Robert G. Benson, Jr.

BENSON, Robert (Bob) Green, Jr. b. Nashville, Tennessee, 26 August 1930; d. Nashville, 22 March 1986. Benson was the grandson of John T. Benson, Sr.*, founder of the John T. Benson Publishing Company, Nashville. Benson attended Trevecca Nazarene College (now University), Nashville (AB, 1951), and Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri (BD, 1955). He was ordained in the ministry of the Church of the Nazarene, pastored a local church in Orlando, Florida, and was interim chaplain at Trevecca Nazarene College. Benson joined his family’s music business in 1961, was vice president (1961-76), and president (1976-79). A highlight of his leadership was working with his father, John T...

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