William Charles McAllister was born in Lewis, New York on June 16, 1849. He received his education at Colgate University graduating in 1868. He was ordained in 1873 in Moriah, New York where He was pastor from 1874 to 1877. After serving churches in New York and New Hampshire he came to Massachusetts to serve as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Randolph in 1899, a position he held until 1906. From Randolph he went to Belmont Street Baptist Church in Watertown, Massachusetts from 1906-1909. From Watertown he went to Westminster to serve from 1910 to 1922 as the pastor of the First Baptist Church if Westminster. While at Westminster, he served in 1916-1917 25th President of the Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts. He served as a trustee of the Massachusetts Baptist Convention. He died on December 5, 1926, in Milton, Massachusetts and was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Winchester, Massachusetts.
Henry Clifford Leach was born on December 5, 1879, in Rockport, Maine. He received his education at Brown University graduating in 1902 and then Newton Theological Institute graduating in 1906. While he was still at Newton Theological Institute he served as pastor as the Baptist church in Johnson, Vermont. He was ordained June 17, 1906 Providence, Rhode Island at Calvary Baptist Church. He served as a missionary under the American Baptist Missionary Union to Tavoy, Burma from 1906-1909. Upon his return from Burn he served as the pastor of Morningside Baptist Church in Pittsfield, Massachusetts from 1909 to 1916. He was the 24th President of the Conference of Baptist Ministers from 1914 to 1915. From 1916 until 1948 he served churches in New Jersey. He retired in 1948 and died October 3, 1968, in Springfield, Missouri. He is buried in George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, New Jersey.
Robert Lee Webb was born September 26, 1866, in Petersburg, Virginia. He received his education at Columbian University (now George Washington University) graduating in 1890 and the Newton Theological Institute graduating in 1893. He was ordained on November 27, 1893 in Needham, Massachusetts. He served as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Needham from 1893 to 1904. Next, he served as pastor of the Portland Street Baptist Church in Haverhill from 1904 until 1914. From 1912 to 1913 he served as the 23rd President of the Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts. In 1914 he was called to the Baptist Church in Battle Creek Michigan. In 1916 he returned to Massachusetts to serve as the secretary of Newton Theological Institute, a position he kept until 1921. From 1922 to 1925 he was Professor of Church History at Boston University School of Religious Education. From 1921 to 1928 he served as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dorchester. He was secretary of the Northern Baptist Education Society from 1916 to 1943 and a trustee of Newton Theological School from 1926 to 1943. He died October 4, 1943, in Providence, Rhode Island and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Charles Edward Sawtelle was born on February 12, 1868, in San Francisco, California. He received his education at Colby College graduating in 1896 and then Newton Theological Institute graduating in 1904. He was ordained at the First Baptist Church of Needham November 30, 1904 and served as their pastor from 1904 until his death in 1917. He served as the 22nd President of the Conference of Baptist Ministers from 1910 until 1911. He died on November 29, 1917, in Hartford, Connecticut and is buried in Needham, Massachusetts.
Hermon Spencer Pinkham was born on December 24, 1875, in Arlington, Massachusetts. He received his education at Harvard University graduating in 1899. And then at Newton Theological Institute graduating from there in 1902. He was ordained on June 24, 1902, in Watertown, Massachusetts.
His first pastorate was in South Paris, Maine from 1902-1904. He came to Massachusetts as pastor of the Winter Hill Baptist Church (Broadway Baptist Church, Somerville) in 1904 and remained there until 1910 when he was called to Immanuel Baptist Church in Washington, DC. While at Winter Hill Baptist Church he served as the 21st President of the Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts from 1908-1909. In 1913 he was back in Massachusetts as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lowell, a position he kept until he death on July 6, 1914, in Lowell, Massachusetts. He is buried in Common Street Cemetery in Watertown, Massachusetts.
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