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Clergyman

William Diderichsen Webber, American clergyman. Ordained to ministry American Baptist Churches, 1955. Named Pastor of Year, Council American Baptist Men, Chicago, 1960. Member Downtown Advisory Committee, Riverside, since 1990. Member American Association Homes for the Aging, American Baptist Homes and Hospitals, California Association Homes for the Aging.

Background

Webber, William Diderichsen was born on July 1, 1930 in St. Charles, Illinois, United States. Son of Leroy Dewey and Freda Franklina (Diderichsen) Webber.

Education

Bachelor with honors, Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1952. Master of Divinity, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1955. Doctor Ministry, Midwestern Theological Seminary, 1975.

Career

Senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Park Forest, Illinois, 1960-1966;senior pastor, University Heights Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri, 1966-1977;senior pastor, Seattle First Baptist Church, 1977-1979;senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Stockton, California, 1979-1986;administrator, Mount Rubidoux Manor Retirement Community, Riverside, California, since 1986. President American Baptist Churches Illinois and Missouri, 1974-1975. Executive Committee American Baptist Chs.U.S.A., Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1980-1986, Baptist International Ministries, Valley Forge, 1980-1986.

Board directors American Baptist Churches of Pacific S.W. California, Hawaii, Arizona, 1989-1990.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry American Baptist Churches, 1955.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author plays: Is It I, Lord, 1987, Robrt Rackes, Isaac Bachus.

Membership

Member Downtown Advisory Committee, Riverside, since 1990. Member American Association Homes for the Aging, American Baptist Homes and Hospitals, California Association Homes for the Aging.

Connections

Married Marilynn Joyce Carlson, June 15, 1952. Children: Sharon Linnea Webber Scott, Stephen William.

father:
Leroy Dewey Webber

mother:
Freda Franklina (Diderichsen) Webber

spouse:
Marilynn Joyce Carlson

child:
Sharon Linnea Webber Scott Webber

child:
Stephen William Webber