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Clergyman , Missionary

James Edwin Crowther, British clergyman, missionary. Member Sherwood Eddy European Seminar, 1934.; Member African Society (London), Pi Kappa Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Gamma Museum Made tour of the missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Africa by authority of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1915; Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).

Background

Crowther, James Edwin was born on May 10, 1877 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Rowbotham) Crowther.

Education

Came to the United States, 1901. Bachelor of Arts, Dak. Wesleyan University, 1908, Master of Arts, 1911 (Doctor of Divinity, 1915).

B D., Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, Illinois, 1910.

Career

Pastor Methodist Episcopal Church, in South Dakota, 1901-1906. Field secretary Anti-Saloon League, South Dakota, 1906-1907. Missionary secretary, Dak.

Conference, 1907-1908. Special secretary Africa Jubilee Campaign, Chicago, 1908-1909. Western field secretary, Missionary Education Movement, Chicago, 1909-1912.

Secretary Department of Income, Board of Foreign Missions of Methodist Episcopal Church, New York City, 1912-1916. Pastor 1st Church, Seattle, Washington, 1916-1921, Arch St. Church, Philadelphia, 1921-1923, University Temple, Seattle, 1923-1929, Grace M E. Church, St. Louis, Missouri, 1929-1932, Trinity Church, Denver, Colorado, 1932-1936, First Church, San Jose, California, 1936-1940. Pastor The Church of the Wayfarer, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, since 1940.

President Seattle Council of Churches, 1924-1925, Metropolitan Church Federation of St. Louis, 1930-1931.

Membership

Member Sherwood Eddy European Seminar, 1934. Member African Society (London), Pi Kappa Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Gamma Museum Made tour of the missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Africa by authority of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1915. Mason (32°, Knights Templar, Shriner).

Connections

Married Mary Stanworth-Crowther, September 4, 1897.

father:
Thomas Crowther

mother:
Elizabeth (Rowbotham) Crowther

spouse:
Mary Stanworth-Crowther