St. John's Methodist Church North 5th and East Spring Street

This stop on the Discover Kingman walking tour is sponsored by Alice & Paul Gaines.

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by Jim Hinckley

About St. John’s Methodist Church

Reverend Thomas H. Dodd had been pastor of the Methodist church for several years when the cornerstone was laid for the new church in 1917. The architect designed the stately new church to complement the recently completed Mohave County Courthouse.
A pipe organ was installed in 1926. It is currently on display at the Mohave Museum of History & Arts.
On March 29, 1939, during a break in the filming of Gone with the Wind, Clark Gable traveled to Kingman to wed Carol Lombard. Serving as best man was his close friend Otto Winkler, an agent with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. The Reverend Kenneth M. Engle of the “First Methodist Episcopal” church officiated the service. Howard Cate, principal of the Kingman High School, and the reverends wife served as witnesses.