Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span

1930 - 2008

Inclusive Dates--Bulk

1985 - 2008

Scope and Content Note

Detailed church service records (1974-2000) from South National Church of Christ and Prestoncrest Church of Christ, detailed sermon notes and outlines (1974-2007), “Searcher’s Class” notes, various church ministry materials, undergraduate and graduate school notes and papers, research and presentations on C. S. Lewis, various personal items, and framed awards and photos.

Biographical Note

Meador was a former ACU board of trustee member and the Batsell Barrett Baxter Chair of Preaching at Lipscomb University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University in 1960, and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana. Meador began teaching at UCLA as an assistant professor of communication in 1963. He then went on to teach at the University of Washington, Missouri State University and ACU. His main two preaching stents were at South National Church of Christ (Springfield, Missouri), and Prestoncrest Church of Christ (Dallas, Texas).

Donor Note

Mark Meador


The church records, sermon outlines, and ministry materials were arranged in chronological order. Most everything has been left in its original order, with the exception of loose papers that were organized based on series and chronology. Materials were kept in original order as much as possible.

Content List

See PDF finding aid for folder inventory.


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ -- History -- 21st century Churches of Christ -- Texas Manuscripts



Extent of Collection

22.5 linear feet (15 Boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #325

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

Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz, Ashlen Planes


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