temperance, and Dr. C. L. Calkins, of the Board of Pensions, were intro- 
duced. Dr. Calkins spoke about our pension system, tracing its develop- 
ment and pointing out present needs. 

Mrs. R. C. Kennedy was called forward and she told of the work of the 
Woman's Home Missionary Society this year in the Conference. 

Statistics. — In accordance with the action of Thursday, A. W. Wellons 
and Z. V. Arthur were appointed to assist the Statistician and the Treasurer 
in harmonizing their reports. 

Excused. — C. 0. Newell and A. G. Morrow were excused from further 
attendance on this session. 

The Conference adjourned for noon. 

Afternoon Session 
Worship. — The Conference reassembled at 2 P. M. F. F. Frisbie read 
the fifteenth chapter of the Gospel of John and made appropriate com- 
ment. 

Minutes. — The journal of the morning session was read and appi'oved. 

Graduated. — Under Question 30 Carl K. Wright was graduated from 
the course of study. He was elected to be ordained elder. 

Accepted Supply Pastors. — Under Question 35 the Committee on Ac- 
cepted Supply Pastors recommended that T. W. Bryant, L. W. Hall, G. E. 
Keeler, M. W. Mann, R. L. Phillips, and J. W. Smith be recognized as 
Accepted Supply Pastors. This was done. G. E. Keeler was placed in 
studies of the first year and R. L. Phillips in studies of the third year. 
J. W. Smith was placed in studies of the first year, Local Preachers' Course. 

The characters of all the Accepted Supply Pastors had been examined. 

No local preachers have completed either course of study. There are 
no committees on the qualifications of local preachers. 

Transfer. — The Bishop announced the transfer of Q. V. Amberson to 
the Alabama Conference (Question 37). 

Triers of Appeals. — Under Question 44, D. A. Bailey, D. L. Earnhardt, 
V. A. Morton, W. H. Pless, and C. J. Winslow were elected Triers of Ap- 
peals. S. N. Bumgarner and D. H. Dennis were elected Reserves. 

United Session. — The Conference entered into united session with the 



110 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [1938 

laymen. Question 2 was answered "yes." Question 3 "none." Questions 
4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 were called and answers entered, as printed elsewhere. 

Conference Stewards. — Under Question 9, R. F. Reynolds read the re- 
port of the Board of Stewards. This report was approved. Distribution 
of checks was made direct to the claimants who were present. They were 
sent to the others. 

Questions. — Questions 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 were each called and 
answers entered as printed elsewhere. 

J. J. Wood moved that an amount equivalent to one per cent of the 
pastors' salaries be asked from the charges of the States ville District 
to be applied on the district parsonage. 

Next Session. — Question 19 was taken up. President W. S. Sharp 
was invited to speak about Pfeiffer College. He spoke about its progress 
and about plans for the future. He paid high tribute to the Woman's 
Home Missionary Society. He invited the Conference to hold its next 
session here. The invitation was unanimously accepted. 

Temperance. — Dr. Deets Pickett addressed the Conference about the 
present liquor situation. He said that there were hopeful signs of awaken- 
ing interest in the temperance cause and that many who favored repeal 
are not satisfied with what we have now. 

Statistician. — E. W. Mills read the Statistician's report. It was ap- 
proved subject to necessary change. S. W. Johnson was re-elected Statis- 
tician for next year. 

Treasurer. — The report of the Treasurer was read. It was approved 
subject to necessary change. W. H. Pless was re-elected Treasurer fo^ 
next year. The Treasurer's report showed that World Service giving 
was about $90 less than last year. One hundred and fifteen dollars was 
quickly subscribed to make up this deficiency. This is to be paid within 
two weeks. 

Secretary. — The Secretary was instructed to have 1,500 copies of the 
Conference Minutes printed. W. A. Parsons was re-elected Secretary for 
next year. The journal of this session and of the following sessions 
was adopted without reading. The Secretary was authorized to edit the 
Minutes. On motion of the Secretary, the printed journal of this session 
was made the official record of the Conference. 

Adjournment. — It was moved and carried that after the love feast, 

the sermon, the reading of appointments, and other necessary actions 

tomorrow the Conference shall stand adjourned subject to the call of the 
resident Bishop. 

Harmonizing Statistics. — The committee appointed to harmonize the 
reports of the Treasurer and the Statistician reported progress. The 
committee was continued with the request that C. J. Winslow serve in 
place of A. W. Wellons, whose school duties prevent his giving time to 
this work. The Treasurer and the Statistician were requested to increase 
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Various Reports. — The report of the Auditing Committee was read 
by E. W. Mills. O. M. Vernon read the report of the Treasurer of the 
Board of Home Missions and Church Extension. J. J. Wood reported for 
the Council of Churches in North Carolina. B. A. Culp read the report 
of the Committee on Evangelism. F. F. Frisbie read the report on 
Periodicals. These reports were severally received and adopted. 

Dr. Burnett. — The hour had arrived for the anniversary of the Board 
of Home Missions. W. A. Parsons introduced Dr. J. S. Burnett. He 
spoke to the Conference about the work of the Board, and enlivened his 
discourse by reminiscences of his experiences within the bounds of the 
Conference. Mrs. Burnett was presented to the Conference. 

Visitor. — Rev. O. E. Croy, pastor of the Methodist Church at Wood- 
leaf, was introduced. 

Appreciation. — Rising to a point of personal privilege, M. O. Fletcher 
expressed apreciation for his election as delegate to the Uniting Confer- 
ence. C. M. White expressed appreciation for his election as reserve 
delegate. 

Methodist Herald. — On motion of J. J. Wood, a committee was ap- 
pointed to solicit subscriptions for the Methodist Herald. This was with 
the understanding that 500 paid-up subscriptions must be secui"ed before 
December 1 to guarantee the continuance of the paper. D. A. Bailey, 
F. F. Frisbie, J. W. Clayton, and T. M. Starnes were the committee. 

Evangelist. — C. M. White read a resolution commending the work of 
Rev. W. E. Armstrong and recommending that he be employed in evan- 
gelistic services. This was passed. 

Messengers. — W. J. Plint was designated to bear the greetings of this 
Conference to the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, and to the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist 
Protestant Church. C. C. Benton was named as messenger to the Western 
North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
The Conference then adjourned. 

Evening Session 

The United Conference assembled in executive session after the evening 
service in the auditorium. 

Committees. — W. J. Plint read the cabinet's nominations for Boards 
and Committees. The Boards and Committees were elected by the Con- 
ference. 

Readmitted — Question 22. — Upon recommendation of the Committee on 
Conference Relations, M. A. Matheson, who had been located by this Con- 
ference at the session of 1926, was by vote of the Conference readmitted. 
On motion of C. M. White, he was placed in the retired relation. He ex- 
pressed his appreciation and relinquished all claims on the Conference 
funds for this year. 



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Upon recommendation of the Committee on Conference Relations, 
M. L. Chappell, who had been located by this Conference in 1931, was re- 
admitted to the Conference. 

This session was then adjourned. 



FOURTH DAY 

Sunday. 

D. W. Haga conducted the love feast, in which many participated. 

At 10.30 A. M. the Bishop, assisted by the superintendents and the 
Secretary, ordained as elders Robert C. Nimon, Carl K. Wright, and John 
F. Wyatt. Q. V. Amberson assisted in the ordination of Carl K. Wright. 
Mrs. Nimon and Mrs. Wyatt knelt beside their husbands during the or- 
dination. 

Bishop Wade preached at 11 A. M. to a large congregation a very 
impressive sermon from the text "Behold, I make all things new." 

After the sermon the resolutions prepared by the Conference and those 
prepared by the Lay Conference were read and approved. 

Bishop Wade made appropriate remarks and read the appointments 
for the ensuing year. 

The ministers were requested to remain after the congregation broke 
up and when they had assembled in another room the Committee on Con- 
ference Relations made recommendation that H. H. Shaw be received 
on trial in the Conference and placed in studies of the third year. This 
was done. The Conference then stood adjourned subject to the call of the 
l'esident Bishop. 



CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION 

This is to Certify that on Sunday, October 9, 1938, at Misen 
heimer, North Carolina, pursuant to the action of the Blue Ridge- 
Atlantic Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and as- 
sisted by several elders, I ordained as 

Elders: Robert C. Nimon, Carl K. Wright, and John F. Wyatt. 




( I / J Presiding Bishop 



Done at Misenheimer, North Carolina 
October 9, 1938 



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CERTIFICATE 

The foregoing is the Official Journal of the Blue Ridge-Atlantic Annual 
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in its sixty-first regular 
session held at Misenheimer, North Carolina, October 6 to 9, 1938. 





President. 



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Secretary. 



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A. UNITED SESSIONS 

1. Who are the members of the Lay Conference present, and who are 

its officers. 

(See Miscellaneous Section, page 146, for list of members.) 
President: J. L. Thornburg, Huntersville, North Carolina. 
Secretary: Miss Mardecia Eaker, Bessemer City, North Carolina. 
Treasurer: Miss Mardecia Eaker, Bessemer City, North Carolina. 

2. Is the Annual Conference Incorporated According to the Require- 

ments of the Discipline? 

It is. 

3. What Officers and Persons holding Moneys, Funds, etc., are Bonded 

and in what Amounts, According to the Requirement of the 
Discipline? 

None. 

4. What are the Statistical and Financial Reports for the year? 

(a) From the Statistician. See Statistical Report. 

(b) From the Treasurer. See Treasurer's Report. 

(c) Other Items. See following reports: Report of Board of 

Stewards, Report of Board of Home Missions and Church 
Extension. 

5. (a) What are the Items and Aggregate of General Conference 

Benevolences Apportioned to this Conference? 

World Service, $5,568. Episcopal Fund, $770. General Adminis- 
tration Fund, $167. Total, $6,505. 

(b) What amounts are fixed by this body as the minimum goals for 
General Conference Benevolences for the ensuing year? 

World Service, $5,568. Episcopal Fund, $770. General Admin- 
istration Fund, $167. Total, $6,505. 

6. What Reports and Exhibits are presented by Conference Boards and 

Institutions? 

None. 

7. What is the Annual Report of the Conference Board of Home Mis- 

sions and Church Extension? 

See Treasurer's Report. 

8. What is the Annual Report of the Conference Board of Foreign Mis- 

sions ? 

No Report. 

9. What are the Claims on the Conference Funds? 

For Annuity distribution 384 years, multiplied by the Discip- 
linary rate of $8.00 a year. $3,072 00 

For Necessitous Distribution 300 00 

Total $3,372 00 

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10. (a) What has been received on these Claims? 

From Balance Last Year $293 00 

From the Chartered Fund 60 00 

From Board of Pensions and Relief 302 00 

From Annual Conference Investments 53 76 

From Pastoral Charges 1,871 00 

From Other Sources 81 00 

Total $2,660 76 

(b) How has it been Applied? 

See Report of Conference Stewards, page 127. 

11. What amount has been apportioned to the Pastoral Charges within 

the Conference, to be raised for the Support of Conference 
Claimants? 

The equivalent of seven per cent of Pastors' Cash salaries (six 
per cent when there is no parsonage). 

12. What are the Items and Aggregate of Annual Conference Benevo- 

lences approved by this body for the ensuing year? 

For Conference Minute Fund, the equivalent of one per cent of 
the pastors' cash salaries. For Summer School Support, 
$1.00 for each 100 members or fraction thereof. In States- 
ville District, for District Parsonage the equivalent of one 
per cent of pastors' salaries. 

13. What approved financial campaigns are to be carried on in this Con- 

ference during the ensuing year, and for what amounts? 
None. 

14. What is the schedule for Minimum Support? 

Not fixed. 

15. What are the approved claims for the support of District Superin- 

tendents, Bishops, and Conference Claimants for the ensuing 
year? 

For District Superintendents the equivalent of ten per cent of 
the pastors' cash salaries. For Bishops two and one-half per 
cent of pastors' salaries. For Conference Claimants seven 
per cent of pastors' cash salaries (six per cent when no par- 
sonage is provided). 

16. What shall be the Evangelistic and Religious Educational Plan for the 



ensuing year 



See Report on Evangelism. 

17. What Standing Committees shall be appointed by this body? 

See Boards, Commissions, Councils, and Committees. Page 102. 

18. What other items of business shall be considered by this United 

Session? 
None. 

19. Where shall the next Session of the Conference be held? 

Misenheimer, North Carolina. 



B. ANNUAL CONFERENCE SESSION 

20. Who have had their Credentials Restored without readmission to the 
Conference? 

None. 



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21. Who have been Received by Transfer and from what Conference? 

Z. V. Arthur, New England Southern Conference, March 2, 1938. 

22. Who have been Readmitted? 

(a) After Voluntary Location. C. C. Williams, located by this 

Conference, 1926. 

(b) After Involuntary Location. M. L. Chappell, located by 

this Conference, 1931; M. A. Matheson, located by this 
Conference, 1926. 

(c) After Restoration of Credentials. None. 

(d) After Withdrawal. None. 

(e) By Judicial Procedure or by General Conference. None. 

23. Who have been received on Credentials and from what Churches? 

None. 

24. Who have been Received on Trial? 

(a) In Studies of First Year. 

None. 

(b) In Studies of Third Year under the Seminary Rule. 

H. Howard Shaw. 

(c) Exempt from Course of Study under Seminary Rule. 

None. 

25. Who have been Continued on Trial? 

(a) In Studies of First Year. 

None. 

(b) In Studies of Second Year. 

Charles W. Martin, Albert W. Wellons. 

(c) In Studies of Third Year. 

None. 

(d) In Studies of Fourth Year. 

None. 

26. Who have been Discontinued? 

W. Y. Stewart. 

27. Who have been admitted into Full Membership? 

(a) Elected and Ordained Deacons this year. 

None. 

(b) Elected and Ordained Deacons previously. 

Robert C. Nimon, Lowell C. Stevens. 

(c) Elected to be Ordained elsewhere. 

None. 

(d) Ordained Deacon, having been previously elected by . . . 
Conference. 

None. 

28. What Members are in Studies of Third Year? 

(a) Admitted into Full Membership. 

None. 

(b) Admitted into Full Membership previously. 

None. 

29. What Members are in Studies of Fourth Year? 

Louie A. Lewis, Vance A. Lewis, Lowell C. Stevens. 

30. What Members have Completed the Conference Course of Study? 

(a) Elected and Ordained Elders this year. 

Carl K. Wright, John F. Wyatt. 

(b) Elected and Ordained Elders previously. 

None. 

(c) Elected and Ordained Elders Under the Seminary Rule. 

Robert C. Nimon. 



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(d) Elected to be Ordained elsewhere. 

None. 

(e) Ordained Elder, having been previously Elected by . . . 
Conference. 

None. 

(f) Ordained elsewhere under our Election. 

None. 

31. What others have been Elected and Ordained Deacons? 

(a) As Local Preachers. 

None. 

(b) Under Seminary Rule. 

None. 

(c) Under Missionary Rule. 

None. 

(d) Elected by this Conference and Ordained elsewhere. 

None. 

32. What others have been Elected and Ordained Elders? 

(a) As Local Deacons. 

None. 

(b) Under Missionary Rule. 

None. 

(c) Elected by this Conference and Ordained elsewhere. 

None. 

33. Who have been left without Appointment to Attend One of our 

Schools? 

None. 

34. Was the Character of each Preacher examined? 

This was strictly done in open Conference, as each name 
was called. 

35. Who are accepted as Supply Pastors? 

T. W. Bryant, L. W. Hall, G. E. Keeler, M. W. Mann, R. L. 
Phillips, J. W. Smith. (For orders see list on page 148.) 

36. (a) What Accepted Supply Pastors now in charge are taking 

I. The Conference Course of Study ? 

1. In the First Year. 

G. E. Keeler. 

2. In the Second Year. 

None. 

3. In the Third Year. 

R. L. Phillips. 

4. In the Fourth Year. 

None. 

II. The Local Preachers' Course of Study? 

1. In the First Year. 

J. W. Smith. 

2. In the Second Year. 

None. 

3. In the Third Year. 

None. 

4. In the Fourth Year. 

None. 

(b) Was the Character of each Accepted Supply Pastor now in 
charge examined? 

It was, by the Committee on Accepted Supply Pastors. 



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(c) I. Are the District Committees on Qualifications of Local 
Preachers nominated by the District Superintendents ap- 
proved? 

They have not been nominated. 

(c) II. What Local Preachers have completed satisfactorily the 
studies prescribed? 

1. For Deacon's Orders. 

None. 

2. For Elder's Orders. 

None. 

37. Who have been Transferred and to what Conference? 

Q. V. Amberson, Alabama, October 9, 1938. 

38. Who have Died? 

W. L. Carter. 

39. Who have had their Conference Membership Terminated? 

(a) By Voluntary Location. 

None. 

(b) By Involuntary Location. 

None. 

(c) By Surrender of the Ministerial Office and Credentials. 

None. 

(d) By Judicial Procedure. 

None. 

(e) By Withdrawal. 

(1) To Join the Ministry of another Church. 
None. 

(2) From the Ministry. 
None. 

(3) From the Ministry and Membership of the Church. 
None. 

(4) Under Complaints or Charges. 
None. 

40. What other personal Notations should be made? 

None. 

41. Who are the Supernumerary Ministers and for what number of years 

consecutively has each held this Relation? 

None. 

42. Who are the Retired Ministers? 

A. S. Beaman, D. W. Haga, R. P. Jones, F. R. Lowry, M. A. 
Matheson, W. A. Patton, W. C. Warren, D. J. White. 

43. Who have been granted Leave of Absence? 

None. 

44. Who are the Triers of Appeals? 

D. A. Bailey, D. L. Earnhardt, V. A. Morton, W. H. Pless, C. J. 

Winslow. 
Reserves: S. N. Bumgarner, D. H. Dennis. 

45. What institutions and organizations are approved by three-quarters 

vote of the Conference for appointment of Ministers in the 
Effective Relation with Annuity Claim? 

None. 

46. Where are the Preachers Stationed? 

See list of Appointments, page 119. 



V. 

Appointments; 



(All post offices are in North Carolina except as otherwise indicated. Names of 
supply pastors in parentheses.) 

ASHEVILLE DISTRICT 

District Superintendent, C. C. Benton (5), Spruce Pine 

Charge Pastor Post Office 

Asheville (G. E. Keeler), 2 97 Ashland Ave., Asheville 

Asheville Circuit D. H. Dennis, 2 R. R. 2, Asheville 

Bakersville-Tipton Hill H. H. Cash, 2 Bakersville 

Bessemer City A. W. Wellons, 2 Bessemer City 

Bessemer City Circuit .... (R. L. Phillips), 1 R. R. 1, Bessemer City 

Boone (To be supplied) Boone 

Canton J. F. Wyatt, 1 31 Newfound St., Canton 

Canton Circuit W. H. Pless, 8 R. R. 2, Candler 

Casar E. P. Greene, 3 Vale 

Clyde E. H. Spencer, 2 Clyde 

Etowah (L. W. Hall), 2 Etowah 

Franklin J. R. Bowman, 2 Franklin 

Hickory S. N. Bumgarner, 4 Wilkesboro 

Kings Mountain S. W. Johnson, 1 R. R. 3, Kings Mountain 

Lansing (To be supplied) Lansing 

Leicester J. R. Kirby, 2 Leicester 

Linville-Montezuma C. W. Martin, 2 Montezuma 

Marion J. J. Wood, 1 R. R. 2, Marion 

Murphy (To be supplied) Murphy 

Newton E. M. Graham, 3 Box 414, Newton 

Pisgah CM. White, 3 Candler 

Pine Mountain (To be supplied) Trade, Tennessee 

Saint Paul L. C. Stevens, 1 Hamptonville 

Shooting Creek P. A. Barker, 4 Shooting Creek 

Smith Chapel- Wesley 

Chapel J. L. A. Bumgarner, 4 Wilkesboro 

South River CO. Plyler, 6 R. R. 5, Statesville 

Sylva C. C Williams, 1 Canton 

Traphill D. L. Earnhardt, 2 Traphill 

Wilkesboro J. M. Wall, 2 R. R. 1, Wilkesboro 

Zion (M. W. Mann), 1 R. R. 5, Statesville 

Special Appointments with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: M. L. 
Chappell, 1; A. B. Dennis, 2; C. O. Newell, 2. 

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STATESVILLE DISTRICT 

District Superintendent, W. J. Plint (6), 1008 Fifth St., Statesville. 

Charge Pastor Post Office 

Ararat (T. W. Bryant), 19 Ararat 

Eureka-Parkville (To be supplied) R. R. 2, Elizabeth City 

Harkers Island V. A. Lewis, 1 Harkers Island 

Harmony Y. D. Poole, 3 Harmony 

Hatteras (To be supplied) Hatteras 

Huntersville F. F. Frisbie, 2 R. R. 1, Derita 

Lexington (L. B. Spencer, Jr.), 2 1410 King St., High Point 

Marshallberg C. W. Guthrie, 3 Marshallberg 

Midway (To be supplied) Kannapolis 

Misenheimer R. C. Nimon, 3 Misenheimer 

Morehead City and 

Circuit (To be supplied) Morehead City 

Mount Mitchell E. W. Mills, 3 Kannapolis 

Ocracoke (M. W. Mann), 3 Ocracoke 

Palestine-Chandler D. A. Bailey, 2 R. R. 2, Albemarle 

Parmele M. O. Fletcher, 6 Washington 

Pembroke-Bethel (J. W. Smith), 6 Pembroke 

Pembroke-Prospect D. F. Lowry, 18 Pembroke 

Pinebluff L. A. Lewis, 1 Pinebluff 

Portsmouth H. H. Shaw, 3 Portsmouth, Va. 

Statesville W. A. Parsons, 1 1033 Boulevard, Statesville 

Surry S. J. Brawley, 5 R. R. 2, East Bend 

Troy Z. V. Arthur, 2 Troy 

Walkertown C. J. Winslow, 1 Walkertown 

Whaleyville (To be supplied) Whaley, Va. 

Winston-Salem B. A. Culp, 6 2730 Glenn Ave., Winston- 
Salem 

Winston Circuit V. A. Morton, 6 R. R. 3, Winston-Salem 

Yadkin S. J. Brawley, 5 R. R. 2, East Bend 

Special Appointments with Methodist Episcopal Church, South: C. W. Guthrie, 1; 
E. W. Mills, 1; R. C. Nimon, 1; C. K. Wright, 2. 



VI. 

i&eporte 

(a) DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 

ASHEVILLE DISTRICT 

Dear Bishop and Brethren: 

I wish to submit this, my fourth annual report as superintendent of the 
Asheville District. The Asheville District is comprised of 115 active 
churches, which are located in 26 different counties in Western North 
Carolina and the Piedmont section. These churches have been served this 
year by 27 pastors. These men have been faithful. It has been a real joy 
to work with them. Death has visited 2 of our parsonages during the 
year. I refer to the death of Mrs. E. H. Spencer and Mrs. S. N. Bum- 
garner. 

In addition to the regular work as superintendent of the district, I 
have conducted nine revival meetings during the Conference year. Many 
of the pastors have had successful revival meetings which have resulted 
in a substantial gain in church membership. There has been nearly one 
thousand conversions in the churches of the district during the year. 
The Lord's Acre Plan has been worked quite successfully by several 
pastors. Two new brick church buildings have been erected and paid for 
on the Casar Charge. A modern new parsonage is being constructed at 
Marion. Pastors' reports will show a gain in nearly every item over 
that of last year. 

But there is yet much to be done. The lack of missionary interest 
in some of our church schools is appalling. We have endeavored to 
make every church school missionary-minded through observing one Sun- 
day in each month as Missionary Sunday. Several schools have responded. 
Many have not. There is need that we cultivate the spirit of unselfish 
giving. This can be done through the use of stewardship literature and 
special sermons upon this theme. The Lord's Acre Plan should be worked 
on every rural charge. This plan makes it possible for every member to 
become a contributor to the church budget. 

There is need that we enlarge our evangelistic program through the 
use of such devotional books as the Upper Room and other church periodi- 
cals, personal evangelism, special instruction to the children and young 
people, and Decision Days, as well as the public revival services. Pastors 
should see that there is some kind of a religious periodical in every home 
of their parishioners. There should be a Discipline in every Methodist 
home. There is no doubt but what Methodism's success has been due to 
her evangelistic message and passion for the lost. May we never lose 
that passion nor forget our message. 

Let us give more attention to those whose names appear on the 
inactive rolls of our churches. Many of them can be brought back into 
an active relationship to the church. Much care should also be given 
to keeping a neat and correct membership record according to the re- 
quirements of our Discipline. 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. C. BENTON, District Superintendent. 
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STATESVILLE DISTRICT 

Dear Bishop and Brethren: 

We are devotedly grateful to our Heavenly Father for the many bless- 
ings we have received during the year. For His watchful care over us, for 
a part in Kingdom building, and for reasonable prosperity, we rejoice. 
We wish to thank Bishop Brown for his kind and encouraging words, 
given not only through this year but through the years. Beyond words 
we appreciate the faithfulness and loyalty of both pastors and laymen for 
the past five years. 

Since there exists little doubt that this is the last session when the 
Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference will sit apart, we feel urged to state 
some things our pastors and laymen have accomplished during the years. 

For Pastoral Support alone, $67,500 cash has been paid. For Min- 
isterial Support, $79,800. To World Service, $8,050 has been paid, and 
700 members have been added to the rolls. Our percentage increases have 
been approximately (we have not the full figures for this year), Pastoral 
cash support, 50 per cent; Ministerial Support, 50 per cent; World Service, 
100 per cent; and Church Membership, 13% per cent. But figures cannot 
disclose the full story, mathematics fail to paint the full picture of de- 
votion and loyalty on the part of pastors and laymen of the Statesville 
District. 

The year, though a busy one, has been a delightful one. Reasonably 
good health has blessed pastors and laity. For this we are thankful. 
Pastoral cash support has been the best this year and more World Service 
has been paid this year than any year since 1929. Conversions and ad- 
ditions have been larger in number than any year since 1933. Notwith- 
standing this achievement, we are wondering if we have each done our 
very best. 

We would leave to our worthy pastors the privilege of detail reports 
for their respective charges. However, three charges stand out so ex- 
ceptionally, we feel we should be remiss if we did not name them and 
their gains, which through modesty their pastors might fail to mention. 
Midway Church voluntarily increased their pastor's support in the middle 
of the year. Huntersville promises to pay all claims "in full" for the first 
time in several years. And, the Winston Circuit has discovered itspas- 
tor during the year and will show the best report for years. Time forbids 
our relating other achievements, but our pastors will tell the story. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. J. PLINT, District Superintendent. 
October 6, 1938. 



1938] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 123 

(b) REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE 

We have audited the financial records of C. C. Benton and W. J. Plint, 
District Superintendents; of R. F. Reynolds, Treasurer of Conference 
Board of Stewards; of W. H. Pless, Conference Treasurer; and of W. A. 
Parsons, Conference Secretary; and have found them correct. 

C. J. Winslow, J. Marvin Glance, Amasa Fulcher, E. W. Mills, Auditors. 
October 8, 1938. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

Our high commission as Christians is to attest the truth of the gospel 
of our Lord, a gospel which proclaims the power of faith in Jesus Christ 
to regenerate men individually and socially; to lift life to the level of King- 
dom ideals where it grows in richness, in depth, in joy, in power, and in 
all qualities necessai-y to meet the growing demands of our complex and 
changing world. In many ways the distinctions between right and wrong 
are not clearly drawn. Evils are too often made, socially or otherwise, the 
respectable and necessary thing "for these times." This is not a time, 
therefore, for any kind of withdrawal to strategic defense positions. We 
must do more than go back to fundamentals. In the light of today's needs, 
and in the power of the new visions we have had of Christ, we need 
an evangelistic emphasis more daring and far-reaching than ever we have 
had. We need to carry the fundamental and elemental verities of our 
faith into every area of human relationship, and to set up the standards 
of Christ's Kingdom there. 

Every Methodist minister should remember that he is a commissioned 
evangelist. The spirit of Methodism is evangelistic, seeking not only 
conservation, but cultivation of the fruits of evangelistic effort in char- 
acter and life. We believe in and are committed to the task of Christian 
education. We dare not fail in our emphasis on this element in evan- 
gelism, nor in our insistence that the evangelistic motive and spirit must 
dominate our Christian education. As preachers and laymen, we are 
under an unusual responsibility to "study to show ourselves approved unto 
God," that Christ's Way of life may be approved and accepted as the besc 
way by the youth who look to us for light and guidance. 

We believe in revivals through which men are born again, become 
children of God and citizens of His Kingdom. More and more earnestly 
must we endeavor to help men meet the responsibilities of this citizenship 
in every realm of human activity and relationship. Our aim is not any 
type of emotional demonstration, but a redeemed, transformed life that 
goes on to increasing fullness of every fruit of the Spirit. 

Our evangelistic opportunities lie in every field of our work. In a 
very definite and real way workers among our young people, in Sunday 
school and Epworth League, are evangelists. Let us faithfully lead, en- 
courage, and co-operate with our teachers and other leaders in their holy 
saving and training service. Let the evangelistic urge dominate all our 
ministry, for our first task is to bring men to Christ in purposeful dedica- 
tion of all of life to his service. May we be more diligent in the evan- 
gelism of pastoral visitation. 

Above all, in prayer and supplication and in all we do, let our crown- 
ing purpose in these days be the experiencing of the "heartwarming" that 
came to John Wesley in Aldersgate Street Chapel in our own hearts and 
in the hearts of all our people, and the bearings of abundant fruits of 
this experience in daily life everywhere, and in the carrying out of the 
whole program of our church for the salvation of the world. 

B. A. CULP, 
EDWARD M. GRAHAM, 

C. J. WINSLOW, 

Committee. 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PERIODICALS 

It is largely true that a person is known by what he reads. The 
printed page imprints itself into the actions and living of the reader. Do 
we wish to be Bible Christians? Then we must spend time studying the 
Holy Book. Do we wish to be well-informed Methodists ? Then the Chris- 
tian Advocate and the Methodist Herald should make their regular visits 
to our homes. Do we wish to enrich our minds and to build our spiritual 
life well? Then use the Upper Room every day of the year with your 
whole family in home worship. Our Sunday schools would mean much 
more to us if we would form the habit of studying the lessons as given 
us in our own literature at home during the week. We are missing a rich 
fellowship with the great souls of the world if we fail to use these pub- 
lications. The pastors will find that the use of these along with choice 
books will pay large dividends. Let us urge our people to let our Book 
Concern take care of their book and periodical needs. 

We urge each minister and layman who is financially indebted to our 
Book Concern that he meet his obligation promptly. We are laborers 
together with Him. F p FRISBIE> 

AMASA FULCHER, 
D. H. DENNIS, 

Committee. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

We the Committee on Resolutions, in behalf of the members of the 
Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference, in session in Pfeiffer Junior College, 
Misenheimer, North Carolina, wish to offer the following resolutions: 

First — We wish to thank Dr. W. S. Sharp, President, and the Rev. 
R. C. Nimon, pastor-host of Pfeiffer Junior College, for their words of 
welcome; the college faculty and officials, for their splendid hospitality in 
entertaining the ministers and their wives and the lay delegates in their 
beautiful halls. 

The special musical numbers rendered by artists of rare musical 
ability, accompanied by the talented pianists, have made the Conference 
sessions a delight. 

We would especially call attention to the rare and outstanding ad- 
dresses and letters from our fraternal delegates on Unification from the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the Methodist Protestant Church. 

Second — The impelling needs of our world today were presented in 
such a unique way by the various representatives of the different church 
boards as to offer a challenging opportunity to World Service. We tender 
a vote of thanks to Drs. John L. Wolfe, J. S. McElroy, C. L. Calkins, 
J. S. Burnett, Deets Picket, and Miss Lula B. Bryan. 

Third — As we have been celebrating John Wesley's Aldersgate ex- 
perience of the warming of the heart, we urge every pastor to renewed 
efforts for a revival of vital religious experience in the lives of our 
people. 

Fourth — Bishop Raymond J. Wade, in his daily addresses to the Con- 
ference, inspired us with renewed and spiritual fervor to continue our 
tasks in the interest of the Saviour's Kingdom. The Bishop led the 
entire Conference to mountain-top experiences when we could say indeed, 
"Lord, it is good for us to be here." We shall ever remember our good 
Bishop's wise, able, and brotherly leadei'ship in every session of the Con- 
ference. Respectfully submitted, 

D. F. LOWRY, 
D. A. BAILEY, 
S. J. BRAWLEY, 
J. R. BOWMAN, 

Committee. 



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(c) REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON METHODIST CO-OPERATION 

To the constituent bodies represented by the 
Commission on Methodist Co-operation, 

Greeting : 

The Commission met in annual session in the office of the editor of the 
Christian Advocate, Greensboro, on Thursday, September 29, with repre- 
sentatives of the three Methodist bodies in North Carolina present. After 
full deliberation, the Commission directed that the following report should 
be sent to the four Annual Conferences involved: 

With the assured coming of Methodist Union within the next year, 
the purpose and work of the Commission on Methodist Co-operation draws 
to a close. That the work of the Commission has been fruitful in a 
closer fellowship and co-operation and in a larger sympathy and under- 
standing between the groups represented, none will deny. Because of its 
work, the task of uniting the three Methodisms into one in this state will 
be made much easier. Looking toward that union we wish to review our 
work for the year, and to make some suggestions for the year ahead. 

Approximating the date of John Wesley's heart-warming experience, 
May 24, three central celebrations were held under the direction of the 
Commission; namely, at Asheville, Charlotte, and Greensboro. Speakers 
representing the three branches of Methodism were on the program at 
each place. While the attendance was not large, it was representative, 
and a fine feeling of fellowship prevailed. Following these meetings a 
number of group meetings were held in various parts of the state, 
wherever two or more of the denominational units were in contact. These, 
too, were fruitful in a better understanding of our common Methodism. 
Under the direction of Bishop Paul B. Kern, a number of Aldersgate 
celebrations were held in centers not reached by the meetings held by 
the Commission. Wherever possible, speakers from the' other two Meth- 
odisms had part on the programs, a gesture which they very greatly ap- 
preciate. 

Now, looking forward to the new year, which will probably be the 
last in the separate existence of these three groups, there are certain 
suggestions we would like to present to the Conferences for their con- 
sideration: 

1. We suggest the holding of one or more, perhaps several, mass 
meetings as soon as possible following the holding of the Uniting Con- 
ference, in which the work of the Uniting Conference might be reviewed, 
and all possible emphasis put upon the fact that we are actually one, 
awaiting only the working out of details to put the oneness into effect. 
If the Conferences approve this suggestion, the Commission will set up 
and direct the machinery necessary to carrying it out. 

2. The Commission would like your approval also of the suggestion 
that two fact-finding Committees, geographically located and composed of 
two representatives from each of the three Methodisms, be set up to make 
a survey of all the territory where two or more of the groups have con- 
tact, the survey to ascertain the number of churches affected, their pos- 
sible realignment, and such other facts as may be needed to relate the 
several churches or charges to the new program. This information to be 
made available to those who shall be responsible for co-ordinating the 
work of the now three Methodisms. If the suggestion is approved, the 
Commission has directed the Chairman and Secretary to name the per- 
sonnel of the Committees. 

3. Since no plan of Union, however perfect, can really succed until 
there is also a spiritual unity, we think all possible effort ought to be 
made by this Commission during the year to bring the groups together 
in District Conferences, in worship and revival services, in young people's 
gatherings, and in united pastors' assemblies. We need desperately to 



126 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [1938 

get acquainted. When we know each other, we shall love each other; and 
love will cast out any possible fear or misunderstanding. 

We are hoping that literature may be made available following the 
Uniting Conference that will emphasize our common task and the fact 
and spirit of oneness. If this can be put into the hands of all our people 
before the three groups are merged, it will do much to further the success 
of union. 

The Commission stands ready to help in any possible way the effort 
to bring our groups together, and is at the service of any and all agencies 
which may be charged with that task. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. T. PLYLER, Chairman. 
C. W. BATES, Secretary. 

(d) REPORT OF WORLD SERVICE COUNCIL 

The World Service Council of the Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference 
submits the following report: 

1. We heartily endorse the action of the Bishops and the World 
Service Commission in joint session at Evanston, Illinois, July 7, last, 
when they urged that this, our church, should make a serious effort to 
reach the 500,000 units suggested for the first year of the quadrennium 
when the Million Unit Fellowship Movement was inaugurated by the 
General Conference, at Columbus, Ohio, in May, 1936. 

2. The share or quota for the Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference in the 
500,000 units for the whole church for the ensuing year is 464 units. 
We recommend that this quota of units be accepted by this Conference. 

3. We recommend that our district superintendents be empowered to 
make proper and equitable distribution to each church or charge of the 
units to be raised, and we would urge every pastor to raise the units thus 
apportioned to his charge. 

4. We recommend that a World Service Council or Committee on 
Benevolence be elected by every church or charge, as provided for by the 
Discipline (page 398, par. 1123, sec. 2), and that all collections on World 
Service be remitted to our Chicago office either monthly or quarterly. 

5. We recommend that our pastors preach at least one sermon dur- 
ing the Conference year on the units of service included in our World 
Service program. This service should be held as early in the year as 
possible. 

6. We recommend that our pastors avail themselves of the free lit- 
erature, posters, and other printed matter available through the area 
office of Bishop Wallace E. Brown, or through the Chicago office of the 
World Service Commission. 

7. We urge the observance of Million Unit Fellowship Week as 
announced for November 14 to 20. This special occasion to include the 
women of the church as well as the men. 

8. We recommend that in every church Sunday school, the collections 
of one Sunday each month be given to World Service. 

9. Most of all, we urge our church to pray for divine guidance and 
the blessing of Almighty God upon our efforts to build a better world and 
to send the glad gospel message of salvation throughout the whole world. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDWARD M. GRAHAM, Chairman. 



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(e) REPORT OF CONFERENCE STEWARDS 

Receipts 

From: 

Brought Forward $293 00 

Advocate Journal Fund 53 00 

Conference Investments 81 76 

Board of Pensions and Relief 302 00 

Chartered Fund 60 00 

Pastoral Charges. 1 ,871 00 



Disbursements 

To Ministers: 

Annuity $798 00 

Relief 175 00 



$973 00 

To Widows: 

Annuity $753 00 

Relief 201 00 

To Children: 

Annuity $52 00 

Relief 88 00 

$140 00 

Clearing House Debit 351 00 

Expenses Board of Stewards 42 76 

Balance Forward 200 00 



$2,660 76 



$954 00 



1,660 76 

The Board of Pensions and Relief is holding $1,611 permanent funds for this 
Conference. The interest this year was at the rate of 3}i per cent. 

Annuity paid this year, $4.60. 

Disbursements to Claimants as follows: 

A. S. Beaman $232 00 Mrs. J. S. Green $90 00 

D. W. Haga 160 00 Mrs. P. M. Locklear 50 00 

Roy P. Jones 110 00 Mrs. D. M. Matheson 5 00 

F. R. Lowry 50 00 Mrs. J. F. Matney 75 00 

W. A. Patton 175 00 Mrs. L. G. Penly 69 00 

W. G. Warren 90 00 Mrs. J. B. Tucker 90 00 

D.J.White 175 00 Mrs. Austin Wilson 60 00 

Mrs. W. L. Carter 75 00 Elizabeth Wilson 35 00 

Mrs. J. L. Dennis 110 00 Inez Wilson 35 00 

Mrs. J. H. Fine 50 00 Austin Wilson 35 00 

Mrs. J. M. Fowler 110 00 Lillian Wilson 35 00 

Mrs. J. H. Gillespie 150 00 

R. F. REYNOLDS, Treasurer. 



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BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE 



[1938 



(f) CIRCUIT REPORTS— INDIVIDUAL CHURCH STATISTICS 
Asheville District— 1938 



CIRCUITS (Churches) 



PAID 

(Cash only) 



CHURCH 
SCHOOLS 



PROPERTY 



Asheville: 

Bethel 

Black Mountain . 

Mt. Zion 

Nesbitt's Chapel. 
Bakers ville: 

Bakersville 

Red Hill 

Bethlehem 

Glen Ayres 

Bessemer: 

Smyrna 

Mt. Olivet 

Penleys Chapel . . 

Sunshine 

Golden Valley . . . 
Boone: 

Friendship 

Pine Grove 

Bethel 

Canton: 

Arnon Plains .... 

Beaverdam 

Longs Chapel. . . . 

Morning Star 
Clyde: 

Clyde 

Piney Grove 



Cruso 

Inman 

Meadow Grove . . 

Peach tree 

_Casar: 

~ Reep's Grove. . . 

New Home 

Big Hill 

Ledford Grove . . 
Etowah: 

Boiling Springs. . 

Dana 

English Chapel . . 

Etowah 

Farming Chapel . 
Franklin-Stlva: 

Louisa Chapel . . 

Gillespie Chapel. 

Wesley Chapel . 

Worley Chapel. . 

Thomas Chapel . 
Hickory: 

Mt. Bethel 

L'nion Grove . . . 
Lansing: 

Lansing 

Bethel 

Greens Chapel . . 

Fairview 

Rich Hill 

Green's Chapel. . 

Copland 

Leicester: 

Leicester 

Payne's Chapel . 

Robinson 

Highland 

Oak Grove 



$250 
125 
50 
110 

150 

125 
100 
50 

197 
152 
63 

148 



111 
38 
71 

340 
124 
196 

540 

200 

100 
50 



300 

100 

35 

13 

23 
50 
60 
75 
50 

100 
35 
5 
5 
21 



530 
138 
67 

45 



S25 

17 
5 
11 

15 

12 
10 
5 

20 
15 
6 
14 

8 

10 
5 
6 

34 
12 
20 

54 

20 
10 
5 



72 
239 



120 

58 

109 

209 

146 
79 
52 

"46 
25 
13 

177 

82 



23 
60 
60 
92 
35 

87 
62 
12 
16 
12 

143 
15 

390 



207 
60 
60 
17 



40 



S4500 
2000 
1000 
2000 

1000 
2000 
1200 
1500 

1500 
1000 
1000 
1500 
1000 



4000 

3500 

3000 

2500 

29000 

4000 
1800 
2500 

'500 
1800 
300 

4000 

3000 

500 

500 

500 
1500 

500 
1500 
1500 

1000 
500 

1000 
500 
200 

5000 
500 

5300 



9000 
1800 
1000 
1900 
400 



S1200 



1938] 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



129 



(f) CIRCUIT REPORTS— INDIVIDUAL CHURCH STATISTICS 
Asheville District — Continued — 1938 



CIRCUITS (Churches) 



PAID 

(Cash only) 



CHURCH 
SCHOOLS 






PROPERTY 



Linville-Montezuma: 

Linville 

Altamont 

Montezuma 

Johnson Chapel 

Forest Home 

Liberty 

Murphy Parish: 

Culberson 

Hampton Memorial 

Reids Chapel 

Unaka 

Newton: 

Newton 

Shiloh 

Pisgah: 

Browns View 

Davis Chapel 

Piney Mountain 

Reeves Chapel 

Pine Mountain Parish: 

Green Valley 

Martins Chapel 

Rocky Creek 

Roundabout 

Little Laurel 

Big Laurel 

Roaring Fork 

Pleasant Hill 

Laurel Spring 

Snyders Chapel 

Walnut Grove 

Saint Paul: 

Asbury 

Mt. Grove 

Saint Paul 

Wesley Chapel 

Shooting Creek: 

Marshall Chapel 

Ledfords Chapel 

Hickory Grove 

Temple Hill-Smith Chapel: 

Temple Hill 

Smith Chapel 

Traphill: 

Charity 

Traphill 

White Rock 

Union Hill 

Antioch 

Rich Hill 

WlLKESBORO: 

Arbor Grove 

Dunkirk 

Eschol 

Friendship 

Oak Grove 

Zion: 

Friendship 

Mountain View 

Fairmount 

Sandy Ridge 



S200 
125 
50 
40 
18 
27 

10 
90 
65 

IS 

750 
300 

80 
155 
240 

55 

70 
21 
21 
60 
20 
49 
5 



175 
50 

162 
38 

65 
10 
36 

75 
50 

48 
62 
35 
50 
40 
20 

14!) 
6 
14 

200 
5 

200 

200 

185 

37 



140 
68 
48 
74 
63 
64 

13 

43 
61 
27 

357 
131 

105 
135 
84 
136 

145 
50 
40 
37 
58 
13 
20 
13 
24 
27 



152 
62 

102 
50 

52 
31 
31 

123 
57 

130 
61 
65 
66 
50 
16 

125 

22 

5 

183 
14 

130 
140 
100 
53 



300 

80 

90 
60 
75 
124 

41 
29 
39 
53 
37 
40 



$2000 
1500 
2000 
500 
500 
1300 



2000 
1150 



3000 
3000 

1500 
2200 
2700 
1500 

1120 
1014 
450 
338 
395 
1130 
337 
338 



$200 



3000 
2000 
3000 
3000 

1225 
500 
800 

2500 
1500 

1400 
1400 
1000 
1200 
1200 
1000 

2000 
500 



2000 
100 

2500 
2100 
2100 
1500 



130 



BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE 



[1938 



(f) CIRCUIT REPORTS— INDIVIDUAL CHURCH STATISTICS 
Statesville District— 1938 



CIRCUITS (Churches) 



PAID 

(Cash only) 



S"2 



CHURCH 
SCHOOLS 



PROPERTY 



Ararat: 

Ararat 

Blackwater 

Mountain View . . . 

Maple Grove 

Harmony: 

Mitchell 

New Union 

Chestnut Grove. . . 

Harmony 

Huntersville: 

Asbury Chapel. . . . 

Oak Grove 

Lexington: 

Bethany 

Burnetts 

Fairview 

Robbins 

Misenheimer: 

Misenheimer 

Matans Grove .... 

Bethlehem 

Palestine: 

Chandlers 

Hillsboro 

Palestine 

Pembroke-Bethel 

Bethel 

Sandy Plains 

Pleasant Grove . . . 

Hopewell 

Sampson Memorial 
Pineblupp: 

Pinebluff 

Eagle Springs 

Surry: 
' Level Cross.' 

Stanford 

Pine Hill . .' 

Troy: 

New Bethany. , . 

Mt. Olivet 

Parsons Grove . . 

Troy 

Walkertown: 

Antioch 

Morris Chapel . 
Winston-Salem: 

Mt. Pleasant 

Elm Grove 

Pisgah 

Yadkin: 

New Home 

Shady Grove ... . 

Mt. Olivet 

Pembroke-Bladen: 

First M. E. Church 

Bladen 

Hickory Grove. . . . 

Fairview 

Prospect 



SI 50 
12 
20 

18 

250 
84 
100 
169 

575 
325 

150 
50 
50 
50 

300 
135 
200 

130 

50 

325 

45 
65 
51 
19 
35 

650 
102 

100 
36 
49 

49 

43 

62 

200 

100 
800 

370 
400 
268 

250 

46 
70 

SO 
75 
27 
23 
75 



$10 



S3 6 



35 

12 

251 

65 
45 
33 
23 

28 

83 
55 

65 
43 

87 

90 
63 
106 
44 

55 
220 

165 
116 

187 

185 
57 
106 

72 
74 
45 
49 

137 



20 



S3500 
1500 
1000 
1000 

3600 
3500 
2000 
6000 

3000 
1500 

8000 
1250 
750 
600 

1500 
1500 
1500 

1000 
500 
2500 

1500 
1000 
1000 
700 
1000 

12000 
1200 

2500 
1000 
750 

1500 
1000 
1000 
2500 

2000 
16000 

3700 
2000 
3600 

1500 
750 
1000 

15000 
1000 
500 
500 
1000 



$1500 



STATISTICIAN'S AND TREASURER'S REPORTS 



Deaths During 
Year 



Removed by Trans- 
fer and Withdr'wl. 



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No. of Congregations 
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Amount Contributed 
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Subscribers to the 
Advocates 

Local Preachers 

Current Expenses, Not 
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Present Indebtedness, 
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Paid on Old Indebted- 
ness, not including 
Interest 

Paid for Interest on 
Indebtedness 

Paid for Building and 
Improvements 

Value of Other Prop- 
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Estimated Value of 
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Number of church 
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356 

1076 
717 
857 

1246 
27 
897 
876 
700 
334 
251 
322 
889 
978 

1674 
220 
495 

1225 
67 

1840 

1358 
506 




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1050 
300 
920 
600 
735 

1080 
26 
800 
750 
605 
286 
215 
280 
752 
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1440 
185 
426 

1050 
59 

1600 

1158 
436 


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1050 
300 
920 
600 
735 

1080 
50 
800 
725 
580 
286 
275 
300 
900 
800 

1440 
250 
572 

1050 
100 

1600 

1100 
445 


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65 

250 

3249 
2802 


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138 



BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE 



[1938 



(ij REPORT OF TREASURER OF THE BOARD OF HOME MISSIONS 

Report of O. M. Vernon, Conference Treasurer of the Board of Home Missions 
and Church Extension of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Blue Ridge-Atlantic 
Conference, for the year, beginning October 6, 1937, and ending October 5, 1938. 



Receipts 
Oct. 22, 1937, Check $543 75 



Jan. 24, 1938, Check. 
April 22, 1938, Check. 
July 23, 1938, Check. 



520 00 
520 00 
520 00 



Disbursements 

Oct. 22, 1937, C. C. Benton 
W. J. Plint. . 
Jan. 24, 1938, C. C. Benton 
Jan. 24, 1938, W. J. Plint.. 
April 22, 1938, C. C. Benton 
April 22, 1938, W. J. Plint. . 
July 23, 1938, C. C. Benton 
July 23, 1938, W. J. Plint. . 



$295 00 


248 


75 


295 


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225 


00 


. 295 


00 


225 


00 


295 


00 


225 


00 



$2,103 75 



July 9, 1938, Check. 
Sept. 24, 1938, Check. 



Church Extension 

$240 00 July 9, 1938, C. C. Benton. 

James Pratt Memorial, 

New Home, N. C. 

240 00 Sept. 24, 1938, C. C. Benton. 

Reeps Grove Church, 

Frank Naylor Memorial. 



$480 00 



Grand Totals $2 ,583 75 



,103 75 



$240 00 



240 00 



$480 00 
2.583 75 



Reverently submitted, 

O. M. VERNON, Treasurer. 

(j) REPORT OF LAYMEN'S COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The Lay Conference, as it conies to the close of one of its most pleas- 
ant and constructive sessions, pauses to give credit for some things that have 
served to make our sojourn here worth while. 

We thank God for His goodness and care. We reaffirm our faith in Him 
and rededicate our lives to His service. 

We commend Bishop Wade and the membership of the ministerial Con- 
ference for their co-operation, and especially for the signal way in which 
they have recognized us and the importance of our division of the Confer- 
ence work. 

Finally, we record our deep and lasting appreciation of everything that 
has been done for our comfort and to make our visitation homelike and 
welcome, by the president, faculty, and student body of Pfeiffer College, 
as well as the affable and helpful attitude on the part of Rev. and Mrs. 
R. C. Nimon. Respectfully submitted this October 8, 1938, 

J. MARVIN GLANCE, 
AMASA FULCHER, 
MRS. H. F. SNOW, 

Committee. 

(k) WORLD SERVICE ASKINGS, 1938-39 

Bessemer City, 8; Bessemer Circuit, 10; Canton, 17; Canton Circuit, 17 
Casar, 7; Clyde, 8; Franklin, 3; Hickory, 6; Kings Mountain, 20; Marion, 12 
Murphy, 6; Newton, 18; St. Paul, 7; Shooting Creek, 5; Smith-Wesley, 3 
South River, 2; Sylva, 2; Traphill, 5; Wilkesboro, 6; Zion, 8. (170 Units.) 

Ararat, 4; Harmony, 8; Huntersville, 15; Lexington, 5; Palestine, 12 
Parmele, 4; Pembroke-Bethel, 4; Prospect, 6; Pinebluff, 15; Portsmouth, 13 
Statesville, 20; Surry, 2; Troy, 9; Walkertown, 10; Winston Circuit, 15 
Winston-Salem, 15; Yadkin, 3. (160 Units.) 



VII. 

jHemotrg 

(a) REV. D. D. BAILEY 

The Rev. David Dawson Bailey was born in Tyrell County, North 
Carolina, November 11, 1864, and departed this life May 16, 1938, aged 
seventy-two years, six months, and five days. 

He was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
at the age of eighteen, and was licensed to preach at twenty-one, and 
served as supply pastor of Ocracoke-Portsmouth Mission of that church 
in 1886. 

He joined the Atlantic Mission Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church in 1902. He was ordained deacon, at Parmele, by Bishop Earl 
Cranston, 1905, and elder, at Elizabeth City, by Bishop Cranston, 1908. 

He served Powelton, Virginia; Hatteras, Ocracoke, Morehead City, and 
Hamlet, in the Atlantic Mission Conference; and transferred to the Blue 
Ridge Conference, 1910; and served Walkertown and Harmony. He be- 
came an original member of the Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference in 1912, 
and served Kannapolis, Casar, and Hickory until 1917, when he moved to 
the Georgia Conference and served Towns County Circuit, Ellijay, and 
Chickamauga. In 1920 he transferred to the Alabama Conference and 
served the following charges: Brewton, Hayden, New Home, Rosa, Mas- 
sey, Bremen, Wadley, and Antioch. He retired in the fall of 1930. In 1931 
he returned to his native state and served as supply pastor of the Murphy 
Circuit, Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference, for four years. 

He married Miss May Harkins, who with their three children survive 
him. Miss Ruby, a teacher in Alabama, and Miss Inez and Kenneth at 
home. One brother and several nephews and nieces also survive. 

He was a sound and earnest preacher of the gospel, counting ail 
earthly gain as dross, that he might proclaim the unsearchable riches of 
Christ. With Paul he could say, "In respect of want, I have learned, in 
whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be 
abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am in- 
structed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer 
need, but I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." 

"Servant of God, well done! 
Thy glorious warfare's past. 
The battle's fought, the victory won, 
And thou art crowned at last." 

The funeral services were conducted by the writer, assisted by Revs. 
W. A. Parsons, C. J. Winslow, A. W. Wellons, and J. O. Ervin, at Mt. 
Bethel Church, near Hickory, North Carolina, and his body rests in the 
cemetery nearby awaiting the resurrection morn. 

C. M. WHITE. 

(b) REV. W. L. CARTER 

Walter Lee Carter was born July 29, 1868. He was married to Martha 
J. Sides December 9, 1888. She is living, as are three sons, H. L., George, 
and Fred; and three daughters, Mrs. M. L. Hatley, Mrs. C. H. Herlocker, 
and Miss Nellie Carter. One brother, Travis Carter, is living. There are 
twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Brother Carter had 
been feeble for several months. He passed away April 18, 1938 — nearly 
seventy years old. 

139 



140 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [1938 

He joined Palestine Methodist Episcopal Church, near his home in Stan- 
ley County, when he was eighteen years old. He was received on trial in 
the Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference at the session of 1915. He served 
Hamlet Charge, three years; Ararat, two; Traphill, one; Chandler, one; 
Morehead Circuit, one; Hamlet again, three; Sampson Memorial, three. 
He was granted the retired relation in 1931. His service was sacrificial 
and involved much tiresome travel. 

The funeral was conducted in Palestine Church and was attended by a 
large concourse of people who knew, loved, and respected him. There 
were numerous floral offerings. Rev. Mr. Holmes, pastor of the local Bap- 
tist Church, Rev. R. C. Nimon and Rev. W. A. Parsons assisted the pastor, 
Rev. D. A. Bailey, in the service. The Woodmen conducted the service 
at the grave. 

D. A. BAILEY. 
W. A. PARSONS. 

(c) MRS. S. N. BUMGARNER 

Amelia Dancy Bumgarner was born June 1, 1872, departed this life, 
April 21, 1938. Age, sixty-five years, ten months, twenty-one days. 

She was united in marriage to Rev. S. N. Bumgarner January 15, 1893. 
To this union was born nine children. Five living, Mrs. T. A. Durie, 
Miss Pantha Bumgarner, Jeter, Spencer, and Wiley Bumgarner. Three 
dead, Joseph, Lelia, and Roy Bumgarner, and Bobbie Bumgarner, un- 
known. Also thirteen grandchildren and a host of friends mourn her 
passing. 

She was converted at the age of sixteen and joined the Baptist Church, 
but soon after her marriage she moved her membership to Friendship 
Methodist Episcopal Church and remained a faithful member until her 
death. She was always ready to go and help her husband in the work of 
the church as long as she lived. She was a loving mother and a faithful 
companion. Always ready to help in every good work. 

Our loss is her eternal gain. 

There is a land of pure delight, 

Where saints immortal reign; 
Infinite day excludes the night, 

And pleasures banish pain. 

There everlasting spring abides, 

And never- withering flowers: 
Death, like a narrow sea, divides 

This heavenly land from ours. 

E. M. GRAHAM. 

(d) MRS. METTA COLEY SPENCER 

Mrs. Metta Coley Spencer, wife of Rev. E. H. Spencer, pastor of the 
Boone Charge, died at the family residence near Newton Sunday, Novem- 
ber 21. The deceased had been an invalid for a number of years. Sister 
Spencer lived a consecrated Christian life and was a real helpmeet to 
Brother Spencer in his ministerial labors. She died in the triumph of a 
living faith in her Saviour, stating to the writer a few days before her 
departure from this life that "all is well within my soul." Funeral services 
were conducted the day following her decease by Rev. Edward M. Gra- 
ham, of Newton, and Rev. W. A. Parsons, of Kings Mountain, and burial 
was made in the Newton cemetery. 

A faithful handmaiden of the Lord has ended her earthly labors and 
gone to be with Jesus and to enter upon that heavenly rest "that remaineth 
for the people of God." 

E. M. GRAHAM. 



VIII. 



(a) MEMBERS OF CONFERENCE 



Name 



F. M. Fanning 

J. N. Barker 

R. M. Witt 

D. M. Clayton 

W. F. Parker 

Wm. Franklin 

R. A. F. Smith 

S. D. Tipton 

J. W. Naylor 

T. W. Matney 

J. F. Privett 

A. F. English 

A. H. Peeples 

J. H. Rominger 

E. Anderson 

W. G. Matton 

A. J. Johnson 

W. T. Owen 

C. F. Castevens 

H. D. Christenbury. . 
W. J. Evans 

D. N. Franklin 

Q. A. Bumgarner. . . . 

J. N. S. Doub 

J. J. Rhyne 

A. Grabeal 

L. J. Penley 

S. A. Earnhardt 

J. H. Fine 

G. C. Wadford 

M. W. Broyles 

J. B. Tucker 

J. L. Dennis 

D. A. Lanier 

Austin Wilson 

D. M. Matheson. . . . 

W. L. Moore 

J. H. Garriss 

P. M. Locklear 

W. C. Matney 

F. A. L. Clark 

R. G. Trull 

W. Q. A. Graham. . . 

J. H. Gillespie 

J. F. Matney 

J. M. Fowler 

J. M. Heath 

J. S. Greene 

W. L. Carter 



Born 



Nov. 
Feb. 
May 
Dec. 
July 
Mar. 



1812 
1818 
1832 
1846 
1829 
1865 



Jan. 

Feb. 

Dec. 

Sept. 

Jan. 

Dec. 

May 

Jan. 

Feb. 

Aug. 

May 

Sept. 

Aug. 

July 

Jan. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Jan. 

Aug. 

Sept. 

Nov. 

July 

Sept. 

Mar. 

May 

Nov. 

Mar. 

Oct. 



15, 

24, 

1, 

5, 

30, 

31, 

14, 

4, 

24, 

29, 

9, 

4, 

29, 

7, 

28, 

13, 

24, 

28, 

21, 

18, 

13, 

9, 

27, 

22, 

26, 

26, 

24, 

10, 

21. 

12, 



Sept. 
Mar. 
April 
Dec. 
Mar. 
Oct. 
Nov. 
April 
Jan. 
Oct. 
July 



1850 

1820 

1829 

1862 

1830 

1846 

1849 

1844 

1830 

1857 

1867 

1856 

1849 

1843 

1832 

1891 

1840 

1*44 

1860 

1858 

1850 

1869 

1873 

1849 

1857 

1864 

1842 

1881 

1850 

1857 

1896 

1! 

1856 

1849 

1899 

1858 

1852 

1858 

1872 

1856 

1866 

1868 



Admitted to 
Conference 



Holston 

Va. and N. C... 

Holston 

Holston 

Holston 

Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Va. and N. C... 

N. C 

Blue Ridge. . . . 

Holston 

Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Va. and N. C. . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
B. R.-Atlantic. 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
B. R.-Atlantic. 

Holston 

Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge 
B. R.-Atlantic 

Blue Ridge 

Atlantic Mis'n. 
Atlantic Mis'n. 
B. R.-Atlantic. 
Blue Ridge. . . . 

Blue Ridge 

B. R.-At!antic, 
Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 

Blue Ridge 

Blue Ridge. . . . 
Blue Ridge. . . . 

Blue Ridge 

B. R. Atlantic 



1837 
1868 
1869 
1878 
1849 
1888 
1888 
1890 
1867 
1868 
1891 
1855 
1885 
1892 
1893 
1867 
1885 
1898 
1890 
1884 
1885 
1885 
1913 
1895 
1887 
1882 
1888 
1887 
1907 
1915 
1877 
1885 
1891 
1890 
1912 
1888 
1909 
1902 
1922 
1889 
1884 
1924 
1882 
1885 
1888 
1909 
1890 
1911 
1915 



Died 



April 1, 
April 10, 
May 28, 
Sept. 19, 
Jan. 30, 
April 6 , 



July 24, 
May 20. 
Dec. 22, 
June 28, 
Aug. 16, 
April 27, 
Sept. 6, 
April 8, 
June 16, 
Dec. 3, 
Sept. 18, 
Sept. 27, 
Nov. 19, 
Dec. 28, 
Feb. 6, 
Aug. 8, 
Aug. 16, 
Sept. 5 , 
Mar. 8, 
Aug. 14, 
May 25, 
May 3, 
Nov. 23, 
May 3 , 
Dec. 24, 
July 27, 
Feb. 12, 
June 14, 
Dec. 5, 
Dec. 21, 
Aug. 
April 25 , 
Sept. 22, 
Dec. 17, 
Dec. 19, 
Sept. 14, 
Sept. 18, 
July 7. 
Dec. 4, 
Mar. 19, 
Aug. 27, 
April 18, 



1881 
1886 
1890 
1891 
1892 
1892 
1893 
1893 
1894 
1894 
1895 
1892 
1897 
1898 
1900 
1901 
1901 
1902 
1907 
1906 
1912 
1914 
1914 
1916 
1916 
1917 
1917 
1920 
1920 
1922 
1925 
1926 
1927 
1928 
1929 
1930 
1930 
1932 
1933 
1933 
1933 
1933 
1934 
1934 
1935 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 



Fannings Chapel 

Alexander Co. 

Leicester 

Avery's Creek 

Waynesville 

Murphy 

New Union 

Tipton Cemetery 

Bagley, Iowa 

Montezuma 

Jennings, 

Davidson River 

Kernersville 

Montezuma 

Montezuma 

High Point 

Buck Shoals 

Huntersville 

Mitchels Chapel 

Huntersville 

Arnon Plains 

Woodrow 

Millers Creek 

West Bend 

Eupeptic Spring 

Asheville 

Bethel 

Misenheimer 

Candler 

Greensboro 

Leicester 

State Road 

Uwharrie 

Shiloh 

Reeps Grove 

New Home 

Prospect 

Highland Spgs.Va. 

Pembroke 

Canton 

Mt. Mitchell 

Crusoe 

Temple Hill 

Leicester 

Iredell Co. 

Clyde. 

Walkertown 

Buncombe Co. 

Palestine 



(b) WIDOWS OF DECEASED MEMBERS 

Mrs. W. T. Owens Died Dec. 

Mrs. H. D. Christenbury Died May 

Mrs. T. W. Matney Died Sept. 

Mrs. J. J. Rhyne Died Nov. 

Mrs. Q. A. Bumgarne r Died Dec. 

Mrs. D. M. Clayton Died Mar. 

Mrs. W. J. Evans Died Dec. 

Mrs. A. Graybeal Died Nov.. 

Mrs. S. A. Earnhardt Died June 

Mrs. A. J. Johnson Died Dec. 

Mrs. F. A. L. Clark Died Feb. 

Mrs. J. H. Garriss Died May 

Mrs. W. C. Matney Lied Nov. 



16, 1906 



1908 
9, 1909 
3, 1916 
1, 1920 
18, 1922 
16, 1923 

1924 

12. 1925 

2, 1928 

15, 1935 

4, 1935 

15, 1936 



(c) WIVES OF MEMBERS 

Mrs. K. N. Snipes Died 1925 

Mrs. W Q A. Graham Died Oct. 20. 1926 

Mrs. W. E. Isenhour Died May 27, 1929 

Mrs. J. M. Heath Died July 6, 1934 

Mrs. D. W. Haga Died Jan. 27, 1936 

Mrs. E. H. Spencer Died Nov. 1, 1937 

Mrs. S. N. Bumgarner Died April 21, 1938 

141 



IX. 

Historical 



(a) CONFERENCE SESSIONS 

(The name of the Conference at first was Southern Central Conference. It became the 
Blue Ridge Conference in 1881. In 1912 the Atlantic Mission Conference was merged with 
this Conference and it became the Blue-Ridge Atlantic Conference.) 



Date 


Place 


President 


Secretary 


1879. .Jan. 30, Feb. 3. . . 




Bishop Peck 


E. O. Thayer. 


1880.. Jan. 28, Feb. 1. . . 
1881. .Jan. 20-24 






W. G. Matton. 


Leicester 


Bishop Warren 




1882. .Jan. 19-23 




Bishop Foster 


" 


1883. .Jan. 24-29 


Gastonia 


Bishop Merrill 


11 


1884. .Jan. 30-Feb. 3.. . . 




Bishop Bowman 

Bishop Andrews , 




1885.. Feb. 12-16 


Clyde 




1885.. Oct. 1- 5 




Bishop Mallalieu 


W. T. Ford. 


1886.. Oct. 7-11 


Smith's Chapel 


Bishop Walden 


" 


1887. .Oct. 19-23 


Asheville 


Bishop Mallalieu 


W. Q. A. Graham. 


1888. .Oct. 18-22 


Clyde 


Bishop FitzGerald. . . . 


" 


1889.. Oct. 17-21 


Asheville 

Clyde 


Bishop Joyce 

Bishop Joyce 




1890. .Oct. 16-20 




1891. .Oct. 21-25 


Asheville 


Bishop Warren 


A. Craybeal. 


1892. .Oct. 13-16 


Poindexter 




A. H. Gamble. 


1893. .Oct. 12-16 


Daisy 


Bishop Hurst - 


W. Q. A. Graham. 


1894. .Sept. 27-Oct. 1 


Smith's Chapel 




'* 


1895.. Oct. 19-24 


Clyde 


Bishop Mallalieu .... 


A. Graybeal. 


1896. .Sept. 24-27 




Bishop Mallalieu . ... 


11 


1897. .Oct. 11-17 




Bishop Andrews 


" 


1898. .Oct. 20-24 








1899. .Oct. 18-22 


Seward 


Bishop Fowler 




1900. .Oct. 4- 7 


Clyde 


Bishop Cranston 




1901. .Oct. 24-27 


Montezuma 


Bishop Goodsell 




1902. .Oct. 23-26 


Seward 






1903.. Oct. 7-10 


Glass 


Bishop Joyce 




1904.. Oct. 6-11 


Clyde 


Bishop FitzGerald. . . . 


" 


1905.. Oct. 5- 8 


Montezuma 


Bishop Fowler 


" 


1906.. Oct. 4- 8 


Troy 






1907.. Oct. 23-27 


Walkertown 


Bishop Spellmeyer. . . . 




1908. .Oct. 1- 4 


Kings Mountain. . . . 


Bishop Goodsell 




1909. .Sept. 30-Oct. 3 


Asheville 


Bishop Anderson 




1910. .Oct. 7- 9 








1911. .Oct. 19-22 


Troy 


Bishop Anderson 




1912. .Nov. 21-24 


Marshallburg 


Bishop Henderson. . . . 




1913. .Nov. 13-17 


Walkertown 


Bishop Henderson. . . - 


D. W. Haga. 


1914. .Nov. 19-22 


Asheville 


Bishop Henderson. . . . 


" 


1915.. Nov. 25-29 




Bishop Henderson. . . 


" 


1916. .Nov. 22-26 


Parmele 


Bishop Bristol 




1917. .Nov. 21-25 


Kings Mountain. . . . 


Bishop Hughes 




1918. .Dec. 4- 8 




Bishop Bristol 




1919. .Nov. 19-23 


Troy 


Bishop Bristol 


" 


1920. .Nov. 4- 7 


Kings Mountain. . . . 




CM. White. 


1921. .Oct. 27-30 


Canton 


Bishop Bristol 


" 


1922. .Nov. 2- 6 


Statesville 


Bishop Wilson 


" 


1923. .Nov. 1- 4 


Washington 


Bishop Bristol 




1924. .Nov. 6-9 


Winston-Salem 


Bishop Thirkield 




1925. .Oct. 29-Nov. 1... . 


Kings Mountain. . . . 


Bishop Richardson.. . 




1926.. Dec. 2- 5 


Morehead City 


Bishop Thirkield 




1927.. Dec. 7-11 


Canton 


Bishop Leonard 




1928. .Dec. 5- 9 




Bishop Smith 


" 


1929.. Dec. 5- 8 




Bishop Blake 


W. A. Parsons 


1930.. Oct. 15-19 


Marshallberg 


Bishop Brown 


" 


1931.. Sept. 23-27 


Bessemer City 


Bishop Smith 




1932.. Oct. 6- 9 








1933.. Oct. 5- 8 


Canton 


Bishop Brown 




1934.. Oct. 4- 7 


Newton 

Winston-Salem .... 


Bishop Brown 


" 


1935.. Oct. 9-13 


J. J. Wood. 


1936. .Oct. 8-11 


Asheville 




W. A. Parsons. 


1937. .Oct. 7-10 


Misenheimer 






1938. .Oct. 6-9 1 


Misenheimeer 


Bishop Wade 





142 



1938] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 143 

(b) HISTORICAL SKETCH 

In the preparation of this paper, we are indebted to the late Dr. 
W. Q. A. Graham and Dr. J. S. Burnett for much of the information, and 
also to the sketch printed in the 1936 Conference Journal. 

The western section of the Conference dates its history as co-existent 
with the Holston Conference, and especially with the re-organization of 
the Holston Conference in 18G6, with Bishop Clark, presiding. 

This section remained with the Holston territory until 1879, when 
Bishop Peck organized the Southern Central Conference, it took over the 
Holston territory east of the Tennessee line. The work of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, remained in the Holston territory until the or- 
ganization of the Western North Carolina Conference in 1889. 

The first work of Methodism in the state of North Carolina dates back 
to the year 1774, when Robert Williams organized a circuit on the Vir- 
ginia line and a portion of the circuit was in North Carolina. In the 
year 1777, there was a circuit in North Carolina with 950 members. In 
1778, Bishops Coke and Asbury were holding sessions of the Virginia 
Conference in this state. The North Carolina Conference was organized 
in 1836. In 1845, this Conference joined with the other Southern Confer- 
ences in organizing the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

In the bounds of Holston territory were a number of congregations 
that did not acceed to the spirit of separation. Two of those churches 
that always considered themselves a part of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, and were supplied by local preachers during the interval of 1845 
to 1866, are within the bounds of this Conference, namely, Louisa's 
Chapel, at Clyde, and Arnon Plains, near Canton, and now a part of the 
Canton Circuit. At Clyde there still exists a chapel which was erected in 
the attic of Mr. Shook's home, which was the first framed house west 
of the Blue Ridge, and where the first Methodist Episcopal Church was 
organized. 

Bishop Asbury visited this congregation and preached in this chapel 
about the year 1808 or 1809. The property has remained in the possession 
of Methodist Episcopalians from its origin, and should be preserved by 
United Methodism as one of its earliest shrines west of the Blue Ridge 
Mountains. 

In the year 1880, Bishop Simpson held the Southern Central Conference, 
at Greensboro, and its name was changed to the Blue Ridge Conference, 
and under this title it made progress for thirty-two years. 

At the session of 1882, there came into the Conference two young 
preachers who left their indelible mark upon the work in this field, 
Adolphus Graybeal and W. Q. A. Graham. Brother Graybeal was chair- 
man of the most important committees, served as presiding elder and 
pastor of the important charges, and for nineteen years was the efficient 
secretary of the Conference. 

Brother Graham spent more than twenty years as presiding elder, 
superintendent of the Atlantic Mission Conference, and district superin- 
tendent. In the year 1897, he went to the eastern shores of the state 
and organized the Atlantic Mission Conference and established the first 
school of academic grade, at Marshallberg, known as Graham Collegiate 
Institute. The stamp of this school's services to the group of the Atlantic 
Mission Conference churches is still visible among those fisher folk from 
Portsmouth, Virginia, to Wilmington, North Carolina. 

The Blue Ridge and the Atlantic Mission Conferences at their 1911 
session memorialized the General Conference of 1912, for the power to 
unite, which was granted. 

A Commission from the two Conferences met shortly after the Gen- 
eral Conference action and formulated a plan of union, and at the 1912 
session at Marshallberg, North Carolina, with Bishop Theodore S. Hen- 
derson, presiding, it became the Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference. 



144 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [1938 

The Graham Collegiate Institute was burned in the late fall of 1910, 
but work continued in modified form until the spring of 1912. In the fall 
of 1913, the work was resumed at Washington, North Carolina, where the 
Washington Collegiate Institute was established under the direction of 
Secretary Thomas Nicholson, of the Board of Education, afterwards Bishop 
Nicholson. 

Rev. J. H. Warren, district superintendent of the Coast District, inter- 
ested Congressman J. H. Small, of Washington, North Carolina, in the 
enterprise, and it was largely through his contributions and influence that 
this school was established at Washington. 

Under the able direction of President Maynard O. Fletcher, it served 
a large number of promising young people until the spring of 1931, it 
was discontinued because of close competition of state high schools. 

Fairview College, at Traphill, and Aaron Academy, at Montezuma, 
were two other institutions that bore much fruit in the earlier days of the 
Conference. 

The Woman's Home Missionary Society established a school near 
Lenoir, North Carolina, under the name of Ebenezer Mitchell Home, which 
was burned in the year 1911. In 1912-13, they re-established the school at 
Misenheimer, North Carolina. The main building of this school was again 
destroyed by fire in the winter of 1915. Klein Hall was enlarged and the 
work continued until the year 1923, when the present administration build- 
ing was erected. The school grew until the year 1932, when it was rec- 
ognized as a junior college. The year 1933 found President W. S. Sharpe in 
charge, and through his zeal Mr. and Mrs. Pfeiffer, of New York, were 
interested, and the plant as we now observe it stands as a perpetual 
monument to his and their devotion to Christian education. 

The Journal of 1912, shows that the united Conferences had 10,467 full 
members, 9,325 enrolled in Sunday schools, with three Epworth Leagues 
enrolling ninety-six young people. They had paid $16,154, for ministerial 
support; and $1,274, for benevolences; $7,321, for building and improve- 
ments; and $2,872, on old indebtedness. 

Total value of 192 churches, was $192,793; and thirty-two parsonages, 
$30,450. Total valuation, $223,243. 

The 1937 Journal shows there were 14,092 full members — 13,167 en- 
rolled in Sunday school, thirty-two Epworth Leagues have an enrollment, 
1,526. 

Paid for ministerial support, $35,616; for benevolences, $4,035; for 
building and improvements, $13,170; and on old indebtedness, $3,090. The 
value of 176 churches was $538,000; forty-three parsonages, $81,950; 
other property, $6,356; grand total, $626,504. 

With an average increase in membership, Sunday-school enrollment, 
ministerial support, benevolences, and property valuation that exceeds 
the average for the church-at-large, we have no apologies to make, save 
as we join the entire church in humility for the meagerness of our showing. 

To call the honor roll would far outdistance the roll of our honored 
dead. 

Many of the early heroes finished their course in other fields, and a 
few of them are still among the living, though the living are seldom 
canonized. To call the roll of former and present members would require 
the use of the alphabet, with the exception of the letters Q, U, V, X, Y, Z. 
With one exception these are found among the Christian names, i. e., 
W. Q. A. Graham, Ulysses A. Dry, Vernon A. Morton, York D. Poole, and 
Zerna V. Arthur. 

Dr. John S. Burnett, of the Holston Conference, joined the Blue Ridge 
Conference in the class of 1888, thus completing fifty years of active service, 
the only living member of that class, and the oldest member or former 
member in point of service now living. We honor his presence with us 
at this session, and wish for him many pleasant years of well-earned rest 
from fifty strenuous years of active service. 



1938] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 145 

Dr. A. S. Beaman, retired, is the senior member, having joined the 
Blue Ridge Conference in 1894; Rev. W. A. Patton, retired, is the next, 
of the class of 1898; Rev. J. L. A. Bumgarner, a son-in-law of Brother 
Patton, of the class of 1901, is the senior active member. Rev. W. J. 
Plint, a member of the former Atlantic Mission Conference, of the class 
of 1904, is next in seniority. Rev. T. S. Davis, of the Baltimore Con- 
ference, was a member of the class of 1897. 

The following members complete the list of those whose membership 
is co-existent with the Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference: Rev. D. W. Haga, 
retired, class of 1905; Revs. A. B. Dennis and D. L. Earnhardt, effective; 
D. J. White, retired, class of 1906; Rev. W. H. Pless, effective, class 
of 1910; Revs. B. A. Culp and J. M. Wall, effective, class of 1911; C. M. 
White, effective, class of 1912. 

Rev. William A. Parsons, effective, joined the Georgia Conference, 
class of 1897 (February) and transferred to this Conference in 1918; 
Rev. M. L. Chappell was re-admitted at the 1938 session, and since he 
joined in 1898, they are the senior members in active service. 

C. M. WHITE, 
W. A. PARSONS. 

Committee. 



X. 

Jfltecellaneoug 



(a) PLAN OF CONFERENCE EXAMINATIONS 

The Plan of Conference Examinations was printed at length on pages 90 and 91 
of the Conference Journal of 1937. 

M. 0. Fletcher is chairman of the Board of Ministerial Training, C. W. Guthrie 
is Registrar. 

C. M. White, B. A. Culp, J. R. Kirby, and D. A. Bailey are assigned to subjects 
for Reception on Trial. 

P. A. Barker, V. A. Morton, C. 0. Newell, J. J. Wood, W. H. Pless, and W. A. 
Parsons are assigned to Subjects in the First Year. G. E. Keeler, Accepted Supply, 
is the only one in the First Year. 

P. A. Barker, W. A. Parsons, V. A. Morton, S. W. Johnson, J. R. Kirby, and B. A. 
Culp have been assigned to subjects in the Second Year. V. A. Morton has the 
subjects formerly assigned to Q. V. Amberson. C. W. Martin and A. W. Wellons 
are in the Second Year. 

W. H. Pless, S. W. Johnson, W. A. Parsons, D. A. Bailey, and C. M. White 
have the subjects of the Third Year. H. H. Shaw and R. L. Phillips are in the 
Third Year studies. 

D. A. Bailey, V. A. Morton, B. A. Culp, J. J. Wood, C. O. Newell, and S. W. 
Johnson have the subjects of the Fourth Year. 

J. J. Wood has the subjects formerly assigned to Q. V. Amberson. L. A. Lewis, 
V. A. Lewis, and L. C. Stevens are in studies of the Fourth Year. 

Every member of the Board and every one in the classes is urged to keep at hand 
the Journal of 1937. The Secretary of the Conference will supply a copy of this 
Journal to any member of the Board and to any member of the classes upon request. 

(b) DELEGATES TO LAY CONFERENCE 

(Post Offices in North Carolina) 

Asheville District 

Charge Delegate Address 

Asheville C. A. Hawkins* Asheville 

Asheville Circuit Francis Pressley (Alt.) . Route 1, Skyland 

Ashland Everett Martin* 

Bakersville Miss Etta Whitson Tipton Hill 

Bessemer City R. C. Kennedy Bessemer City 

Bessemer City Circuit ... Miss Mardecia Eaker Route 1, Bessemer City 

Boone W. B. Castle* Boone 

Canton W. T. Hawkins Canton 

Canton Circuit Charles Rhodarmer (Alt.)*. Can ton 

Casar A. L. Mosteller Route 2, Vale 

Clyde •'..-. Lloyd Justice Clyde 

Etowah Ocee Orr* Henderson ville 

Franklin Circuit Sam Reece* Franklin 

Hickory T. M. Starnes Hickory 

Kings Mountain Mrs. J. E. Mauney (Alt.). .Kings Mountain 

Leicester J. Marvin Glance Box 1362, Asheville 

Linville-Montezuma Hooker Webb* 

Marion CM. Poole* Marion 

Murphy-Shooting Creek.. A. G. Morrow Unaka 

Newton J. Mackie Catawba 

Pisgah H. W. Davis Route 1, Candler 

Saint Paul Mrs. Miles Shore Cycle 

South River Ray Sharpe* Statesville 

146 



1938] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 147 

Charge Delegate Address 

Sylva N. F. Cheek Route 1, Bryson City 

Temple Hill T. S. Welborn* Cycle 

Traphill W. M. Roberts* Traphill 

Wilkesboro Russell Eller Route 1, Wilkesboro 

Zion W. B. Goodin Route 2, Statesville 

Statesville District 

Ararat Willie Simmons* Ararat 

Eureka W. P. Morris* Route 2, Elizabeth City 

Harkers Island Mrs. M. L. Yeomans* Harkers Island 

Harmony R. V. Long* Harmony 

Hatteras 

Huntersville J. L. Thornburg Route 2, Huntersville 

Kannapolis : 

Midway J. W. Clayton 701 S. Ridge Ave., Kannapolis 

Mount Mitchell R. G. Troutman* Route 2, Rockwell 

Lexington M. W. Tysinger Route 6, Lexington 

Marshallberg Milden Willis Marshallberg 

Misenheimer Miss Mabel Edgerton Misenheimer 

Morehead City 

Morehead Circuit 

Ocracoke Amasa Fletcher Ocracoke 

Palestine P. A. Dry Route 2, Albemarle 

Parmele Mrs. M. O. Fletcher Washington 

Pembroke: 

Bethel C. B. Brayboy* Pembroke 

Bladen C. H. Moore (Alt.)* Route 4, Maxton 

Pinebluff Mrs. J. L. DeYoe* Pinebluff 

Portsmouth A. L. Manning 150 Pinners Ave., Portsmouth, 

Va. 

Statesville A. G. Frazier Route 4, Statesville 

Surry J. S. Hill* 

Troy J. C. Saunders* Troy 

Walkertown Stokes Swaim Route 2, Kernersville 

Whaleyville J. H. Baines* Route 1, Whaley, Va. 

Winston-Salem R. C. Jones 2356 Fairway Ave., Winston- 
Salem 
Winston Circuit Mrs. H. F. Snow (Alt.). . . .845 Jersey Ave., Winston- 
Salem 
Yadkin W. A. Taylor* 

♦Absent . 

(c) VARIOUS RESOLUTIONS 

Evangelistic Worker 

Resolved, That we, as a Conference, commend Rev. W. Earl Armstrong, a Local 
Elder in our church, to any of the brethren for services as an evangelist. 

C. M. WHITE. 

The Methodist Herald 

Resolved, That we express our appreciation of the work of Brother R. F. Reynolds 
in the publication of The Methodist Herald and our determination to back him up 
financially by securing five hundred paid subscribers for that paper at 25 cents 
per year. J. J. WOOD. 

Fraternal Messages 

(d) Resolved, That we express our appreciation of the two messages by the 
fraternal delegates by urging that, if possible, these addresses be printed in the 
North Carolina Christian Advocate, The Methodist Protestant Herald, and The 
Methodist Herald. j j WOOD. 



XI. 



$a3toral Eecorb 



(Post Offices in North Carolina) 

(a) ROLL OF CONFERENCE MEMBERS AND PROBATIONERS 

(d, indicates deacon; u, unordained. All others are elders.) 
(1) Retired Ministers 
*A. S. Beaman, 140 Westwood, Asheville M. A. Matheson, Newton 
D. W. Haga, Montezuma *W. A. Patton, Lansing 

*R. P. Jones, Route 1, Creston *W. G. Warren, Canton 

*F. R. Lowry, Pembroke *D. J. White, Ronda 



(2) Effective 
Z. V. Arthur, Troy 
D. A. Bailey, Route 2, Albemarle 
*P. A. Barker, Shooting Creek 

C. C. Benton, Spruce Pine 
J. R. Bowman, Franklin 

S. J. Brawley, Route 2, East Bend 
J. L. A. Bumgarner, Wilkesboro 
S. N. Bumgarner, Wilkesboro 
H. H. Cash, Bakersville 
M. L. Chappell, Lansing 

B. A. Gulp, 2730 Glenn Ave., Winston- 
Salem 

A. B. Dennis, 200 Montford Ave., Ashe- 
ville 

D. H. Dennis, Route 2, Asheville 

D. L. Earnhardt, Traphill 

M. O. Fletcher, Washington (N. C.) 
F. F. Frisbie, Route 1, Derita 

E. M. Graham, Box 414, Newton 
*E. P. Green, Vale 

C. W. Guthrie, Marshallberg 

S. W. Johnson, Kings Mountain 
J. R. Kirby, Leicester 



Ministers 

L. A. Lewis (d), Pinebluff 

V. A. Lewis (d), Harkers Island 

D. F. Lowry, Pembroke 

E. W. Mills, Monroe 

V. A. Morton, Route 3, Winston-Salem 

C. O. Newell, Clyde 

R. C. Nimon, Ansonville 

W. A. Parsons, 1033 Boulevard, States- 

ville 
W. H. Pless, Route 2, Candler 
W. J. Plint, 1008 Fifth St., Statesville 
C. O. Plyler, Route 5, Statesville 
Y. D. Poole, Harmony 
E. H. Spencer, Clyde 
L. C. Stevens id), Hampton ville 
J. M. Wall, Route 1, Wilkesboro 
CM. White, Candler 
C. C. Williams, Canton 
C. J. Winslow, Walkertown 
J. J. Wood, Route 2, Marion 
C. K. Wright, Mattamuskeet 
J. F. Wyatt, Canton 



(3) Probationers 



C. W. Martin (u), Montezuma 
A. W. Wellons (w), Bessemer City 



H. H. Shaw, 144 Pinners Ave., Ports 
mouth, Va. 



(b) LOCAL PREACHERS 

(Italic letters in parentheses indicate ordinations.) 
(1) Accepted Supply Pastors 
T. W. Bryant (e), Ararat M. W. Mann l e), Ocracoke 

L. W. Hall (e), Etowah R. L. Phillips (d), Route 1, Bessemer 

G. E. Keeler, 97 Ashland Ave., Ashe- City 

ville J. W. Smith, Pembroke 



*Absent. (The two effective men were absent on account of sickness.) 

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(2) Other Local Preachers 
ASHEVILLE DISTRICT 



W. E. Armstrong (e), Gastonia 
Miss Ruby Baily (d), Bessemer City 
Mrs. Flora Banks, Biltmore 

C. W. Brown, Creston 

M. F. Bumgarner, Wilkesboro 

B. A. Day, Ronda 

Mrs. D. L. Earnhardt, Traphill 

D. R. Earnhardt (e), Biltmore 

Rufus Graybeal yd), , Tenn. 

G. C. Greene, Marion 

N. Q. Harris (e), Route 6, Statesville 

Millard Lambert, Linville 

H. L. Lewis, Ashland 

H. H. Mitchell id), Asheville 



L. K. Moffitt, Franklin 

A. G. Morrow, Violet 

Mrs. C. O. Newell, Clyde 

Ocee Orr, Etowah 

W. E. Potter (e), Canton 

Mrs. Estelle Price, Hickory 

A. F. Rhodes, Asheville 

W. M. Roberts, Roaring Gap 

F. G. Smathers, Candler 

T. L. Taylor (e), Candler 

J. H. Tipton (d), Mosheim, Tenn. 

M. C. Winebarger, Hemlock 

L. R. Wood (e), Blowing Rock 



STATESVILLE DISTRICT 



W. C. Baines (d), Route 2, Elizabeth 

City 
Turner Brown, Route 1, Statesville 
Wade Bustle, 4354 Duke Sta., Durham 
Homer Clodfelter, Ellis School, Salisbury 
C. J. Chandler. Colfax 



U. A. Dry (e), Salisbury 

J. S. Gardner, Route 6, Mt. Airy 

L. B. Jacobs, Pembroke 

C. A. Johnson (d), Harkers Island 

T. E. Pierce id), High Point 

A. G. Woodruff (d), Harmony 



(c) RECORD OF CONFERENCE RELATIONS, ORDINATIONS, AND 
APPOINTMENTS OF CONFERENCE MEMBERS AND PROBATIONERS 

After each name is given year of birth, year of reception on trial in 
Annual Conference, year of admission to full membership, year of or- 
dination as deacon, and year of ordination as elder. The year is given in 
which each appointment was made. "1927 Parmele," means that the min- 
ister was assigned to Parmele in the fall of 1927, and was there most of 
the following year. Years served as supply are indicated by enclosure in 
parentheses. 

The number of Years of Approved Service in this Conference previous 
to the Conference of 1938, is shown in parentheses at the close of each in- 
dividual record. See Discipline, 1936, paragraph 947, section 1. 

Zerna V. Arthur — b. 1889; received, Northwest Iowa Conference, 1911; full 
member, Blue Ridge- Atlantic Conference, 1914; deacon, 1914; elder, 
1916. 1911, George, Iowa; 1912, Melvin, Iowa; transferred to Blue 
Ridge- Atlantic Conference, 1913. 1913, '14, Misenheimer; 1915, '16, 
Walkertown; 1917, '18, in United States Army; 1919, '20, '21, '22, 
'23, '24, without appointment to attend school; transferred to New 
England Southern Conference, 1925. 1925, '26, Woods Hole and East 
Falmouth, Massachusetts; 1927, Brayton, Fall River; 1928, '29, '30, 
St. Paul's, Providence, Rhode Island; 1931, '32, '33, Bridgewater, Massa- 
chusetts; 1934, '35, '36, Provincetown; 1937, Myricks and Dighton, 
Massachusetts; transferred to Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference, March, 
1938. 1938, Troy (IOV2). 



D. A. Bailey— b. 1888; received, 1923; full member, 1927; deacon, 1927; 
elder, 1929. 1923, Harmony Circuit; 1924, '25, '26, Marion; 1927, '28, 
'29, Walkertown; 1930, '31, '32, '33, '34, '35, '36, Huntersville; 1937, 
'38, Palestine and Chandler. (13). 

P. A. Barker — b. 1905; received, Alabama, 1923; full member, 1927; deacon, 
1927; elder, 1929. (1922), '23, Dime and Ash Ridge, Alabama; (1924), 
Mt. Airy Ct., Tennessee: (1925), Rossville, Georgia; (1926, '27), Daisy, 
Tennessee. Was in school from 1924 to 1927. 1928, Florence, Alabama. 



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1929, '30, '31, '32, '33, '34, '35, was without appointment in Alabama 
Conference to attend school. (1931, '32, '33, '34, '35), Areola, New 
Jersey; transferred to Blue Ridge-Atlantic, 1936. (1935), '36, '37, '38, 
Shooting Creek-Murphy Parish. (3). 

A. S. Beaman — received, 1894; transferred to Blue Ridge-Atlantic, 1920. 
1920, '21, '22, '23, '24, '25, Asheville; 1926, Winston-Salem; 1927, Elm 
Grove and Mount Pleasant; 1928, Pine Bluff; 1929, '30, Harmony; 1931, 
Field Agent, Pensions and Relief; 1932, Pisgah; 1933, retired. (21). 
Served several years previous to 1920 in Blue Ridge and Holston Con- 
ferences. 

C. C. Benton — b. 1895; received, North Carolina Conference of Wesleyan 
Methodist Church, 1920; received, full member, Blue Ridge- Atlantic, 
1927; elder, 1929. 1920, Old Fort; 1921, Cherryville; 1922, '23, East 
Radford, Virginia; 1924, '25, Cherryville; 1926, Rose Hill. Changed 
to Methodist Episcopal Church, 1927. 1927, '28, '29, Winston-Salem; 

1930, '31, '32, '33, Canton; 1934, '35, '36, '37, Asheville District; 1938, 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. (11). 

J. R. Bowman— b. 1909; received, 1932; full member, 1937; deacon, 1935; 
elder, 1937. 1932, Traphill; 1933, '34, Bostic; 1936, '37, Etowah; 1937, 
'38, Franklin. (3). 

S. J. Brawley— b. 1892; received, 1930; full member, 1932; deacon, 1932; 
elder, 1936. 1930, Traphill; 1931, '32, '33, Lexington; 1934, '35, '36, 
'37, '38, Yadkin. (8). 

J. L. A. Bumgarner — b. 1878; received, 1901; full member, 1908; deacon, 
1908; elder, 1910. 1901, Montezuma; 1902, '03, '04, '04, '05, '06, without 
appointment to attend school; (1904), Madisonville Circuit, Tennessee; 
(1905), Decatur Circuit; (1907), Rogersville and Whitehorn; 1908, '09, 
Walkertown; 1910, in school at Chattanooga; 1911, '12, Lansing; 
1913, '14, '15, Traphill; 1916, '17, '18, '19, '20, Asheville District; 1921, 
'22, '23, '24, Walkertown; 1925, '26, '27, Wilkesboro; 1928, leave of 
absence (% yr. at Yadkin); 1929, Yadkin; 1930, supernumerary; 1931, 
'32, '33, '34, St. Paul; 1935, '36, '37, Temple Hill; 1938, Smith's 
Chapel and Wesley's Chapel. (31). Was in General Conference of 
1916. 

S. N. Bumgarner — b. 1871; received, 1914; full member, 1916; deacon, 
1914; elder, 1919. (1913), '14, Boone; 1915, Creston; 1916, '17, Ararat; 
1918, '19, '20, '21, Wilkesboro; 1922, '23, '24, Yadkin; 1925, '26, Bakers- 
ville; 1927, '28, Harmony; 1929, Troy; 1930, Newton; 1931, Wilkes- 
boro; 1932, '33, Harmony; 1934, leave of absence, (served Traphill); 
1935, '36, '37, Hickory Circuit. (24). 

H. H. Cash — b. 1903; received, Central Tennessee, 1926; deacon, Tennessee, 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1928; full member, Blue Ridge- 
Atlantic, 1935; elder, 1937. 1926, McLemoresville, Tennessee; 1927, 
Lexington, Tennessee; 1928, '29, Jamestown, Tennessee; (1930, '31), 
district evangelist; (1933, '34), Ashland, North Carolina; 1935, '36, 
St. Paul Circuit; 1937, '38, Bakersville-Tipton Hill. (3). 

M. L. Chappell— b. 1876; received, Atlantic Mission, 1898; deacon, 1898; 
elder, 1904. Served the following charges previous to 1915: 
Marshallberg, Harkers Island, Avon, Hatteras, Wildwood, Win- 
fall, Whaleyville, Elizabeth City. 1915, '16, in retired relation; 
1917, supernumerary; 1918, Pinners, Virginia; 1919, '20, '21, 
retired; 1922, '23, Parkville; 1924, supernumerary (served Park- 
ville); 1925, Parmele; 1926, Chowan; 1927, '28, '29, '30, supernumerary; 

1931, located; (1934, '35), Lexington; (1936, '37), Lansing; 1938, 
v/ith Methodist Episcopal Church, South. (23). Has been unusually 
successful in revival services; has received 1,752 into the church. 



1938] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 151 

B. A. Culp — received, 1911; full member, 1914; deacon, 1911; elder, 
1916. 1911, '12, Kings Mountain Circuit; 1913, '14, '15, '16, '17, 
'18, '19, '20, '21, Kings Mountain; 1922, '23, '24, '25, Winston-Salem; 
1926, '27, '28, '29, '30, Asheville; 1931, '32, Conference evangelist; 

1933, '34, '35, '36, '37, '38, Winston-Salem. (26). 

A. B. Dennis— b. 1876; received, 1906; full member, 1908; deacon, 1906; 
elder, 1910. 1906, '07, '08, Leicester; 1909, Troy; 1910, transferred 
to Holston; 1910, Etowah, Tennessee; 1911, '12, Athens Circuit; 1913, 
Little River; 1914, '15, Lenoir City; 1916, transferred again to Blue 
Ridge- Atlantic; 1916, Canton, North Carolina; 1917, '18, '19, Leicester; 
1920, leave of absence; 1921, Pisgah; 1922, Canton Circuit; 1923, '24, 
Kings Mountain; 1925, '26, '27, '28, '29, '30, Winston-Salem (States- 
ville District); 1931, '32, Asheville; 1933, '34, Pisgah; 1935, Clyde; 
1936, Asheville Circuit; 1937, with Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 
(26). Was in the General Conference of 1932. 

D. H. Dennis— b. 1888; received, 1923; full member, 1927; deacon, 1927; 
elder, 1929. (1918, '19), Hatteras; (1920, '21), Morehead Circuit; 
(1922), '23, Chandler; 1924, without appointment for school; 1925, 
Montezuma; 1926, '27, Traphill; 1928, '29, '30, St. Paul; 1931, '32, '33, 
Bakersville; 1934, '35, Asheville Circuit; 1936, Clyde; 1937, '38, Ashe- 
ville Circuit. (13). 

D. L. Earnhardt— b. 1877; received, 1906; full member, 1908; deacon, 1906; 

elder, 1910. (1905), '06, Culberson; 1907, '08, Clyde; 1909, '10, Ashe- 
ville Circuit; 1911, Marion; 1912, Ocracoke; 1913, Harmony; 1914, '15, 
'16, Etowah; 1917, '18, Pisgah; 1919, '20, '21, Clyde; 1922, '23, Leicester; 
1924, Bakersville; 1925, '26, Marshallberg; 1927, Macon-Sylva; 1928, 
'29, Asheville Circuit; 1930, '31, '32, Etowah; 1933, Casar and Hickory; 

1934, '35, Casar; 1936, Wilkesboro Circuit; 1937, '38, Traphill. (32). 

M. O. Fletcher— b. 1882; received, Holston, 1911; full member, 1913; 
deacon, 1913; elder, 1915; transferred to Blue Ridge-Atlantic, 1916. 
(1914, '15), '16, '17, '18, '19, '20, '21, '22, '23, '24, '25, '26, '27, '28. 
'29, '30, '31, President Washington (North Carolina) Collegiate In- 
stitute; 1932, manager, Tayloe Hospital; 1933, '34, '35, '36, '37, '38, 
Parmele. (21). Member of General Conference, of 1924; elected to 
Uniting Conference, 1939. 

F. F. Frisbie— b. 1886; received, Puget Sound, 1915; full member, 1917; 
deacon, 1917; elder, 1919. 1915, Sequim, Washington; 1916, '17, Colby, 
Washington; 1918, '19, Chimacum, Washington; 1920, '21, supernumer- 
ary; 1922, located at own request; (1924), Community Church, Mont- 
pelier, Idaho; 1925, readmitted by Idaho Conference; 1925, '26, '27, 
Richfield, Idaho; 1928, Salmon City, Idaho; 1929, transferred to West 
Virginia; 1929, '30, Knottsville, West Virginia; 1931, transferred to 
Blue Ridge- Atlantic; 1931, '32, Winston-Salem Circuit; 1933, '34, '35, 
Leicester; 1936, Canton; 1937, '38, Huntersville. (7). 

E. M. Graham — b. 1882; received, North Carolina, Wesleyan Methodist 

Church, 1912; elder, 1916. 1913, '14, General evangelist; 1915, '16, '17, 
Kings Mountain; 1918, '19, Charlotte; 1920, '21, '22, '23, '24, '25, Presi- 
dent of Annual Conference; 1926, '27, '28, '29, '30, '31, '32, '33, Charlotte; 
1934, general evangelist. He was a member of General Conference, 
of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, from 1915 to 1926; was member 
of Book Committee, of Wesleyan Methodist Church, four years, 1923- 
1926, which carried with it many responsibilities in the leadership of 
the denomination. His orders were recognized by the Blue Ridge- 
Atlantic Conference, in 1935, and he was received into this Conference, 
in 1936. (1934), Clyde; (1935), Pisgah; 1936, '37, '38,. Newton. (2). 



152 BLUE RIDGE-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE [1938 

E. P. Greene — received, 1928; full member, 1930; deacon, 1930; elder 

1932. (1925), Newport; 1928, Macon-Sylva; 1929, '30, '31, Marion; 
1932, '33, Wilkesboro; 1934, '35, Bakersville; 1936, '37, '38, Casar. 
(10). 

C. W. Guthrie— b. 1888; received, 1919; full member, 1921; deacon, 1921; 

elder, 1923. (1918), Bessemer City; 1919, Morehead Circuit; 1920, 
Portsmouth; 1921, '22, '23, Troy; 1924, Marshallberg; 1925, Yadkin; 
1926, Harmony; 1927, Troy; 1928, '29, '30, '31, '32, '33, Kings Moun- 
tain; 1934, Marshallberg; 1935, Newton; 1936, '37, '38, Marshallberg. 
(19). 

D. W. Haga— b. 1872; received, 1905; full member, 1907; deacon, 1907; 

elder, 1909. 1905, '06, '07, '08, Creston; 1909, '10, Montezuma; 1911, 

'12, Canton Circuit; 1913, Leicester; 1914, '15, '16, Montezuma; 1917, 
'18, Morehead City; 1919, '20, Winston-Salem District; 1921, leave of 

absence; 1922, '23, '24, Montezuma; 1925, '26, '27, Linville City; 1928, 

Marion; 1929, leave of absence; 1930, Conference evangelist; 1931, 

Boone; 1932, '33, '34, co-pastor, Linville-Montezuma; 1935, '36, Alta- 
mont; 1937, retired. (32). 

S. W. Johnson — b. 1889; received, 1914; full member, 1916, deacon, 1914; 
elder, 1918. (1913), Morehead Circuit; 1914, Hatteras; 1915, Park- 
ville; 1916, '17, Gastonia; 1918, St. Paul; 1919, '20, '21, Morehead 
City; 1922, '23, '24, Harmony; 1925, '26, '27, Huntersville; 1928, 
Elm Grove-Mt. Pleasant; 1929, '30, '31, '32, '33, Kannapolis; 1934, 
'35, '36, '37, Statesville; 1938, Kings Mountain. (24). 

R. P. Jones — received, 1919; full member, 1921; deacon, 1921; elder, 
1924. (1917, '18), Boone; 1919, '20, '21, Montezuma; 1922, '23, Bakers- 
ville; 1924, '25, Canton Circuit; 1926, Asheville Circuit; 1927, '28, 
'29, Pisgah; 1930, '31, '32, '33, '34, '35, Linville-Montezuma; 1936, re- 
tired. (17). 

J. R. Kirby — received, Kansas, 1916; 1916, Morehead Circuit (Kansas); 1917, 
Jefferson; 1918, '19, Wesley Foundation, Kansas State College; 1920, '21, 
left without appointment for school; 1922, transferred to North Indiana; 
1922, Galveston, Indiana; 1924, transferred to Northern Minnesota; 1924, 
'25, Hawley, Minnesota; 1926, supernumerary; 1927, located at own 
request; 1927 to 1935, did supply work, six years, in public school 
and college work; 1935, readmitted and transferred to Blue Ridge- 
Atlantic; 1935, Asheville; 1936, with Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South; 1937, '38, Leicester. (3). 

L. A. Lewis — b. 1912; received, 1932; full member, 1935; deacon, 1935. 
1932, '33, Morehead City; 1934, '35, Harmony-Mitchell; 1936, with- 
out appointment for school; 1937, Canton; 1938, Pineblurr. (5). 

V. A. Lewis— b. 1912; received, 1932; full member, 1937; deacon, 1936. 
1932, Hatteras; 1933, Colfax; 1934, Harmony Circuit; 1935, Hat- 
teras; 1936, Bakersville; 1937, St. Paul; 1938, Harkers Island. (3). 

D. F. Lowry— b. 1881; received, 1913; full member, 1915; deacon, 1915; 
elder, 1917. 1913, '14, Pembroke; 1915, '16, '17, Rowland; 1918, 
Pembroke; 1919, '20, Hamlet; 1921, '22, '23, '24, '25, '26, '27, '28, '29, 
'30, '31, '32, '33, '34, '35, '36, '37, '38, Pembroke. (25). 

F. R. Lowry — received into full membership, from Holiness Methodism- 

Church, 1919; elder, 1921. (1918), '19, Rowland; 1920, '21, Thessa- 
lonica; 1922, '23, Hamlet; 1924, supernumerary; 1925, '26, Latta; 
1927, '28, '29, '30, '31, supernumerary; 1932, located at own request. 
(1928), Pee Dee; (1929, '30), Clio-Latta; 1936, readmitted and placed 
in retired relation. (7). 

C. W. Martin— b. 1908; received, 1937; 1937, '38, Linville-Montezuma. (1). 



1938] METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 153 

M. A. Matheson — b. 1874; received, 1903; full member, 1907; deacon, 
1907; elder, 1909. 1903, Unaka; 1905, '05, Hiawassee; 1906, '07, 
Erwin; 1908, '09, Marion; 1910, Etowah; 1911, Casar; 1912, Parmele; 
1913, '14, Zion; 1915, '16, '17, '18, Newton; 1919, '20, Gastonia; 
1921, '22, '23, '24, '25, supernumerary; 1926, located; 1938, read- 
mitted and placed in the retired relation. (16). 

E. W. Mills— b. 1896; received, 1933; full member, 1935; deacon, 1932; 
elder, 1935. (1928, '29), Newton; (1930, '31, '32), '33, '34, '35, Troy; 
1936, '37, Mt. Mitchell-Midway (Kannapolis) ; 1938, with Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South. (5). 

V. A. Morton— b. 1907; received, 1929; full member, 1931; deacon, 1931; 
elder, 1933. (1928), '29, Lexington; 1930, '31, '32, Walkertown; 1933, 
'34, '35, '36, '37, '38, Winston Circuit. (9). 

C. O. Newell — b. 1888; received, 1920, in Holston; transferred to Blue 
Ridge-Atlantic, 1920; full member, 1925; deacon, 1923; elder, 1925. 

1920, '21, Washington; 1922, '23, without appointment for school; 
1924, Morehead City; 1925, '26, Canton; 1927, transferred to Georgia; 

1927, Epworth, Georgia; 1928, Rossville, Georgia; 1929, transferred 
to Blue Ridge- Atlantic; 1929, '30, Bessemer City; 1931, '32, '33, '34, 
'35, Pinebluff; 1936, Leicester; 1937, '38, with Methodist Episcopl 
Church, South. (13). 

R. C. Nimon— b. 1907; received, 1936; full member, 1938; elder, 1938; 1936, 
'37, Misenheimer; 1938, with Methodist Episcopal Church, South. (2). 

W. A. Parsons — b. 1872; received, Georgia, 1897 (February); full member, 
1898 (December); deacon, 1898; elder, 1901. 1897 (February), Wes- 
ley Chapel, Atlanta; 1897 (December), Lookout Mountain; 1898, '99, 
Spring Place; 1900, '01. Atalla (Epworth) Seminary; 1902, '03, '04, 
Blue Ridge District; 1905, '06, '07, Atlanta District; 1908, '09, '10, 
'11, '12, '13, Union Hill Seminary; 1914, '15, '16, '17, Epworth Semin- 
ary; 1918, transferred to Blue Ridge- Atlantic; 1918, '19, '20, Troy; 

1921, '22, '23, '24, '25, Washington (North Carolina) District; 1926, 
'27, '28, '29, '30, '31, '32, '33, Statesville; 1934, '35, '36, '37, Kings 
Mountain; 1938, Statesville. (20). 

W. A. Patton— b. 1856; received, 1898; full member, 1900; deacon, 1900; 
elder, 1902. 1898, '99, 1900, '01, '02, Creston; 1903, '04, '05, '06, '07, 
'08, Bakersville District; 1909, Jefffferson Circuit; 1910, '11, '12, '13, 
'14, '15, Asheville District; 1916, '17, Creston; 1918, '19, Asheville; 
1920, '21, '22, Lansing; 1923, '24, Creston; 1925, '26, '27, Lansing; 

1928, retired. (31). 

W. H. Pless— b. 1886; received, 1910; full member, 1915; deacon, 1910; 
elder, 1917. 1910, Teresita; 1911, '12, '13, Etowah; 1914, '15, '16, '17, 
'18, Canton Circuit; 1919, North Winston; 1920, Walkertown; 1921, 
Asheville District; 1922, '23, '24, Canton; 1925, '26, '27, Kings Moun- 
tain; 1928, '29, '30, Leicester; 1931, '32, '33, '34, '35, '36, '37, '38, Canton 
Circuit. (25). 

W. J. Plint— b. 1877; received, 1904; full member, 1908*; deacon, 1897; 
elder, 1906. Was in the Atlantic Mission Conference until 1911. Was 
transferred to Blue Ridge Conference in 1911. In 1912, these two 
Conferences were merged. 1904, Graham Collegiate Institute; 1905, 
'06, Graham Collegiate Institute and Marshallberg; 1907, Harkers Is- 
land and Elizabeth City (six months each); 1908, '09, Morehead City; 
1910, Portsmouth, Virginia; 1911, Walkertown; 1912, Misenheimer; 
1913, Mitchell Home School; 1914, Harmony; 1915, '16, Morehead City; 



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1917, '18, Statesville (Winston-Salem) District; 1919, '20, Coast (Wash- 
ington) District; 1921, North Winston; 1922, '23, Morehead City; 1924, 
Portsmouth, Virginia; 1925, leave of absence; 1926, Morehead City; 
1927, Elm Grove-Mt. Pleasant; 1928, '29, '30, supernumerary; 1931, 
'32, Leicester; 1933, '34, '35, '36, '37, '38, Statesville District. (29). 

C. O. Plyler— b. 1898; received, 1926; full member, 1928; deacon, 1928; 
elder, 1934. 1926, Hickory; 1927, Pinebluff; 1928, without appoint- 
ment for school; 1929, '30, '31, '32, '33, supernumerary; 1934, '35, 
'36, '37, '38, South River. (7). 

Y. D. Poole— b. 1884; received, 1913; full member, 1915; deacon, 1914; 
elder, 1925. 1913, '14, '15, Kannapolis; withdrew from Conference, 
1917; was readmitted, 1923. (1918), Ocracoke; (1919, '20), Harkers 
Island; (1921, '22), '23, Portsmouth, Virginia; 1924, '25, '26, Leicester; 
1927, '28, '29, Canton; 1930, Parmele; 1931, '32, '33, '34, Newton; 1935, 
Portsmouth, Virginia; 1936, '37, '38, Harmony-Mitchell. (18). 

H. H. Shaw— b. 1886; received, 1938; deacon, 1902; elder, 1904; (1933), Trap- 
hill; (1934, '35), Ocracoke; (1936, '37), '38, Portsmouth, Virginia. 

E. H. Spencer— b. 1888; received, 1920; full member, 1923; deacon, 1923; 
elder, 1925. 1920, '21, Marion; 1922, '23, '24, '25, Bessemer City; 1926, 
'27, Kannapolis; 1928, '29, Huntersville; 1930, '31, Casar; 1933, leave 
of absence; 1934, '35, Wilkesboro; 1936, Traphill; 1937, '38, Clyde. 
(17). 

L. C. Stevens— b. 1899; received, 1927; full member, 1938; deacon, 1937. 
(1926), '27, Etowah; 1928, Misenheimer; 1929, discontinued; (1935), 
Lansing Parish assistant; 1936, received again; 1936, Ashland; 1937, 
Pine Mountain Parish; 1938, St. Paul. (2). 

J. M. Wall— b. 1870; received, 1911; full member, 1913; deacon, 1911; 
elder, 1915. 1911, Wilkesboro; 1912, '13, '14, '15, Yadkin; 1916, '17, 
'18, '19, Harmony; 1920, North Winston; 1921, '22, '23, '24, Winston- 
Salem District; 1925, Conference evangelist; 1926, Walkertown; 1927, 
'28, Bessemer City; 1929, leave of absence; 1930, '31, '32, Ararat 
Circuit; 1933, '34, '35, '36, Zion Circuit; 1937, '38, Wilkesboro. (27). 

W. G. Warren — received, 1910; received again, 1919; full member, 1924; 
deacon, 1909; elder, 1927. Served several years as supply. 1919, '20, 
Pisgah; 1921, '22, Zion; 1923, '24, Asheville Circuit; 1925, '26, '27, 
Clyde; 1928, Etowah; 1929, supernumerary; 1930, Bakersville; 1931, 
Sylva; 1932, leave of absence; 1933, '34, Etowah; 1935, retired. (12). 

A. W. Wellons— b. 1915; received, 1937. (1936), Boone Circuit; 1937, '38, 
Bessemer City. (1). 

C. M. White— b. 1880; received, 1912; full member, 1914; deacon, 1912; 

elder, 1916. 1912, '13, '14, '15, '16, Statesville; 1917, Misenheimer; 
1918, '19, '20, '21, Kannapolis; 1922, '23, '24, Newton; 1925, '26, '27, 
Morehead City; 1928, '29, '30, '31, '32, '33, Asheville District; 1934, 
'35, Canton; 1936, '37, '38, Pisgah Circuit. (26). 

D. J. White— b. 1862; received, 1906; full member, 1908; deacon, 1908; 

elder, 1915. (1905), '06, '07, '08, Wilkesboro; 1909, '10, '11, Yadkin; 
1912, Ararat; 1913, '14, Elkin; 1915, Roaring Gap; 1916, '17, '18, '19, 
Traphill; 1920, '21, '22, '23, Thurmond; 1924, '25, Harmony Circuit; 
1926, '27, Mountain Grove; 1928, '29, '30, Wilkesboro; 1931, Traphill; 
1932, retired. (26). 

C. J. Winslow— b. 1899; received, 1926; full member, 1931; deacon, 1929; 
elder, 1932. 1926, Macon-Sylva; 1927, Ocracoke; 1928, Harkers Is- 
land; 1929, Hatteras; 1930, '31, '32, '33, Asheville Circuit; 1934, Besse- 
mer City; 1935, '36, '37, Bessemer City Circuit; 1938, Walkertown. 
(9). 



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J. J. Wood — b. 1882; received, Georgia, 1923; full member, 1926; deacon, 
1926, elder, 1930. 1923, Hemphill Avenue, Atlanta; 1924, '25, Epworth; 
1926, Tallapoosa; 1927, transferred to Blue Ridge- Atlantic; 1927, 
Bakersville; 1928, Culberson-Unaka; 1929, Culberson-Unaka and Hayes- 
ville; 1930, '31, '32, Ocracoke; 1933, '34, '35, '36, '37, Walkertown; 
1938, Marion. (11). 

C. K. Wright— b. 1907;, received, Alabama, 1934; full member, 1936; deacon, 
1936; elder, 1938. 1935, transferred to Blue Ridge- Atlantic; 1935, 
Marshallberg; 1936, Troy; 1937, '38, with Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South. (3). 

J. F. Wyatt— b. 1892; received, 1931; full member, 1937; deacon, 1937; 
elder, 1938. (1929, '30), Misenheimer; 1931, '32, Winston-Salem; 1933, 
'34, Portsmouth, Virginia; 1935, without appointment for school; 1936, 
'37, Marion; 1938, Canton. (3). 



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Accepted Supply Pastors 148 

Appointments 119 

Boards and Committees 102 

Commission on Methodist Co-operation 125 

Conference Sessions 142 

Daily Proceedings 104 

Disciplinary Questions 114 

District Superintendents' Reports 121 

Historical Sketch 143 

Lay Delegates 146 

Laymen's Resolutions 138 

Local Preachers 148 

Memoirs 139 

Officers of the Conference 101 

Ordinations 112 

Pastoral Record 148 

Plan of Examinations 146 

Record of Appointments and Ordinations : 149 

Record of Sessions 142 

Retired Ministers 148 

Roll of the Dead 141 

Statistician's Report 132 

Stewards' Report 127 

Treasurer's Report 136 

Treasurer of Home Missions « 138 

Various Resolutions 147 

World Service Askings 138 



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THIS CHURCH WAS INSURED FOR $25,000, ON A VALUA- 
TION OF $60,000. WE PAID THEM $25,000. Most of the in- 
surance money was claimed by the mortgage holder. The church 
was UNABLE TO REBUILD with the balance DUE TO THE FAQ 
THAT THE CHURCH WAS UNDER-INSURED! 




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