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Epworth United Methodist Church (Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind.) records

Identifier: LOC-2010-0060

Collection Statement

Administrative council, attendance, building council, directories, history, membership and quarterly conference records.


  • 1959 - 2000


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University or the United Methodist Church.

Historical Sketch

Epworth UMC had its beginnings in July 1959 when land was purchased by Fort Wayne Church Builders. In June 1960 the Rev. Earl Cogan was assigned to form a congregation and was to become the first pastor of the Church. An old cow barn on the Church land became the site of the first Church Service on July 17, 1960. The members soon began remodeling the farmhouse on the property and by October 9, 1960 the congregation was able to move there from the barn. On this Charter Sunday 57 members picked the name Epworth Methodist Church and became part of a new congregation. In 1964 a modern building was erected and services were held here until its closing on April 30, 2000.


0.61 Cubic Feet (2 document cases, 1 volume)

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See also:

Oversize Items: Oversize Drawer 14, Item #20: Methodist Men Charter Certificate, February 8, 1963

See also: Slides 11137-11169

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States