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Collection 556 Oral History Interview with Lloyd C. Blue

Identifier: CN 556

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Lloyd C. Blue, in which he describes the turmoil in his early history, alcoholism, racial attitudes, military service, conversion, attending Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Los Angeles, E.V. Hill, working with Campus Crusade, impact of Bill Bright’s “Being Filled With the Holy Spirit” sermon, developing church-based program to disciple men, pastoral work, philosophy of evangelism/discipleship, discipling pastors, E.K. Bailey, Church Growth Unlimited to develop pastors, moving to Mendenhall, Mississippi, Matthew Parker and Lee June, pastoring in Ohio, his stepfather James Blue, change in his life after his conversion. The time period covered by the interviews is 1933-1998.

Dr. Lloyd C. Blue was interviewed by Paul Ericksen in the morning and afternoon of August 14, 1998, in Detroit, Michigan, during Summit ’98, a National Summit on Black Church Development that Blue and Ericksen were attending.

The three recordings were originally done on cassette tapes, transferred to reel-to-reel tapes for preservation, and then reconverted to cassette tapes from which the digital copies were made.


  • Created: 1933-1998

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Biographical Information

Full Name: Lloyd C. Blue

Born: 1933 in Scotland County, NC

Family: Parents: Raymond McRay, Tiny Louise Gilcrease, James Blue (stepfather) Siblings: One brother, three stepsisters Marital status: Married in 1954 to Tressie V. Johnson Children: Lloyd II, Kay, Robbin

Conversion: In the Navy, 1953

Education: 1965-1969 California Baptist College ? Institutional Baptist Theological Center, Houston, TX, BTh ? Union University, Los Angeles, MA ? University of Central America, DMin

Career: Campus Crusade 15 years assisting pastors in training the laity to share their faith by using The Four Spiritual Laws Pastor of Israel Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ohio Trained and assisted pastors for 26 years of the 30 years Founder and president of Church Growth Unlimited, Mendenhall, Mississippi


3.00 Audio Tapes

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