Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church


The History of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church


The first service held in Oroville was conducted by Rev. C. Halboth on the evening of May 7, 1933. There were nine people present. Between 1933 and 1936 services were held twice monthly, in the evening. During this period, services were held in homes, other churches or local businesses, including the YMCA. In November 29, 1936, Rev. Oswald Mieger was asked by the mission board to work in a wide area, including Oroville.


On August 28, 1939 Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized and a constitution was drawn. Reverend Mieger served until 1941. In 1941 to 1942, Reverend Martin Paul was Calvary's pastor. In 1942 until 1944, Reverend Paul G. Stelter Served as pastor. In the years between 1944 and 1952 there was no resident pastor and Reverend Edwin Guebert was listed as a pastor. In 1952, Reverend Albert R. Kurtz, Jr. served as pastor until 1955.