Conversion -- Christianity.
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with William E. Pannell in which he describes his childhood in Michigan, his family, conversion as a teenager, his growing awareness of racism in America and especially its influence on American Christianity, education at Fort Wayne Bible College, involvement with the Brethren Assemblies, the part preaching has played in his life, the divide between urban and suburban culture and its impact on black and white churches and institutions, his work with Youth for Christ, the...
Dates: Created: 1995-2007
Identifier: CN 510
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Erik Stanley Barnett (1910-2006) in which he describes his childhood in Kenya as the son of missionary parents; his own work in that country as pastor, church planter, educator and administrator with Africa Inland Mission (AIM); the internal developments of AIM and of the Africa Inland Church in Kenya during the twentieth century. Other topics discussed include: his parents’ missionary service in Kenya among the Maasai people; changes in AIM missionary training over...
Dates: Created: 1995
Identifier: CN 515
Scope and Contents This collection contains an oral history interview with Ernest "Ernie" Wilson in which he describes his parents, his childhood in Panama, the evangelistic work of his father, his conversion as a young man, the experience of preaching, and his education at the Philadelphia Bible Institute and the Reformed Episcopal Seminary. Rev. Wilson was interviewed by Bob Shuster on March 22, 1995, at Wilson’s home in Philadelphia. The events described in the interview cover the time period 1911-1995....
Dates: Created: 1947-1995
Identifier: CN 519
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Joseph C. Aldrich and Terry Dirks, leaders of International Renewal Ministries, in which they describe their personal backgrounds and the origins, purpose, and impact of the prayer summits for pastors sponsored by IRM. They also both talked about the revival on the campus of Multnomah Bible School that occurred on April 14, 1995. The time period covered by the interviews is 1940 to 1995.Terry Dirks and Joseph Aldrich were interviewed by Bob Shuster on...
Dates: Created: 1995
Identifier: CN 523
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Jarbas Da Silva in which he discusses his childhood in San Paulo, Brazil; conversion to Christianity; Baptist Bible College; Russell Shedd; joining the Africa Inland Mission as a missionary to Mozambique; strengths and weaknesses of the church in Brazil; first impressions of Mozambique; the development of Sofala Bible Institute Beira City, Mozambique; strengths and weaknesses of the church in Mozambique; aftermath of the civil war; his perspective on the need for...
Dates: Created: 1994
Identifier: CN 563
Scope and Contents Correspondence, manuscripts, oral history interviews, class lecture notes, meeting files and other materials relating to Coleman's ministry as an evangelist, scholar and church leader. Besides Coleman's own life and ministry, the collection contains voluminous material on the theology of evangelism and Christian discipleship, American 20th century Evangelicalism; the growth of Christianity in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the 20th and 21st centuries, particularly in regard to the training...
Identifier: CN 564
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, photograph, videos related to the ministry of Reverend Felix Erondu, Nigerian evangelist and founder of Traveling Light Ministries.Series: Oral History InterviewsTwo oral history interviews with Felix Erondu, in which he decribes his family background in Aba, Nigeria; upbringing in the Anglican church; education; training as a teacher; participation in the Biafran civil war; work as a teacher and principal; committing...
Dates: Created: 1995, 1999
Identifier: CN 585
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with John B. Lutembeka in which he discusses his family and childhood in Tanzania, education in Uganda during the Idi Amin regime, conversion to the Christian faith while attending teacher's college; the development of his personal faith, the founding and growth of Big November Crusade Ministries; the rapid numerical growth of Christianity in Tanzania; the Tanzanian church's characteristics, strengths and weaknesses; his education at the Wheaton College Graduate School,...
Dates: Created: 2003
Identifier: CN 650
Scope and Contents Correspondence, memos, reports, newspaper clippings, lists, financial records, questionnaires and training videos other materials of the Say Yes Chicago committee, a group of Protestant Christian leaders that incorporated to sponsor Say Yes Chicago, a 1996 city-wide evangelistic effort led by evangelist Luis Palau. These files contain significant information about the planning and organizing of the campaign, with some material on the actual events of the campaign, the results, and the follow-up...
Dates: Created: 1973-1997
Identifier: CN 659
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks, correspondence, photos, newspaper clippings, and other documents relating to Gustafson’s education and life’s work as a minister, evangelist, Bible teacher, and staff member of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Particularly well documented are the tours of the Holy Land (Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt) he led and lectured to for several decades, his participation in ministries in Africa and Asia, and his active involvement in the worldwide activities of Samaritan’s Purse.
Dates: Created: 1908-2002
Identifier: CN 678
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Helen Grace Madeira Cox (1921-2019), missionary in China from 1947-1951 and Northern Thailand 1953-1973 with China Inland Mission (later Overseas Missionary Fellowship). Topics discussed include Cox's childhood experiences and early faith in the Church of the Brethren; call to missionary work; education at Columbia Bible College and Wheaton College; teaching Bible in Virginia public schools; attending Missionary Medical Institute and Wycliffe’s Summer Institute of...
Identifier: CN 681
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Mertis Byram Heimbach (1921- ) missionary in China, Thailand, Singapore and U.S. with China Inland Mission (CIM) and (as it was later known) Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF) from 1946 to 1999. Topics discussed include childhood in Korea; parents’ mission work; Wheaton College and Prairie Bible Institute; marriage to Ernest Heimbach; Hmong (Miao) people; tribal mission work; Communist takeover of China; Communist treatment of Christians; CIM’s exit from China;...
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Scope and Contents The collection of papers traces the pilgrimage of this individual from his roots in socialism through his long search for meaning in life, until he finally embraced Christianity. Throughout his life he took a strong stand on various issues of ethics in government, sanctity of life and moral conduct. He prophesied concerning the woes due a civilization that would not take heed to the decay he described.The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts by Malcolm, over 940...
Dates: Created: 1920-2017; Other: Date acquired: 1985