Pastors of St. John’s

Eighteen pastors have been called to serve the congregation of St. John’s Lutheran Church during its history spanning over 250 years:

  • Rev. John George Friederichs (1755-1760)
  • Rev. H. G. B. Wordmann (1761-1763)
  • Rev. John Nicholas Martin (1763-1767; 1774-1778)
  • Rev. John Severin Hahnbaum (1767-1769)
  • Rev. W. Frederich Augustine Daser (1770-1774)
  • Rev. Christian Streit (1778-1780)
  • Rev. John Christopher Faber (1787-1800)
  • From 1800-1805 served by Episcopal Ministers
  • Rev. Matthew Frederick Charles Faber (1805-1811)
  • Rev. John Bachman (1815-1874)
  • Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Dosh (1872-1876)
  • Rev. Dr. Edward Traill Horn (1876-1897)
  • Rev. Dr. John W. Horine (1897-1907)
  • Rev. Dr. C. Armand Miller (1907-1912)
  • Rev. Dr. George J. Gongaware (1913-1941; Pastor Emeritus 1941-1951)
  • Rev. Dr. Heyward Wiggers Epting (1940-1972)
  • Rev. E. Armand Shealy (1972-1981)
  • Rev. Dr. Edward L. Counts (1982-2002)
  • Rev. David J. Butler (2003-present)