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Samuel John Skevington

Clergyman

Samuel John Skevington, French clergyman. Mason. Visited West China, 1927, as fraternal messenger of Northern Baptists to foreign missionaries and Chinese chs.

Background

Skevington, Samuel John was born on July 11, 1871 in Lille, France, of English father and Scotch mother. Son of William and Marion (Dippie) Skevington.

Education

Student Collegiate Institute, Calais. Graduate Crozer Theological Seminary, Chester, Pennsylvania, 1897. Doctor of Divinity, Shurtleff College 1918.

Career

Ordained Baptist ministry, 1897. Pastor successively Clinton, New Jersey, Nyack, New York, Clinton Avenue Church, Newark, New Jersey, Belden Avenue Church, Chicago, until 1920, First Church, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, 1920-1928, Temple Baptist Church, Albany, New York, since March 1928. First vice president General Board Missionary Coöperation of Northern Baptist Convention and chairman State Board Missionary Coöperation, Southern California Baptist Convention.

Moderator Chicago Baptist Association, 1920, Hudson River Baptist Association, North, 1932-1933. Camp pastor, Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, World War. Ex-president Los Angeles Baptist Ministers’ Conference.

President Albany Ministers (Union) Association, 1934-1935. Trustee of Crozer Theological Seminary since 1937. Member board of managers New York State Baptist Convention, 1942-1945.

Membership

Mason. Visited West China, 1927, as fraternal messenger of Northern Baptists to foreign missionaries and Chinese chs.

Connections

Married Lucy Benjamin, June 29, 1897 (died January 25, 1944). Children: Gladys Marion and Florence Morrill (both missionaries in China, but now teaching in New York high schools).

father:
William Skevington

mother:
Marion (Dippie) Skevington

spouse:
Lucy Benjamin

child:
but now teaching in New York high schools) Skevington

child:
Gladys Marion and Florence Morrill (both missionaries in China Skevington