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Clarence and Florence Jordan have been the inspiration for many Koinonia residents, both past and present.





Clarence Jordan

Clarence Jordan was a strange phenomenon in the history of North American Christianity. Hewn from the massive Baptist denomination, known primarily for its conformity to culture, Clarence stressed the anti-cultural, the Christ-transcending and the Christ-transforming, aspects of the gospel. He was an authentic product of the Bible Belt, of the rural, agrarian heartland, of the people's church (he got his college degree in agriculture, graduating in the same class as Senator Herman Talmadge at the University of Georgia). Clarence pursued this tradition to its very end, ending at the top with a Ph.D. in the Greek New Testament from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. -G. McLeod Bryan (more)


Watch "Clarence Jordan: Legacy of Faith"
Produced & Edited by Faith Fuller
This video and others can be ordered online
We are lucky to have the legacy of such a man. For those of us who are hesitant to embrace Christ's suffering, we have an example. Fore those of us who struggle as part of a young community of Christ to see our place in history, we have encouragement. His vision has endured. -Joyce Hollyday (more)

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Read more about Clarence Jordan and the History of Koinonia Farm

Letter Written to Clarence Jordan from Martin Luther King, Jr. (When Koinonia's insurance had been cancelled due to the increasing violence directed at Koinonia. Read more about this in the history section).

Bo Johnson and Clarence Jordan  in the cotton patch




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Koinonia is a Christian farm community founded in 1942 by Clarence Jordan,
author of the Cotton Patch Gospels. Birthplace of Habitat for Humanity

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