Douglas Evans Coe â€“ â€œMost Important Man on the Planetâ€
Some have asked about Washington, DCâ€™s, Doug Coe and his relationship to the Coe family. â€œThe Portland Phoenixâ€ recently (May 9, 2003) declared â€œDoug Coe is one of the most important people on the planet.â€ He is certainly one of the most influential.
His organization known as "The Fellowship" or "The Family" is said to have ties with high-powered politicians like Attorney General John Ashcroft, Vice President Dick Cheney, President George W. Bush, multiple members of congress, and prominent business leaders. Some Family members have stated they would love to have Osama bin Laden as a guest speaker because of the covenant he has with his followers.
Credited with Charles Colson's conversion to Christianity, Doug Coe has led the National Prayer Breakfast since 1969. At the 1990 National Prayer Breakfast, President George H.W. Bush praised Doug Coe for what he described as â€œquiet diplomacyâ€ and as an â€œambassador of faith.â€ Coe has visited nearly every world capital, often with congressmen at his side, making friends and inviting them back to the Family's unofficial C Street headquarters, a mansion the Family bought in 1978 with $1.5 million in donations. Former president Eisenhower, Doug Coe claims, once pledged secret operatives to aid the Family's operations. Al Gore refers to Doug Coe as his personal hero. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton writes in her autobiography that "Douglas Coe is a genuinely loving spiritual mentor . . . Doug Coe became a source of strength and friendship.â€ Doug Coe and Hillary Clinton attended Mother Theresa's funeral together in Calcutta in 1997. His son David Coe, who went to school here at Ohio Northern University and the Familyâ€™s heir apparent, refers to the Mafia and Hitler as role models in the acquisition of power.
Unsettlingly controversial, there's an interesting expose on him and the Family titled "Jesus Plus Nothing" in "Harper's Magazine" (March 2003): http://www.harpers.org/JesusPlusNothing.html
Douglas Evans Coe was born October 20, 1928, in Medford, Jackson County, OR, son of Milton Evans and Loda Helene (Davis) Coe. His parents were married December 26, 1923, at Yamhill, OR. His father was a public schoolteacher. His grandfather, Rev. Curtis Pearre Coe, was a Baptist minister and missionary. He, President George W. Bush, Country Music legend David Allan Coe, Spokane's South Hill Rapist Kevin Coe, and 1950s television evangelist Rev. Jack Coe are all of the same family. His line of descent is (Douglas Evans11, Milton Evans10, Rev. Curtis Pearre9, Joel Horton8, Curtis7, Joel6, Joseph5, Joseph4, John3, Robert2, Robert1).
Yes, interestingly, and to the other extreme, Doug Coe is a cousin of Country Music legend David Allan Coe. Born September 6, 1939, in Akron, OH, son of Donald Mahan and Dorothy Ruth (Wilson) Coe, David spent much of his young adult life in prison in Marion, OH, just a few miles from here. His father, who was born November 15, 1914, in Akron, died August 10, 1986, in Richmond, IN, while on the road with David. His grandfather, Donald Mahan Coe Sr., who was born September 25, 1889, at Charlestown, OH, and died December 1, 1975, in Pinellas County, FL, was the oldest son of Frank Emory and Catherine E. (Mahan) Coe of Mansfield and Marion, OH.
Davidâ€™s hits include â€œTake This Job and Shove Itâ€, â€œThe Perfect Country Songâ€, â€œIf That Ainâ€™t Countryâ€, â€œWillie, Waylon and Meâ€, â€œThe Rideâ€, etc. His line of descent is (David Allan12, Donald Mahan Jr.11, Donald Mahan10, Frank Emory9, Emory John8, Claudius Lucius7, David6, Samuel5, Ephraim4, John3, Robert2, Robert1).
I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Carl Robert Coe
Marysville, OH 43040-9012