Rev. Dr. John B. Wolf

Unitarian Minister

Dr. John Burton Wolf was the senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, OK, for thirty-five years, becoming the Minister Emeritus in 1995. He served churches in Racine, WI, and Meadville, PA, before coming to Tulsa in 1960.

John was a navy veteran of WWII, serving as a signalman in the Armed Guard Unit in the Pacific. He was commissioned into the US Navy Chaplain Reserves during the Korean War.

His sermons at All Souls included topics such as civil rights, reforming the funeral home industry, and the importance of public education. Often these sermons were the subject of stories in local newspapers.
In his community he was a leader against racial prejudice and promoted the rights of racial minorities, women (including reproductive rights), and gays and lesbians.

After retiring from the ministry in 1995 he remained active locally and nationally in causes for education and interfaith understanding.

Our Voices of Oklahoma oral history interview was recorded December 16, 2011. Dr. Wolf was ninety-two when he died on September 19, 2017.

Interview with Rev. Dr. John B. Wolf

Program Credits:
Rev. Dr. John B. Wolf — Interviewee
John Erling — Interviewer
Mel Myers — Announcer

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Date Created: December 16, 2011

Date Published: January 26, 2018

Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.

Tags: Communists, Korea, Joe McCarthy, Rex Humbard, George Wallace, Clara Luper, Don Ross, All Souls Unitarian Church, Mike Monroney, Frosty Troy, Jenkin Jones, Richard Lloyd Jones, Oral Roberts, Billy Graham, Planned Parenthood, education, equality, civil rights, Selma