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History of the Churches of the Pittsburgh Baptist Association

by William Pankey

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, IRWIN, ORGANIZED 1902

This church was incorporated as the Welsh Baptist Church of Irwin, March 29, 1902. It was reincorporated as the Calvary Baptist Church of Irwin, October 7, 1911. It was located at that time on Walnut Street, Irwin. The church edifice now occupied by the congregation was purchased from the Primitive Methodist Church, October 30, 1912.

The following ministers have served the church:

Rev. Noah Fehl (1912-1923), Rev. Charles F. Smalley (1924-1931), Rev. H. E. White (1934), Rev. Henry W. Birch (1934-1937), Rev. Walter K. Mc-Culloch (1937 ).

The three present licentiates of the church are Dr. J. C. Mason, Mrs. Walter K. McCulloch and A. John Thomas. The membership is 329.

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