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Joe Taft Odle

clergyman.

Joe Taft Odle, American clergyman. Member Evangelical, Southern Baptist (president 1971) press associations, Associate Church Press (honorary life).

Background

Odle, Joe Taft was born on August 19, 1908 in West Frankfort, Illinois, United States. Son of Harry Logan and Winona (Dillon) Odle.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Union U., Jackson, Tennessee, 1930. Student Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1935. Doctor of Divinity, Mississippi College, 1949.

Career

Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1925. Pastor Baptist Church Orient, Illinois, 1926, Baptist chs., Rossville and Gallaway, Tennessee, 1928-1929, Barlow, Bandana, Kentucky Bapt chs., 1930-1932. Pastor East Baptist Church, Paducah, Kentucky, 1932-1943, First Baptist Church, Crystal Springs, Mississippi, 1943-1947, First Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1947-1956.

Associate executive secretary Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, Jackson, 1956-1959. Editor The Baptist Record, Jackson, 1959-1976. Vice president Mississippi Baptist Convention, 1954.

Member annuity board Southern Baptist Convention, 1949-1956. Member Baptist joint committee public affairs, Washington, 1963-1969. Named Kentucky colonel, 1961.

Citations Broadman Press, Nashville, 1976, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976, Mississippi College, 1976.

Works

  • Author: Church Member’s Handbook, 1941. It’s a Great Life-Don’t Miss It, 1967. Is Christ Coming Soon?, 1971.

    Why I Am a Baptist, 1972. The Coming of the King, 1974.

Membership

Member Evangelical, Southern Baptist (president 1971) press associations, Associate Church Press (honorary life). Clubs: Kiwanis, Lions, Civitan, Rotary.

Connections

Married Clara Mabel Riley, July 17, 1930. Children: Joe Thomas, Sarah Ann Odle Maddox.

father:
Harry Logan Odle

mother:
Winona (Dillon) Odle

spouse:
Clara Mabel Riley

children:
Joe Thomas Odle

Sarah Ann Odle Maddox Odle