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John Samuel Stamm, American bishop. member Federal Council Churches (member Executive Committee, administrative committee; member Executive Committee World Council Churches,; Member of Executive Committee Illinois State Sunday School Association, 1916-1919; member governor board Young People’s Work Evangelical Church, 1919-1922.

Background

Stamm, John Samuel was born on March 23, 1878 in Alida, Kansas, United States. Son of George and Mary (Schmutz) Stamm.

Education

Graduate Northwestern College Academy, Naperville, Illinois, 1906. Bachelor of Philosophy, Northwestern College, 1909. the Master of Philisophy, 1910. Bachelor of Divinity, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Naperville, 1910.

Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1926. Doctor of Divinity, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Naperville, Illinois, 1927. Doctor of Laws, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1935.

Doctor of Humane Letters, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois, 1949. S.T.D., Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1951.

Career

Entered ministry Evangelical Church, 1899. Pastor successively Bloomington and Glasgow, Missouri, until 1903, Manhattan, Illinois, 1903-1907, Downers Grove, Illinois, 1907-1912, Oak Park, 1912-1919. Professor systematic theology, Evangelical Theological Seminary, 1919-1927, head department, 1922-1927.

Elected bishop Evangelical Church 1926, reelected, 1930, 34, 38, 42, 46. Elected bishop emeritus by General Conference, 1950. Senior bishop, president of the board bishops, Evangelical Church, 1934-1946.

President Evangelical School Theology, 1935-1941. President Board Publication, Board Church Extension, Board Preacher Pension, all Evangelical Church. Member Federal Council Churches (member Executive Committee, administrative committee.

Vice president 1946-1948, president 48-50). Member Executive Committee World Council Churches, member 1st assembly, 1948, member central committee, 1948-1954, president Pennsylvania Council, 1945-1949, vice president Federal Council, 1946-1948, president, 1948-1950, member central committee, 1948-1954. Candidate Prohibition Party for Illinois State Senate, 1911.

Camp pastor, Camp Grant, Illinois, 1918.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Evangelical Standard of Evangelism, 1924. Evangelism and Christian Experience, 1930.

Membership

Member Federal Council Churches (member Executive Committee, administrative committee. Member Executive Committee World Council Churches. Member of Executive Committee Illinois State Sunday School Association, 1916-1919.

Member governor board Young People’s Work Evangelical Church, 1919-1922.

Connections

Married Priscilla Marie Wahl, March 19, 1912.

father:
George Stamm

mother:
Mary (Schmutz) Stamm

spouse:
Priscilla Marie Wahl