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Dogan wins 2012 MLK Citizenship Award

posted Dec 19, 2011, 12:56 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Dec 19, 2011, 12:57 PM ]
Greenville, South Carolina
- Gamma Gamma Lambda ( ΓΓΛ ) Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has named Pastor Sean Dogan of Long Branch Baptist Church as their 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award Winner. Pastor Dogan will receive the award at the 2012 Scholarship Gala on January 8, 2012 at Younts Conference Center at 3 PM. ΓΓΛ has been giving the award to worthy recipients for more than 30 years. 

Pastor Dogan has served as Senior Pastor of the Long Branch Baptist Church, since 1997. The church is located at 28 Bolt Street, Greenville, SC. Pastor Dogan loves the people and community that he serves. Under his visionary leadership the church has grown to over 1,000 weekly attendees. He has recently led them in a 2.4 million dollar building project and a $50,000 environmental improvement project which included a stream restoration, rock sitting area, and the planting of over 60 trees. Pastor Dogan has always pursued having a church that goes “beyond the walls,” in an on-going effort to touch lives with the love of God. With this passion R.S. Dogan Ministries was created where Pastor Dogan is the Founder and CEO. It is also his feeling that R.S. Dogan Ministries must have a positive and powerful impact on its community bringing hope and uplift in every way possible. Pastor Dogan has initiated many programs that have positively affected the local community. 

Along with the award presentation to Pastor Dogan, the Scholarship Gala will feature a three-course dinner, live entertainment from Mike & Mike's River City Band, and a keynote Speech by Rev. Byron Corbitt. Tickets are $40 per person and are still available by calling Chapter's number at (864) 441-9067 or e-mailing Sponsorship opportunities for the Gala are available until December 30, 2011. All proceeds go toward the Luke H. Chatman Scholarship for local high school students in Greenville county.