William A Hunter

Dr. William Armstrong Hunter was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, in 1855. He earned his doctorate at Wesleyan University in 1896 and his thesis, “Evolution and Christianity,” was one of the first to espouse the scientific theory of evolution and urge the church to adopt it.

Poor health sent him to Denver seeking a warmer climate. In 1909, he moved further south to Riverside, where he became minister at Calvary Presbyterian. His residence, The Arches, on Mount Rubidoux Drive was the scene of ongoing hospitality for congregants and he conducted communicants’ classes for young people in his study.