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Pastor Lawrence Logan

January 20, 1935 — May 28, 2023

Indianapolis, IN

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Lawrence, affectionately known as LeRoy most of his life, made an impact on most people he met. There
is limited space so we will try to highlight some of his successes during his Christian walk.
Elder Lawrence LeRoy Logan was born on January 20, 1935, in Dayton, Ohio to Rosetta Logan and Carrol
Ward. He was raised as a Methodist but was introduced and fell in love with black gospel music at an
early age. While in high school he joined and traveled with the Dayton Boys’ Choir. He was taught piano
in 1950 and started playing organ for Wesleyan Methodist Church services in 1951.
After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy and was discharged after two years.
LeRoy attended Wright State University majoring in accounting. He attended Lake Michigan College and
graduated with honors with a degree in Secondary Education. He also attended Western Michigan
University majoring in Secondary Education.
LeRoy was a gifted musician and was afforded opportunities to play the Hammond organ for many
evangelists after joining the Seventh-Day Adventist Denomination. He traveled extensively throughout
the US singing with various groups, and playing organ for a group called the Blendwrights. This group
was well known in the 7 th -day Adventist Community, but they ministered to all denominations.
LeRoy co-sponsored with Harold Wright various well-known groups and singers, such as Mahalia
Jackson, etc. to perform in Dayton, and had the opportunity to play organ for them.
He co-produced with Harold Wright for several years a religious TV program called “At Home with
Brother James”, and during that time the program was rated one of the top watched programs on the
network.
He met his loving wife, Cloie, in July 1971, while ministering in a city-wide evangelistic meeting in
Philadelphia, PA with Evangelist CD Brooks. Three months later, October 29, they were married.
Evangelist CD Brooks invited LeRoy and Cloie to work in another city-wide Evangelistic meeting in
Chicago, IL to be held during the Summer of 1973. Strafford Memorial SDA Church was born out of this
meeting after over 250 persons were baptized. Impressed with their work ethics and musical gifts,
President Jesse Wagner (deceased) of the Lake Region Conference of 7 th -day Adventist hired them to be
Bible Instructors and assigned them to work with Evangelist Robert Connor. The Lake Region
Conference encompasses five states (Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Minnesota). This team
evangelized all five states for about seven years.
In 1974, their first child, Lloyd Joseph was born; and in 1978, their second child, Paul David was born.
Needless to say, during this seven-year period LeRoy and his family traveled quite a bit to do God’s
work.
In the summer of 1984, Lawrence was assigned a pastorate position and moved from Benton Harbor,
Michigan to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota district. While there, he participated in the Minnesota
Chapter of the GMWA as spiritual leader, chaplain, and as one of the choir directors. While pastoring in
Minnesota the then Lake Region President, Charles Joseph, and the Executive Committee recommended

that LeRoy be ordained and anointed to pastor and preach anywhere in the World Churches of 7 th -day
Adventist.
In the summer of 1990, LeRoy was transferred to Indianapolis and was assigned to the Eastside /
Haughville Church District. LeRoy and Cloie joined the Indianapolis Chapter of the GMWA and hosted
several programs for the Chapter, and for other organized community choirs of the city. He was a
strong supporter of Gospel Music.
He had a passion for pastoring and witnessing the spiritual growth of his church family and friends. He
was a father-figure and mentor for many.
On Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 6:00pm he made his transition.
Pastor Logan is survived by his loving wife, Cloie; Children: Lloyd Joseph, Paul David, Robyn Jones,
Lawrence L. Logan, II, Linda Phillips, David Lawrence Calfee; Sister: Vanessa Conway; grandchildren:
Warren Banfield, Lorelle and Leah Logan, Victoria Renae Logan, Eugene and Lindsay Phillips, Tristan
Hoskins, Victoria Renae Logan, and Dane Johnson; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces: Kiah and Rayna
Conway, grandniece: Aaylah Conway and grandnephew DJ Conway; and a host of honorary family
members and friends.

 

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