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David Lorency collection

Identifier: M0092
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Scope and Contents

The family of David B. Lorency donated personal papers, awards, plaques, photos, sermon notes, publications, speeches, newspaper clippings, audio recordings, event programs, devotions, correspondence, and para ministry documents. Information and contextual information used to process this collection has come directly from his collection. The collection is organized first by chronology, then by type. Series 1 contains materials from his lifespan. These materials are either general in nature, span a particular portion of his life, while some pertain to his ministry directly. Series 2 contains sermons preached or written by Lorency. These are sermons written by Lorency. This series also contains digitized sermons preached by Lorency during his pastorate and state administrative work. Series 3 contains information from Lorency’s work and ministry through Operation Compassion. Series 5 also contains photographs from Operation Compassion directly related to disaster relief. Series 4 contains the state newspapers from Lorency’s time in state administrative work.


  • 1965–2020

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

David B. Lorency (August 27, 1944–April 3, 2020) was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Edward and Odessa (Price) Lorency. He married Laura Ann Allen on July 31, 1965. Together, they spent 48 years in ministry starting with outreach coffee shops for sailors and street witnessing in Norfolk. He was an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) serving as state youth director, state evangelism director, and pastor. The latter portion of his ministry was spent as the President of Operation Compassion, serving those in need through humanitarian relief. David and Laura were the parents of four daughters: Michelle, Lisa, Dawn, and Jennifer.


.8 Linear Feet (2 containers)

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  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

Separated Materials

20 photographs from Chicago-Metro

1 Northern New England Campmeeting program

1 Aloha State News

2 Golden State News

Church of God Evangel volume 69, number 20, December 24, 1979

Church of God Evangel volume 69, number 23, February 11, 1980

FLAME magazine Summer 1979

28 Operation Compassion DVDs to General DVD collection

2 Operation Compassion VHS films to General VHS collection

David Lorency collection
Brannon Bradford
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Repository Details

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

Dixon Pentecostal Research Center
260 11th Street NE
Cleveland TN 37311 USA