Raymond Cox
5624 NE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
Phone: 503-281-0929
internet webpage: www.oocities.com\heartland\7707
email: raymondcox@aol.com

  • Dispensarionalist theologian in thr FOURSQUARE tradition of AIMEE SEMPLE McPHERSON, Charles William Walkem, Thompson Eade, Elmer Gottschalk, Watson B. Teaford, D. F. Myers, J. Chris Gabie, Howard Rusthoi, Coleman Phillips, and others.

  • Began attending Angelus Temple, Los Angeles, CA in 1928. Baptized in water by Aimee Semple McPherson and joined the church, January 1936. Appointed usher by Sister McPherson of the "down front" children, July 1936. First played the piano for a service at Angelus Temple, July 1937.

  • Attended Los Angeles Public Schools, graduating from Fairfax High School as Valedictorian, Ephebian, and California Scholarship Federation.

  • Valedictorian, Liberator Class, LIFE Bible College, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Since 1945 Minister, Pastor, Bible Teacher, Lecturer and Evangelist credentialed by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Awarded 50 Year Pin for Foursquare Ministry at Seattle, WA International Convention, 1995.

  • Doctor of Theology (Th.D) from LIFE Bible College, Los Angeles, CA. Dissertation on subject of New Testament Textual Criticism.

  • Pastorates:

    • Pendleton, OR Foursquare Church (1946-1947),

    • Courtenay, B.C.(Canada) Foursquare Church (1947-1950),

    • Cave Junction, OR Foursquare Church (1950),

    • Shelton, WA Foursquare Church, 1950-1953,

    • Corvallis, OR Foursquare church 1953-1957,

    • Hillsboro, OR Foursquare Church 1957-1969,

    • Salem, OR Foursquare Church (1969-1986).

  • Listed in "Dictionary of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, "Who's Who in Religion," and "International Who's Who in Community Service." Other biographical dictionary listings pending.

  • Author of five books and over 4000 articles published in more than 100 periodicals in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Norway, Belgium, India, and South Africa. Many articles translated into French, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Flemish, Spanish, Hungarian, Afrikander, and Bantu, and some printed in Braille.

  • -Columnist from 1975-1985 - "Current Events and Comments" in Foursquare World ADVANCE.

  • Contributing editor, "POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY"

  • Conference, camp, convention, FGBMI and CBMC speaker.

  • Conducts prophetic and charismatic conferences.

  • Speaker on college campuses and at Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis Clubs.

  • Lecturer on Biblical Archaeology, Bible Prophecy, Hebrew History, Pentecostal History, Foursquare History, Doctrine, and other Distinctives, Hermeneutics, and additional subjects at colleges and institutes.

  • Globetrotter: Traveled abroad to more than 50 countries of Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific, including nine trips to the Bible Lands and two excursions behind the Iron Curtain (Russia, Bulgaria, Poland, Yugoslavia, East Germany). Preached in the Moscow Baptist Church and the Warsaw Evangelical Union Church. Preaching, Teaching/Lecture tours of Australia and South Africa (1993) and Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea and Nepal (1994), South Africa, Hungary (1995), Albania, Serbia, Hungary (1996), Hungary (1997). 1998 Hungary, 1999 South Africa, 1999 Hungary and Slovakia

  • Delegate to Pentecostal World Conferences in Toronto, Canada (1958), Jerusalem, Israel (1961, wrote the official article about the conference released by the Advisory Committee to 200 Pentecostal publications throughout the world) and 1995, Helsinki, Finland (1964), and Vancouver, Canada (1979).

  • Producer of and speaker from 1979 to 1986 on daily "Teaching Time" telecast for Salem Foursquare Church.

  • Served as Tuesday host of radio talk show, "Christian Question" on KCCS, Salem (1971-1976). Frequent radio and television appearances on other stations in California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Iowa and Illinois.

  • Frequent talk show guest and host on KPDQ (Portland, OR) 1987-1990.

  • Superintendent of Willamette Division Foursquare churches (Oregon) 1977-85.

  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London, England.

  • Photojournalist with hundreds of slides distributed by commercial outlets. Over 600 black and white and color photos published in many periodicals, including three color covers, newspapers, and books. Official photographer for several International Foursquare Conventions, and in camps, conferences, and churches.

  • Musician, piano and organ.

  • Chairman of International Foursquare Convention Business Meetings in 1965, 1981, and 1985.

  • Past chaplain, Salem and Hillsboro, OR Full Gospel Business Men's chapters.

  • Advisor to Women's Aglow Salem Chapter, then North Oregon Board 1977-86.

  • Lobbyist for Oregon State Association of Evangelicals' Board to Oregon Legislature (1970-1985).

  • President of the Oregon Association of Evangelicals (1986-88).

  • Member of National Association of Evangelicals State of Oregon Network, (1993- )

  • Member, Society of Pentecostal Studies

  • Other previous offices include: President of Northwest Region of National Association of Evangelicals, President of city ministerial associations in Salem, OR, Hillsboro, OR, and Corvallis, OR: President of Evangelical Ministers' Fellowships (NAE) in Salem, Hillsboro, and Corvallis, Secretary and Vice-President of Greater Portland Full Gospel Fellowship chapter of the

  • Pentecostal Fellowship of North America and delegate to its conventions in Seattle, WA, Montreal, Canada, Los Angeles, CA, and Portland, OR; Secretary of the Camp Crestview Board; member of the United Fund Board, Corvallis, OR; President of Northwest Council of Foursquare Men; Willamette Division Foursquare Youth Director; Northwest District representative for the LIFE Bible College Alumni Association; Chairman of the 1973 Dave Breese City-Wide Crusade in Salem, OR, officer and team member of Oral Roberts Crusades in Portland, OR and Yakima, WA., President of Oregon Association of Christian Writers.

  • Delivered the 1965 Lectureship on Pentecostal Preaching at LIFE Bible College, sponsored by the Alumni Association, repeated to 1965 Northwest District Foursquare Convention, Portland, OR, Apostolic Faith Mission Church, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1995 Western Australia Foursquare Convention, Perth, Australia, with individual lectures presented in many venues over the years.

  • Member of National Board of Administration, National Association of Evangelicals (1963-65, 1986-88)
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