Alan "Bog" Bogovich

Director of Music


Bog came with a long history of music in education and music performance. Originally from the Granite City area, he moved to Collinsville in 1969 when he began his church music and youth ministry career at the Nazarene Church here. In the late 70’s he moved to Kankakee, IL when he attended Olivet Nazarene University getting his bachelor’s degree in Music Education specializing in Voice and choral conducting. After graduating in 1981, he was employed by the Crete-Monee school district teaching all music from 3rd grade thru high school until 1990. Moving on to Purdue University and working with the Purdue Varsity Glee Club as arranger, accompanist, and sound-man, he remained there from 1990 thru 97. Working an average of 60 hours a week, it was time to slow down a bit, so In 1997 an opportunity to work full time with Dr. Stirling Culp and Dr. Frank Thomas opened up and he moved back to Chicago and worked at New Faith Baptist Church as the Minister of Audio Production where he coordinated all aspects of live and recorded audio. After seven fantastic years in the windy city, he received a call to go back to Purdue University and work with the all-girls group, The Purduettes, so it was “Back To Old Purdue” time for five years. After having had open-heart surgery, it was time to slow down a bit and move back “home” to be with family and friends again. Very shortly after moving home, Bog started working at FUPC and has been happily working here since December of 2007. As John Denver said, “What a lovely place and a lovely space to be.” His favorite scripture is Philippians 4:4, “Always be full of joy in the Lord, I say it again, REJOICE”.

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