George Logan to be MLK breakfast speaker


Pastor George Logan, a native of Black Mountain, will be the speaker at the 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 10 at Camp Dorothy Walls.

Logan, pastor of the New Day Christian Church in Morganton, is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and the Crenshaw Christian Center Ministry Training Institute in Los Angeles. He has been awarded the N.C. Department of Correction’s “Volunteer of the Year” award and the Morganton Rotary Club’s “Man of the Year” award.

The son of Wayne Logan and Lillian Logan, a lifelong Black Mountain resident, he graduated from Owen High School in 1982 and the UNC Chapel Hill in 1986. He was commissioned as a United States Army officer shortly after his graduation from UNC.

Upon completion of his military training, he sensed God's call to ministry and attended the ministry training institute in Los Angeles. Fulfilling his theological and ministerial studies and graduating from the program in 1992, he ministered with New Life for Old Prison Ministry, serving in jails, prisons, and youth camps in California and Nevada.

Logan, a Morganton resident, founded New Day Christian Church in 1994. He has continued his involvement in the prisons and community by serving on a variety of boards, as well as coaching, mentoring youth and volunteering for N.C. Dept. of Corrections.

Presently, he serves on the Montreat College Board of Trustees and the Hospice of Burke County Board of Directors. He is a member of the Burke County Education Foundation Board and hosts several diverse discussion groups for men in the greater community of Burke County.

He participates in several progressive strategic committees involving local leadership from the county seat for planning, direction, and growth for the citizenry of Morganton and Burke County.

Annually since 2005, he with the help of many provides a basketball and leadership camp for elementary and middle school kids, as well as a summer league for young adults for the past two years.

Logan and his wife Kim have four children: Gabriel, who is in his final year at Milligan College; Katie in her first year at NC A&T; Michael, a high school junior; and Joel in the seventh grade.