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Archie Lowell Ryan, American clergyman. Member Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Museum; Mason.


Ryan, Archie Lowell was born on April 15, 1881 in Clay Center, Kansas, United States. Son of Review Joseph Malcolm and Clara Leanore (Lapham) Ryan.


Bachelor of Arts, Baker U., Baldwin, Kansas, 1906, Doctor of Divinity, 1926. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University School Theology, 1913. A.M., Northwestern University, 1927.


Instructor in English, Baker U., 1906-1907. Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, 1910. Pastor successively Le Hunt, Kna., Methuen and South Braintree, Massachusetts, until 1914.

Field secretary Board of Sunday Schools Methodist Episcopal Church, for Philippine Islands, 1914-1920. Joint field secretary for same and World’s S.S. Association, for P.I., 1920-1930. Professor religious education, Union Theological Seminary, Manila, 1914-1932, president, 1925-1932.

Editor Philippine Islands Sunday School Journal, 1923-1930. Advisory secretary Philippine Council of Religious Education. Business secretary World’s Sunday School Association, 1932-1933.

Pastor successively Piedmont, Shawnee, and London Heights, Kansas City, Kansas, 1934-1942. Superintendent Kansas City District, 1942-1948. Pastor, Stephens Memorial Methodist Church, Kansas City, Kansas, from 1948.

Delegate to World’s S.S. Convention, Tokyo, 1920, Glasgow, 1924, Los Angeles, 1928. Jurisdictional Conference, Methodist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1944, El Paso, Texas, 1948.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Temperance Sermons (with others), 1914. The Religion of an Intermediate Boy, 1916. When We Join the Church, 1920.Religious Education in the Philippines, 1930. A Good Minister, 1930. Winner nat. oratorical contest, Intercollegiate Prohibition Association, 1906.


Member Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Museum.


Married Celia Martha Allen, June 17, 1908. Children: Allen Lowell, Martha Marguerite, Lloyd Mulin.

Review Joseph Malcolm Ryan

Clara Leanore (Lapham) Ryan

Celia Martha Allen

Allen Lowell Ryan

Lloyd Mulin Ryan

Martha Marguerite Ryan