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Edwin Charles Dargan, American clergyman.


Dargan, Edwin Charles was born on November 17, 1852 in Darlington Company, South Carolina, United States. Son of John O. B. (Doctor of Divinity) and Jane Frances (Lide) D.


A.M., Furman U., 1873, Little D., 1920. Graduate Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (then at Greenville, South Carolina.), 1877. Doctor of Divinity, Washington and Lee, 1888.

Doctor of Laws, Baylor University, Texas, 1904.


In mission work summer of 1874. Supplied First Baptist Church, Wilmington, North Carolina, summers of 1875-1876. Ordained Baptist ministry, 1876.

Pastor Botetourt Springs (now Hollins), Big Lick (now Roanoke) and Bonsack, Virginia, 1877-1881, First Church, Petersburg, Virginia, 1881-1887, Dixon, California, 1887-1888, Citadel Square Church, Charleston, South Carolina., 1888-1892. Professor in Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1892-1907. Pastor Glen’s Creek Church, Woodford Company, Kentucky, 1892-1894, 1906-1907, First Church, Macon, Georgia, June 1907-August 1917.

Editor of S.S. Lesson Helps of S.S. Board of Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville, Tennessee, August 1917-1927. President Southern Baptist Convention, 1911-1913. Chairman International S.S. Lessons Committee, 1920-1921.

Author: Notes on Colossians (in American Commentary), 1890. Ecclesiology, 1897, 1905. A History of Preaching, Volunteer I, 1905, Volunteer II, 1912.

The Doctrines of Our Faith, 1905. Harmony Hall, Recollections of an Old Southern Home, 1912. An Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans, 1914.

The Changeless Christ, and Other Sermons, 1918. The Hope of Glory and Other Sermons, 1919. The Art of Preaching in the Light of Its History, 1922.

The Bible Our Heritage, 1924.



Married Lucy A. Graves, June 12, 1878. Children: Edwin Preston, John Herbert (deceased), Ethel Forrester (deceased), Mary Lydia (deceased), Henry McCune.

John O. B. Dargan

Lucy A. Graves

Edwin Preston Dargan

John Herbert Dargan (deceased)

Ethel Forrester Dargan (deceased)

Mary Lydia Dargan (deceased)

Henry McCune Dargan