The 1941 WLS Family Album:

John Wesley Holland

Photographed by Fons Ianelli

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.

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