Indiana South District

Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Wesleyan pastor on panel to discuss substance abuse Jose Rivera, assistant...
​Terre Haute church celebrates 100 years

​Terre Haute church celebrates 100 years

Free Life Community Church in Terre Haute, Ind., celebrated its 100th anniversary on July 1. Dr. Dan Willis, his wife, Beth, and the congregation celebrated with a dessert reception as well as the opening of a time capsule. Items in the time capsule included a Bible,...
​Indiana South pastor killed in car accident

​Indiana South pastor killed in car accident

Rev. Ernest Martin, Jr., of Nashville, Ind., died Sunday, June 25, due to injuries sustained from a two-car accident. He was 36 years old. Rev. Martin served as pastor of Gnaw Bone Wesleyan Church in Nashville in the Indiana South District. Survivors include his wife,...
​Eritreans at home at Indiana South

​Eritreans at home at Indiana South

Indiana South District dedicated its “New Camp Development” at its district campgrounds in Orleans, Ind., this summer. The Eritreans (Besserat Evangelical Society) presented a sizeable gift to the district and, along with other donations, a new shower...
Hundreds “made new” in Indiana South

Hundreds “made new” in Indiana South

Indiana South District is celebrating many lives being “made new” this past year. Dr. Mark Eckart, district superintendent, reports that 318 people placed their faith in Jesus over the past year. Churches in the district are also celebrating 177 baptisms,...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The...
Baptisms highlight Indiana South teen camp

Baptisms highlight Indiana South teen camp

Indiana South District reports that lives have been made new as a result of kid and teen camps. Eighty-seven campers attended the Kids’ Bible Retreat in southern Indiana. Rev. Earl Long spoke at the event and gave an invitation for those who had never placed...
Church of “misfits” being made new

Church of “misfits” being made new

Years ago, someone suggested to Pastor Doug Preston that he needed prominent people as part of his congregation, ones who could help market the church and support it financially. The pastor of Greensburg Wesleyan Church (GWC) in Greensburg, Ind., walked away from that...
James Hertel, former college president, dies

James Hertel, former college president, dies

Rev. James W. Hertel, former president of Frankfort Pilgrim College in Frankfort, Ind., died on July 20, 2014, in Greenwood, Ind., at the age of 99. He served as college president from 1959 to 1966. In addition, he served as an evangelist and pastored several churches...