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Al Kroeker Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Al Kroeker Papers
    Dates: 1965-2003
    Collection Number: M385
    Creator/Collector: Kroeker, Al (Alvin)
    Extent: 6 Ft.
    Repository: Fresno Pacific University Mennonite Library and Archives
    Fresno, California 93702
    Abstract: In addition to a long career of pastoral work Al Kroeker was well known for his work as the director of the radio show, Words of the Gospel. Records are arranged into four series organized by subject and chronological order: Other, Words of the Gospel Radio Scripts, Mountain Top Moments, and Church Bulletins/Sermon Notes
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Al Kroeker Papers. Fresno Pacific University Mennonite Library and Archives

    Biography/Administrative History

    Alvin E. Kroeker was born in Dallas, OR July 6, 1921 and died in Kingsburg, CA July 17, 2004. A pastor of many Mennonite Brethren and Baptist Churches he was known as an energetic visionary who encouraged many through his love of God and People. In addition to a long career of pastoral work Al Kroeker was well known for his work as the director of Words of the Gospel. A half hour radio program broadcast on Sunday mornings Words of the Gospel was the radio voice of the US MB Church in the 1960s.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Papers of Al Kroeker are comprised of radio scripts, and church bulletins with sermon notes that illustrate his prolific work as the executive director and voice of the radio show, Words of the Gospel, as well as his work as an itinerant preacher. Churches of note: El Camino Bible Church (Santa Clara, CA), Kingsburg MB Church (Kingsburg, CA), First Baptist (Chowchilla, CA), North Fresno MB Church (Fresno, CA), Good News Fellowship (Ferndale, WA ), Vinewood Community Church (Lodi, CA), Church of the Nazarene (Reedley, CA), and Palm Village Retirement Community (Reedley, CA).

    Indexing Terms

    Words of the Gospel Ministries
    Kingsburg Mennonite Brethren Church
    El Camino Bible Church
    First Baptist Church
    North Fresno Mennonite Brethren Church
    Good News Fellowship
    Vinewood Community Church
    Church of the Nazarene
    Palm Village Retirement Community