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Roy Bergen Guild, American clergyman. Decorated La Croix de Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Couronne (Belgium), 1919. Member Florida Conference of Congressional Christian Churches, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Quill.


Guild, Roy Bergen was born on December 1, 1871 in Galva, Illinois, United States. Son of Rufus Barnard and Susan Fidelia (Bergen) Guild.


Student Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas, 1891-1892. Bachelor of Arts, Knox College, 1894, A.M., 1897, Doctor of Divinity, 1911. Graduate Chicago Theological Seminary, 1897.


Ministry, 1897; pastor Woodstock, Illinois, 1897-1900, Leavitt St. Church, Chicago, 1900-1906. Secretary Illinois Home Missionary Society, 1906-1908. N.E. secretary Congressional Church Building Society, Boston, 1908-1910.

Executive secretary Men and Religion Forward Movement, 1911-1912. Pastor Central Church, Topeka, Kansas, 1912-1915. Chairman Kansas State Commision on Public Health, 1913-1915.

Executive secretary Commision on Councils of Churches of Federal Council Churches of Christ in America, 1915-1925. Pastor Trinitarian Congressional Church, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1925-1929. Associate general secretary Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America since 1929.

Secretary Committee on Religious Work in Canal Zone. Executive of General Committee on Army and Navy Chaplains, Washington, District of Columbia. Secretary emeritus Federal Council of Churches, 1937.

Florida executive secretary Save the Children Federation, since 1939.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Manual of Interchurch Work. Community Programs for Cooperating Churches, 1933. Author: Practicing Christian Unity, 1919.


Member Florida Conference of Congressional Christian Churches, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Quill.


Married Winifred A. Everhard, June 21, 1898. Children: William Everhard, Roland Bergen, George Scoville, Ordained Congleton.

Rufus Barnard Guild

Susan Fidelia (Bergen) Guild

Winifred A. Everhard

William Everhard Guild

Roland Bergen Guild

George Scoville Guild

Ordained Congl Guild