Founding Pastor

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Bishop, Dr. Samuel B. Hogan, Sr.

Dr. Samuel Byron Hogan, Sr., Bishop Massachusetts First Jurisdiction, has been a pastor, counselor and teacher for over 40 years.  


He taught preaching at Gordon-Conwell Seminary for more than 25 years as an instructor, assistant and associate professor.  


In September 2000, Dr. Hogan opened the Boston Christian Academy, School of Practical Ministry for beginning and experienced ministers to receive guidance in the formation of their ministry.  


He is currently an instructor of Pentecostal Polity and the counselor to Pentecostal students at Harvard Divinity School.  


Dr. Hogan is the founder of the Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ in Boston, Massachusetts, where he labored in the vineyard for 46 years, preaching the Word of God, teaching ministers and training pastors, seeding ministries across the nation.


He is the author of several books on preaching, leadership, adjutancy and spiritual reflection.


Dr. Hogan is a graduate of the University of Detroit, with a Bachelors degree in Economics and Secondary Education, Harvard Graduate school of Education, with a Masters degree in Education and Harvard Divinity School, where he received a Masters of Theological Studies.  


He has also studied for a Doctorate in Theology from Boston University School of Theology, with a concentration in Preaching and Ethics.  With this background, he brings a unique approach to the teaching and preaching ministry.


Dr. Hogan was ordained in the Church of God in Christ in 1972 and is the former Dean of the National Adjutancy of the National Church of God in Christ.