Title: Pastor's Hand-Book, comprising Selections of Scripture arranged for various occasions of official duty. Together with Select Formulas for Marriage, etc. and Rules of Order for Churches, Ecclesiastical, and Other Assemblies.
Author: W. W. [William Wallace] Everts
Description: First Edition (same date on title and copyright pages). Brown, textured leather boards with gilt lettering on front. Decorative endpapers. Pages foxed. 56 pp. plus  pages advertising for other titles from the publisher. 6 x 4 inches.
Christian services with annotated scriptural references for funerals (including the funeral service of a child), for the sick-room (sanctified and unsanctified afflictions, etc.), and for marriage. Also includes template formulas for letters for dismissing and receiving members, calling a council, recording ecclesiastical council minutes, church meeting minutes, etc., and a Rules of Order for assemblies.
William Wallace Everts (1814-1890) was a Baptist mister and author. He was educated at the Hamilton Literary and Theological Seminary (now Colgate University) and was ordained to the ministry in 1837. After a couple years at the Baptist Church in Earlville, New York, he served at two churches in Manhattan: the Baptist Tabernacle Church on Mulberry Street and the Laight Street Baptist Church (which he organized in 1843). In 1853, he was called to Louisville, Kentucky, to the Walnut Street Baptist Church. In 1859, he became the minister of the First Baptist Church of Chicago, where he retired in 1885, after more than two decades in the pulpit.
Binding: Leather bound hard cover
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Lewis Colby & Co.
Place: New York
Keywords: Christianity, Christian, minister, Baptist, Manhattan, Colgate University alumni, First Baptist Church of Chicago, Walnut Street Baptist Church, Laight Street Baptist Church, prayers, services,
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