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Darron Wissinger (1986)

Location:

Church of the Loving Shepherd
1066 S New St
West Chester, PA 19382 US
Organ ID: 70118

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Nondenominational Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on January 26, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 9 ranks.
Paul R. Marchesano on January 26, 2022:

The Church of the Loving Shepherd in West Chester. The organ is by Darron Wissinger and was refurbished by Halbert Gober. I: 8,4, 2-2/3, 1-3/5 II: 8, 4, 2 P: 16, 8 Trem -- informatoin from Kathleen Scheide, Crescendo, Feb 2022

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 26, 2022.

Paul R. Marchesano on January 26, 2022:

In the 1950s, our founding pastor and his wife, the Rev. Elwood J. and Doris Bailey, met with a group of friends for Bible study. Wishing for a church home, the group established Sunday worship and Sunday school, and founded the Middletown Community Church. The growing congregation incorporated as Church of the Loving Shepherd in 1968, and purchased part of a Penn land grant farm in 1971. Renaming the farm “Bournelyf,” middle English meaning “stream of life,” the congregation began the long process of restoring its buildings and grounds. -- from church website

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 26, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Exposed pipework at front of room: Photograph from an archival source: Crescendo, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2021

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