Manuel J. Gaxiola Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Manuel J. Gaxiola Collection
Dates: 1930-2005
Collection Number: CFT00168
Creator/Collector: Gaxiola, Manuel J., 1927-2014 Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús
Extent: 66 Boxes
Online items available
Repository: Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
Pasadena, California 91182
Abstract: Dr. Manuel Gaxiola (1927-2014) was an author and preliminary leader of the Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús in Mexico. He served as president and presiding bishop of Mexico’s Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús for two terms (1970-1974, and 1978-1982). Dr. Gaxiola also served as the first non-US president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and director of CERLAM (The Center for the Study of Religion in Latin America). The Manuel J. Gaxiola Collection includes biographical material, correspondence, administrative records, and ministerial training and publications. Materials relate to the charismatic church movement in Latin America, particularily the Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús.
Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian

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Supervised use only. Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law.

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Preferred Citation

Manuel J. Gaxiola Collection. Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Gaxiola family in 2011-2012.

Biography/Administrative History

Dr. Manuel Gaxiola (1927-2014) was an author and preliminary leader of the Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús in Mexico. He served as president and presiding bishop of Mexico’s Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús for two terms (1970-1974, and 1978-1982). Dr. Gaxiola also served as the first non-US president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and director of CERLAM (The Center for the Study of Religion in Latin America). Born in Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico, Dr. Gaxiola was among the first Latin American Pentecostals to earn a doctoral degree (University of Birmingham). Gaxiola graduated from the Apostolic Theological Institute in Mexico City. He earned further degrees at the Pentecostal Bible Institute in Tupelo, MS; the University of the Americas; and Fuller Theological Seminary. He served in a variety of roles in the Iglesia Apostolica including secretary of national and foreign missions, district bishop, secretary general, secretary of Christian education, and president of the national youth convention.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Manuel J. Gaxiola Collection includes biographical material, correspondence, administrative records, and ministerial training and publications. Materials relate to the charismatic church movement in Latin America, particularily the Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús. Other organizations include the Bible Society of Mexico, CEMAD (Mexican Ecumenical Committee for the Homeless), CERLAM (Center of Religious Studies of Latin-America) formerly CEPROMEX (Center for the Study of Protestantism in Mexico), MEX-OIKOS, Evangelical Council of Mexico, IAMS conference, World Council of Churches, CEPROMEX, Spiritus Magazine, and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. Dates range from 1930-2005. Content is written in the English and Spanish languages.

Indexing Terms

Christian union
Ecumenical movement
Pentecostalism--History
Oneness doctrine (Pentecostalism)
Oneness Pentecostal churches--Mexico
Du Plessis, David
Faupel, D. William
Gaxiola, Manuel J., 1927-2014
Assemblies of God
Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús
Iglesia Evangélica Cristiana Espiritual
Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana de México
Iglesia Metodista de México
Sociedad Biblia de Mexico
Latin America--Church history--20th century
Administrative reports
Bulletins
Correspondence
Diaries
Ephemera
Minutes (administrative records)
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
El Exegete El Testigo de la fé apostólica, Iglesia Evangélica Cristiana Espiritual. Spiritus : estudios sobre pentecostalismo, [Mexico City], Mexico : [publisher not identified].

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