Who's Who in Pentecost > Bishop Robert A. Baggett Sr.


10 Mar 2017

 

Bishop Robert A. Baggett Sr.

Robert Ausburn Baggett was born on November 17, 1919 in Chicago Illinois. Robert went to Fenger High School where he met Elaine McCracklin. They became high school sweetherts. On September 23, 1942 Robert and Elaine became man and wife. To this union two children were born.

Robert, was a veteran of the armed forces. He served in World War II. After getting an honorable discharge from the military, he becme a member of Morgan Park Assembly Church in Chicago, IL., pastored by District Elder Herbert C. Moore. While serving in the Morgan Park Assembly he served in every position, from choir member to assistant pastor. On October 1st, 1973 tragedy struck the Morgan Park Assembly Church, with the death of their leader, district Elder Herbert C. Moore.

Elder Baggett was installed as acting pastor after the death of Elder Moore. In December of 1974 he was installed pastor of the Morgan Park Assembly. In the 1970's Morgan Park Assembly experienced unprecendented growth under his leadership.

Shortly, after becoming the pastor of the Morgan Park Assembly, Elder Baggett was promoted to the office of District Elder in the Illinois District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World in 1979. In 1982, District Elder Baggett had decided to change the name of the church from Morgan Park Assembly to the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Morgan Park. By the early 1980's Morgan Park Assembly was busting out of their seams. They went from a 400 member congregation to a 1,100 congregation. In June of 1983, Morgan Park broke ground to build a larger facility to accomodate the crowds that were coming. It took them ten years to complete the complex. In September of 1993, the congregation moved moved into their brand new facility, and the portion in which the church sits on was named Dr. Robert A. Baggett Sr. Drive. In January of 1995, District Elder Baggett would receive yet another promotion to the office of Suffragan Bishop. Shortly, after receiving his promotion as "Suffragan Bishop" he would announce his retirement from the pastorate.

Upon his retirement, he and his beloved wife moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Bishop and Mother Baggett would become members of the Mountaintop of Faith Ministries, pastored by Suffragan Bishop Clinton House. Bishop Baggett served Bishop House as an advisor and financial officer for the ministry. Bishop Robert A. Baggett would go home to be with the Lord on September 22, 2001.

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