Rev. Henry Reinhart retires

1951 – Rev. Henry Reinhart retires after 26 years becoming Bethesda’s longest serving Superintendent.

Reverend Henry Reinhart, a former “booze-soaked” salesman from Cleveland, Ohio, became Superintendent of Bethesda Mission in 1925. Reverend Reinhart had stopped to scoff at a gospel street service when he remained to pray and became converted.  He abandoned his old life and vowed to do the Lord’s will; he and his wife, the young lady whose voice had touched his heart in Cleveland, devoted their lives to rescue mission work.  He was superintendent for the move into 611 Reily Street where he remained until his death in 1951 after 26 years of devoted service.