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Collection 521 Oral History Interview with Nancy Duarte-Gomez

Identifier: CN 521

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Nancy Duarte-Gomez, a Chilean staffworker with Grupo Biblico Universitario de Chile (GBU, InterVarsity sister movement). Duarte describes her childhood and youth, education, religious background, conversion and spiritual development, the church in Chile, training with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), ministry among students, GBU and its connection to International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), the country's political climate and its impact on the church, the church's addressing social needs and issues (especially outreach and evangelism to prostitutes and poor students), liberation theology, cooperation among churches, comparisons between Chile's GBU and InterVarsity (US) movements, comparison of Chilean and American Evangelical churches, Wheaton’s psychology MA, her experience of American churches, Wheaton College Revival in 1995. The time period covered by the interviews is 1961 to 1995.

Nancy Duarte-Gomez was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on June 27 and 28 1995, at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.


  • Created: 1995

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the sound recordings in this collection is held by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

Full Name: Nancy de las Mercedes Duarte-Gomez

Birth: June 18, 1961, Talcahuano, Chile


Parents: Julio Duarte and Olga Gomez

Siblings: Two brothers and five sisters, one other brother deceased before her birth

Marital Status: Single

Conversion: 1978 while a sixteen-year-old high school student


1979 - Participated in YWAM's first Discipleship Training School in Chile for five months

1981-1985 Universidad Austral de Chile, degree as a Teacher of the Handicapped, specializing in speech and hearing impairment.

1985 - Participated in IFES's (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) one-month international training program in Quito, Ecuador.

1988 - Invited by Haggai Institute for Advanced Leadership Training to month-long women's session of Third World leaders in Singapore

1989 - Attended London Institute for Contemporary Christianity for its three-month


4 Audio Tapes

191 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by Nancy Duarte-Gomez in June 1995.

Accession: 95-106

June 18 , 2008

Paul Ericksen

Collection 521 Oral History Interview with Nancy Duarte-Gomez
Paul Ericksen
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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