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Collection 395 Oral History Interview with Rafael Maldonado, Jr.

Identifier: CN 395

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Rafael Maldonado, Jr. in which describes his childhood; conversion; education and training for ministry at Moody Bible Institute and Calvin Theological Seminary; ministry with Chicago’s Hispanic communities; and role as a pastor at Hope Christian Fellowship to the Puerto Rican community in Chicago. Other topics discussed include: completion of the SCUPE program; apprenticeship for Urban Ministry, the Spirit and Truth Fellowship Church under Manuel Ortiz; church's holistic evangelistic outreach to his community, including a school, food pantry and thrift shop; challenges of church planting; congregational life; strengths and weaknesses of church; relationship with other Hispanic pastors; worship and leadership; challenges of urban ministry; adapting the gospel to the Puerto Rican community's context, and that community's social conditions. The time period covered by the interview is 1952 to 1988.

Rafael Maldonado, Jr., was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on June 30, 1988 at Hope Christian Fellowship in Chiago, Illinois.


  • Created: 1988

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical or Historical Information

Full name: Rafael Maldonado, Jr.

Birth date: October 31, 1952

Birth place: Chicago, Illinois

Conversion: 1976

Marital Status: Married to Teresa

Children: Five :


Moody Bible Institute, graduating in 1982

Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE) Program

Training Apprenticeship for Urban Ministry, Calvin Theological Seminary


1983- Pastor of Hope Christian Fellowship, Chicago, Illinois


3 Audio Tapes

176 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Rafael Maldonado, Jr. in June 1988.

Accession 88-75

June 6, 1995

Janyce H. Nasgowitz

Collection 395 Oral History Interview with Rafael Maldonado, Jr.
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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