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Richard Nathaniel Hogan (1902 –1997)

R.N. Hogan was born in Monroe County, Arkansas. He was adopted by G.P. Bowser and attended the school at Silver Point for a brief time and then the Southern Practical Institute in Nashville. When the Bowser family moved to Louisville, Kentucky, he went with them and finished school there. His preaching took him to most of the fifty states and he was instrumental in starting many congregations. In the interview, he talks about his evangelistic work, particularly in Texas, Oklahoma, California, and Chicago. He was minister of the Figeroa Church of Christ in Los Angeles, California, for many years. Hogan was instrumental in the founding of Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas, and served on the Board of Directors. He is the author of several books and articles, including Sermons (1940), and was editor of the Christian Echo beginning in 1953. A scholarship has been established in his name at Pepperdine University. In the interview, Hogan talks about the experience of his family with slavery, black and white relations in the beginning of some African American churches, his early memories of the Church, inter-racial relations, and disputes in the Church concerning the role of the Elders.

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