Editor's note: Some of Bro. Brong's writings are linked at the end of the essay. - jrd
Baptist Minister and Teacher
Rosco Brong was born March 16, 1908, in Monroe County, Pa., of Pennsylvania Dutch and English ancestry; he had his home in Kentucky since 1926. He became a Christian in 1920 and a Baptist in 1932. He was qualified to write on Biblical subjects by many years of study and teaching in this field and by a sincere faith in the infallible truth of the written word of God. Ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1934, he began teaching in 1952 in Lexington Baptist College, a Bible school in which he served as Dean from 1954 until 1979.
Dean Brong held the A. B. degree from Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, and the M. A. degree from the University of Kentucky, besides the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity.
From 1927 to 1944 he assisted his father, the late F. S. Brong, in the publication of a weekly newspaper, the Licking Valley Courier, at West Liberty, Kentucky, in various capacities from "printer's devil" to manager and editor. He has also worked on five other Kentucky newspapers: at Pikeville, Lancaster, Georgetown, Frankfort, and Lexington, Kentucky.
His experience as a Baptist pastor included service with churches in Morgan, Magoffin, Garrard, Owen, and Pulaski Counties, Kentucky.
Dr. Brong's work at Lexington Baptist College included the teaching of Latin, Greek and Hebrew. His knowledge of the Biblical languages proved to be of great value in scriptural exposition and interpretation.
The following appeared in the Ashland Avenue Baptist paper shortly after the death of Bro. Brong:
BRO. ROSCO BRONG On July 9, 1985 Bro. Rosco Brong, long-time Dean of Lexington Baptist College (KY), and dear friend of the school, went home to be with the Lord.
Bro. Brong started with Lexington Baptist College in 1952 and retired June 30, 1979, after 27 years of faithful service. He taught Bible and languages, along with other subjects, leaving his influence on students now serving around the world. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.
He wrote the Sunday School lesson for many years and many messages that were published in the AAB paper. =====================
Here are some of his SERMONS AND SS LESSONS. An ESSAY here.
Two of his books are on-line here and here.
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