FROM THE BIOGRAPHCAL HISTORY OF PRIMITIVE OR OLD SCHOOL BAPTIST MINISTERS BY DAVID MONTGOMERY AND MARK GREEN:
ELDER FREDDY BOEN
I was born in Fisher County Texas, on April 10, 1938, to Fred and Reva Boen.In the fall of 1950 my parents united with the church in Roby, Texas, and from that time we attended services regularly. In 1953, my father was ordained a deacon and during the ordination service I began to shed tears. From thattime I began to feel the burden to be baptized. I rebelled for a period of two years. At the West Providence Association in Andrews, Texas, August 1955, I told them my need to be baptized and become a member of the church. The nextWednesday, late in the afternoon, Elder Ben Howze, baptized me and a cousin of mine. Needless to say my life was never the same.
On September 19, 1959, I meet Ella Walker at the Old New Garden PrimitiveBaptist Church, of which she was a member that same night I asked her to marry me. She said, "Yes!" On May 29, 1960, we were married in the home of her parents.
In November of 1959, I opened services for the first time at Old New GardenChurch, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, for Elder Leon Clevenger. This precious minister taught me much. In fact, I have been blessed with several other good fathers in the ministry including: Elders Ben Howze, Fred Boen, Afton Richards, and Sid Ellis. I was ordained at the church in Brownwood, Texas, February 4, 1968.
Since that time I have served churches in Texas, Arkansas and North Carolina. Ihave been blessed to preach in twenty-four states, also Germany and the Philippines, which has resulted in the making of many friends