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Robert Daugherty collection

Identifier: M0081

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the sermons and lessons of Robert Daugherty developed mostly during the 1970s and 1980s. These were used and presented by Daugherty, but there are a small number of workshop/seminar lessons included that were presented by his wife, Patricia, along with him, especially during marriage seminars. Bishop Daugherty used some outside sources in his sermon/lesson development and some of those materials are included in the collection.

The arrangement of the materials has been preserved as received by the archive, i.e. primarily an alphabetical file system.


  • 1973–2012


Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use any digitized or otherwise copied material from our holdings for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.

Biographical / Historical

Born June 25, 1935 to a mill worker and store manager in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Robert Daugherty was converted in 1945 in the East Chattanooga Church of God his great-grandfather had established. He attended Lee College between 1953 and 1955, earning his Associates of Arts degree. While attending Lee College in 1954 Daugherty received his exhorter certificate and began ministering, becoming licensed in 1955 and ordained in 1965. Upon graduating Lee College, he entered full-time ministry. During those early years of ministry, he also worked a variety of occupations to make ends meet: pumping gas, stocking groceries, and assembling department store merchandising displays. In 1956, he received his first pastoral appointment in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since then, he pastored throughout Georgia in Milledgeville (1960–1964), Gainesville (1964–1966), Garden City (1967–1970), Hazlehurst (1970–1973), and Jesup (1973–1978). In 1976, Daugherty began work on his bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee, going on to complete it at Lee College majoring in liberal arts and Biblical studies.

In 1978, Daugherty was elected to serve as Director of Evangelism and Home Missions for Southern Georgia. Daugherty served four years as director and organized forty five new churches during his tenure. Daugherty requested to return to the pastoral field and was appointed the pastor of the Baxley Church of God in August of 1982. While pastoring there, the church increased from 390 to 565 and the Sunday school average increased from 341 to 558. His tenure at Baxley ended in 1986 with his appointment as a state overseer. Daugherty was the state overseer of Louisiana 1986–1990, the state overseer of Western North Carolina 1990–1994, and the state overseer of South Carolina 1994–1998. Bro. Daugherty received several honors including, Marquis' Who’s Who in Religion (1975), State Lee College Alumnus of the Year (1980), Georgia Press Association contribution of the year award for weekly newspapers (1973), Who’s Who in America Christian Leadership (1989), Distinguished Alumnus—Lee College (1989), and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from East Coast Bible College (1992). Before and after retirement, Daughtery served as World Missions Field Representative, full-time in 1998–2012 and as an associate until January 2021.

During his ministry, Bishop Daugherty served on numerous boards and councils, including the Lee University Board of Directors, Continuing Education Board of Directors, State Council, State Youth and Christain Education Board, Ministerial Examining Board, State Building Committee, Chairman of the Continuing Education Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Building Committee at Lee College.

Bishop Daugherty served as Bible teacher and night speaker for camp meetings, has been a workshop leader at the international Evangelism Conference, speaker at the General Assembly in 1982, speaker at the Pastors’ Conference in 1984, and was a member of a team that was sent to South Africa in 1976. Daugherty has spoken at high school commencements and has been active in local political issues. He was a speaker at the Georgia Senate in 1974 and at the House of Representatives in 1984.

In 1955, Daugherty married Patricia Ann Delk. They have four children, Robin Del, Twyla Lin, Paul Andric, and Robert Eugene Jr.


3.75 Linear Feet (9 containers)

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Separated Materials

A publicity photograph was separated to the General Photograph Collection (V0002).



Robert Daugherty collection
Kaytlyn Slotterback, Sharon Tomberlin
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Repository Details

Part of the Hal Bernard Dixon Jr. Pentecostal Research Center Repository

Dixon Pentecostal Research Center
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