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Aldersgate United Methodist Church
1050 North Parkway
Jackson, Tennessee 38305

OHS Database ID 65071.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 24, 2019.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 23 registers. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • Originally installed in 1905 in Hays Avenue Methodist Church, Jackson, Tennessee, as Pilcher 2/11 Op. 511; rebuild and tonal changes as Kilgen Op. 6087 in 1938; moved to current sanctuary in 1981 and renovated by Bill Oberg of Memphis; the church was renamed Aldersgate at this time. (Jeff Scofield. November 24, 2019)
  • The Moller Op. 3005 builder plate, apparently a 'duplicate' created by Mr. Oberg, is incorrect; Op. 3005 was a 3-manual installed in Lansing, Michigan, that remained there until replaced in 1993; kudos to him, anyway, for trying to give credit to other builders involved with the organ. (Jeff Scofield. November 25, 2019)

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Console. Photograph by Justin Little 2019-11-23
Pedal Stopkeys. Photograph by Justin Little 2019-11-23
Great Stopkeys. Photograph by Justin Little 2019-11-23
Swell Stopkeys. Photograph by Justin Little 2019-11-23
Kilgen and Moller Builder Plate. Photograph by Justin Little 2019-11-23
Bill Oberg Builder Plate. Photograph by Justin Little 2019-11-23
Organ chambers. Photograph by Justin Little 2019-11-23

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  • . Source: Stoplist from photos by Justin Little November 23, 2019
           Jackson, Tennessee
           Aldersgate United Methodist Church
           Pilcher   Op. 511    1905
           Kilgen    Op. 6087   1938
           Oberg                1981
           GREAT                   SWELL               PEDAL
        8' Open Diapason        8' Flute           16' Sub Bass
        8' Gedeckt              8' Salicional      16' Bourdon
        8' Gemshorn             8' Voix Celeste    16' Lieblich Gedeckt
        8' Dulciana             8' Aeoline          8' Pommer
        8' Unda Maris           4' Flute            8' Flute
        4' Octave               4' Violina          4' Octave
        4' Flute Harmonique     8' Oboe             4' Flute
    2 2/3' Twelfth                 Tremolo
        2' Fifteenth               Sub
           Tremolo                 Unison Off
           Sub                     Super
           Unison Off
                  [Received from Jeff Scofield November 23, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from photos by Justin Little November 23, 2019 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.