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Roger Theophilus Nooe


Roger Theophilus Nooe, American clergyman. Member Nashville Chamber Commerce, Theta Phi.; Mason (32°).


Nooe, Roger Theophilus was born on September 25, 1881 in Wilmore, Kentucky, United States. Son of Theophilus and Jemima (Holladay) Nooe.


Student Asbury College. Bachelor of Arts, Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky, 1901, also Doctor of Divinity. Graduate College of the Bible, Lexington, 1903.

Student of University of Chicago.


Ordained minister Christian (Disciples) Church, 1903. Pastor Crestwood, Kentucky, 1903-1907, Crescent Hill, Louisville, Kentucky, 1907-1911, Frankfort, Kentucky, 1911-1925, Vine St., Nashville, from 1925. Professor pastoral theology and lecturer, Vanderbilt School of Religion, 1925-1933.

Chaplain-colonel on staff governor of Tennessee, 1933-1937. Lecturer and preacher in Europe, 1918. Delegate to Stockholm Conference, 1925, Lausanne Conference, 1927.

Delegate to World Sunday School Convention, Rio de Janeiro, 1932, to world convention Disciples of Christ, Leicester, England, 1935, to Oxford Conference, 1937. Traveled in Europe and Near East, 1918, S.A., 1932. Russia, 1935, Orient, 1937, Mexico, 1941.

Trustee Milligan College, Nashville Young Men’s Christian Association, Association for Promotion of Christian Unity, Tennessee Christian Missionary Society, Colegio Ward (Buenos Aires), Disciples of Christ Board of Education, Church Peace Union. President International Convention of Disciples of Christ, 1939. Member American section World Council of Churches.

Chairman Commision on World Order for Disciples of Christ. Accredited visitor to World Council of Churches, Amsterdam, 1948.


Member Nashville Chamber Commerce, Theta Phi. Mason (32°).; Clubs: Palaver, Richland Golf.


Married Nancy Mitchell, December 10, 1903. Children: Roger Gowen, Mary Louise, Willa Mima.

Theophilus Nooe

Jemima (Holladay) Nooe

Nancy Mitchell

Roger Gowen Nooe

Mary Louise Nooe

Willa Mima Nooe