In Yesteryear’s News: Amos K. Dick Completes 52 Years of Ministry

Amos K. Dick and his wife, Nellie, in their later years. (Courtesy of the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives)

According to a “Ye Old News” column published in yesterday’s Perkasie News Herald, Amos K. Dick completed 52 years of ministry to the Brethren in Christ Church on August 19, 1970 — forty years ago yesterday.

Dick, who served for 45 years as a Brethren in Christ missionary in India, retired from the ministry after seven years as pastor at Silverdale Brethren in Christ Church.

Dick left his mark on Brethren in Christ history in a number of ways, most significantly as the first bishop of the church in India. As Carlton Wittlinger writes of Dick in Quest for Piety and Obedience:

Together with his wife [Nellie], Dick gave a lifetime of service in [India] and bore heavy burdens imposed upon the mission program by earthquakes, changing river courses, and anti-European political agitation. In 1935 General Conference authorized his ordination as bishop of the India mission field.

To read more about Dick and his service as a missionary, see William Hoke, “Amos and Nellie Dick,” Brethren in Christ History and Life 19 (December 1996), 549-553.

To read about Dick’s experiences during the Indian independence movement, see [Amos Dick], “Missionaries and the Independence Movement in India,” Brethren in Christ History and Life 20 (April 1997), 119-138.

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About Devin Manzullo-Thomas

Father to Lucas. Husband to Katie. Prof and administrator at Messiah College. PhD student at Temple University. Member of Grantham BIC.
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One Response to In Yesteryear’s News: Amos K. Dick Completes 52 Years of Ministry

  1. Harriet Bicksler says:

    Nice to see this feature about my Uncle Amos and Aunt Nellie. She was my great-aunt.

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