MAHONING M. E. SEVENTH WARD CHURCH.
This church was organized in 1867, the first pastor being J.
H. Bennett, who served two years. Succeeding pastors have been as
follows: D. A. Cowell, two years; B.
F. Johnson, one year; J. H. Crawford,
three years; Richard Baer, John Crum, W. S.
Shepherd, John Eckels, two years; J. K.
Mendenhall, two years; J. C. Rhodes,
five years; J. M. Foster, two years; F.
R. Peters, five years; C. W. Foulke,
three years; J. F. Black, four years; T.
W. Douglas, two years; J. B. Espy,
one-half year (died suddenly while serving the church, April 23, 1907); R.
N. Merrill, one and one-half years.
The present membership of the church is 375;
membership of Sabbath-school, 250. Trustees, J. Y.
Sheehy, S. A. Barnes, F. Patterson, F. F. Smith, Charles Artman, Joseph
Clark, Joseph Gilmore; stewards, Roy Miller,
Mrs. John Waddell, Mrs. F. F. Smith, Mrs. Sadie Smith, E. H. Grace, John
Louer, I. R. Zahniser, Mrs. C. H. Thompson, J. H. Kelly;
superintendent of Sunday-school, I. R. Zahniser.
The building now in use was erected in 1894.
Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, 1908, page 217