Our Pastor: Rev. Sean dogan
Richard Sean Dwayne Dogan was born November 19, 1976, to Richard and Anita Dogan. He is a 1998 graduate of Clemson University and attended Shaw School of Divinity, in Raleigh, NC. He accepted his calling at the tender age of fourteen, and preached his initial sermon on July 28, 1991, at the Piedmont Manor Baptist Church, where Rev. Sylvester Golden is Pastor.
The Lord later planted Rev. Dogan at Shady Oak Baptist Church, where Rev. Ronald D. Barton is Pastor. At Shady Oak he was the “Ministry Development Coordinator” and the Assistant to the Pastor.
In May 1997, the Long Branch Baptist Church asked Rev. Dogan to assume the position of Interim Pastor.On December 14, 1997, Long Branch Baptist Church elected Rev. Dogan as the Pastor, and has sinced served as Senior Pastor of the Long Branch Baptist Church, for 14 years. 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 Radical Faith Ministries was created where Pastor Dogan is the Founder and CEO. It is also his feeling that Radical Faith 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. Some of these programs include: monthly feeding programs and partnerships with a local food bank to help deal with the food insufficiency of Greenville County, and a Fall Farmers Market in the community. He has also initiated scholarship programs and business grants opportunities that were made available to the members of Long Branch Baptist Church. Recently he implemented Job Readiness for the church and community, which includes interviewing techniques, resume writing and personal support coaches. Pastor Sean Dogan loves people and ministry (serving people), but his drive doesn't stop there. The scope of Pastor Dogan’s career landscape stretches beyond his pastoral call and he is known for his uncompromising integrity and is also a business savvy entrepreneur.
Pastor Sean Dogan is currently involved with the following organizations: UNCF Upstate (Past Chair), S.H.A.R.E Board of Directors, United Way Faith Base Round Table, United Way Community Impact Cabinet, RC & D. Council, N.A.A.C.P. He is listed as the Best and Brightest under 35 by Greenville Business Magazine (2010 Cover). He is also part of The Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative (Spring 2011 Class).
On November 19, 1997, (his birthday) he asked the lady of his dreams to marry him. The young lady’s name is Satreva Denee Young, and to this union they have one beautiful daughter, Ramiah Dogan.
Pastor Sean Dogan loves the Lord and He loves the people that God has chosen for him to serve, and he stands with one goal in mind and that is to "Save Souls and Solve Problems".