|Rev. Matthew L. Baldwin became a member of the Louisiana Conference in the year 1900 and served the Conference thirty-four years. He was a very faithful member, giving liber-ally of his time and talent to the up-building of the Kingdom of God. So may we say with the poet: “Servant of God, well done. Thy glorious warfarer, past the battle fought. The race is won and thou are crowned at last.”
He was gentle in his make-up: affable and much loved by many of the people whom he served. He served the following charges: Cade and Deshamp, Lafayette and Carencrow, Boyce Ct. and St. Paul, Cane River and Grand Cane, Cane Rive, Opelousas, St. Martinville (Mallalieu), Napoleonville, Welch and Jennings, Crawford, Houma, Leesville, Lutcher, Plaquemine, Donald-sonville, Mansfield, Shreveport and Flournoy, Crowley.
|Source: Louisiana Conference Journal, SCJ, The Methodist Church, 1942, p. 36|