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Warren, Louis Bacon

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Warren, Louis Bacon
March 15, 2007 09:09PM
"A HISTORY OF THE DAVIESS-McLEAN BAPTIST ASSOCIATION IN KENTUCKY,
1844-1943" by Wendell H. Rone. Probably published in 1944 by
Messenger Job Printing Co., Inc., Owensboro, Kentucky, pp. 361-362.
Used by permission. [Daviess]

LOUIS BACON WARREN, D.D.: L. B. Warren was a direct descendant of
one of the most distinguished families in the South. His grandfather
was Josiah Warren, a native of Virginia and a Captain in
the Revolutionary War. His grandfather was Rev. Kittrell Warren, a
Baptist preacher of marked ability and for a number of years a leading
pastor in Alabama. His father was Dr. Ebenezer W. Warren, who after
practicing law for some time and making a success of it, entered the
ministry, and Later served the First Churches of Atlanta, Georgia;
Richmond, Virginia; Macon, Georgia; and the Tattnall Square Church,
Macon, Georgia.
His maternal grandfather was Major Edwin Bacon of Liberty County,
Georgia. His mother was Miss Caroline Mary Bacon, a granddaughter of
Dr. Henry Holcombe, founder of colleges, and finally pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Our subject was born in Atlanta, Georgia, January 1, 1876. His
childhood was spent in Richmond, Virginia and his youth and young
manhood in Macon, Georgia. His educational advantages were the best
and included attendance at the public schools in Macon, Georgia, and
Mercer University. He studied later at Richmond College, the
University of Chicago, the University of Georgia, and the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He acquired
the degrees of LL.B., A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. The honorary degree of
Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by Bethel College.
In May, 1898, he enlisted with American volunteers in the
Spanish-American War and was attached to Company F., First Georgia
Regiment. He served as private and corporal until he was appointed
as Chaplin [sic] of the Third Georgia Regiment by Governor Atkinson,
with which he served until the end of the war. After the war he was
elected as Chaplain of the Georgia-Alabama veterans of this war.
Brother Warren was converted in April, 1898, and baptized by his
father into the fellowship of the Tattnall Square Church at Macon,
Georgia. He felt the call of God to preach at once and responded to
that call. He was ordained by the Tattnall Square Church in May,
1898, and very soon afterwards left as a volunteer for the army.
Rev. F. W. Warren, his father, and Revs. C. A. Turner, Millard
Jenkens, E. B. Carroll, and John E. Briggs composed the presbytery
at his ordination. After his return from the war he became pastor
of the Church at Ocala, Florida, which he served in the years
1902-1905. After two years at the First Baptist Church of Beaumont,
Texas, he assumed the pastorate of the First Baptist Church in
Owensboro, Kentucky in the year 1907. His very effective work with
this Church continued until March, 1911, when he resigned to accept
the care of the Second Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia, which he
served in the years 1911-1912.
In May, 1913, he became Superitendent [sic] of the Department of
Church Extension of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist
Convention. He filled this important office until the year 1920 when
he entered the evangelistic field. From 1920 to the year 1932 he
effectively pursued this all-important work until he was stricken
with blindness and was forced to retire from active participation in
the ministry, after about thirty-three years of service. His death
occurred in the early part of 1943 at the age of sixty-seven. He
never married.
Brother Warren was an exceptionally brilliant man and fulfilled
his calling to an eminent degree. He was followed in the Owensboro
pastorate by Rev. Millard Jenkens who was on the presbytery at his
ordination.

Warren Bacon Holcombe Atkinson Turner Jenkens Carroll Briggs
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VA AL Liberty-GA IL PA TX FL

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