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Clergyman , educator

John Walter Shackford, American clergyman, educator. Member Commision on Reference and Council which drew up plan of merger of Sunday School Council of Evangelical Denominations and International Sunday School Association, 1922.

Background

Shackford, John Walter was born on January 10, 1878 in Walkerton, Virginia, United States. Son of Joseph Wesley and Cora (Kingsbury) Shackford.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, 1900, Doctor of Divinity, 1912. Bachelor of Divinity, Vanderbilt, 1903.

Career

Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1897. State student secretary Young Men’s Christian Association, Tennessee, 1902-1903. Secretary young people’s missionary education, General Board Missions, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1903-1906.

Pastor Rivermont Avenue Church, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1906-1910, Colonial Avenue Church, Norfolk, 1910-1913, Broad St. Church, Richmond, 1913-1915. Superintendent department leadership and teacher training, General Sunday School Board, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1915-1922, general secretary same, 1922-1920. Pastor Central Church, Albemarle, North Carolina, 1930-1931, Hawthorne Lane Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1931-1934, St. John’s Church, Rock Hill, South Carolina., 1934-1936.

Washington St. Church, Columbia, South Carolina., 1936-1938. District superintendent Rock Hill District, Rock Hill, South Carolina., 1938-1943. Pastor Buncombe St. Church, Greenville, South Carolina., 1943-1945, Chestnut Avenue Church, Newport News, Virginia, 1945-1950.

Pastor Churchland and West Norfolk, Virginia, from 1950.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Program of the Christian Religion, 1917. Education in the Christian Religion, 1931. Jesus and Social Redemption, 1940, also chapter on Christian Education in Religion and the Church Tomorrow, 1935.

Membership

Member Commision on Reference and Council which drew up plan of merger of Sunday School Council of Evangelical Denominations and International Sunday School Association, 1922.

Connections

Married Love Branner Atkins, February 14, 1907.; married Board; children: John Branner, James Atkins, Joseph Temple, Ella Kingsbury, Love Branner, Margaret Jackson, Elizabeth Bland.

father:
Joseph Wesley Shackford

mother:
Cora (Kingsbury) Shackford

spouse:
Love Branner Atkins

spouse:
Board

child:
John Branner Shackford

child:
James Atkins Shackford

child:
Joseph Temple Shackford

child:
Ella Kingsbury Shackford

child:
Love Branner Shackford

child:
Margaret Jackson Shackford

child:
Elizabeth Bland Shackford