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Rev Earl Gorman Hissom, Sr

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Rev Earl Gorman Hissom, Sr

Before 1934, Earl G. Hissom, Sr. had established several Methodist Churches in the Kanawha Valley and served as a Circuit Rider with them, his circuit covering the Northwest portion of Kanawha County, and into Jackson and Clay Counties. Then, between 1928 and 1934, his prolific tent revivals helped establish 13 Nazarene Churches in the Kanawha Valley.

In the winter of 1929, a desire for a holiness church in Dunbar, West Virginia was about to become a reality. Rev Earl G. Hissom began revival services in the old Morton Theater Building on 15th Street. A small group of ten persons organized a Sunday School upon conclusion of the revival, and Sunday afternoon services were held until the spring of 1930.

The Dunbar Church was officially organized by the Kentucky/West Virginia District in May 1930. This group worshipped in a tent for a short time before moving to the city building until September 1930. Lots were then purchased on the corner of Lightner Avenue and a frame building was erected in which to worship. Rev Earl Hissom and Luther Cobb served as pastors in 1930 and 1931.

In August 1932, Rev. Earl G. Hissom Sr. and Rev. S. M. Pittman erected a tent and began a revival in the Belle area. Presently the church has 263 members and 409 enrolled in Sunday School.

Southeast Church of the Nazarene was organized July 22, 1928, in Charleston, WV, with eighteen (18) charter members. The majority of those charter members had previously attended Morris Memorial Methodist Church in Charleston. The first place of worship for the new church was a tent service directed by Rev. Earl G. Hissom, Sr. The tent was located on the corner of 55th Street and MacCorkle Avenue. The name of the new church was Kanawha City Church of the Nazarene. Evangelists C. C. Burton, Elwood Taylor, and Margaret Jackson assisted Rev. Hissom in organizing this historic service. Rev. Earl G. Hissom was the first pastor and served until 1931.

(Courtesy of Hissom Intercity Mission)

Son of Henry H. Hissom & Alphena Fraggatt

(Courtesy of Richard Legg)


Family Members


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  • Created by: Kenny Davis
  • Added: 22 Apr 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 128351690
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Earl Gorman Hissom, Sr (10 Oct 1893–Sep 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 128351690, citing Floral Hills Garden of Memories Cemetery, Sissonville, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Kenny Davis (contributor 46819178) .