DOBYNS, WILLIAM RAY, 1861-1932

Biography:

Presbyterian minister. Born– May 17, 1861, Columbus, Missouri. Parents– Benjamin Franklin and Margaret Ruth (Morrow) Dobbins. Married– Mary Triplette Buckland, 1889. Children– Two. Education– Westminster (Missouri) College; McCormick Theological Seminary, B. D., 1889. Ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1889. Organizing pastor of Immanuel Church in Chicago, 1886-1890; financial secretary of Westminister College, 1890-91; pastor, First Presbyterian Church,  Marshall, Missouri, 1891-99; First Church,  St. Joseph, Mo., 1891-1920; pastor of South Highland Church in Birmingham, 1920-32. A noted lecturer on the Bible.  Served as chairman of the executive committee of the Y.M.C.A. of Missouri; founder and president of the trustees of the School of the Ozarks; trustee of Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville and of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia. Member of the World’s Council of Presbyterians, Liverpool, England, 1904; chairman of the executive committee of the Synod of Alabama; moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. , the highest elected office in the denomination.  Awarded the D.D. by Westminster College in 1901 and the LL.D. by Austin College in 1924.  Died January 26, 1932.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.

Ministerial Directory of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S., 1861-1941.

A Heritage of Witness:  South Highland Presbyterian Church, 1888-1988.

Publication(s):

Addresses on Personal Work.  N.P.: n.d.

As-So.  N.P.: n.d.

The Book in the Light of Its Books. New York; F. H. Revell, 1929.

Outline Studies of the Scriptures.  N.P.: n.d.