1961–1964

Reverend C. Truett Chadwick Brother Chadwick was married to the former JoAnne Atkins and had three children; Truett, Jr., Katie Luanne, and Leigh Adele. Brother Chadwick was outstandingly eloquent in the pulpit and he and his family were a warm and attractive addition to the congregation, but he was unfortunately dogged by poor health, which by 1964 had worsened to the point that on October l, 1964 he felt he should resign the pastorate of Calvary, after a mere 32 month tenure, for a smaller church. At this time he had been unable to fully serve this congregation since March1964. During Brother Chadwick’s pastorate the congregation voted to endorse the efforts begun under Brother Goserud to erect a new Christian Education Wing on the west side of the existing church. Adams and Pegram, a Statesville architectural firm was selected to design the addition and estimated that the project would cost no more than $120,000.00. Frank L. Blum Construction Company was general contractor. The addition was completed and occupied by the Sunday School on September 29, 1963. It added some 6,000 square feet of classroom space for our use.

Brother Chadwick had been without assistance at Calvary after Brother C. Bruce Weber’s call to Oak Grove in July of 1961 and there was a special need for help in the Christian Education area. So the Reverend Jack L. Salmons was called in June 1962 to be Calvary’s first Minister of Education.

Reverend Chadwick’s short pastorate was followed by an even shorter one.

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