The Rev. Menter Peyton German, 82, pastor emeritus of Bethany Baptist Church here and associate minister for visitation of the Montgomery Hills Baptist Church in Silver Spring, died Friday at Holy Cross Hospital after a stroke.
After his ordination in 1930, Dr. German came to this area and became interim pastor of Kendall Baptist Church in Silver Hill. In 1932, he was named pastor of Bethany Baptist Church.
Following his retirement in 1966, he served as interim pastor of several local churches and became associate minister at Montgomery Hills Baptist Church in 1971.
Dr. German was born in Warrenton, Va. A graduate of the University of Richmond, he earned a bachelor of sacred theology degree from Yale University Divinity School in 1930. In 1957, he received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from the University of Richmond.
He was a member of the Foreign Mission Board and the Christian Life Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He was a past president of the D.C. Baptist Ministerial Association of the board of directors of the Washington City Bible Society. He also was a member of the board of the American Baptist Churchs and served as a trustee of the Golden Gate Theological Seminary in San Francisco for 10 sears.
Dr. German lived in Olney. He served as chaplain of Petworth Masonic Lodge No. 47. He had been a member of the D.C. Commissioner's Youth Council.
In 1976, Montgomery Hills Baptist Church honored him at a reception commemorating his 50th year in the ministry.
Survivors include his wife, the former Maybrey A. Evans, of the home; three sons, Menter P. Jr., of Olney, David L., of Middletown, Md. and Daniel E., of Durham, N.C.; a daughter, Muriel Folsom, of Brookline, N.H.; two sisters, Pearl Legg, of Arlington, and Dixie Lunsford, of Falls Church, and eight grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Menter Peyton German Memorial Fund, Montgomery Hills Baptist Church. CAPTION: Picture, MENTER PEYTON GERMAN