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Gilbert Kearnie Keegan

Gilbert Kearnie Keegan, American clergyman. member of the board of trustees East Texas Baptist College 1941-1945; Member American Baptist Home Mission Society vice president 1947-1950), California Temperance Federation (director, secretary-treasurer 1946-1950), Baptist World Alliance (member Executive Committee since 1958, chairman administrator committee Youth Department since 1958).; Mason.; Rotarian.

Background

  • Keegan, Gilbert Kearnie was born on January 31, 1907 in Bunkie, Louisiana, United States. Son of James Ezred and Betty (Winn) Keegan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern College, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1927. Master of Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1933. Doctor of Divinity, Howard Payne College, Brownwood, Texas, 1945.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Kathleen. Ordained to ministry of Baptist Church, 1930. Student pastor, Braden and Mertens, Texas, 1930-1932.

      Pastor, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1932-1935, Emmanuel Church, Alexandria, Louisiana, 1937-1941, Longview, Texas, 1941-1945, Temple Church, Los Angeles, 1945-1950. Secretary department student work, editor The Baptist Student, Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, since 1950. Ednl. secretary Louisiana Baptist Convention, Shreveport, 1935-1937.

      Member Executive Committee Southern Baptist Convention 1938-1945. Member Southern California Baptist Convention Board (state chairman evangelism), 1945-1950. Director American Red Cross drive, Longview, 1941-1942, War Bond drive, 1943-1944.

    Works

    • Co-author student religious guidebooks. Author Your Next Big Step, 1960. Editor, contributor journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member of the board of trustees East Texas Baptist College 1941-1945. Member American Baptist Home Mission Society vice president 1947-1950), California Temperance Federation (director, secretary-treasurer 1946-1950), Baptist World Alliance (member Executive Committee since 1958, chairman administrator committee Youth Department since 1958). Mason.; Rotarian.

    Connections

    • Married Marian Morgan, May 12, 1933.
    • father: James Ezred Keegan
    • mother: Betty (Winn) Keegan
    • spouse: Marian Morgan
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    Born January 31, 1907
    Died September 13, 1960
    (aged 53)
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