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[July 9, 2001]
Mills, Samuel Kirk 1959-
Interview; 1994, 1995
Full name: Samuel Kirk Mills
Birth date: October 18, 1959, Accra, Ghana
Parents: Emmanuel Udata (?) Mills and Comfort (?) Lanta Mills
Siblings: Jonathan (half-brother), Emmanuel, Eva, Ebenezer, Josephine (half-sister)
Marital Status: Married Nana Ama, 1991
1987-1990 University of Ghana, Legon, B.F.A. in Theater Arts
1992-1994? Moody Bible Institute
1994-1996 Wheaton College, M.A. in Education
1982-1985 Civil servant doing accounting for the government of Ghana
1985-1990? Africa Christian Mission, evangelistic work using drama
1990-1992 Teaching Assistant at School Performing Arts, University of Ghana
Scope and Content
This collection consists of two oral history interviews with Samuel K. Mills who was interviewed by Robert Shuster on December 9, 1994, and January 6, 1995, at the Archives of the Billy Graham Center. The events described in the interviews cover the time period 1959-1994.
T1 (78 minutes). Family background, influence and description of parents, memorizing Bible passages as a child, importance of education, love for acting, childhood heros, impact of being in an accident at age six, weaknesses of his church, enjoying athletics especially track, recollections of President Kwame Nkruma of Ghana, starting smoking with his peers, conversion through the influence of a Christian cousin, begining living for the Lord after giving up smoking, joining Calvary Road (a youth group committed to sharing the gospel through music, drama, and preaching), influence of Calvary Road on his Christian life, reactions of family to his conversion, working as a civil servant, involvement in drama with ACM
T2 (27 minutes). Continuation of tape 1. First attempts at acting, influences of his mentor, coordinating drama for Africa Christian Mission, themes of his plays
T3 (72 minutes). Strengths and weaknesses of the church in Ghana, Western influences on the youth of the country, additional weakness of the church, relations between Christianity and Islam, comparing the church in Ghana and the United States, teaching drama at University of Ghana, different Christian traditions in Ghana, visiting the US in 1991, impressions of Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College, importance of being a servant, history and ministries of African Christian Mission
T4 (8 minutes). Continuation of tape 3. Experience of waiting on the Lord, meeting wife at the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, future plans
The materials in this collection were received by the Center in December 1994 and January 1995 from Samuel K. Mills.
Accession: 94-97, 95-2
July 9, 2001
Wayne D. Weber
Accession: 94-97, 95-2
Type of Material: Audio Tapes
The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE file.
T1 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips, 78 minutes, one side only. Interview with Samuel K. Mills by Robert Shuster on December 9, 1994
T2 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips, 27 minutes, one side only. Continuation of interview with Samuel K. Mills by Robert Shuster on December 9, 1994.
T3 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips, 72 minutes, one side only. Interview with Samuel K. Mills by Robert Shuster on January 6, 1995
T4 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips, 8 minutes, one side only. Continuation of interview with Samuel K. Mills by Robert Shuster on January 6, 1995.