Calvary Hour, Inc.

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Bill and Bob Detweiler. Source: Calvary Hour Records, Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen, Indiana.

The Calvary Hour, Inc. (Mennonite Church), a radio program founded on 28 November 1936 by William G. Detweiler of Orrville, Ohio, and carried on after his sudden death on 13 January 1956 by his twin sons Bill and Bob Detweiler, with broadcast outlets in the United States and a few foreign countries. It was incorporated in 1946.

Bob Detweiler, b. 29 November 1929, died of a heart attack 15 September 1989, after which Bill Detweiler continued the program on his own with the assistance of his wife, Ruth Mast Detweiler. The final broadcast of the Calvary Hour took place 30 December 2007. At its close the program was still carried on 44 radio stations in the U.S., and one station in Belize.


Detweiler, Bill. "Closing Time." The Calvary Hour Newsletter (November-December 2007): 1. (accessed 18 July 2008; broken link 28 November 2013)

Author(s) Harold S. Bender
Sam Steiner
Date Published July 2008

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Bender, Harold S. and Sam Steiner. "Calvary Hour, Inc.." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2008. Web. 24 Feb 2018.,_Inc.&oldid=104396.

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Bender, Harold S. and Sam Steiner. (July 2008). Calvary Hour, Inc.. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 February 2018, from,_Inc.&oldid=104396.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1069. All rights reserved.

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