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Joseph Painter Calhoun, American clergyman. members being added to chs.


Calhoun, Joseph Painter was born on February 15, 1852 in Goheenville, Armstrong Company, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Samuel Smith Neale and Hannah (Sheridan) Calhoun.


Student Glade Run Academy, Armstrong Company, Pennsylvania, 1871-1875. Studied law, 1875-1876. Student Western Theological Seminary, 1877-1880.

(Doctor of Divinity, Franklin College, New Athens, O., 1902).


Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1879, stated supply, Le Claire and Princeton, Iowa, 1879-1881, Crooked Creek and Cherry Run, Pennsylvania, 1885-1890. Pastor, State Lick, Pennsylvania, 1890-1894, Newton, Kansas, 1894-1895, Homewood Avenue Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1895-1906 (built up church from membership of 150 to 1,200), First Church, Maryville, Tennessee, 1908-1911, 4th Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1911-1917, Winter Haven, Florida, 1917-1921. Was superintendent Synod of Florida, Presbyterian Church United States of America.

Organized 1st Presbyterian Church, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1922, pastor, 1922-1925 (emeritus). Superintendent evangelistic work in South and Southwest, Presbyterian Church United States of America As Chairman of Commission in Pittsburgh, originated and organized first simultaneous evangelistic campaign, 1904, 6,000 members being added to chs. participating. Plan since adopted throughout world.


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Married Madge F. Stockdill, of Goheenville, May 9, 1879.

Samuel Smith Neale Calhoun

Hannah (Sheridan) Calhoun

Madge F. Stockdill