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In Memoriam
Donald Edwin Hoke
1919-2006

From Photo File: Hoke, Donald Edwin


Don Hoke was a journalist, missionary, educator, pastor, and Evangelical leader.

He was also the first director of the Billy Graham Center (1974-1978) His vision, energy, and experience did much to shape the Center's future work. This page is not an attempt to sum up his life, but just a gathering of a few items that help show the good man that he was and the faith in Jesus Christ that was his strength.

Brief chronology of events in the life of Donald Edwin Hoke

Newsletter from Japan Christian College, of which Rev. Hoke was the president. Ca. 1955.
Prayer letter from the Hoke family, December 22, 1965.
Audio recording of Rev. Hoke giving an address on "The Evangel and Social Upheaval" at the 1968 Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism, held in Singapore. Collection 579, Tape T13. (38 Minutes)
Audio recording of an oral history interview of Rev. Hoke by Dr. Lois Ferm of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Rev. Hoke described his own background, his friendship with Billy Graham, Hoke's involvement with Graham's evangelistic campaigns in Japan, and the work of Tokyo Christian College, of which Rev. Hoke was president. November 30, 1971. Collection 141, Tape T4. (40 minutes)

Photo of Rev. Hoke at the 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization (also known as the Lausanne Congress), for which he was the director.

Audio recording of an interview with Rev. Hoke. done by the staff of the Lausanne Congress, about how Christians can realize the vision of the Congress at the personal and local church levels. Ca. August 1974. Collection 53, Tape T173. (6 minutes)

Audio recording of an oral history interview of Rev. Hoke by Dr. Lois Ferm of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Rev. Hoke described his work as director of the 1974 Lausanne Congress and his plans as director of the Billy Graham Center. February 10, 1976. Collection 141, Tape T10a. (61 minutes)

Photo of Rev. Hoke speaking to one of the first seminars of the Billy Graham Center in 1976
Snapshot of a meeting of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization

Audio recording of the benediction given by Rev. Hoke at the ground breaking of the Billy Graham Center on the campus of Wheaton College. September 28, 1977. Collection 3, Tape T1. (1 minute)


From Photo File: Hoke, Donald Edwin

Don speaking at a foreign missions rally at Moody Church
in Chicago, USA in 1975


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