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Minister , writer

Sherwood Eliot Wirt, American minister, writer. Ordained to ministry, 1943. Recipient Freedom of Valley Forge Foundation award, 1968; named Honorary Colonel, State of Tennessee; Sherwood Eliot Wirt day named in his honor, San Diego, 2001.

Background

Wirt, Sherwood Eliot was born on March 12, 1911 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Loyal Lincoln and Harriet Eliot (Benton) Wirt.

Education

Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1932. Bachelor's Degree, Pacific School Religion, Berkeley, 1943. Doctor of Philosophy, Edinburgh (Scotland) University, 1951.

Career

Pastor 1st Congressional Church, Collinsville, Connecticut, 1943-1944, Knox Presbyn Church, Berkeley, 1951-1955, Hillside Presbyterian Church, Oakland, California, 1955-1959. Editor Decision magazine Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1959-1976. Minister to students University Washington, 1946-1949.

Chairman San Diego Jesus 2000.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry, 1943.

Works

Membership

President San Diego Gilbert and Sullivan Society, 1980-1981. Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, 1936. Captain United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946.

Member Associated Church Press (life), Evangelical Press Association (life, president 1969-1971), San Diego County Christian Writers Guild (founder/convener 1977-1996), Theta Chi, Sigma Delta Chi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, swimming, tennis, golf.

Connections

Married Helen Winola Wells, July 2, 1940 (deceased September 1986). 1 child, Alexander Wells. Married Ruth Evelyn Love, August 29, 1987.

father:
Loyal Lincoln Wirt

mother:
Harriet Eliot (Benton) Wirt

spouses:
Helen Winola Wells

Ruth Evelyn Love

child:
Alexander Wells Wirt