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French Quote

“How can one be holy on the inside

and sexy on the outside?”

– H Robb French, quoted in a V O Agan sermon, 4/21/1992

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“If you don’t have a hungering for holiness

you have reason to question your relationship with God.”

– V O Agan, 4/21/92

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N THIS DATE

V O Agan was born 12/7/1923 in the state of Georgia.  He was saved in a Methodist church at an early age and attended God’s Bible School in Cincinnati, OH.  It was there he met Ruby Davis and later made her his wife (she’s the only person I ever heard call him “Verlon” 🙂 ).  After only a few years of pastoring Bro. Agan was elected the president of his church conference and was president many years.  I am happy that my ordination paper has the signature of V O Agan.

He had a unique way of preaching: sometimes with his eyes open, sometimes not, sometimes with his voice in a teaching mode, sometimes with a rapid fire, elevated pitch (a bit of the country-preacher mode) and then could drop back into his teaching voice without a stumble.  His round, friendly face added to his messages.  He was one of the best loved men of his day, often described as a “southern gentleman.”

 Agan Quotes:

“The heavenly Bridegroom is woeing a wife, not hiring a servant.”

“Who is it that loves God and does not wish to love Him with all the heart?”

“It is absolutely wrong to pray about something you already know is wrong.”

“You can tell a false prophet more by what he doesn’t say, than by what he does say.”

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The purpose of God is not to make you happy; The purpose of God is to make you holy.

- Message heard by author, 21 April 1992, Dayton, OH.

 

What is heaven but an eternal monument to holiness?    

- Message heard by author, 9/11/1996, uncertain location.

 

You can tell a false prophet not so much by what he preaches as by what he doesn’t preach

– Quoted in message by Vernon Shockley, heard by author, 30 January ‘98, uncertain location.

 

The sanctified Christian can do what he desires

And, at the same time, what God requires.

- Message heard by author, 8 February 1998, Hobe Sound, Florida.

 

V O Agan died this date, 3/25/2006 in Alabama (1:30 PM).  He was born 7/12/1923, in Georgia.  He was converted to Christ 7/28/1939 while still in Georgia.  He met and married Ruby Davis, a young lady, from Alabama.  Agan was a graduate of God’s Bible School, Cincinnati, OH.  He was a minister and later conference president, with a heart for missions and for Christian education.

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Glimpses of  Greatness

Was he married?

 Who was he, really?

 Who were his contemporaries?

 What was he like out of the pulpit?

 What about his prayer life?

 Where was he born?

 Where did his travels take him?

 When did she teach?

 When did he write that?

 Why did she have that impact?

 Why was he so successful?

 What about his sense of humor?

 Glimpses of Greatness can answer some of the above and can tell you a bit more.  It is Edgar Bryan’s attempt to share personal insights in the lives of fifty-four (54) people he has personally heard and/or knew.

1.   Earl Adams

2.   Leroy (Mrs) Adams

3.   J. Wesley Adock

4.   V. O.  Agan

5.   E. B. Annabel

6.   Duncan Campbell

7.   Ray Chamberlain

8.   John W. Colwell

9.   T. W. Comadoll

10. Millard Downing

11. Wilfred Edwards

12. H. L. Ferguson

13. Paul W. Finch

14. R. G. Flexon

15. Dempsy W. Fossit

16. C. Ponder Frederick

17. Geraldine French

18. H. Robb French      

19. Glenn Griffith

20. Vance Havner

21. George Hawthorne

22. Steve D. Herron

23. Jack Holcom

24. Andrew Johnson

25. John F. Kennedy

26. Bert King

27. O. L. King

28. Jerry H. Lawson

29. August Luelf

30. E. G.  Marsh

31. I. Parker Maxey

32. Thurman McCoy

33. Warren C. McIntire

34. Henry Morris

35. Nettie Peabody

36. Leonard Ravenhill

37. Remus Rehfeldt

38. Rufus Reisdorph

39. Marguerite Reiss

40. Harry Shreve

41. Oswald J. Smith

42. William Steen         

43. Harry Straight

44. J. D. Sumner

45. J. Percy Trueblood

46. George B. Vernon, Jr

47. J. D. Webb, Sr.

48. Mom White

49. C. B. Widmeyer

50. Leslie D. Wilcox

51. Howard Williams

52. Jimmy Willis

53. Richard Wurmbrandt

54. Alvin (Mrs) York

 Find out how to get YOUR copy of Glimpses of Greatness.  PLACE “Glimpses of Greatness” on the subject line when you email. eabryan1@aol.com

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“Who is it that loves God and does not wish to love Him with all the heart?”                           – Message heard by author, November 28, 1984, Friendsville, TN.

“It is absolutely wrong to pray about something you already know is wrong.”                      – Message heard by author, April 4, 1986, Dayton, OH.

“If you don’t have a hungering for holiness you have reason to question your relationship with God.”       – Message heard by author, April 21, 1992, Dayton, OH

“The purpose of God is not to make you happy; the purpose of God is to make you holy.”                     – Message heard by author, April 21, 1992, Dayton, OH.

“If you’ve lost [the] joy, you’ve lost God.”  – Message heard by author, October 11, 1994, Oelrichs, SD.

“What is heaven but an eternal monument to holiness?” – Message heard by author, September 11, 1996, uncertain location.

“The sanctified Christian can do what he desires and at the same time what God requires.” – Message heard by author, February 8, 1998, Hobe Sound, FL.

“You loose your world citizenship in the process of being sanctified.”  – Message heard by author, February 8, 1998, Hobe Sound, FL.

V O (Verlon O) Agan was born this date, 12/7/1923, in Georgia.  He became a follower of Christ on July, 28, 1939 and later enrolled at God’s Bible School and College in Ohio.  While there he roomed with a son of Alvin K York and it was also there that he met and married Ruby Davis from Alabama.  Brother Agan pastored, became president of the Alabama Conference of the Bible Methodist Connection of Churches, spoke on various mission fields, and served on various boards, including the Inter-church holiness convention.  He was also interim president of Union Bible College.  Agan passed from this life March 25, 2006.

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“You can tell a false prophet not so much by what he preaches, as by what he doesn’t preach.”

V. O. Agan

 

The one and only Agan was Conference President (for many years) of the Alabama Bible Methodist Connection of Churches.

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