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John R. Flowers (1908- 2006)

John Flowers was born in Wilson County, Tennessee and moved to Detroit after finishing high school. He has served as an elder and minister at the Northwest Church of Christ and in 1955, was the first to speak at the National Lectureship on “The Work of Elders.” He was a charter member of the Leaders of Concerned Brethren in Detroit. The file consists of three hour long audiocassettes and both a verbatim and a summary transcript of those tapes. In the interview, Flowers relates his family history and his memory of race relations, early church services, and growing up and working briefly as a farmhand in Tennessee as a boy. Much of the interview discusses his memories of the evangelists that he knew, including G. P. Bowser and Marshall Keeble. He also discusses the dispute over the role of elders at the Joseph Campau Church of Christ in Detroit.

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