A Brief History of the North Salem United Methodist Church.

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Important Dates


May 10, 1836 - Meeting in old school house to plan for the new Church building.

June 3, 1841 - Church meeting voted to build a new parsonage, the present one on No. Main Street, on land bought for $500.00.

December 2, 1909 - Fire destroyed the original Church after 73 years use.

December 25, 1911 - New Church opened for service.

March 27, 1912 - Present Church building dedicated.

November 1953 - 1501h Anniversary observance of the coming of Methodism to Salem, NH.

May 29, 1955 - New Wurlitzer Organ dedicated.


Record of Pastors


Samuel Prescott - 1839

Warren Wilbur - 1840-41

Charles Woodward-1843-44

Benjamin Brewster-1845-46

James Adams-1847-48

Rufus Tilton-1849-50

Benjamin R. Haye-1852-53

John E. Stewart-1854-57

Abram Folsom-1857-59

Samuel Beedle-1860

John Wesley Adams-1863

Joshua B. Holman-1865

Eleazer Smith-1866-68

Joel A. Steele-1869-70

Abram Folsom-1871

Samuel J. Robinson-1872-73

William H. Stuart-1874-75

George C. Powelt-1876-77

George H. Hastings-1879

George W. Buzzell-1880-81

William McNaly-1883

Ira J. Tebbetts-1886-87

Alvah E. Draper-1889-91

Edwin M. Jarrett-1892

Harvey C. Sawyer-1894

W.R. Hudson - 1897

Nobel Fisk – 1897-99

Clarence Reed-1900-02

C.K. Bull-1903

Mark White-1903-06

Henry Candler-1906-07

O.W. Stuart-1908-09

J.P. Frye-1909-11

C.L Carter-1912-14

J.C. Coleman-1914-15

Clarence P. Broadfoot-1915-16

John N. Bradford-1916-18

J.H. Vincent-1919-20

F.P. Thayer-1920-23

J.H. Woodruff-1923-24

George W. Wiseman-1924-27

E.C. Williams-1927-30

G.H. Wilbur-1930-32

P.M. Hann-1932-34

R.A. Panger-1934-36

D.C. Lackey-1936-38

Gerald Jones-1938-40

Kenneth Underwood-1940-44

Ralph John-1944-45

Robert A. Burbank-1945-48

Wilbert Cannon - 1948-49

Magee Wilkes-1949-50

John M. Harnish-1950-52

William J. Davis-1952-57

William D. Ellington-1957-59

Stanley J. Hallett-1959-61

John Matthews-1961-64

John Torosian-1964-71

John Blackadar-1972-76

Paul L. Higgins-1976-83

Tony & Susan Jarek-Glidden-1983-88

Lucille Brown-1988-93

Sydney Pierce-1993-98

James Lundin-1998-2000

Sang-Churl Bae-2000-02

Jan Parke-2002-07

Neal White-2007-10

Carroll Moore-2010-11

Dwight Haynes -2011

Carroll Moore-2011-Present