Religion: Presbyterian in Hollywood

The Presbyterian General Assembly announced this week that its biggest U.S. congregation is the 4,677-member First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, Calif. But straight-laced descendants of the Kirk need have no fear that Presbyterianism has been luring in churchgoers with California-style hoopla. The secret of the Hollywood success lies in the solidly Presbyterian sermons and able administration of Pastor Louis Hadley Evans.

Burr Under His Saddle. When Hollywood called Louis Evans in 1941, he was pastor of the steel-rich, conservative Third Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh. At first, the un-Presbyterian prospect of sports jackets...

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