Jerry Wood Hill

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span

1959 - 2014

Inclusive Dates--Bulk

1970 - 1999

Scope and Content Note

The teachings (spiritual and practical), plans, correspondence, reflections, and tactics of Jerry Hill’s missionary work in Guatemala, Mexico, and Texas. Much of it is biblical teachings, evangelism tactics, correspondence with churches (financial support or updates), the Contacto, and many works in Spanish.

Biographical Note

The following biographical note is excerpted from

“Jerry Wood Hill, long-time missionary, was born in Sabinal on October 2, 1928. He moved to Pleasanton when he was a boy, where he graduated from Pleasanton High School. He served in the Air Force from 1946-1949 and graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1952. In 2002, ACU recognized Jerry and his wife Ann with a plaque commemorating their 43 years of service as evangelists and missionaries in Latin America.

He began his journey in mission work, teaching and preaching in English and Spanish at Benavides. In 1959 Jerry and his family moved to Guatemala. They did mission work in Guatemala, Mexico, Bolivia, and Argentina for over twenty years.”

Donor Note

Ann Hill (wife) and Barbara Kirk (daughter)


Collection, for the most part, are in the original order. It is possible that segments may be going forward, and some sections may be in reverse (originally 1, 2, 3, 4 now 4, 3, 2, 1) due to confusion on the original order. Nevertheless, the order is the same for most of the content except for box 8 that contains the agendas, tapes, and a box of index cards that were either originally on their own or were a part of other boxes.

Content List

See pdf finding aid for folder inventory.


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ -- Texas, Guatemala, and Mexico Manuscripts



Extent of Collection

12 feet (8 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #319

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Darren Hagood, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Ashlen Planes

Subjects--Personal Names

Ann Hill, J. W. Roberts


Please contact us with questions about our holdings or to schedule a research visit.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.