Gospel preacher, teacher
, Bible translator. He spoke on the 7th Annual Bible Lectureship at Freed-Hardeman College in January 1943. Bio in Gospel Advocate, Sept. 12, 1940, 877. Carl Hugo McCord was born in New Albany, Mississippi, June 24, 1911. He was immersed into Christ by one of Freed-Hardeman's professors, L. L. Brigance, in 1923. In preparation for a lifetime of preaching and teaching, he attended Freed-Hardeman College, the University of Illinois, the University of Tulsa, Virginia Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary at New Orleans. Brother McCord holds the following academic degrees: A.A., B.A., M.A., B.D., and Th.D. He has made three trips abroad to study at the British Museum and in Palestine. Mr. McCord worked as a local preacher in Urbana, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Washington, D.C.; Dallas, Texas; Alexandria, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Bartlesville, Oklahoma; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Midwest City, Oklahoma. His evangelistic work has carried him into forty-two states, and into the following foreign countries: Sierra Leone, Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Kenya, Malta, Trinidad, Canada, Egypt, Italy, Sweden, and Thailand. He is a retired professor of Bible and Biblical Languages, Oklahoma Christian College, and a retired adjunct professor, Alabama Christian School of Religion. Mr. McCord has been a prolific and dedicated writer. He has written the following books: Disciples' Prayer, Happiness Guaranteed, From Heaven or From Men?, Getting Acquainted with God, Messianic Prophecy, The Christian Family, Credibility of Creation, Bible Lands and Sacred History, The Royal Route of Revelation, These Things Speak, The H. Leo Boles' Lectures on Preaching, Fifty Years of Lectures, and Volume 2: Fifty Years of Lectures. Mr. McCord has also written extensively for papers and journals. Brother McCord has been honored for his many contributions to the church and to Christian education. He has received awards and honors from: Oklahoma Christian College, 1977; York College, 1977; Alumni Association of Freed-Hardeman College, 1979; Fort Worth Lectures, 1981; Freed-Hardeman College Elder's Appreciation Dinner, 1982; Gus Nichols' Lectureship, 1983; Harding University, 1984; Freed-Hardeman College, 1986. Mr. McCord and his wife, Lois, met while they were students at Freed-Hardeman College. They have two children: Charles, the father of two and Carolyn, the mother of four. Gospel preacher listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 1, 1952, 219.
Hugo McCord, age 92, died May 14, in Vancouver, Wash. Born in New Albany, Miss., McCord attended Freed-Hardeman University and received his doctorate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His evangelistic work took him to 42 states and several foreign countries. He taught Bible and biblical languages at Oklahoma Christian University from 1953-56 and 1960-1976 and was adjunct professor until 1981. He authored several books and is known for translating the New Testament from Greek to English with the publication of McCords New Testament Translation of the Everlasting Gospel. He was a prolific writer, and was featured in many of our brotherhood publications. McCord was preceded in death by his wife, Lois. He is survived by a son, Charles, and a daughter, Carolyn. (Picture included) -Vancouver, Wash. Gospel Advocate, July, 2004, page 41.