Preaching Cop to Give Last Sermon in Hampton Tomorrow Evening
Portsmouth Herald, 1943
[Editor's note: The dark blob on Officer Locke's face was on the photo in the vintage newspaper.]
[Photo by Belcher]
Rev. Lloyd M. Perrigo, pastor of the First Baptist church in Hampton for the past three years, will give his last sermon in the evening service tomorrow at 7 pm. He will speak on "If I Had But One Sermon to Preach," and will also sing a number requested by the congregation, "The Stranger in Galilee."
Mr. Perrigo is leaving Sept. 8 to accept a pastorate in Brooklyn, N. Y., has been very active in Hampton affairs. Besides his church duties, he has been chairman of the music committee of the Hampton Parent-Teacbers' association, chief air raid warden for two years, a special summer policeman for two years; chairman of the music committee of the Men's fellowship; assistant to chief observer Charles D. Davis at the observation post and judge at the annual fair at the. Ocean-side grange.
Early Training in Maine
He began his training for the ministry at Bangor Theological Seminary in Maine, and then continued his studies at Gordon college of Theology and Missions in Boston. He received the degree of Bachelor of Theology last month and was ordained in the First Baptist church in Hampton.
His first permanent parish was in Hampton, but he gained experience for his pastorate by serving two winters as chaplain at Boston Farm and Trade school and at a summer church in Otis and Mariaville, Me. He preached his first sermon in Hampton June, 1940.
On June 19 Mr. Perrigo and Miss Elva Grace Wilson, daughter of Rev. Harold J. Wilson of the Hampton Advent church, were married in a ceremony performed by Miss Wilson's father. The couple live at the parsonage of the First Baptist church.