News and Views

Rev. Douglas M. Logan

Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

The Rev. Douglas M. Logan, 75, a retired Elder, died July 20, 2017, at the Veterans Hospital in Washington, D.C., after a long illness.  A memorial service was held July 28. The Life Legacy Celebration was held July 29, at Queen's Chapel UMC in Beltsville, with the Rev. R. David Hall, officiating.

Douglas McArthur Logan was born April 23, 1942, in Buckingham County, Va., to the late Rev. Nathaniel Logan and Nellie Banks Logan, the sixth child in the family. He graduated from high school while working as a school bus driver. It wasn’t until 1980 that he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Washington International College, and two years later a Master of Divinity from Howard University.

 Logan was a Vietnam veteran, serving with the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. He worked in several sales positions, as a director of Adults with Dependents for the National Council of Churches (1984-87) and in several other capacities, while serving a Baptist Church.

While pastoring at Mt. Vernon UMC (1970-73), he met and married the former Andrea Robinson and acquired a family of three. They later had two sons.

Logan also served Strawbridge UMC in New Windsor, 1974-76, and 1976-82 as pastor of St. Mark’s UMC in Laurel. From 1982 to 1985, he served Community UMC in Washington, D.C., then Lewin UMC until 1990. From 1990-1993, he pastored Good Hope Union, then in 1993 moved to the Adam’s-Mt. Zion UM Charge in Lothian. He was then appointed to the Mt. Zion church as a full-time pastor for a year until he retired in 2005. During his pastorates at St. Mark’s and the Adams-Mt. Zion Charge, he completed extensive building campaigns.

Logan served in district and conference committees, including on the BWC Board of Trustees from 1994-2004. He was the instructor at Leadership Days from 1996-2004 for trustees.

He loved the ministry and in his spare time loved to garden and fish, sharing his bounty with family and friends. His wife says that the reason her father let them marry was because he was a good fisherman.

Survivors, in addition to his wife of 44 years, Andrea Logan, include twin daughters, Lesley Robinson and Lisa Long and her husband who live in Hampton, Va.; the Rev. Darren Logan of Hyattsville; the Rev. Douglas C. Logan and his wife of Baltimore; Fredrick “Rick” Logan of Hyattsville; eight grandchildren and twin great-grandsons.

Condolences may be sent to: Andrea Logan, 1207 Valley Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20782.