Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date

1-29-2020

Inclusive Dates--Span

1940-2010

Inclusive Dates--Bulk

1970-2010

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes class materials from Gaines Stanley’s time at Abilene Christian College as well as extensive sermon notes. There are also two boxes of commemorative material related to the Gaines B. Stanley Theological Reading Room at Abilene Christian University.

Biographical Note

Gaines Beachamp Stanley, Sr. was born in Tahoka, Texas, and grew up in the Texas panhandle area and married Jean Spurlock on June 9, 1945 in Fullerton, CA. Gaines graduated from Abilene Christian University, Abilene Texas in 1950, and began preaching in Texas towns that included Woodson, Shamrock, Olton and San Antonio. Throughout his life he was engaged in continuing education programs that focused on hospital ministry and marriage and family counseling. In 1981 Gaines and Jean relocated to Orange County California and shortly afterward began his final ministry at the Central Church of Christ on Ball Road in Anaheim. Serving as minister and elder, he provided guidance and mentoring to the Central Church for thirty years. While in California he began working with the Southern California School of Evangelism training others for the ministry. As a member of the National Christian Counselors Association he was an active teacher of ministerial counseling. Adapted from https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/gaines-stanley-obituary?pid=154539416 accessed 29 January 2020

Donor Note

Gaines B. Stanley, Sr. Family

Arrangement

The materials are arranged thematically: materials relating to the Gaines Stanley Theological Reading Room at Abilene Christian University Library; diplomas, ministerial awards and certificates.; Abilene Christian College materials; and sermons and ministerial papers.

Content List

Inventory

Box 1
Funeral programs
Two Gaines B. Stanley Theological Reading Room commemorative mugs

Box 2
Six Gaines B. Stanley Theological Reading Room Dedication posters
Three framed family photographs
Framed Gaines B. Stanley Theological Reading Room logo
Gaines B. Stanley Abilene Christian College diploma, 1950
Gaines B. Stanley Alpha Chi certificate, 1949
Gaines B. Stanley Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital Clinical Pastoral Education certificate,1980
Gaines B. Stanley Abilene Christian College Alumni Association membership, 1950
Gaines B. Stanley National Christain Counselors Association Professional Associate Member certificate
Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, Clinical Pastoral Education certificate, 1978
Lubbock Christian College Living Endowment Association membership certificate
Two Institute of Applied Hypnosis, Inc. certificate of completion
National Christian Counselors Association Licensed Pastoral Counselor, 1994
Certificate of Ordination, 1990
The National Christian Counselors Association Licensed Temperament Therapist, 1994
The National Christian Counselors Association Licensed Temperament Counselor, 1992
National Christian Counselors Association Professional Clinical Member, 1992
Minister’s License, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1990
Carolina University of Theology Master of Arts in Christian Counseling Psychology, 1992
“Glorify Thy Name” sheet music
Gaines Stanley, Sr.’s Bible and New Testament

Box 3
Gradebook
Abilene Christian College Bible 311
Bible 322 Outline by Charles H. Roberson
Christian Education 354
Christian Education 360
Christian Education 363, World-Wide Evangelism
J. W. Roberts, Bible 64G3, Biographies in the Restoration Movement (1 of 4)
J. W. Roberts, Bible 64G3, Biographies in the Restoration Movement (2 of 4)
J. W. Roberts, Bible 64G3, Biographies in the Restoration Movement (3 of 4)
J. W. Roberts, Bible 64G3, Biographies in the Restoration Movement (4 of 4)
Sermon material on Luke (1 of 3)
Sermon material on Luke (2 of 3)
Sermon material on Luke (3 of 3)
Greek Acts cards
Greek James cards
Revelation in Greek
Catholicism cards
Galatians
Titus
Studies in the Book of Revelation, J. W. Roberts
Stanley vs. Davis debate notebook
Church pamphlets
F. I. Stanley on baptism
Children’s Music
F. I. Stanley, “There is Neither…”
The Original Bible Project
Music information

Box 4
The Lord’s Wonders in Egypt, Ed Wharton
2011
God’s Plan of Economy
Don’t Doubt God’s Goodness
Jean
The New Testament Church
Papers-expository preaching
[sermon material, no folder label]
Warning against neglect
Essentials of the Art of Living
Blessings/build each other up
You can’t tell what you don’t know
Our source of help (Texas)
What I spent- I had Christian motive for giving
The power of new love
Lord, Master
Sermon on Giving, November 1990, Ball Road
The Church
Job- notes
1 Corinthians 13:1-13, love
Lectureship notes, Bruce Wadzeck
Book of James
Christ on prophecy
Simplicity of the Gospel
The weightier matters
Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
In Search of the Excellent Leader
Is Jesus Son of God- article, Anaheim Bulletin
1.Faith 2. Holy Spirit
The Poetical Books
Sunset School courses
A spiritual day
Success in home Bible studies- Jule Miller
Outline of Ephesians
Sermon of week, May 28, 1983; Living for Jesus, VBS- mentioned
Baptism with the Holy Spirit
Indwelling of the Holy Spirit / Measures of the Spirit
Very Important Homecoming
We care- God cause
Christianity sermon
Philippians notes
Sermons
Day of surprises/Easter
12 folders of sermon materials

Box 5
20 folders of sermon materials

Box 6
2 folders of sermon materials
25 reel-to-reels of Greek classes
Two framed family photographs

Box 7
One framed family photograph
Reel-to-reels and various other audio recordings

Subjects


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century
Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene
Churches of Christ -- California -- Anaheim
Manuscripts
Abilene Christian College

Language

ENGLISH

Extent of Collection

10.5 linear feet (7 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #503

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

Processed

Finding Aid created by

Mac Ice and Amanda Dietz

Description

Finding aid for the Gaines Beachamp Stanley, Sr. Papers, 1940-2010.

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