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ROE, J. W., Rev.


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 12/18/2007 at 21:18:18

Historical Sketches of Iowa Baptists, 1886.

REV. J. W. ROE died at his home in Malvern in October, 1876, while the State Convention was in session at Des Moines. He was recognized in the Southwestern Association as one “whose work in the Association for a number of years had been a succession of victories for the Master, culminating in the founding of Malvern Academy.” Brother Roe began his ministry in the Burlington Association about 1864 as pastor, for a short time, of the Jefferson Church, and also at Charleston in the Keokuk Association. From 1865 to ’67 he labored as Missionary of the Home Missionary Society in Missouri, in Gentry, Worth, Harrison and perhaps other counties. In 1868 he returned to Iowa and became pastor at Sidney, “His life was eminent for usefulness in the upbuilding of churches, the promotion of all worthy benevolent enterprises, the advancement of our educational work, and especially was he blessed of God in leading precious souls to Jesus.”


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