Ned Holmgren was born January 24, 1916, in Rapid River, Michigan. He was converted in 1927 in Portland, Oregon and baptized there on Easter Sunday 1928 (March 11, and received into the church membership on March 18, 1928.) Ned entered Bethel Junior College and Theological Seminary 1935 and graduated in 1940. On December 5, 1939 he transferred his church membership. He married Virgie Berglind in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 29, 1940. Their children were named; Paul Douglas, Janice Marie, and John Merrill. Ned was ordained October 20, 1941 in Isle, Minnesota. He served as Pastor at Isle, Minnesota in 1938 to 1942 and Stanchfield, Minnesota since 1942.
The following account was copied from the "Sixtieth Anniversary of the Temple Baptist Church."
In September, 1937, Ned
Holmgren, who had grown up in our Sunday School, had been saved and baptized,
served as president of the Young People's Society and attended Bethel Junior
College at St. Paul, was recommended by the church for admission to Bethel
Seminary. On January 1, 1938 he was licensed to preach and after serving
as student pastor and regular pastor of the church at Isle, Minnesota, was there
ordained to the gospel ministry. In 1942 he was on the way to becoming the
much beloved pastor of the church at Stanchfield, Minnesota, serving the Lord
with the same cheerful enthusiasm and humble devotion that he exhibited while
among us in Portland. Read more about the Rev. Holmgren from Harley's
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