PASTORS OF THE FIRST CHURCH

(as of 1993)

Henry Whitfield 1643 – 1650 Senior
John Higginson 1653 – 1660 Senior
Joseph Elion 1665 – 1694 Senior
Thomas Ruggles, Sr. 1695 – 1728 Senior
Thomas Ruggles, Jr. 1729 – 1756 Senior
Amos Fowler 1757 – 1800 Senior
Israel Brainard 1800 – 1806 Senior
Aaron Dutton 1806 – 1842 Senior
E. Edwin Hall 1843 – 1855 Senior
Henry Wickes 1856 – 1858 Senior
William S. Smith 1859 – 1865 Senior
Cornelius L. Kitchell 1870 – 1873 Senior
Theodore L. Day 1874 – 1877 Senior
Henry O. Fitch 1878 – 1879 Senior
Frank H. Taylor 1880 – 1883 Senior
Edmund M. Vittum 1884 – 1888 Senior
Frederick E. Snow 1891 – 1920 Senior
David N. Beach, Jr. 1921 – 1924 Senior
William C. H. Moe 1925 – 1948 Senior
Paul F. Battenhouse 1948 – 1952 Senior
William V. North 1952 – 1963 Senior
C. Freeman Sleeper 1958 Assistant
Claiborne Bell 1958 – 1959 Assistant
Andrew Mason 1960 – 1963 Assistant
H. McElwaine Helms 1963 – 1974 Senior
Stephen Whetstone 1963 – 1966 Assistant
Noel Bishop 1966 – 1968 Assistant
Ronald A. Rising 1969 – 1972 Assistant
Timothy E. Haut 1972 – 1974 Assistant
Gerald Parker 1974 Interim
Edward R. Lincoln 1975 – 1987 Senior
Douglas J. House 1976 Intern
Kendrick L. Norris 1977 – 1987 Associate
Alan C. Mermann 1979 Assistant
Kendrick L. Norris 1987 – Senior
Martha Eidmann 1987 Interim
Peg Stearn 1988 – Associate