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Joseph Alexander Synan. SR.

Joseph Alexander Synan, SR., American clergyman. Member National Association Evangs. (member board administration 20 years).


  • SR., Joseph Alexander Synan, was born on February 18, 1905 in Pocahontas, Virginia, United States. Son of Thomas Sylvester and Maude (Sherratt) SR.

  • Education

    • Student pub.


    • Ordained to ministry Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1926. Pastor numerous chs., 1926-1934. Superintendent E. Virginia Conference Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1934-1941, assistant general superintendent, 1941-1945, general superintendent, 1945-1969, senior bishop, from 1950, chairman general board administration and general conference, 1950-1969, chairman general board education, 1945-1953, Chairman of the Board publications, 1966-1969.

      Chairman Pentecostal Fellowship of North American, 1950-1952, 63-65. Member board administration. Chairman presidium Pentecostal World Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, 1961, member advising committee, 1967-1970.


    • Author: The Good Minister of Jesus Christ, 1951, Christian Life in Depth, 1964, The Shape of Things to Come, 1969, The Trinity or the Tri-personal Being of God, 1980. Articles in religious publications Trustee Holmes Theological Seminary, Greenville, South Carolina., Southwestern Bible College, Oklahoma City, 1946-1969, Falcon (North Carolina) Orphanage, 1943-1969. Trustee Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, Georgia, 1941-1969.

      Member of advisory board School Christian Ministries, from 1974, chairman, 1974-1976.


    Member National Association Evangs. (member board administration 20 years).


    • Married Minnis Evelyn Perdue, August 12, 1926. Children: Evelyn Maurine, Maurice Edwin, Joseph Alexander, Harold Vinson, Hubert Vernon, Doris Jean, Ronald Kay.
    • father: Thomas Sylvester SR.
    • mother: Maude (Sherratt) SR.
    • spouse: Minnis Evelyn Perdue
    • children: Evelyn Maurine SR.
    • Maurice Edwin SR.
    • Joseph Alexander SR.
    • Harold Vinson SR.
    • Hubert Vernon SR.
    • Doris Jean SR.
    • Ronald Kay SR.
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    Born February 18, 1905