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History of the Churches of the Pittsburgh Baptist Association

by William Pankey


The Industry Baptist Church was organized in the Industry public school building, April 9, 1882, with seventeen constituent members. Rev. J. K. Cramer, pastor of the Elizabeth Baptist Church, rendered valuable services to the group for a while. The church edifice was dedicated April 15, 1888, the dedicatory sermon being preached by Rev. J. K. Cramer. The church became a member of the Pittsburgh Baptist Association, May 5, 1885. The present membership is seventy-four.

The following ministers have served the church:

Rev. James Miller (1885-1886), Rev. John Birk (1886-1887), Rev. E. C. Weeks (1887-1888), Rev. A. J. Adams (1888-1891), Rev. S. A. Smith (1891-1892), Rev. A. Hare (1892-1893), Rev. C. M. Turner (1893-1895), Rev. Peter Cook (1897-1898), Rev. G. W. Gibson (1898-1900), Rev. E. K. Bailey (1902-1903), Rev. Thomas Thomas (1903-1907), Rev. Daniel E. Ewig (1909-1915), Rev. A. C. Downing (1915-1923), Rev. Frank Edge (1923-1926), Rev. Noah Fehl (1926-1934), Rev. Noah Fehl, Jr. (1934- 1935), Rev. Susanne Gouker (1935 ).

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