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Rev. Philip William Otterbein

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The United Brethren Church

Employment History

  • Bishop
    United Brethren
  • Minister
    German Reformed church
  • Missionary
    German Reformed church
  • German Reformed Pastor

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Web References
Religious meetings were held at their ..., 2 Aug 2012 [cached]
Religious meetings were held at their homes, more immigrants increased their congregations, and in 1849 the society built a frame house two miles south of Bellmore, which they named Otterbein in memory of Bishop Phillip Otterbein, founder of the United Brethren Church.
William Otterbine Dresbach - Biography, 6 June 2014 [cached]
Simon Dresbach was closely affiliated with the United Brethren in Christ and young William may have been named for Phillip William Otterbein, the founder of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ a forerunner of today's United Methodist Church.
Isaac Long’s Barn - GCAH, 26 April 2006 [cached]
One of the decisive events in the eventual formation of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ occurred when Philip William Otterbein met Martin Boehm on the farm of Isaac Long about two miles of Neffsville in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
When Otterbein arrived at the meeting, one of those preaching on the threshing floor of the large barn was Boehm.
Otterbein listened intently to his sermon. It resonated with Otterbein's own spiritual experience of "assurance" which occurred when he was a pastor in Lancaster in 1754. Otterbein was greatly moved by Boehm's message, at the end of which he went forward, embraced Boehm and exclaimed, "Wir sind brüder! ("We are brethren!). Thus began a friendship which lasted until Boehm's death in 1812 (Otterbein died in 1813) and led to the formation of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ which entered into union with the Evangelical Church in 1946 to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church.
About Us | Shenandoah Junction United Methodist Charge, 6 July 2014 [cached]
In the Evangelical United Brethren heritage, for example, Philip William Otterbein, the principal founder of the United Brethren in Christ, assisted in the ordination of Francis Asbury to the superintendency of American Methodist work.
Commission members object to sale of church records, 27 Sept 2000 [cached]
The church, situated in the heart of Baltimore's professional baseball, football and convention facilities, carries the name of the first bishop of the United Brethren in Christ, Philip William Otterbein, and is the oldest religious structure in continuous use in the city, dating from 1785.Otterbein was pastor of the church for 39 years.
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