Philpott, Peter Willey was born on November 25, 1865 in Iona, Elgin Company, Ontario, Canada. Son of John Alexander and Georgiana (MacGregor) Philpott.
Educated grammar school and School of Langs., Ontario. Doctor of Divinity, Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1925.
Joined Salvation Army, 1884, captain 1887, birg. 1892; resigned 1894, to become an evangelist. Founder, 1896, and pastor until 1922, independent church, Hamilton, Canada (membership growing from 35 to 1,700).
Pastor Moody Church, Chicago, 1922-1929, during which time the Moody Memorial million dollar church was erected. Pastor Church of the Open Door, Los Angeles, since 1929. Active in recruiting service for World War, 1914-1917.
Presiding judge Military Conscription Court, 1917 until Armistice. Trustee Wheaton College. President African Inland Mission for N. America.
Office: 536 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, California*.
Married Jessie Stuart Menzies, of Toronto, Canada, July 22, 1887.