Darby story on allen W Beach

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John w t s $18,90* the wit u dif- was e d to the was who Frank K. in PASSING ON some, musical knowledge to daughter Stephanie, 6, is Rev, Allen Ward Beach, pastor of Darby's Presbyterian Church since'June, 1963. THE PASTOR'S PROFILE -- DARBY PRESBYTERIAN Pastor Ignored Sports Offers, Business Career MARPLE hurch ill ig ponsored hutches The t the Communion hurch, Rev. or, is will in the* pastor. Washington, at the at appear at 9:30 and 7:30 at Tawes U.S. Naval By RICHARD S. WIDDOES Daily Times Correspondent DARBY - Athlete, musician, student, businessman, and minister. This, in just a few years, marks the : career of Rev; Allen Ward Beach, 30, who has seen pastor of Darby's Presby- :erian Church since June, 1963, Following his graduation from Princeton Seminary A native of Ardmore, Mr. Beach graduated from Lower Meriori High School, where he was active in sports and musical circles. He made the All- Scholastic soccer team, a n c played in the school's orches tra, the Southeast Delco Band and the All-State Pennsylvania School Band, excelling in t h e flute and piccolo. Mr. Beach said he was "con fused" at graduation, he didri' know just what he'wanted-tb dp in the future. He had opportunities · to enter professional sports and had several offers of scholarships from colleges and universities. . V· " ·' However, he., entered night classes at Wh'arton School of the University ot Pennsylvania instead and pursued an industrial science course. Then he followed up his training by working n industry for eight years. Still not satisfied with his life's work, he gave up his job and returned to college to earn the credits necessary to enter a seminary, having realized he'want ed a religious career. While taking the course, he fi nanced himself by working nights as a taxi driver; workec for the Pennsylvania Railroac at night; and did'other chores to earn money. , Then he enrolled at Prince- ton,' and after three years, wa ordained. While at Princeton, he financed himself by working a he YMCA arid as a camp direc Baptist Missionary Conference Media First Baptist towship supper. Special'music A workshop for the annua tor. .Along the line he married "Jac quelyn McGee, a member o Ardmore Presbyterian Church which they both attended. The couple now has six childre Five of them came along du ing his business, college an seminary years. "Many a time we lived o hamburgs, hot dogs and soup recalled Mr. Beach, in praisin his wife for her v help after h decision to enter the ministry His business training w stand him in good stead. Shortly- aftet v "coming to Da by; he realized 'the 'churiclrplar was in need of renovating, an he present organ just about 1 worn out after 60 years of use. .With the help of the .church session and a willing congrega- ion, a $30,000 organ was ordered, the future plans call for the modernization of the education- 1 building and improvements to he church edifice. As Mr. Beach puts it, "I guess and a nursery will be provided bazaar Dec. 8 will be conduct Day the munion torter el Hill. A at 4 colorful which tional was Rev. tor he Sunday Church. p.m., my years in the business world can be put to good use now what 'with the financing of al the church needs and paying of back obligations. 1 Class, "The and

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 31 Oct 1964, Sat,
  3. Page 9

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