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Andrews, James Leroy

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Identifier: KUMA-02-662

Scope and Contents

Folder 1. Clipping, Hutchinson News-Herald, "Young pastor coming here" (June 10, 1950) Conference record request, completed in pencil, probably by Andrews (undated) Permanent Record for Ministers, For Admission on Trial: Secretary's copy, blue (Sept. 29, 1950) Permanent Record for Ministers, For Admission on Trial: Registrar's copy, white (Sept. 29, 1950) Pastor's Personnel Record, Hutchinson district, Central Kansas Conference (updated through 1970) Photocopy of pages 106-107, "Saddlebags to Satellites" (history of Hutchinson First Methodist Church, 1997), showing Andrews as associate or assistant minister in 1949-1950 Lay Leader Report, mentions Andrews' history in conference (1986) List of appointments and salaries (updated through 1951) Letter, typewritten, to Andrews, from Corinne Way, secretary to Bruce Blake, cover for Certificate for Minister of Christian Education (May 14, 1970) Letter, typewritten, to Mrs. Louise Sullivan, Board of Education, from Bruce Blake, informing of Andrews being approved for certification as Minister of Christian Education (March 11, 1970) Letter, typewritten, to Rev. Bruce Blake, Kansas West Conference, from Mrs. Louise Sullivan, requesting update on Andrews' certification (January 20, 1970) Application for Certification for Minister of Christian Education, signed and dated by Andrews, including three Evaluations of Qualifications from references (December 11, 1969)


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Biographical or Historical Information

James Leroy Andrews was born in Atwood, Kansas, on May 25, 1924. After graduating from Atwood High School, he served in the United States Navy during World War II. Upon his return, he attended Kansas Wesleyan for two years and Ohio Wesleyan for two years, receiving his B.A. from the latter in 1950. He earned his B.D. from Southern Methodist University in 1956 and received his M.A. from Kansas State Teachers College (now Emporia State) in 1968. He also attended Perkins School of Theology in 1954-1955. He became a local preacher in the Ohio Conference in 1948 and served half a year at Brookville, Kansas, and two years at Warrensburg Methodist (possibly in Ohio) in 1949. In the book “Saddlebags to Satellites: Hutchinson First Church” (1997) he is listed as having been associate pastor at Hutchinson First Methodist Church in 1949-1950, serving with pastor Everette W. Freeman. He was received on trial into the Kansas West Conference in September 1950 and was admitted to full membership in the Central Kansas Conference in 1956, being ordained a deacon in 1955 and an elder in 1956. His other appointments included El Dorado, Ellsworth, Halstead, and Wichita First UMC, where he also served as minister of Christian education. He married Carolyn Cameron (born July 11, 1927) on November 24, 1946; their daughter Kristina Lyn was born November 13, 1962. Rev. Andrews relocated to the North Indiana Conference in 1970 and served at the First Wayne Street Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Note written by Sarah St. John


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This collection contains documents pertaining to Rev. James L. Andrews, who served in the Kansas West and Central Kansas conferences for about 12 years, followed by 18 years in the North Indiana Conference.

Arrangement Note

The documents are arranged in their original order, which is roughly reverse-chronological. A 1950 newspaper clipping has been placed between two sheets of archival paper to prevent effects of yellowing on other documents.

Other Descriptive Information

Information from Kansas West card file (discarded): 1950 - on trial; Mitchell & assistant to Hutchinson, First 1968 - Halstead 1969 - Wichita 1970 - transfered to North Indiana

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Repository Details

Part of the Baker University and Kansas United Methodist Archives Repository

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PO Box 65
Baldwin City KS 66006 US