|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1935|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 2007|
Rev. Oggs, Sr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Rev. and Mrs. Theodore A. Oggs, Jr. He passed away at Harbour Hospice in Beaumont. Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Gwenelda; his son and daughter-in-law Allan, Jr. and Cheryl; his daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Greg Myers; his daughter and son-in-law, Jody and Dr. Chris LaFleur; his grandchildren, Clint and Monica Oggs, Greg Myers, Jr., Maggi, Claire, and Grace LaFleur; his great-grandchildren, Rayna, Ashton, and Meriska Oggs.
At birth, he was diagnosed with severe Cerebral Palsy, and was never suppose to walk, talk, or see. But the grace of God in his life enabled him to enjoy over fifty years of ministry, marriage, and family, during which he traveled and preached the Gospel all over the United States. He graduated from Kenner High School in Kenner, Louisiana in 1955. He graduated from Pentecostal Bible Institute in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1958. He then served as Senior Pastor to churches in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, Beloit, Wisconsin, Kenner, Louisiana, West Helena, Arkansas, and Gainesville, Florida. His pastoral career was interrupted from 1970 until 1973, when he served as the Promotional Director of Youth Redemption – a drug rehabilitation effort at the World Evangelism Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Concluding his pastoring career, he served as the Executive Vice President of Jackson College of Ministries in Jackson, Mississippi from 1982-1986. During his tenure at JCM, he instructed thousands of young people in the techniques of ministry. Upon leaving JCM, Rev. Oggs began and directed Pulpit Ministries for the next twenty-one years until a stroke incapacitated him in December 2006. He was a gifted speaker and prolific writer having many published titles such as: Today is the Beginning, You Gotta Have the Want To, You Gotta Get Up Again, and Closing Out – I Enjoyed the Campaign. He gained national media attention while appearing as a guest on Dr. James Dobson's, Focus on the Family, radio broadcast when he shared his testimony of overcoming the effects of Cerebral Palsy.
Gwenelda Vanderhoff Oggs (1937 - 2010)*
Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home
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Record added: Sep 22, 2007
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