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William Culbertson

William Culbertson, American clergyman. Member of the North American Council, China Inland Mission, 1940-1971; Member Evangelical Theological Society.


  • Culbertson, William was born on November 18, 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William, Junior, and Lydia Barnes (Roper) C.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1939. Bachelor of Divinity, Reformed Episcopal Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1939, Doctor of Divinity, 1939. Doctor of Laws, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina., 1948.


    • Ordained deacon, Reformed Episcopal Church, 1927. Presbyter, 1928; consecrated bishop, 1937. Rector Grace Church, Collingsdale, Pennsylvania, 1927-1930.

      St. John’s-by-the-Sea, Ventnor, New Jersey, 1930-1933. Atonement, Germantown, Philadelphia, 1933-1942. Episcopacy; New York and Philadelphia Synod, Reformed Episcopal Church, 1937-1942.

      Lecturer Reformed Episcopal Theological Seminary, 1929-1942, dean Moody Bible Institute, 1942-1947, acting president and dean of education, 1947-1948, president 1948-1971, Chancellor 1971. Trustee Reformed Episcopal Theo. Seminary, Philadelphia, 1930-1971.


    Member of the North American Council, China Inland Mission, 1940-1971. Member Evangelical Theological Society.


    • Married Catharine Havilla Gantz, March 16, 1929. Children: Joy Anne, William Robert, Paul Gantz, Ruth Catharine.
    • father: William Culbertson
    • mother: Lydia Barnes (Roper) Culbertson
    • spouse: Catharine Havilla Gantz
    • children: Joy Anne Culbertson
    • William Robert Culbertson
    • Paul Gantz Culbertson
    • Ruth Catharine Culbertson
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    Born November 18, 1905
    Died November 16, 1971
    (aged 65)