Title of Collection
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, and newsletters produced by Campus Evangelism movements.
Jim 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. Bevis was a major leader in the Campus Evangelism movement from 1966-1970. With Rex Vermillion he 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 with thousands of students in attendance. Despite the support of church leaders, such as E.W. McMillan, M. Norvel Young, Frank Pack, Tony Ash, Reuel Lemmons, the leaders of the movement came under withering criticism. Having 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.
Bevis, Jim; Shelton, Charles; Vermillion, Rex; Campus Evangelism
Arranged in three series, each series is arranged chronologically.
[First Folder] Finding Aid
Oversize Printed Material (GO; Christian Chronicle)
Churches of Christ--Texas
Extent of Collection
3.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #63
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Jim Bevis Papers, 1966-2004. Center for Restoration Studies MS #63. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Materials are housed in the Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library, Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas and are non-circulating. Access is available during normal business hours; prior appointments are preferred.
Finding Aid created by
Reid, Audrey Schaffner, Amanda Dietz, Mac Ice