The Grace Brethren Church (Pastor Jim Franklin), Flora, Ind., marked it’s 70th anniversary on October 18. Former pastor, Mike Ostrander, was the special speaker. He served the Flora church in the late 1970s.
The church was founded in October, 1939. Over the years several well-known Grace Brethren pastors such as Henry Rempel, Charlie Turner, Lee Dice, Dick Sellers, and Mick Rockafellow served this historic church. It is perhaps best known as the home base for Brethren evangelist R.I. Humberd (1893-1965). Humberd was the author of numerous books and Bible charts.