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Collection 522 Oral History Interviews with Joel Martínez Hernandez

Identifier: CN 522

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

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: 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

179 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Joel Martínez Hernandez in 1995.

Accession: 95-119

June 6, 2008

Noel Collins

Collection 522 Oral History Interviews with Joel Martínez Hernandez
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Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

501 College Avenue
Wheaton IL 60187 US