Collection 612 Oral History Interview with Brenda Stevens
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Brenda (Gatlin) Stevens, an agricultural missionary with Mission to the World in Uganda. Topics discussed include Stevens's family background; conversion to Christianity; involvement with Campus Crusade for Christ; reflections on Ugandan culture and the state of the Christian church in Uganda; challenges for western missionaries in a second culture; agricultural work in Uganda; and specific medical concerns for Ugandans. The time period covered by the interview is 1958 to 1988.
Brenda (Gatlin) Stevens was interviewed by Christl E. Kirchner on December 6, 1988 at her home in Wheaton, Illinois. This interview was conducted as part of a Wheaton College class assignment.
- Created: 1988
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Full Name: Brenda (Gatlin) Stevens
Birth: October 12, 1958, Charlotte, North Carolina
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Carl Gatlin
Siblings: Older brother and older sister
Marital Status: Married Jeffrey A. Stevens, July 16, 1988
Conversion: In tenth grade (about 16 years old)
1976-1978 - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1978-1980 - Graduated from North Carolina State, Raleigh, North Carolina (majored in agronomy)
1980s - Attended Columbia Bible College for one year
ca. 1986 - Joined Mission to the World (Presbyterian Church in America)
1986-1988 - Under the auspices of Campus Crusade for Christ in Uganda as an assistant farm manager at a boys boarding school
1988 - On staff with Navigators in Wheaton, Illinois
1.00 Audio Tape
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The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Brenda (Gatlin) Stevens and Christl E. Kirchner in January 1989.
March 4, 2005
Wayne D. Weber
- Campus Crusade for Christ.
- Evangelistic work -- Uganda.
- Evangelistic work.
- Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election.
- Missions -- Africa.
- Missions -- Agricultural work
- Missions -- Uganda.
- Presbyterian Church in America -- Missions.
- Presbyterian Church in America.
- Stevens, Brenda.
- Collection 612 Oral History Interview with Brenda Stevens
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