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Collection 533 Oral History Interview with Catherine E. Jeter

Identifier: CN 533

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Catherine Elizabeth Jeter in which she discusses her childhood; conversion to Christianity through a neighborhood Bible club; education; marriage to Joseph Jeter; the start of their ministry (Have Christ Will Travel Ministries); work with inner-city children of Philadelphia and summer camp ministry in Nova Scotia, Canada; and the 1961 Billy Graham crusade in Philadelphia. Other topics discussed include: Jeter’s education at Philadelphia College of the Bible; Short Term Missions, Inc.; summer camp ministry in Canada; the spiritual climate of Nova Scotia. The time period covered by the interview is 1931 to 1996.

Catherine Elizabeth Jeter was interviewed by Robert Shuster on June 7, 1996 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.


  • Created: 1996

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: Catherine Elizabeth Jeter (named after both her grandmothers)

Birth: July 20, 1931

Family: Parents - Moses Goram and Eulla Williams

Siblings: Sylvia, Moses Jr., Lois, Gilbert & Quintin (all younger that Catherine)

Marital Status: Married Joseph Jeter, July 8, 1952

Children: Six children: Diane Marie (oldest), Paul, Priscilla, Rhonda, Joseph

Conversion: At about 11 years old


ca 1940s - Germantown High School

19?? - Practical Nursing School (graduates)

ca. 1964-1968 - Philadelphia College of the Bible (graduates)


19?? - Works six years at Sears and Roebucks, Co.

ca 1973 - Works with Have Christ Will Travel Ministries


2 Audio Tapes

98 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Catherine E. Jeter in June 1996.

Accession: 96-49

Wayne D. Weber

June 12, 2002

Collection 533 Oral History Interview with Catherine E. Jeter
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Language of description
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

501 College Avenue
Wheaton IL 60187 US