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A Brief History of Rochelle UMC

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  • 1844 - Met in log cabins
  • 1854 - Church services in railroad car
  • 1859 - Wooden Church started
  • 1862 - Wooden Church dedicated
  • 1880 - Two story brick Church constructed
  • 1910 - First pipe organ
  • 1929 - Subbasement constructed
  • 1947 - Fire destroys 2-story brick Church
    (Services temporarily held in Central School)
  • 1949 - Groundbreaking for new church
  • 1951 - New church building consecrated
  • 1963 - Construction of Hicks Hall
  • 1972 - Old stone 2-story church tore down
  • 1968 - Merging of Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist Episcopal Churches forming the United Methodist Church
  • 1972 - Radio broadcast started
  • 1983 - Started Bell Choirs
  • 1981 - Sanctuary and Hicks Hall combined with offices and Macy Room
  • 1994 - Television ministry started
  • 1995 - Chancel area renovation
  • 2016 - Central School Ministry Started
  • 2017 - Revive Rochelle
  • 2018 - Kitchen Renovation
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Pastors Who Served Rochell UMC

1843 - LS Walker  (Lighthouse, then Lane)
1856 - John Nate
1857 - J.T. Hanna
1859 - Calvin Brookins
** - Marcus A Plum
** - A.W.Paige
** - Thomas Cochrane
** - Ora A. Walker
1866 - George S. Youngs
1867 - James Fassett
1868-70 - William H. Strout
1871 - J.O. Crumb
1872-74 - G.R. VanHorn
1875-77 - Olin F. Matteson
1878-79 - J. E. Springer
1880 - E. W. Adams
1881-82 - A.M. Pilcher
1883 - Jonathan C. Staughton
1884-85 - M.M Bales
1886 - William Bernard Norton
1887-90 - Anthony T. Horn
1891 - James Monroe Wheaton
1892 - J. T. LeGear
1895-98 - William Henry Otjen
1899 - O.E. Murray
1900 - Robert Henry Dollivar
1902-06 - F. W. Nazarene
1906 - John P. Davies
1909-14 - Albertus Perry
1914-17 - William L. Whipple
1917-19 - John Dingle
1919-24 - Davis Cruea
1924-25 - Arthur Cates
1925-27 - S.S. Langdoc
1927-29 - James A. Foard
1930-32 - Raymond M. Putnam
1933-40 - Paul Dibble
1940-42 - John Robeson
1942-46 - Clark Arthur Hull
1946-53 - Hughs B. Morris
1953-58 - Dr. George Keepin
1958-61 - Robert Crocker
1961-66 - Harold Olson
1966-80 - Comodore Chasteen
1980-88 - Theodore B. Rockwood
1988-92 - Kay Dillard
1992-00 - Al Campbell
2000-07 - Jonathan Hutchison
2007-11 - Brett Todd
2011-15 - Cindy Marino
2015-current Rob Hamilton