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Clergyman

Winfred Francis Bryan, American clergyman. Member commission to formulate post-war program, for the Methodist Church in the United States, 1943; member Methodist Emergency Commission, 1941; member of advisory council American Bible Society, 1940-1944; member National Inter-Faith Committee for Aid to the Democracies, 1941; Member Pi Gamma Mu, Kappa Sigma.; Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner), Kiwanian. Received 146.

Background

Bryan, Winfred Francis was born on May 9, 1872 in Bryan’s Mill, Texas, United States. Son of William Gaston and Emma Aurelia (Moody) Bryan.

Education

Master of Arts, Southwestern U., Georgetown, Texas, 1895. Doctor of Divinity, Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, 1924.

Career

E. S. Kane), Inez Sophronia, Marvin Pierce, William Gaston, Marjorie Elizabeth (wife of Doctor Orion Thompson), Dorothy (Mistress E. B. Miller, Junior). Ordained Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1895. Successively pastor Oak Lawn (Dallas), Lannius, Emberson, Blossom, Ervay Street Church, Dallas, Wichita Falls, Whitewright, Sulphur Springs, until 1911.

Presiding elder Paris District, 1911-1915. Pastor Marlin, 1915-1918. Presiding elder Jacksonville District, 1918-1919.

Pastor Tyler, 1919-1923. Presiding elder Marlin District, 1923-1924. Pastor First Church, Austin, 1924-1929.

Presiding elder Decatur District, 1929-1931. Presiding elder Tyler District, 1931-1934. Pastor First Church, Galveston, 1934-1938.

District superintendent Huntsville District, 1938-1942. District superintendent Houston District, 1942-1944. Associate pastor First Methodist Church, Houston, 1944-1949.

Delegate to General Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 5 times, and to Ecumenical Conference of World Methodism, London, 1921, 31. Conference missionary secretary West Texas Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1924-1929. Delegate to North American Home Mission Conference, Washington, District of Columbia, 1930.

Delegate to General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1934. Chairman finance committee General Conference 1934. Delegate Sesquicentennial Conference of America Methodism, Baltimore, 1934.

Vice chairman General Conference Commision on Budget, 1934-1938, chairman since 1938. Delegate to Missionary Council of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Washington, 1936. Delegate to Uniting Conference (Chairman of Commission on membership and temporal economy), Kansas City, 1939.

Chairman of Commission that wrote Financial Plan for Methodist Church, 1939. Delegate General conference Methodist Church, 1940. Vice Chairman of Commission on Ministry.

Chairman legislative committee for Commision on World Service and Finance. Vice chairman Commision on World Service and Finance, 1939-1942, chairman 1942-1944.

Membership

Member commission to formulate post-war program, for the Methodist Church in the United States, 1943. Member Methodist Emergency Commission, 1941. Member of advisory council American Bible Society, 1940-1944.

Member National Inter-Faith Committee for Aid to the Democracies, 1941. Member Pi Gamma Mu, Kappa Sigma. Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner), Kiwanian.

Received 146.

Connections

Married Emma Belle Cullum, June 1, 1897. Children: Ruth Aurelia (wife of Doctor.

father:
William Gaston Bryan

mother:
Emma Aurelia (Moody) Bryan

spouse:
Emma Belle Cullum

child:
Ruth Aurelia (wife of Dr Bryan