Our History

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Leadership History

2018-Present:   Dr. David DeVries (Regional Director, Western Region)

1989-2018:   G. Michael Livingston 

1977-1989:   Donald M Taylor

1973-1977:   Joseph H Kimbel

1956-1973:   Roy Ramseyer

1952-1956:   Tillman Habegger

1944-1952:   Edison Habegger

1940-1944:   DF Siemens

1929-1930:   SD Burkey

1928-1929:   Joseph Greider

1927-1928:   SD Burkey

1926-1927:   GJ Kliewer

1924-1926:   John E Lauby

1919-1924:   SD Burkey

District History

2014

Became the Missionary Church, Western Region (Name Change)

1969

Became the Missionary Church, Western District

1945

Incorporated & recognized by IRS and State of California as a non-profit organization.

1930-1940

Under jurisdiction of the General Conference

1928

Became known as the Western District

1919

Recognized as a District with the first District Superintendent: SD Burkey. Known as the California / Arizona.

1906

First churches established in the Missionary Church Association: Denair Missionary Church, Denair CA and First Missionary Church of Pheonix, AZ
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