CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
The Central Christian Church was organized first as a mission
Sunday-school of the First Christian Church, in 1894. In 1896 the church
was organized and I. H. Durfee was called
to be the first minister. His pastorate extended over a period of seven
years. He was succeeded by W. D. Trumbull,
who ministered to the congregation for two years. He was succeeded by F.
M. Biddle, who remained pastor for three years. The present
minister, A. H. Jordan, began his work May
1, 1908. The church has a membership of 350 and a Sunday-school of more
than two hundred average attendance. The present officers are: Elders, Thomas
Sadler, T. L. Lewis, K. E. Smith; deacons, A.
W. Bauman, John Spoyde, J. W. Walls, John Boynham, Charles Walls, M. H.
Richards, Thomas Johns, C. P. Smith, A. Kildoo and C. E. Sturdevant; clerk,
A. W. Bauman; treasurer, Mrs.
Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, 1908, page 224