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Today in Church History

January 30

William Russell Malcor

First OPC, Manhattan Beach, CA was saddened at the sudden death on January 30, 1962 of Mr. William Russell Malcor, a ruling elder in the congregation since its earliest days. He took the lead in bringing the church from its original independency into the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Malcor was superintendent of First OPC’s Sunday school for some 23 years and taught the Adult Bible Class. Under Mr. Malcor’s leadership, average attendance for Sunday School reached an average of 331 in 1959. Mr. Malcor served as moderator of the Presbytery of California and on a number of its standing committees through the years.

At the time of his death, his son, Calvin, was a senior in Westminster Seminary. The next year Calvin Malcor was ordained as an OPC minister by the Presbytery of California and faithfully served OPC congregations in California, Oregon and Michigan until his retirement in 2004.

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