Richard Sean Dwayne Dogan is a 1998 graduate of Clemson University and attended Shaw School of Divinity, in Raleigh, NC. He is married to the former Satreva Young and to this union they have a beautiful daughter, Ramiah Dogan.
Pastor Dogan has served as senior pastor of the Long Branch Baptist Church, since 1997. The church is located at 28 Bolt Street, Greenville, SC. Pastor Dogan loves the people and community that he serves. Under his visionary leadership, the church has grown to over 1,000 weekly attendees. He has led them in a multimillion-dollar building project and a $50,000 environmental improvement project which included a stream restoration, rock sitting area, and the planting of over 60 trees. Pastor Dogan has always pursued having a church that goes “beyond the walls”.
Pastor Dogan has initiated many programs that have positively affected the local community. Some of these programs include monthly feeding programs and partnership with Harvest Hope Food Bank to service 75 families weekly in the Greater Sullivan Community to help deal with the food insufficiency of Greenville County. He created a monthly Farmers Market for the community that has now developed into a Mobile Market and storefront in collaboration will Mills Village Farms. He has also initiated scholarship programs and business grants opportunities that are made available to the members of Long Branch Baptist Church. Recently he implemented Job Readiness Program for the church and community, which includes interviewing techniques, resume writing and personal support coaches. Pastor Dogan has worked diligently to bring the message of Wellness to the community through the “100 Days of Faith, Fitness, and Fellowship”. He has also led the church in supporting youth employment through community gardening.
Pastor Sean Dogan is a Liberty Fellow and has been involved with the following organizations and has volunteered on the following Boards: Greenville Health Authority (Chair), United Way Board of Trustees (Vice Chair), Upstate American Heart Association Board, Hollingsworth Fund Board of Trustees, Mill Community Ministries Board (Chair), Public Education Partner’s Board, St. Anthony’s Catholic School Advisory Board, Senior Action Board of Trustees, Generations Group Home Board of Directors, LiveWell Greenville, Pendleton Place for Children and Families, UNCF Upstate (Past Chair), S.H.A.R.E Board of Directors, N.A.A.C.P. He was listed in the Best and Brightest under 35 by Greenville Business Magazine (2010 Cover). He is a graduate of The Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative (Spring 2011 Class).