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Minister

John Hanford Giesler, American minister. Recipient John Hus award Moravian Theological Seminary, 1998. Member American Guild Organists, Moravian History Society, Southwest Miami Florida Ministers Association.

Background

Giesler, John Hanford was born on April 3, 1931 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Carl and Laura Louise (Dickey) Giesler.

Education

Bachelor, Moravian College, 1955. Master of Divinity, Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1958. Postgraduate, Escuela De Idiomas, San Jose/Costa Rica, 1959.

Career

Missionary pastor, Moravian Churches, Bluefields, Bonanza, Managua., Nicaragua, 1958-1969;pastor, The Union Church of Managua, 1959-1960;pastor, Friedberg Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1969-1975;pastor, The Moravian Church, King, North Carolina, 1975-1980;pastor, Bethabara Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, 1980-1990;organizing pastor, New Hope Moravian Church, Miami, Florida, since 1990. President Hymn Society American and Canada, Fort Worth, 1982-1984, Moravian Music Foundation, Winston-Salem, 1976-1981, Moravian Mission Society, Winston-Salem, 1975-1978. Secretary Interprovincial Hymnal Committee, Bethlehem, since 1985.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author publications in field. Editor Onword Moravian Missions monthly magazine, since 1996.

Membership

Member American Guild Organists, Moravian History Society, Southwest Miami Florida Ministers Association.

Connections

Married Barbara Lind Gordon, August 17, 1957. Children: Deborah Pyatt, Christian, Rebecca Morgan, Cynthia Meier.

father:
Carl Giesler

mother:
Laura Louise (Dickey) Giesler

spouse:
Barbara Lind Gordon

child:
Deborah Pyatt Giesler

child:
Christian Giesler

child:
Rebecca Morgan Giesler

child:
Cynthia Meier Giesler