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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.


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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.

Thomas Sylvester SR.

Maude (Sherratt) SR.

Minnis Evelyn Perdue

Evelyn Maurine SR.

Maurice Edwin SR.

Joseph Alexander SR.

Harold Vinson SR.

Hubert Vernon SR.

Doris Jean SR.

Ronald Kay SR.