Hallman, Henry S. (1859-1932)
Henry S. "H. S." Hallman (5 August 1859-13 October 1932) was a United Missionary Church (now Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada) minister and editor. H. S. Hallman was born near Kitchener, Ontario. On 18 February 1881, he married Maria Rosenberger, and to their union nine children were born. Converted at the age of 14, he entered the ministry in 1881, and was ordained in 1885 by the Ontario Conference of the United Missionary Church. He held pastorates at Port Elgin and Elmwood, Ontario.
Elected editor of the Gospel Banner in 1888, Hallman served in this capacity for 20 years, and also as publisher from 1899 to 1908. Under his leadership the paper became a weekly publication in 1893. He also published several tracts, books, hymnbooks, and periodicals, and became the founder and first publisher of the Scripture Text Calendar which he continued to edit until his death in 1932.
Hallman was secretary-treasurer of the Ontario Conference Mission Board 1898-1910, and president 1910-17. He was the first president of the Ontario Conference city mission work. He was secretary of the Ontario conference for 15 years and also secretary of five general conferences of the denomination (1888-1904 inclusive).
In the latter part of his life Hallman became active in the Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA), although still retaining his membership in the United Missionary Church. For several years he was superintendent of the CMA publishing business in New York City, later serving as pastor of Alliance churches in Brantford and Toronto, ON. He died in Toronto on 13 October 1932.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 636. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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