Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
December 17, 1953

Warren "Ordained"

(Editor's Note: We produce herewith a clipping from the Paducah (Kentucky) Sun-Democrat of November 15, 1953. James Arthur Warren, reared in a fine Christian family, with a godly heritage on both sides, was unquestionably led astray from the truth by the influence of his teachers — particularly Brother Ralph G. Wilburn, who has preceded Warren into the digressive church, and is now preaching for them. Mark our words: Warren will not be the last of Wilburn's students to make ship-wreck of the faith. Others are on the way.)

James Warren, who recently returned here after an archeological trip to the Holy Land, will be ordained a minister in the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church) here today.

The ordination service will be held during the morning worship at First Christian Church. The pastor, the Rev. Cameron L. Meacham, will preach the ordination sermon, "The Lord Speaks to a Preacher."

Mr. Warren, 37, who has been a minister in the Church of Christ for nearly 17 years, moved to Paducah when he was 12 years old. He is a native of Arkansas. His father, A. F. Warren, is a partner in a Paducah insurance agency.

He has accepted the post of associate pastor of the First Christian Church in Portland, Oregon. He will leave for Portland this week.

Ernest Bell, chairman of the First Christian Church board of elders, will present the candidate for ordination in today's service. M. O.DeJarnatt, chairman of the official board, will present him his certificate of ordination.

Mr. Warren took his Bachelor of Arts degree at Harding College, Searcy, Arkansas, in 1939, and a Bachelor of Divinity at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Last year he spent in research with the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem.

He has taken courses at David Lipscomb Junior College, George Pepperdine College in Los Angeles, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.