Author(s)Allen, Jimmy Raymond
KeywordsBaptist General Convention of Texas. Christian Life Commission--History
Church and social problems--Baptists
Baptists--Race relations--History--20th century
Church and state--Baptists
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AbstractInterviewed by Thomas L. Charlton and Daniel B. McGee on 5 occasions from 15 September 1972 to 28 August 1973. Locations of the interviews were Waco and San Antonio, Texas.
218 pages; index
Jimmy Allen was executive secretary, Christian Life Commission (CLC), Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), pastor, First Baptist Church (FBC), San Antonio, and president, BGCT; family history; father's pastorates, Dallas; early education; personal effects of Great Depression; Texas Centennial; World War Two; religious background; education, Howard Payne University (HPU); effect of World War Two on HPU; 1940s Student-led Revival Movement; appeal of movement; extracurricular activities; debate; student pastorates; education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS); director, Royal Ambassadors (RA), BGCT; influence of Ivyloy Bishop; organization of RA camps; marriage; SWBTS faculty; early interest in race relations; pastorates; appointment to CLC as board member, then as executive director; interest in ethics; creation of CLC literature and programs; CLC structure; opposition to and support for CLC; emphasis on family life, conference on race relations; role of CLC in attitude formation of Texas Baptists; lobbying Texas Legislature; CLC perspective of John F. Kennedy's presidential election; E. S. James's support of JFK; civilrights legislation, favorable Texas legislators; work on moral legislation and with seminary students; action orientation of CLC; Rio Grande River Ministry; CLC staff; call to pastorate, FBC San Antonio; selection of James Dunn as CLC director; initial evaluation of FBC; FBC staff- outreach ministry; political activity of 1960s; effect of Jesus movement; theological basis of social ministry; preaching; election as vice president, BGCT; interaction with black conventions; search committee for BGCT executive secretary; Governor's Advisory Commission on Drugs and Crime Control; Anti-Crime Commission; Community Welfare Council of San Antonio; newspaper column; Americans United for Separation of Church and State.