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This profile was last updated on 10/13/03  and contains information from public web pages.

Board Member

Phone: (269) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Old Rugged Cross Foundation Inc
P.O. Box 41
Niles, Michigan 49120
United States

Company Description: The Old Rugged Cross Foundation, Inc. was formed for the purpose of saving and restoring the old church where the hymn made its public debut, and preserving the...   more
Background

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Rugged Cross Foundation
Web References
A Tribute to The Old Rugged Cross Church
www.700club.org, 13 Oct 2003 [cached]
We spoke with Marta Dodd, a member of the board of directors for the Old Rugged Cross Foundation.
"What I like sharing most about this church is its history and the fact that something happened here that has impacted thousands, or perhaps millions, of people throughout the world," she says.
Explaining the true story behind the hymn, Marta explains, "Rev.
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"It was very close to collapse when a local couple, Bob and Molly Shaffer, bought it in 1998," Marta says.
www.loveyourgod.net Inc. - Headline News
www.loveyourgod.net, 21 Sept 2000 [cached]
A UMNS Feature By Marta K. Dodd*
POKAGON, Mich. (UMNS) -- Volunteers from several denominations are racing against the clock and weather to restore the birthplace of the beloved hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross."
Known today simply as "the Original Old Rugged Cross Church," the building was originally the Pokagon Methodist Episcopal Church, named for the southwest Michigan village that it served.There, in 1913, the hymn was first sung publicly in its entirety, after being written by the Rev. George Bennard.
Bennard, an ordained Methodist evangelist, was in Pokagon to help the church's pastor with revival meetings.
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*Dodd is a member of the Old Rugged Cross Foundation board of directors.Her grandfather was the violinist in the hymn's 1913 debut.
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SouthBendTribune.com: Youth to present ragtime concert
www.southbendtribune.com, 18 Aug 2005 [cached]
"When Adam plays ragtime, you will be sure that someone decades older is performing," said Marta Dodd, an Old Rugged Cross Foundation board member.
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Dodd heard the 13-year-old from Dansville, Mich., play last year.
The Old Rugged Cross Church
www.inhymn.com, 21 Sept 2000 [cached]
By Marta K. Dodd*
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*Dodd is a member of the Old Rugged Cross Foundation board of directors.Her grandfather was the violinist in the hymn's 1913 debut.
Volunteers racing to save birthplace of 'Old Rugged Cross'
ccpi.umc.org, 21 Sept 2000 [cached]
A UMNS Feature By Marta K. Dodd*
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*Dodd is a member of the Old Rugged Cross Foundation board of directors.Her grandfather was the violinist in the hymn's 1913 debut.
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