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Collection 526 Oral History Interview with José Pablo Sánchez-Nuñez

Identifier: CN 526-526

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Jose Pablo Sánchez-Nuñez, in which he describes his family, childhood in Spain, Protestant Evangelicalism in a predominantly Catholic country, his conversion and spiritual development, training for ministry, work with Decisión, theological education by extension in Spain, American missionaries and their impact in Spain, attempts to unify Spanish Protestants, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's Global Mission (of which he was the director in Madrid), his father-in- law John Blake, and pastoral experiences in Madrid. The time period covered by the interviews is 1957 to 1995.

Rev. Sanchez-Nunez was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on November 22 and December 15, 1995 in the offices of the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.


  • 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: José Pablo Sánchez-Nuñez

Birth: April 13, 1957 in Úveda, Spain


Parents: Father: Roque Sánchez (a Protestant minister), Mother: Angelita Nũnez

Siblings: 2 brothers, 1 sister

Marital Status: Married to Jane Blake Sanchez in 1981

Children: 2 daughters

Conversion: At age 13


?-1976: Technical Institute of Madrid; degree as a Technical Teacher

1980-1984: Spanish Bible Institute and Theological Seminary (IBSTE) in Castelldefels, Spain, B.Th.

1995-1996: Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, United States, MA in Theology and Communications


Worked during summers on evangelistic campaigns held by Decisión, an evangelistic started by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1977 which became become independent in 1991

1981-1983: Worked with wife on follow-up for an evangelistic campaign in city of Valls, Spain

1984-1989: Worked full-time with Decisión Spain

1985-1989: Co-pastor of Cristo Vive Evangelical Church, Madrid, Spain

1989-2003: Became principal pastor of Cristo Vive Evangelical Church, Madrid, Spain

1989-1993: President of the Association of Pastors of Madrid (AMECAM). During which he played a large part in the Founding of the Evangelical Council of Madrid

1996: Director of the Audiovisual Productions Commission of the Federation of Evangelical Entities of Spain “Canal de Vida”

1996: Director of the television program Tiempo de Creer, later renamed Good News TV and “”Protestant World” in RNE

2003: Head of Decisión in Spain

2003: Director of a program on Spanish National Radio, Protestant World- Faith and Coexistence

2009 - Started Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child in Spain with his wife

2011: National coordinator in Spain for the “My Hope” project of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Professor of Communication and Evangelization at Spanish Bible Institute and Theological Seminary (IBSTE) in Castelldefels, Spain

Professor at the European Seminar on Theological Formation and Evangelization SEFOVAN, Madrid, Spain

Other significant information:

2010: Won medal of the Evánelico Council of Madrid for Good News TV


4 Audio Tapes

103 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The interviews in this collection were given to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by Rev. Sánchez Nunez in November and December, 1995.

Accession: 95-161, 95-180                                                                           

March 7, 2017

Bob Shuster

Collection 526 Oral History Interview with José Pablo Sánchez-Nuñez
Bob Shuter
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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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Wheaton IL 60187 US