Carl Alfred Aldeen

    Pastor Aldeen was born on January 10, 1870, at Lilarp. Skirö, Småland, Sweden.  As a lad of fifteen he was born again.  In the spring of 1889, he emigrated to the United States, arriving at Oakland, Nebraska, in May of that year.  Rededicating his life to the Lord, he was baptized by the Rev. Lauritz Johanson and united with the First Baptist church of Oakland on December 21, 1890.  Two years later he moved to Omaha, Nebraska, and united with the Swedish (now Bemis Park) Baptist church there.
    In the fall of 1893, he entered the Theological Seminary at Morgan Park, Illinois, from which he was graduated in the spring of 1897.  On June 25 of that year at Ludington, Michigan, he was ordained.  In Kingdom service he held the following charges:  pastor, Ludington, Michigan, 1897-98; West Duluth, Minnesota, 1899-07; field representative, Bethel Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1907-08; pastor Jamestown, New York, 1908-13; Chicago, Elim, 1916-24; Chicago, Tabernacle, 1924-26; San Jose, California, 1926-28; interim pastor, Lindsborg, Kansas; Chicago, Central Avenue and Bethel; Pasadena, California; and Portland, Oregon; manager of the Verdugo Home for the Aged, Los Angeles, California, 1932-33.  
    Throughout the years he took a vital part in the general work of our denomination.  For more than twenty years he was a member of our Conference boards.  While in California, he served as secretary of the state conference board for seven years.
    On September 30, he married Miss Anna Charlotta Käll of Youngstown, Ohio, who has ably assisted him in the work of the Lord.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Virginia Ann (Mrs. Gordon Backlund) and Genevieve Ester (Mrs. Dale Burkman).  After nine weeks of severe illness Pastor Carl Alfred Aldeen passed on to his eternal Home to be present with the Lord, Thursday Morning, August 19, 1948, at Los Angeles, California.  Funeral services were held at the Utter McKinley Mortuary, Los Angeles, California on August 23.

    The above account and photograph were copied from pages 120, 121 of the book, Advance 1949, an illustrated Annual of the Baptist General Conference of America. 


Interim Pastor 1936-1937

    Carl was born on January 10, 1870, in Lillarp, Skirö, Jönköpings län, Sweden.  He was converted in 1885, in Skirö, Sweden.  He was baptized on December 21, 1891, by L. Johanson, in Oakland, Nebraska.  Carl enrolled and attended what is now Bethel in 1893 and graduated in 1897.  He was ordained in Ludington, Michigan on June 25, 1897.  He married Anna Charlotta Käll, in Youngstown Ohio on September 30, 1808.  They had one daughter, Virginia Anna.  He was pastor at Ludington, Michigan from 1897 to1898; West Duluth, Minnesota from 1899 to 1907; field representative, Bethel Academy, St Paul, Minnesota from 1907 to1908.  He was Pastor at Jamestown, New York from 1908 to1913; Topeka, Kansas from 1913 to 1916; Chicago - Elim Baptist Church from 1916 to1924; Chicago Tabernacle, 1924 to 1926; San Jose, California from 1926 to1928.  He then was Interim Pastor at Lindsborg, Kansas, Chicago Central Avenue, Chicago Bethel, Pasadena, California and Temple Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon.  He went on to be Manager of the Pacific Home for the Aged from 1932 to 1933.  Pastor Aldeen then retired in Los Angeles, California.  Click here to read more of Pastor Aldeen in the Notes of Harley Hallgren.

   This information on Pastor Carl Aldeen was copied from Seventy-Five Years  Bethel Theological Seminary pg. 119.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."  Galatians 5:22-23

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