Collection 522 Oral History Interviews with Joel Martínez Hernandez
Scope and Contents
Oral history interviews with Joel Martínez Hernandez in which he discusses his early childhood in Jaruco, Cuba; conversion to Christianity; being son of missionaries; bi-culturalism; Toccoa Falls boarding school and college; effect of service in the United States Navy on spiritual development; reasons for not being TEAM missionary; missionary work in Barcelona and then Madrid, Spain with Christian & Missionary Alliance; traditional church models versus cell-group based models; education at Wheaton College Graduate school; importance of holistic living as missionaries; reaching families in Spain; ministering with and through his own family. The time period covered by the interviews is 1949 to 1995.
Joel Martínez Hernandez was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on August 4, 1995, at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.
- Created: 1995
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Full Name: Joel Martínez Hernandez (Cuba de Morales)
Birth: May 25, 1949 in Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
Marital Status: Married Nancy; 1973
Children: Sonya; David; Jonathan; Mark
Conversion: 1954, Age 5: received Jesus Christ through the witness of his parents in Jaruco, Cuba
Ordination: 1984, ordained as a Baptist minister
1962-1968 - Toccoa Falls (high school), Toccoa Falls, Georgia
1968-1970 - Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, Georgia
1973-1977 - Columbia Bible College, Columbia, South Carolina
1977 - Graduate School at Columbia Bible College
1994-1996 - Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois. Graduated with a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies
1970-1974 - United States Navy, San Francisco, CA and Pensacola, FL
1978-1990 - Joined Christian and Missionary Alliance, sent to Barcelona, Spain
1991-2002 - Church planting with Christian and Missionary Alliance, Madrid, Spain
2002 - present Cell church planting and started The Sunflower Center for counseling, Granada, Spain
3 Audio Tapes
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Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Joel Martínez Hernandez in 1995.
June 6, 2008
- Barrows, Cliff.
- Catholic Church -- Cuba.
- Catholic Church -- Spain.
- Catholic Church.
- Children of missionaries.
- Christian and Missionary Alliance.
- Christian life.
- Christianity and culture -- Spain.
- Christianity and culture -- United States.
- Christianity and culture.
- Church development, New.
- Church growth
- Church growth -- Spain.
- Church work with children.
- Church work with families.
- Columbia Bible College (Columbia, S.C.)
- Emigration and immigration.
- Evangelistic work -- Spain.
- Evangelistic work.
- Family -- Religious aspects.
- Graham, Billy, 1918-2018.
- Martínez Hernández, Joel.
- Missionaries -- Appointment, call, and election.
- Missions -- Cuba.
- Missions -- Spain.
- Persecution -- Cuba.
- Pocock, Michael
- The Evangelical Alliance Mission.
- Toccoa Falls College.
- Wheaton College (Ill.)
- Collection 522 Oral History Interviews with Joel Martínez Hernandez
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