Saturday, January 17, 2015

Introducing the New Minister at City Road M.E. Church, Elizabeth City, 1921

From the Messenger, Elizabeth City, N.C., January 14, 1921

His first name is Hiram. That is why he splits his name in the middle. Maybe if your first name were Hiram you would do the same thing.

Mr. H. Earl Myers is the new pastor of City Road M.E. Church South in this city. He is 31 years old and carries no marriage certificate. City Road Church had a married pastor before the last Conference sent them Mr. Myers. Married ministers are not great successes in managing a choir. City Road likes a full choir loft.

Mr. Myers is a native of Anson County and was raised on a farm. Having worked on a farm in Anson county you can’t blame him for getting into the ministry. And so he went to Trinity College and graduated there. He has served three charges besides Elizabeth City; at Graham, N.C., Manchester, N.H., and Salisbury, N.C. He came to Elizabeth City from Salisbury.

Before entering the ministry he took a turn at commercial salesmanship and traveled for a while. That traveling salesman experience did much to humanize him and give him a broader view of men and things than the average theological student is permitted to acquire. He is a genial, jolly, energetic, masculine minister and the prediction is that the will make good with his new charge.

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