I guess they didn't mind if long-haired, short & wide-tied, knock-kneed, bespectacled red heads looked after the service in those days. The words "geek" and "nerd" hadn't come into vogue back then but I certainly was one. Don't laugh too hard!
"I have been young and now I am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor His seed begging bread." - Psalm 37:25 (KJV)