Orval Butcher

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Pastor Orval Butcher

Orval Butcher (December 1, 1917–October 5, 2010) was the founding pastor of Skyline Church located in Lemon Grove, California, a suburb of San Diego. He was senior pastor of the church for 27 years and grew the regular attendance to over 1,100.[1] Butcher was a graduate of Miltonvale Wesleyan College, now part of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He was known for his outstanding singing voice[2] and spent several years as a traveling evangelist with Billy Graham.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Gonzalez, Blanca (October 22, 2010). "Orval Butcher, founding pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church, dies at 92". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Skyline Church Founder Called a Modern "œPaul"". Wesleyan Information Network. October 6, 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2013.