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John Calvin Broomfield

Clergyman

John Calvin Broomfield, British clergyman. Member Oxford Conference, July 1937, and Edinburgh Conference, August 1937, Surveyed educational, medical and evangelistic work of the church in Japan, China and India, also served on many conferences in the United States, Europe and the Orient; member administrative committee Federal Council Churches of Christ in America. Religious work director and director United War Work Campaign, World War.

Background

Broomfield, John Calvin was born on July 4, 1872 in Eyemouth, Scotland. Son of James and Christina (Mason) Broomfield.

Education

Educated Adrian (Michigan) College, 1892-1893. Geneva College, 1893-1896. Doctor of Divinity, Kansas City U., 1910, Geneva College, 1930.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Adrian College, 1930, Central College, 1940.

Career

Delegates to the Uniting Conference in Kansas City were authorized to elect two Bishops as their contribution to the episcopacy of the new denomination, The Methodist Church. John Calvin Broomfield and James Henry Straughn were those elected. John was born 4 July 1872 in Eyemouth, Scotland.

He began his working career as a sailor. He emigrated to the U.S., eventually settling in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He was Admitted On Trial to the Pittsburgh Conference of the M.P. Church in 1895 and ordained in 1896.

He served as Pastor of churches in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He was also involved in the Religious Work campaign during World War I.\r\nRev. Broomfield was elected President of the Pittsburgh Conference in 1924 and continued in this office until his election to the episcopacy.

After his election, he was assigned the St. Louis Episcopal Area. Upon his election as Bishop, he was introduced by Bishop John Moore:\r\nHe also made a church journey in the Orient. Bishop Broomfield retired in 1944.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to church periodicals.

Membership

Member Oxford Conference, July 1937, and Edinburgh Conference, August 1937, Surveyed educational, medical and evangelistic work of the church in Japan, China and India, also served on many conferences in the United States, Europe and the Orient. Member administrative committee Federal Council Churches of Christ in America. Religious work director and director United War Work Campaign, World War.

Connections

Married Moselle Mar Donaldson, October 8, 1898.

father:
James Broomfield

mother:
Christina (Mason) Broomfield

spouse:
Moselle Mar Donaldson