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Interviews of Rev. Alfredo Enrique Gutierrez- Collection 525


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Table of Contents

Title Page and Restrictions

Brief Description of This Collection

Biography

An Essay on the Contents of the Collection (Scope and Content)


Lists of Audio Tapes in This Collection (Location Records)

    Audio Tapes


Collection 525           
[February 24, 2009]
Alfredo Enrique Gutierrez ; 1963-
Interviews; 1995
Audio tapes (.05 cubic feet)


Restrictions: None

Brief Description. Oral history interviews in which Gutierrez discusses: memories of father’s imprisonment in Cuba; Cuban Christianity; influence of Communism on home life; immigrating to Miami, Florida; Communist propaganda; influence of Christian and Missionary Alliance pastors; church’s aid in adjusting to new life; homesickness for Cuba; learning English; church life at Los Pinos Nuevos; ministering alongside family in church; conversion experience at 14; Toccoa Falls College; ministering in Spanish speaking churches; Latin American church dynamics; the pastor and missions



Biography

Full name

Alfredo Enrique Gutierrez

Birth

July 24, 1963 in Havana, Cuba

Family

  Parents Carmen Gutierrez (mother)
  Siblings Jorge (older brother); Jaqueline/Jackie (younger sister)
  Marital Status Married Daisy

 

Children

Ana Luisa (born 1987); Alfredo, Jr. (born 1989

Conversion

1977, Age 14: received Jesus Christ through his parents’ witness and the transformation of his brother

Education

 

1981

Miami coral Park High School, Miami, Florida

 

1983-1987

Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, Georgia

 

1995-1997

Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois

Career

 

ca 1982

Helped start Spanish-speaking church in Atlanta, GA

 

1987

Ordained in the Christian and Missionary Alliance church

 

???

Associate pastor at C&MA church in Homestead, FL

 

1987-1990

Assistant pastor South Dade Alliance Church in Leisure City, FL

  1991 Pastor of Iglesia AcyM in Pasadena, TX




Scope and Content

Alfredo Gutierrez was interviewed by Bob Shuster on November 14, 1995, at the office of the BGC Archives. The events described in the interview cover the time period 1963-1995.

T1 (75 minutes). Memories of father’s imprisonment in Cuba; Cuban Christianity; influence of Communism on home life; immigrating to Miami, Florida; change of lifestyle in the United States; describing father and mother’s witness to their faith; effect of his father’s testimony on Miami church; ambitions as child in Cuba; memories of his grandfather’s rural home in Santa Clara, Cuba; La Comité (Communist “watchdogs”); suspicion and betrayal in his family’s Cuban church; Communist propaganda; influence of Christian and Missionary Alliance pastors; church’s aid in adjusting to new life; homesickness for Cuba; learning English; dealing with culture shock; church life at Los Pinos Nuevos; ministering alongside family in church; conversion experience at 14 and “presence” of God; meeting and dating his future wife; calling to missions/evangelism/ministry; memories of first sermons preached; deciding to attend Toccoa Falls College; leaving his family


T2 (18 minutes). Memories of Toccoa Falls College; finding his talents and gifts; deciding between mission work and pastorate; mission trips to border town missions; lack of developing pastors in Mexican churches; bi-vocational pastors; calling to develop young people to be pastors; ministering in Spanish speaking churches; Latin American church dynamics; importance of having a mission mind set as a pastor; multi-cultural churches


Provenance

The materials in this collection were given to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by Rev. Gutierrez in 1995.

Accession: 95-157
January 30, 2009
Noel Collins Pfeifer



LOCATION RECORD
Accession: 95-157
Type of Material: Audio Tapes
The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE file.

Item# - Reel or cassette, speed, length, number of sides, contents (title of session, participants) according to the program, date.

 #

R/C

speed

length

Sides

Contents

Dates

T1

R

3 3/4

75

1

Oral history interview of Rev. Alfredo Gutierrez by Bob Shuster

11/14/1995

T2

R

3 3/4

18

1

Conclusion of interview of Rev. Alfredo Gutierrez by Bob Shuster

11/14/1995




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