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Clergyman

William Andrew Hobson, American clergyman. Member of executive board and president Florida Baptist Convention, Inc., 1911-1923; member Executive Committee Southern Baptist Convention, 1927-1936, now; member Baptist State Board, 1900-1936. Trustee (formerly special representative) John B. Stetson University, DeLand, Florida; Mason. Air warden during World World War World War II.

Background

Hobson, William Andrew was born on June 5, 1862 in Bibb County, Alabama, United States. Son of Review Francis Marion and Mary Catherine (Shows) Hobson.

Education

Alabama State University, 1885. Bachelor of Arts, Howard College, Alabama, 1892, Doctor of Divinity, 1897. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1893-1894.

Career

Ordained Baptist ministry, 1885. City missionary, Birmingham, 1885-1888. Founder Avondale Baptist Church, and pastor, 1886-1888.

Student pastor Baptist Church, Coaling, Warrior, Truesville, Dolomite, 1889-1892, Litchfield (Kentucky) Baptist Church, 1892-1894. Pastor Woodlawn Church, Birmingham, 1894-1896, Ruhama Church (seat of Howard College), Birmingham, 1896-1900, 1st Church Jacksonville, Florida, 1900-1923, Baptist Temple, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1924-1927. Teacher of Bible, Howard College, 1896-1900.

Editor Florida Baptist Witness, 1902-1903. Founder, 1932 and pastor Disston Avenue Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1932-1946. Pastor emeritus, since 1946.

Membership

Member of executive board and president Florida Baptist Convention, Inc., 1911-1923. Member Executive Committee Southern Baptist Convention, 1927-1936, now. Member Baptist State Board, 1900-1936.

Trustee (formerly special representative) John B. Stetson University, DeLand, Florida. Mason. Air warden during World World War World War II.

Connections

Married Lou Alma Cheek, October 2, 1887. Children: Mary Kate (deceased), Tolbert Francis.

father:
Review Francis Marion Hobson

mother:
Mary Catherine (Shows) Hobson

spouse:
Lou Alma Cheek

child:
Mary Kate Hobson (deceased)

child:
Tolbert Francis Hobson