Reverend Dr. Lewis E. Logan II is the co-founder of Ruach Christian Community Fellowship, of Los Angeles California. Dr. Logan’s credentials include:a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College; a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology; a Master of Theology from Emory University; and a Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. While attending Candler, he served as president of the Black Caucus and was instrumental in establishing the Black Church Studies Program, and recruiting Rev. Dr. Robert M Franklin, as its first director.
As a Pastor and community organizer for nearly thirty years, he has coordinated national events and facilitated Visioning Sessions, Annual Conferences, District Meetings, Leadership Retreats, Re-organizational Strategic Planning sessions and Plenary Sessions. A child of the civil rights era, Dr. Logan was profoundly affected by the voices of tremendous luminaries such as Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In fact when applying for undergraduate school Dr. Logan only applied to one school, Morehouse College. On September 2, 2005 he was sworn in as a commissioner to the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners of the city of Los Angeles, having been appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villiaragosa, and unanimously confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council.The BONC is responsible for setting and overseeing policy, approval of contracts, leases, and rules and regulations for more than 100 neighborhood councils. He was elected as the Vice President for the Los Angeles Board of Neighborhood Commissioners. In December 2006 he was elected as Vice-President of the historic Los Angeles Council of Churches. In June 2008 he was elected president of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners.
On Dec 17, 2005 Bethel under Dr. Logan’s leadership hosted the funeral for “Crips” founder Stanley Tookie Williams who was executed by lethal injection by the State of California on December 14, 2005. From this experience Bethel was considered a “safety zone” for gang intervention work to stop the violence among gangs. To this day anti-gang intervention efforts at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Los Angeles known as “Cease Fire”, an organization that brokers truces between neighborhood sets continues the hard work of keeping the peace. He was an organizing participant and speaker during both May 1st immigrants rights marches in 2006. While he fights for the human rights of undocumented immigrants he also champions, access to healthy food options in underserved communities, construction jobs for African American workers, and viable coalitions between black and brown (Latino) faith and secular communities.
Dr. Logan has received national recognition of achievement as an "Outstanding Young Man of America" and was featured in “Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.” In 2005, Dr. Logan received the Frontline Soldier Award presented by “A Gathering of Men - Pathways to Your Future.” In 2006, Dr. Logan was inducted into Morehouse College of Preachers standing beside more than 50 great and influential alumni. He received the Spirit of Excellence Community Activism award, presented by Jessie Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and was presented a Certificate of Recognition as a Neighborhood Commissioner by the Black Business Association. In 2007, Dr. Logan was the recipient of the Thomas Kilgore Jr. Prophetic Witness Award; he was inducted into the B.A.P.A.C. Political and Religious Hall of Fame; he received the M.L.K. Labor Tribute Award presented by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor; was honored by Rainbow/PUSH and Citizen Education Fund with the 1000 Churches Award; and was awarded the L.A. Union's Martin Luther King Jr. Watchman Award. In 2008, Church Women United, Inc. recognized Dr Logan by awarded him the Human Rights Award. In 2008 he was included in the inaugural edition of “Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles” publication and the Lifetime achievement award from the Building Successful Men’s Academy. Currently, Dr. Logan serves as interim program manager for the African American Church Studies Program at Fuller Theological Seminary. His wife is Sudonna Moss-Logan. Lewis E. Logan, III a (Senior at Morehouse College), Jillique Marche’ Logan, (Senior at Xavier University) and Asa Bomani Diop (Junior at North Texas College).