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Collection 612 Oral History Interview with Brenda Stevens

Identifier: CN 612

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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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

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

Children: None

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

60 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Brenda (Gatlin) Stevens and Christl E. Kirchner in January 1989.

Accession: 89-6

March 4, 2005

Wayne D. Weber

Collection 612 Oral History Interview with Brenda Stevens
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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

501 College Avenue
Wheaton IL 60187 US