BIll R. Love

Document Type

Finding Aid

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Scope and Content Note

The Bill R. Love Papers contain 1.8 linear feet of materials including book manuscripts, sermons, seminar notes, and general research files.

Biographical Note

[The following biographical note is excerpted from Bill R. Love’s obituary, which ran in the Houston Chronicle from May 1-2, 2004]. Bill R. Love was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico, February 10, 1938, and passed away at home in Houston on April 30, 2004. Bill's family moved to Abilene, Texas, when he was in third grade. He completed his early schooling on the campus of Abilene Christian College where he went on to receive B.A. and M.A. degrees in Speech Communication. Bill married Deanna Bussie in December of 1960. From 1962 to 1967 they lived in Winnipeg, Canada where Bill served as minister for the Erin Street Church of Christ. Bill earned a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Louisiana State University in 1972 while serving as minister for the LSU Church of Christ Student Center. In 1974, Bill became the preaching minister at Bering Drive Church of Christ in Houston where he served until 1996. At that time Bill began his work as the Director of Development for Lifeline Chaplaincy, a position he held until suffering a stroke in November of 1998. Although disabled, Bill spent the last five years of his life as an encouragement and inspiration to all who knew him.

Donor Note

Brent Isbell

Content List

Box 1
[Finding aid]
Outlines case study: (1 of 4)
Outlines case study: (2 of 4)
Outlines case study: (3 of 4)
Outlines case study: (4 of 4)
Richard Hughes’ book: (1 of 4)
Richard Hughes’ book: (2 of 4)
Richard Hughes’ book: (3 of 4)

Box 2
Richard Hughes’ book: (4 of 4)
Bill Love- Virgil
Historical Doctrines
Theologians- sketches
C. Ed. [Christian Education]
RN sermons analyzed
Lecture notes
Wednesday forum- S. M.
Jacksonville meeting

Box 3
Seminars: Serving Retreats
Pack Volume Sermon
Seminar retreat: “You Are Somebody”
Retreat: Fellowship
Hamilton- Acts, 1988
Seminar/retreat: Ephesians
Seminar: Portraits
[notes and sermons on church]
Oklahoma Christian College Lectures
Seminar/retreat: Acts
Abilene Christian University lectures on preaching and Houston preaching luncheon
Seminars: cross
Tyler- 1992, 3 on Cross
Allen, Leonard
Lubbock, Monterey, 1992
Seminars/retreats: devotional life
Higley commentary, 1992-1993

Box 4
Columbia Christian Story, 1991
Pepperdine, 2 Timothy 3: 10-17, April 1990
Orphan lecture notes
MSS/BL- on diskette
Orphan notes


Love, Bill R.
Churches of Christ
Stone-Campbell Movement
Restoration Movement
Bering Drive Church of Christ (Houston, Tex.) -- History
Houston (Tex.) -- Church history
Abilene (Tex.) -- Church history



Extent of Collection

1.8 linear feet (4 boxes)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #490

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

Mac Ice and Amanda Dietz


Finding aid for the Bill R. Love Papers, 1979-1993.


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