Title of Collection

Jim Bevis Papers, 1966-2004


Jim Bevis

Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains papers pertaining to the Campus Evangelism program from Jim Bevis. It includes: correspondence, photographs of Campus Evangelism events, spiritual renewal conference papers, newsletters of Campus Evangelism movements.

Biographical Note

Jim Bevis and his wife, Anne, serve as Directors of CSR Ministries based in Florence, Alabama. Until 1999, the Bevis's served as Ambassadors-at-large with Mercy Ships, a ministry of Youth With A Mission. Bevis has been a minister of the gospel for 44 years and has served churches in Lubbock, Houston and San Angelo, Texas, Atlanta, Georgia, Nashville, Tennessee, Indianapolis, Indiana and Sheffield, Alabama. The Bevis's have been involved in the planting of a two churches in Indianapolis and in the Shoals area of Alabama. While in Nashville, Jim served as Executive Pastor of the Belmont Church. In addition to their ministry across the United States, the Bevis's have ministered in Mexico, Costa Rica, Germany, Sweden, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria the Dominican Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Siberia. and many other nations of the world. Bevis was a major leader witihin the Campus Evangelism movement from 1966-1970. Bevis, along with Rex Vermillion, co-directed the Campus Evangelism movement under the oversight of the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas. The movement put forth major evangelical efforts on campuses nationwide, holding conferences on many campuses with thousands of students in attendence. Despite the support of legenadary church leaders, such as E.W. McMillan, M. Norvel Young, Frank Pack, Tony Ash, Reuel Lemmons, and many others, the leaders of the movement came under withering criticism after the movement was parallelled by campus unrest. Because of this, the cause lost support from their biggest supporters, and the movement that had focused on teaching about the Holy Spirit, grace, and spreading faith ended in 1970.

Donor Note

Bevis, Jim; Shelton, Charles; Vermillion, Rex; Campus Evangelism


Arranged in three series, each series is arranged chronologically.

Content List

Series 1: Campus Evangelism Correspondence and Printed Material Series 2: Campus Evangelism Photographic Material Series 3: Campus Evangelism Oversize Printed Material (GO; Christian Chronicle)


Churches of Christ--Texas



Extent of Collection

7 boxes Box 7 located in flat file C5.

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #63

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Reid, Audrey Schaffner

Subjects--Personal Names

Bevis, Jim


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