John W. Chapman

CHAPMAN, John Wilbur. b. Richmond, Indiana, 17 June 1859; d. Long Island, New York, 25 December 1918. Chapman was educated at Lake Forest University in Illinois (BA, 1879), and Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in 1881: his first pastorate was a two-point charge to neighbouring churches in Liberty, Indiana, and College Corner, Ohio. In 1883 he became the minister of the Old Saratoga Dutch Reformed Church in Schuylerville, New York; in 1885 he moved to the First Reformed Church in Albany, New York; and in 1890 to the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Later Chapman became an evangelist and travelled throughout...

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