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Archives and Special Collections at Southeastern: Parker, Monroe papers

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Monroe Parker papers, 1909-1994

Creator(s): Parker, John Monroe 1909-1994
Date(s): 1945-1992
Extent: 3.75 cubic feet
Biographical Note:
John Monroe Parker was born in Thomasville, Alabama, on June 23, 1909. He grew up in a religious home; however, upon enrolling at Birmingham Southern College, he turned away from his religious upbringing and entered a period of rebellion. He would later become involved in the Methodist Church, and after two years at Birmingham Southern, Parker would transfer to Bob Jones College after attending a lecture given by Bob Jones. While at Bob Jones College, Parker would begin preaching, and held several revivals and crusades on campus. He would earn money in the summers by traveling to different areas and preaching, or doing sermons on local radio stations.
Parker periodically left full-time evangelism for local churches, and pastored several churches over the course of his career.  He was elected president of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College (Owatonna, Minnesota), as well as General Director of the Independent Baptist World Mission. Parker remained committed to evangelism throughout these two endeavors, and continued to travel for speaking engagements until his death in 1994.

Scope and Contents: 
This collection covers the period from 1945 to 1992 and contains sermon notes and outlines, research materials used by Parker for sermon preparation, periodical articles, reel-to-reel audio, audio cassettes, and video cassettes. Audio/visual materials are of sermons given by Parker.

Language(s): English
Conditions Governing Access: This collection is open for research.
Processing History: Finding Aid created by Charles Haley, Archives Assistant, October 2018.
Preferred Citation: Monroe Parker papers, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.
Repository: Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
Resource Identifier: ARC 022
Subjects and Access Points:
Evangelists
Bob Jones University
Independent Baptists
Baptist World Mission