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Bethania Moravian Church
5545 Main Street, Bethania, NC, 27010
Sunday, Feb 06, 2011
4:30 p.m.
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Bethania Moriavina Church
5545 Main Street, Bethania, NC, 27010
Sunday, Feb 06, 2011
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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Bethania Moriavina Church
5545 Main Street, Bethania, NC, 27010
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John Henry Kapp
Nov 27, 1916 - Feb 01, 2011
Forsyth Memorial Park
John Henry Kapp, II was born November 27, 1916 in Forsyth County and
passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at the age of 94 at Forsyth
Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Ernest Elias Kapp and Mary Amanda
Kapp.

Rev. Kapp attended Bethania School (1921-1923), and Old Town School
(1924-1934). He earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Moravian College
(1934-1938) and subsequently attended Moravian Theological Seminary
(1938-1941) where he earned the Master of Divinity. While at Moravian
he won the Hebrew and Greek prizes for the highest scholastic average
and was awarded the John David Bishop Prize presented annually to the
most outstanding theological student graduate. He was married to Louise
Bowles on June 30, 1942, at Beck’s Baptist Church by Bishop Pfohl and
Rev. Charles Parker. Before entering Moravian pastoral service, Rev.
Kapp held Bible Schools in Moravian churches, Southern Province from
1938-1941. He had a lifelong attachment to Bethania Moravian Church.
He was ordained as a Moravian minister in 1941 and served actively in
eleven congregations for 65 years. He was Dean of Camps at Camp Hanes
and Laurel Ridge and youth group leader at most of the churches where he
served. In addition to his pastoral duties, he directed bands and
choirs, teaching adults and children to play and sing, and directed the
Madison High School band for two years while serving as full-time
minister.

Rev. Kapp was Secretary of the Moravian Ministers’ Conference, Chairman
of Liturgy and Music for Southern Province, Coordinator with Thor
Johnson in Moravian Musical Festivals, served on the Moravian Archives
Board, the Board of World Mission, and as Secretary for the Mission
Society for 40 years. He served on the board of the Wachovia
Historical Society and was President of the reorganized Bethania
Historical Association for 15 years.

Rev. Kapp was a life long dedicated servant of the Lord. He loved
people and people loved him. His kind, gentle spirit touched the lives
of so many, and he will be greatly missed.


He is survived by his wife, Louise and their daughter, Mary Louise Kapp
Peeples and husband Wade from Bethania. Other survivors include three
nieces and their families: Mrs. Ernstine Studer, Ms. Melinda Kapp and
Mrs. Marie Nodine (Dennis).

Funeral services will be on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. at
Bethania Moravian Church. Rev. Kapp will lie in state in the vestibule
from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Officiating the service will be the Rt.
Rev. Lane Sapp and the Rt. Rev Graham Rights. Burial will be in the
Bethania Moravian Graveyard. The family will greet friends following the
service.

Memorials may be made to the building fund of Bethania Moravian Church,
P.O. Box 170, Bethania, NC 27010.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

         

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