Title of Collection
1959 - 2014
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.
The following biographical note is excerpted from brotherhoodnews.com:
“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.”
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.
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)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #319
Center for Restoration Studies
[identification of item], [file or folder name], Jerry Wood Hill Papers, 1959-2014. Center for Restoration Studies MS #319. Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
Darren Hagood, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Ashlen Planes
Ann Hill, J. W. Roberts