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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)

Other Information That Might Be Helpful To Anyone Using This Collection

Lists of Oversize Materials in This Collection (Location Records)

List of the Contents of Boxes of Paper Records in This Collection (Box List)




Collection 645

[August 4, 2011]

Hogue, C.B. (Charles Billy); 1928-2010

Papers; 1978-1981, n.d.

6 Boxes (DC), Oversize materials (2.525 cubic feet)



Brief Description: Correspondence, financial records, lists, memos, minutes, notebooks, promotional materials, press releases, and reports which document the planning and convening of the 1981 American Festival of Evangelism. The materials are the administrative files of C.B. Hogue the Vice Chairman of the 1981 American Festival of Evangelism.



Restrictions: The speakers’ messages in Folder 6-1 through 6-4 may be copied for classroom and personal use only. They may not be reproduced for sale. All other uses require written permission from the author.




Biography


Full name

Charles Billy (C.B.) Hogue

Birth

January 13, 1928, Stanton, Texas

Death

January 26, 2010, Texas

Family

 

Parents

George Lee and Virgie Mae Hogue

 

Siblings

Seven older brothers: Aubrey, Travis, Grady, Virgil, Marvin, Monroe, T.J.

 

Marital Status

Married Betty Jean Howard, August 31, 1949, Dublin, Texas

 

Children

Robert, Randy, Rodney, Ronald, Jana

Education

 

1949

Howard Payne University, B.A. Degree

 

1952

Southwestern Baptist Seminary, B.D./MDiv Degree

 

1971

Howard Payne University, D.D. Honorary Doctoral Degree

 

1986

California Baptist University, Doctor of Letters Honorary Degree

Career

 

1952-1971

Pastor of churches in Happy, Post, and Odessa, Texas, and Ada, Oklahoma

 

1971-1973

Director of evangelism for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma

 

1973-1982

Vice president for evangelism of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board)

 

1981

Executive Vice Chairman and Program Committee Chairman of the American Festival of Evangelism

 

1985-1995

Executive Director of the California Southern Baptist Convention

 

1995-2010

Executive Director Emeritus of the California Southern Baptist Convention

 

19??

Vice president of Baptist World Alliance

 

19??

Chairman of the North American Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism

Other significant information

 

Author of three books

Loves Leaves No Choice: Life Style Evangelism

I Want my Church to Grow

The Doctrine of Salvation




Historical Background


Conference name

American Festival of Evangelism

Conference venue

Kansas City, Missouri

Conference dates

July 27-30, 1981

Conference theme

To help the leadership in local churches develop strategies to reach their communities for Christ

Conference background

The Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization, working with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, sponsored the conference

Conference purpose

1. To inspire the participants to the worship of and a deeper fellowship with God as Lord of the Harvest.

2. To motivate God’s people in commitment to evangelization as a primary task within the totality of God’s mission to the world.

3. To assess and communicate the progress toward the evangelization of the United States and the needs for further action.

4. To plan a highly visible event that will draw the attention of American Christians to the need and priority of all-out-evangelism, and enlist the commitment of leaders in church bodies and agencies for that purpose.

5. To pray together and to call American Christians to the need for increased prayer for the United States and world evangelization.

6. To promote further cooperation among all American Christians in reaching the unchurched.

7. To instruct Christian leaders in effective strategies, programs, and methods of church growth

Attendance figures

More than 14,500

Conference Committees

 

Executive Committee

Thomas F. Zimmerman, chairman

 

 

C.B. Hogue, vice chairman

 

 

Ted W. Engstrom, secretary

 

 

Erwin J. Kolb, treasurer

 

 

T.A. Raedeke, assistant treasurer

 

 

J. Duncan Brown, finance chairman

 

 

Paul Benjamin, executive coordinator

 

Program Committee Chairman

C.B. Hogue

 

Prayer Committee Chairwoman

Vonette Bright

Governing body

Executive Committee

Executive body

Executive Committee

Financial support

Donations from churches, denominations, corporations, businesses, individuals and registration and exhibitors fees

Post-conference resources

Transcripts of speakers’ message in four notebooks




[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation “folder 2-5" means “Box 2, Folder 5"]


Scope and Content


Series: Paper Records

Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder title

Date Range: 1979-1981, n.d.

Volume: 2.525 cubic feet

Boxes: 6

Geographic coverage: United States

Type of documents: Correspondence, financial records, lists, memos, minutes, notebooks, promotional materials, press releases, and reports

Correspondents: Cliff Barrows, Paul Benjamin, Vonette Bright, Robert E. Coleman, Ted W. Engstrom, Leighton Ford, Harold Lindsell, Jay Kesler, C.B. Hogue, Donald Hoke, Sterling Huston, Luis Palau, Adrian Rogers, C. Peter Wagner, Thomas Zimmerman

Subjects: Evangelist work

Notes: All of the materials in this collection are Hogue’s administrative files of the American Festival of Evangelism as vice chairman of the executive committee and chairman of the program committee. The archivist retained the original folder titles but rearranged the folders since they were received in no apparent order.


Exceptional items: Records of the executive, program, planning, and prayer committees in Folders 1-4 through 1-13 contain agendas, correspondence, financial reports, lists of speakers, handwritten notes, and program schedules. Other materials in these folders include a letter from the Internal Revenue Service certifying that the AFE is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization (folder 1-4) , information on the 1981 Inaugural Prayer Day and a December 1980 summary report on the AFE by Paul Benjamin (folder 1-6), media releases packets and budget (folder 1-7), names and address of speakers (folder 1-12), and a report by Vonette Bright, dated December 7, 1981 entitled Summary of the Activities of the Executive Prayer Committee of the American Festival of Evangelism (Folder 1-13). Minutes of executive, program and leadership reference committees are in Folder 3-5. There are also minutes of the December 1980 executive and planning committee meetings in folder 4-1.


Letters many with carbon copies attached are located not only in the correspondence folders (1-15, 2-1 to 2-3) but also in the Invitation Responses folders (2-6, 2-7. 3-1 to 3-3), Workshop, Letters/Suggestions for Leaders folder (5-1), music folder (3-7), and the Paul Benjamin folder (1-1). The letters are mostly arranged either alphabetically or chronologically.


Biographical information and some photos (photocopies) on ninety-three speakers and potential workshop leaders are in several folders. See the addenda for a complete list.


The collections also includes a coordinators manual for volunteers to help promote the AFE (folder 1-14), program directory and list of seminary/workshop topics and speakers (folder 4-3), financial reports (folder 2-5), thirty-three page report of the Operation Services Department related to meeting facilities (folder 3-4), agendas for committee meetings, calendar of meetings, and program guidelines (folder 3-6), registration forms, speaker’s packet, delegation packet, and A Strategy for Registering Twenty-Thousand Participants for the American Festival of Evangelism (folder 4-6), names and address of committee members, schedules, and flow charts of various departments (folder 2-4).


Folder 4-5 contains brochures, program guidelines, advertising flyers and brochures, forms, sample packet of AFE historical materials sent to American colleges and seminaries, and a paper by Leighton Ford entitled Why and American Festival of Evangelism? Several editions of the festival newspapers have been place in oversize folder OS 16. The July 27, 1981 issues contains a complete program listing of all the seminars, workshops, and presentations including the name of the speaker and a brief summary of each session.


Information on the reproducible notebook project is in Folder 4-4 while the notebooks are in folders 6-1 to 6-4. The four notebooks contains messages by the speakers grouped by conference themes: festival, evangelizing, discipling, and equipping. There is an index by speaker at the front of each notebook.



Provenance


The materials in this collection were given to the Archives of the Billy Graham Center by C. B. (Charles Billy) Hogue in August 1998 and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in June 1991.


Accession: 91-52, 98-56 

August 4, 2011

Wayne D. Weber




BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION - Many have photos (photocopies) of individuals

Name

Folder (“3-1" means “Box 3, Folder 1")

Alderson, Wayne T.

3-1

Allison, Grady N.

1-2, 3-1

Andes, Larry

3-1

Armstrong, Benjamin L.

3-1

Aten, Wilbur R.

3-1

Awkard, A. Russell

2-7

Bailey, William Charles

3-1

Ball, Howard A.

1-2

Benjamin, Paul

1-2

Bennett, Kenneth E.

3-1

Billheimer, Paul E.

3-1

Blowers, Russell F.

2-7

Borland Jr., W. H. (Howard)

3-1

Boyack, Kenneth

3-1

Bright, Vonette Z.

3-1

Bright, William R.

1-2

Brown, William (Bill) R.

3-1

Burrett, Kenneth Jay

2-1

Bush, Forest C.

3-1

Cedar, Paul A.

3-1

Champion, Richard Gordon

3-1

Cockerell, Robert H.

3-3

Colman, Robert E.

1-2

Conner, Ruben S.

3-1

Crowley, Mary C.

3-1

Culumber, T. Joe

3-1

Cunningham, Paul G.

2-7

Delamarter, George N.

2-7 (photo only)

Edgemon, Roy T.

3-1

Elkins, Chris D.

3-1

Engstrom, Ted W.

3-1

Fish, Roy J.

3-1

Ford, Jean

3-1

Ford, Leighton

1-2

Gerber, Vergil

3-1

Gornitzka, A. Reuben

3-1

Green, Roger O.

3-1

Griswold, Roland E.

3-1

Grubbs, James David

3-1

Hart, Alfred Carl

3-1

Held, Ronald G.

3-1

Henry, Carl F. H.

3-1

Hess, Bartlett L.

2-7

Hughes, Ray H.

3-1

Hurn, Raymond W.

3-1

Jennings, Fred S.

3-2

Johnson, M. (Mitchell) C.

3-2

Jones, Howard

3-2

Kennedy, D. James

1-2

Kern, Gene A.

5-1

Kershaw, R. Max

3-2

Kirk, Jerry R.

1-2

Klassen, Randolph J.

3-2

Kolb, Erwin J.

1-2, 3-2

Lamb, Joyce J.

3-2

Larson, Bart

3-2

Lewis, Larry L.

3-2

Lower, Nellie

2-6

Massey, James Earl

1-2

Meyer, Matthew M.

1-2

Olford, Stephen F.

3-2

Palms, Roger C.

3-2

Parrish, Preston

3-2

Pearson, John W.

3-2

Perlman, Susan

3-2

Petersen, J. Allen

3-3

Polston, Don H.

2-7

Quam, Glenn L.

2-6

Rand, Ronald R.

3-2

Reapsome, Martha G.

1-2, 3-2

Robinson, Darrell W.

2-7

Ross, David E.

5-1

Sanchez, Daniel R.

3-2

Schuller, Robert H.

1-2

Schwab, A. Wayne

3-2

Sheaffer, Daniel T.

2-7

Shumate, Charles R.

1-2, 3-2

Sollenberger, Lucille

3-2

St. Clair, Howard Barry

3-2

Stearman, Sam

2-6, 3-2

Stevey, John E.

1-2

Thomas, T. V.

1-2

Uhrich, David

3-2

Valentine, Paul W.

2-7

Wagner, C. Peter

1-2

Wellman, W. Donald

1-2

Williams, Jimmy (James) R.

3-2

Wimber, John R.

3-2

Wood, George W.

3-2

Wymore, Leonard G.

1-2, 3-2

Yamamori, Tetsunao

3-2

Yaeger, William E.

2-7

Zacharias, Ravi K.

1-2

 




LOCATION RECORD

Accession: 98-56

Type of material: Oversize Materials

The following items are in the OVERSIZE FILE. Request by collection number and folder location (in parentheses).


NEWSPAPERS (OS 16). Five issues of the Festival News, 1981.




BOX LIST

Box

Folder

Folder Title

Dates

1

1

Benjamin, Paul

1979-1981

1

2

Biographical Data

1979-1980, n.d.

1

3

Buzz Session Responses

ca. 1981

 

 

Committees

 

 

 

Executive

1

4

 

 

 

1979, n.d.

1

5

 

 

9-21-81 meeting

1981

1

6

 

Executive & Program, Dec. 15-19, 1980

1980

1

7

 

Executive, Programs & Planning, Dec. 15, 1981

1981

 

 

 

Planning

1

8

 

 

3-12-80 meeting

1980, n.d.

1

9

 

 

12-16-80 meeting

1979, 1980

1

10

 

 

2-26-81 meeting

1981

1

11

 

 

 

1979-1981

1

12

 

 

 

1980, n.d.

1

13

 

Prayer

1981

1

14

Coordinators Manual

1981

 

 

Correspondence

1

15

 

 

1978-1979

2

1

 

 

1979-1980

2

2

 

 

1980-1981

2

3

 

Followup to AFE

1981

2

4

Fact Sheets

1980-1981, n.d.

2

5

Financial Information

1980-1981, n.d.

 

 

Invitation Responses

2

6

 

Miscellaneous

1980-1981

2

7

 

Parable Churches

1980-1981

3

1

 

Workshops - Accepted, A-H

1980-1981

3

2

 

Workshops - Accepted, J-Z

1980-1981

3

3

 

Workshops - Declined

1980-1981

3

4

Meeting Facilities

1981

3

5

Minutes

1979-1981

3

6

Miscellaneous

1978-1981, n.d.

3

7

Music

1980-1981

OS16

 

Newspapers

1981

 

 

Notebooks

6

1

 

Volume I, Festival

1981

6

2

 

Volume II, Evangelizing

1981

6

3

 

Volume III, Discipling

1981

6

4

 

Volume IV, Equipping

1981

4

1

Parable Churches

1980-1981, n.d.

4

2

Parable Church/Seminar Suggestion Letters

1979-1980, n.d.

4

3

Program Book, etc.

1981, n.d.

4

4

Projected AFE Notebooks

1981

4

5

Public Relations

1979-1981, n.d.

4

6

Registration Materials

1981

4

7

Seminar Leaders

1981, n.d.

5

1

Workshops, Letters/Suggestions for Leaders

1980-1981

5

2

Workshops, Suggested Leaders

1980-1981, n.d.




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