Pastor Eric Scherstrom

    Eric Scherstrom was born on May 3, 1874 in Hassela, Hälsingland, Sweden.  He gave his life to Christ in January, 1892 in Gräsåsen,L to R, Eric Scherstrom,  A.G. Anderson,  C.G. Larson, John Oval, A.G. Sandblom Pastor Eric ScherstromHälsingland.  He was baptized by A. J. Dahlstrom, in Isanti, Minnesota on April 15, 1894.  He studied in College in Chicago at what is now Bethel and graduated in 1902.  He was pastor at the Chicago Tabernacle (1900-1906) before coming to Temple in Portland, January 1, 1906.  He was a strong leader, an exceptional preacher and great crowds attended the services.  Almost two hundred members were added to the church during his ministry of four years, which closed October 1, 1910.

    Pastor Scherstrom was assisted in the work by Miss Elizabeth Hamstrom who served as church missionary for several years.  Read more of Pastor Scherstrom in Harley's Notes: Click on the link.


"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."   Philippians 4:13 KJV

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