Collection 474 Oral History Interview with José E. Hernandez
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with José E. Hernandez in which he discusses his conversion; mission work in Spain; ministry in the jails and prisons of Miami, Florida; jail conditions; the work of the South Florida Jail Ministries; the work of the Agape Women's Homes; church/state relations; emotional and organizational problems in Christian ministry. The time period covered by the interviews is 1952-1993.
José Hernandez was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on January 13,1993 at the offices of South Florida Jail Ministry.
- Created: 1993
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Full name: José E. Hernandez
Birth date: December 13, 1952, in Havana, Cuba Family:
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2 sons
Conversion: Late teens
Education: Florida Bible College, B.A. Theology
North Florida Baptist Theological Seminary, M.A. Ministries
North Florida Baptist Theological Seminary, D .M .Ministries
1974-1976 Athletic director, Little River Elementary School
1975-1978 Pastor, Iglesia Cristiana Espana, Miami, Florida
1978-1981 Independent missionary among college and university students in Grenada, Spain
1981- Religious Coordinator for Metro Dade Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - oversaw and developed religious programming for all inmates of all religious backgrounds. Coordinated the community volunteers within the eight jail facilities of the county and ministered to the department personnel whenever necessary.
1982- Founder and executive director, South Florida Jail Ministries, Inc.
Ca. 1986- Founder and executive director, Agape Women's Homes, halfway houses for women struggling with drug addiction
Other significant information: Rev. Hernandez was born in Cuba. His family immigrated to the United States in 1961. Parents divorced in 1971.
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Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by José Hernandez in January 1993.
September 11, 2000
- Agape Women's Homes (Miami, Fla.)
- Burnout (Psychology)
- Catholic Church -- Spain.
- Catholic Church.
- Church and state -- Spain.
- Church and state -- United States.
- Church and state.
- Church work with prisoners -- Florida.
- Church work with prisoners.
- College students -- Religious life.
- College students.
- Drug abuse -- United States.
- Drug abuse.
- Evangelicalism -- United States.
- Evangelistic work -- Miami.
- Evangelistic work.
- Hernandez, Jose E., 1952-
- Hispanic Americans -- Religious life.
- Hispanic Americans.
- Independent churches.
- Interdenominational cooperation -- United States.
- Interdenominational cooperation.
- Miami (Fla.)
- Missions -- Spain.
- Prison administration
- Prison administration -- United States.
- Prison chaplains
- Prison chaplains -- Florida.
- Prisoners -- Religious life.
- Prisoners -- United States.
- Prisoners' families.
- Prisons -- Missions and charities -- United States.
- Prisons -- Missions and charities.
- Prisons -- United States
- Prisons -- United States -- Officials and employees.
- Recidivism -- United States.
- Rehabilitation of criminals
- Rehabilitation of criminals -- United States.
- South Florida Jail Ministry.
- Voluntarism -- Religious aspects -- United States.
- Voluntarism -- Religious aspects.
- Women -- Religious life.
- Collection 474 Oral History Interview with José E. Hernandez
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