|Dr. John Wesley
Holland, pastor of the "Little Brown Church of the Air", was born in
Milton, Iowa, and determined early in life to enter the ministry. His first pastorate
was at New Lenox, Illinois, and after a short time he was appointed by President
Theodore Roosevelt as Federal Chaplain inthe Isthmian Canal Commission, which
took him to Panama for several years.
Later he held pastorates at Aurora and Rockford, Illinois; Cedar Falls, Iowam
and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Dr. Holland came to WLS in 1933. He spent two seasons on the Chautauqua platform,
touring the circuit with three other ministers and singing baritone lead in their
Preachers Male Quartet.