Rev. Theodore Loder, pastor and progressive activist, dies at 90

Rev. Theodore Loder, the long-time pastor of First United Methodist Church of Germantown, died Thursday at age 90.
Rev. Theodore Loder, the long-time pastor of First United Methodist Church of Germantown, died Thursday at age 90. Photo credit Courtesy of the Loder Family

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rev. Theodore Loder, the longtime pastor of First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) and a champion of causes from civil rights to same-sex marriage, has died at the age of 90.

He was also the author of eight books and well known as a dynamic preacher and inventive thinker.