Logan Temple History

Reverend C.E. Allen began holding services in his home in 1925. Shortly thereafter construction began after the purchase of a lot on the corner of 32nd Street and Franklin Avenue. Under the leadership of Rev. B.T. Lawson the building was completed. The building was named Logan Chapel in honor of Brother M.M. "Buddy" Logan and named Rev. C.E. Allen.

After remodeling the church interior there was plan made to expand the building fund. In the mid-1940s the church under the direction Rev. B. Leon Carson the church purchased the Greek Orthodox Church and social hall on the corner of 32nd and Clay Street. The two building were then combined into one building. Under the direction of Rev. S.H. Marion the church burned the mortgage on May 19, 1957. During the tenor of Rev. Morgan W. Tann the church purchased a parsonage for the pastor. Rev. Paree Porter appointed the first female trustees to the church.

In the 1970 several improvements were made to church under the direction of Rev. George F. Miller: There was central heating and air conditioning system installed, new furniture purchased for the parsonage, new choir robes and even a new church piano. This work was continued by Rev. Ruben A. Winstion with: the reopening of the child care center, along with reroofing the child care center and church, purchasing new drapes for the altar window, purchased robes for the buds of promise and to generate more funds for the church.

During the 1980s Rev. Aaron Moore Chartered a Boy Scout of America Troop 904. Rev. Sherman G Dunmore continued the work by organizing a President group, reopening Allen's Hall for use and installing a security system in the two building

During the 1990s and early 2000's Rev. Dr. Howard E. Haggler Sr. lead the efforts to change the name of the church from Logan Chapel to Logan Temple during the incorporation of the church. He also worked to improve the facilities by carpeting and painting the church and adding new cushion to the pews. Not only to the church but even did major work to the educational building

During the tenure of Rev. Daniel Webb the church placed new windows in the education building and even sold the vacant land on Webster Street. While Rev. Nailah Hubbard was the pastor she continued the improvement by establishing skype communication and Wi-Fi in the church and Christian Education building and purchased new windows in the sanctuary.

Purpose The purpose of Logan Temple A.M.E Zion: is to reach the lost, to create Disciples, which will positively impact the community and expand the kingdom of God.

Vision Statement The Vision for Logan Temple A.M.E. Zion church is to become the premiere church in San Diego by empowering people to grow in their love and commitment in Christ and to share that love with others to expand the Kingdom of God.

Mission Statement The mission of Logan Temple A.M.E. Zion Church is to create disciples by empowering the whole individual to grow in love and commitment to Christ. While seeking the lost in order to expand the kingdom of God.

Core Values

Love: John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

Diversity: Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Relationship: Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Community: Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven.