Mcfarland, John Thomas was born on January 2, 1851 in Mount Vernon, Indiana, United States. Son of Sylvanas and Elizabeth (Ginn) M.
Student Iowa Wesleyan University. Bachelor of Arts, Simpson College, Iowa, 1873. Bachelor of Divinity, Boston University, 1878.
(Doctor of Divinity, University of Southern California, 1886. Doctor of Laws, Simpson, 1894).
Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1873. Pastor Millersburg, Iowa, 1873-1875, Sweetland Center, Iowa, 1875-1876. Portsmouth, Rhode Island, 1876-1878, Eddyville, Iowa, 1878-1879, Elmwood, Illinois, 1879-1880, First Church, Peoria, Illinois, 1880-1882.
Vice president, 1882-1884, president, 1884-1891, Iowa Wesleyan University. Pastor Grace Church, Jasksonville, Illinois, 1891-1896, New York Avenue Church, Brooklyn, 1897-1899, First Church, Topeka, Kansas, 1899-1904. Editor S.S. literature of Methodist Episcopal Church, June since 1904.
Author: Preservation versus the Rescue of the Child. The Book and the Child. Etchings of the Master.