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Collection 645 Papers of C.B. Hogue

Identifier: CN 645

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, financial records, lists, memos, minutes, notebooks, promotional materials, press releases, and reports which document the planning and convening of the 1981 American Festival of Evangelism. The materials are the administrative files of C.B. Hogue, the vice chairman.


  • Created: 1978-1981

Conditions Governing Access

The speakers' messages in Folder 6-1 through 6-4 may be copied for classroom and personal research use only. They may not be reproduced for sale. All other uses require written permission from the author.

Biographical or Historical Information

Full Name: Charles Billy (C.B.) Hogue

Birth: January 13, 1928, Stanton, Texas

Death: January 26, 2010, Texas


Parents: George Lee and Virgie Mae Hogue

Siblings: Seven older brothers: Aubrey, Travis, Grady, Virgil, Marvin, Monroe, T.J.

Marital Status: Married Betty Jean Howard, August 31, 1949, Dublin, Texas

Children: Robert, Randy, Rodney, Ronald, Jana


1949 - Howard Payne University, B.A. Degree

1952 - Southwestern Baptist Seminary, B.D./MDiv Degree

1971 - Howard Payne University, D.D. Honorary Doctoral Degree

1986 - California Baptist University, Doctor of Letters Honorary Degree


1952-1971 - Pastor of churches in Happy, Post, and Odessa, Texas, and Ada, Oklahoma

1971-1973 - Director of evangelism for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma

1973-1982 - Vice president for evangelism of the Southern Baptist Convention's Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board)

1981 - Executive Vice Chairman and Program Committee Chairman of the American Festival of Evangelism

1985-1995 - Executive Director of the California Southern Baptist Convention

1995-2010 - Executive Director Emeritus of the California Southern Baptist Convention

19?? - Vice president of Baptist World Alliance

19?? - Chairman of the North American Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism

Other significant information:

Author of three books: Loves Leaves No Choice: Life Style Evangelism; I Want my Church to Grow; The Doctrine of Salvation


Historical Background of American Festival of Evangelism

Conference Venue: Kansas City, Missouri

Conference Dates: July 27-30, 1981

Conference Theme: To help the leadership in local churches develop strategies to reach their communities for Christ

Conference Background: The Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization, working with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, sponsored the conference

Conference Purposes:

1. To inspire the participants to the worship of and a deeper fellowship with God as Lord of the Harvest.

2. To motivate God's people in commitment to evangelization as a primary task within the totality of God's mission to the world.

3. To assess and communicate the progress toward the evangelization of the United States and the needs for further action.

4. To plan a highly visible event that will draw the attention of American Christians to the need and priority of all-out-evangelism, and enlist the commitment of leaders in church bodies and agencies for that purpose.

5. To pray together and to call American Christians to the need for increased prayer for the United States and world evangelization.

6. To promote further cooperation among all American Christians in reaching the unchurched.

7. To instruct Christian leaders in effective strategies, programs, and methods of church growth

Attendance Figures: More than 14,500

Conference Committees:

Executive Committee: Thomas F. Zimmerman, chairman; C.B. Hogue, vice chairman; Ted W. Engstrom, secretary; Erwin J. Kolb, treasurer; T.A. Raedeke, assistant treasurer; J. Duncan Brown, finance chairman; Paul Benjamin, executive coordinator;

Program Committee: Chairman C.B. Hogue

Prayer Committee Chairwoman: Vonette Bright

Governing Body: Executive Committee

Executive Body: Executive Committee

Financial Support: Donations from churches, denominations, corporations, businesses, individuals and registration and exhibitors fees

Post-conference Resources: Transcripts of speakers' message in four notebooks


2.53 Cubic Feet (6 Boxes (DC), Oversize Materials)

Language of Materials


Arrangement of Material

[Note: In the Arrangement section, the notation “folder 2-5" means “Box 2, Folder 5"]

Series: Paper Records

Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder title

Date Range: 1979-1981, undated

Volume: 2.525 cubic feet, 6 Boxes

Geographic Coverage: United States

Type of Documents: Correspondence, financial records, lists, memos, minutes, notebooks, promotional materials, press releases, and reports

Correspondents: Cliff Barrows, Paul Benjamin, Vonette Bright, Robert E. Coleman, Ted W. Engstrom, Leighton Ford, Harold Lindsell, Jay Kesler, C.B. Hogue, Donald Hoke, Sterling Huston, Luis Palau, Adrian Rogers, C. Peter Wagner, Thomas Zimmerman

Subjects: Evangelist work

Notes: All of the materials in this collection are Hogue’s administrative files of the American Festival of Evangelism as vice chairman of the executive committee and chairman of the program committee. The archivist retained the original folder titles but rearranged the folders since they were received in no apparent order.

Exceptional items: Records of the executive, program, planning, and prayer committees in Folders 1-4 through 1-13 contain agendas, correspondence, financial reports, lists of speakers, handwritten notes, and program schedules. Other materials in these folders include a letter from the Internal Revenue Service certifying that the AFE is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization (folder 1-4) , information on the 1981 Inaugural Prayer Day and a December 1980 summary report on the AFE by Paul Benjamin (folder 1-6), media releases packets and budget (folder 1-7), names and address of speakers (folder 1-12), and a report by Vonette Bright, dated December 7, 1981 entitled Summary of the Activities of the Executive Prayer Committee of the American Festival of Evangelism (Folder 1-13). Minutes of executive, program and leadership reference committees are in Folder 3-5. There are also minutes of the December 1980 executive and planning committee meetings in folder 4-1.

Letters many with carbon copies attached are located not only in the correspondence folders (1-15, 2-1 to 2-3) but also in the Invitation Responses folders (2-6, 2-7. 3-1 to 3-3), Workshop, Letters/Suggestions for Leaders folder (5-1), music folder (3-7), and the Paul Benjamin folder (1-1). The letters are mostly arranged either alphabetically or chronologically.

Biographical information and some photos (photocopies) on ninety-three speakers and potential workshop leaders are in several folders. See the addenda for a complete list.

The collections also includes a coordinators manual for volunteers to help promote the AFE (folder 1-14), program directory and list of seminary/workshop topics and speakers (folder 4-3), financial reports (folder 2-5), thirty-three page report of the Operation Services Department related to meeting facilities (folder 3-4), agendas for committee meetings, calendar of meetings, and program guidelines (folder 3-6), registration forms, speaker’s packet, delegation packet, and A Strategy for Registering Twenty-Thousand Participants for the American Festival of Evangelism (folder 4-6), names and address of committee members, schedules, and flow charts of various departments (folder 2-4).

Folder 4-5 contains brochures, program guidelines, advertising flyers and brochures, forms, sample packet of AFE historical materials sent to American colleges and seminaries, and a paper by Leighton Ford entitled Why and American Festival of Evangelism? Several editions of the festival newspapers have been place in oversize folder OS 16. The July 27, 1981 issues contains a complete program listing of all the seminars, workshops, and presentations including the name of the speaker and a brief summary of each session.

Information on the reproducible notebook project is in Folder 4-4 while the notebooks are in folders 6-1 to 6-4. The four notebooks contains messages by the speakers grouped by conference themes: festival, evangelizing, discipling, and equipping. There is an index by speaker at the front of each notebook.

Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives C. B. Hogue in August 1998 and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in June 1991.

Accession 91-52, 98-56

August 4, 2011

Wayne D. Weber

Index of Folders Containing Biographical Information

Alderson, Wayne T.: Folder 3-1

Allison, Grady N.: Folder 1-2, 3-1

Andes, Larry: Folder 3-1

Armstrong, Benjamin L.: Folder 3-1

Aten, Wilbur R.: Folder 3-1

Awkard, A. Russell: 2-7

Bailey, William Charles: Folder 3-1

Ball, Howard A.: Folder 1-2

Benjamin, Paul: Folder 1-2

Bennett, Kenneth E.: Folder 3-1

Billheimer, Paul E.: Folder 3-1

Blowers, Russell F.: Folder 2-7

Borland Jr., W. H. (Howard): Folder 3-1

Boyack, Kenneth: Folder 3-1

Bright, Vonette Z.: Folder 3-1

Bright, William R.: Folder 1-2

Brown, William (Bill) R.: Folder 3-1

Burrett, Kenneth Jay: Folder 2-1

Bush, Forest C.: Folder 3-1

Cedar, Paul A.: Folder 3-1

Champion, Richard Gordon: Folder 3-1

Cockerell, Robert H.: Folder 3-3

Colman, Robert E.: Folder 1-2

Conner, Ruben S.: Folder 3-1

Crowley, Mary C.: Folder 3-1

Culumber, T. Joe: Folder 3-1

Cunningham, Paul G.: Folder 2-7

Delamarter, George N.: Folder 2-7 (photo only)

Edgemon, Roy T.: Folder 3-1

Elkins, Chris D.: Folder 3-1

Engstrom, Ted W.: Folder 3-1

Fish, Roy J.: Folder 3-1

Ford, Jean: Folder 3-1

Ford, Leighton: Folder 1-2

Gerber, Vergil: Folder 3-1

Gornitzka, A. Reuben: Folder 3-1

Green, Roger O.: Folder 3-1

Griswold, Roland E.: Folder 3-1

Grubbs, James David: Folder 3-1

Hart, Alfred Carl: Folder 3-1 Held, Ronald G.: Folder 3-1

Henry, Carl F. H.: Folder 3-1

Hess, Bartlett L.: Folder 2-7

Hughes, Ray H.: Folder 3-1

Hurn, Raymond W.: Folder 3-1

Jennings, Fred S.: Folder 3-2

Johnson, M. (Mitchell) C.: Folder 3-2

Jones, Howard: Folder 3-2

Kennedy, D. James: Folder 1-2

Kern, Gene A.: Folder 5-1

Kershaw, R. Max: Folder 3-2

Kirk, Jerry R.: Folder 1-2

Klassen, Randolph J.: Folder 3-2

Kolb, Erwin J.: Folder 1-2, 3-2

Lamb, Joyce J.: Folder 3-2

Larson, Bart: Folder 3-2

Lewis, Larry L.: Folder 3-2

Lower, Nellie: Folder 2-6

Massey, James Earl: Folder 1-2

Meyer, Matthew M.: Folder 1-2

Olford, Stephen F.: Folder 3-2

Palms, Roger C.: Folder 3-2

Parrish, Preston: Folder 3-2

Pearson, John W.: Folder 3-2

Perlman, Susan: Folder 3-2

Petersen, J. Allen: Folder 3-3

Polston, Don H.: Folder 2-7

Quam, Glenn L.: Folder 2-6

Rand, Ronald R.: Folder 3-2

Reapsome, Martha G.: Folders 1-2, 3-2

Robinson, Darrell W.: Folder 2-7

Ross, David E.: Folder 5-1

Sanchez, Daniel R.: Folder 3-2

Schuller, Robert H.: Folder 1-2

Schwab, A. Wayne: Folder 3-2

Sheaffer, Daniel T.: Folder 2-7

Shumate, Charles R.: Folders 1-2, 3-2

Sollenberger, Lucille: Folder 3-2

St. Clair, Howard Barry: Folder 3-2

Stearman, Sam: Folders 2-6, 3-2

Stevey, John E.: Folder 1-2

Thomas, T. V.: Folder 1-2

Uhrich, David: Folder 3-2

Valentine, Paul W.: Folder 2-7

Wagner, C. Peter: Folder 1-2

Wellman, W. Donald: Folder 1-2

Williams, Jimmy (James) R.: Folder 3-2

Wimber, John R.: Folder 3-2

Wood, George W.: Folder 3-2

Wymore, Leonard G.: Folders 1-2, 3-2

Yamamori, Tetsunao: Folder 3-2

Yaeger, William E.: Folder 2-7

Zacharias, Ravi K.: Folder 1-2
Collection 645 Papers of C.B. Hogue
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