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Christian Fichthorne Reisner


Christian Fichthorne Reisner, American clergyman. member of New York Police Athletic League Commission; member several mayor’s coms.


Reisner, Christian Fichthorne was born on June 3, 1872 in Atchison, Kansas, United States. Son of John and Rebecca Dorothy (Fichthorne) Reisner.


Bachelor of Arts, Midland College, Fremont, Nebraska, 1893. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University School of Theology, 1896. Doctor of Divinity, Baker U., 1906.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Kansas City Wesleyan University, 1928. Doctor of Laws, Midland College, Fremont, Nebraska, 1938.


Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1896. Pastor London Heights, Kansas City, Kansas, 1897-1903, Grace Church, Denver, Colorado, 1903-1910, Grace Church, New York City, 1910-1919.

Pastor Broadway Temple, New York City. Inaugurated and raised $3,500,000 to finance Broadway Temple, with which Chelsea Church was merged. Former associate general secretary Centenary Conservation Committee of Methodist Episcopal Church, New York.

Chairman New York Area Retreat (Methodist). Treasurer Council Against Intolerance in America. Chairman New York Conference Insurance Committee.

Member of New York Police Athletic League Commission. Member several mayor’s coms. Author: Workable Plans for Wideawake Churches, 1906.

Social Plans for Young People, 1908. Weekday Prayers, 1909. The Preacher Persuader, 1910.

Church Publicity, 1913. Prayers for Even-tide, 1916. Comfort and Strength from the Shepherd Psalm, 1918.

Roosevelt’s Religion, 1921. Prayers for the Day’s Work, 1928. Disciple Winners, 1929.

God’s Power for Me, 1932. Home: New York, New York.


Member of New York Police Athletic League Commission. Member several mayor’s coms.


Married Charity Belle Ensworth, April.

John Reisner

Rebecca Dorothy (Fichthorne) Reisner

Charity Belle Ensworth