|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 2002|
Rev. E.L. Bible was born February 7,1924 in Waco, Texas to Ollie and Eura Lee Bible Sr.
He shared his father's name - Eura Lee - and was the sixth son of 11 children born to that union.
Rev. Bible was baptized at an early age. He graduated from Riesel High School in Waco Texas, then attended Baylor College of Medicine in pursuit of a medical degree. In 1948, he was ordained as a deacon at Union Baptist Church in Waco, Texas under the leadership of Rev. H.K. King. After a brief period he was called to the ministry, preaching his first sermon in 1949. Rev. Bible's first pastorate was at Live Oak Baptist Church in Crawford, Texas where he served as leader until 1956. He moved to Houston and united with Mt.
Olive Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. G.W. Prince. Rev. Bible, accepted the pastorate ofMt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in February, 1973 and served faithfully for over 28 years.
In addition to shepherding the Mt. Olive flock, Rev. Bible held local, state, and national positions, serving as Second Vice Moderator for the Independent Missionary Baptist General Association of Texas, and Assistant Treasurer of the Baptist Ministers Alliance Houston & Vicinity. Furthermore, he was actively involved in the Foreign Mission Board, the Missionary Baptist General State Convention of Texas and the National Baptist Convention of America.
Rev. Bible worked with city officials such as the Houston Police Chief toward community improvement with projects such as the installation of neighborhood sidewalks and D.A.R.E., the youth anti-drug program. Always conscious of the need to effect change, he allowed Mt. Olive to serve as a polling location for elections. He encouraged his congregation to exercise their voting rights and courteously allowed electoral candidates to speak on the current issues during election times.
Rev. Bible met his future wife, Dorothy Jean Stapleton, while working at Baylor College of Medicine. They were united in marriage in September 1960 and together raised four children - Cornelius, Demetria, Kenyon and Brenda. Dorothy preceded him death.
Rev. E.L. Bible preached his last sermon, February 3, 2002. His sermon title was "Stay With God", taken from the Romans 12: 1 passage of scripture. One of the main points he stressed was "God is the answer for all of us."
March 13, 2002 at Herman Hospital's Critical Care Unit, God said" ... well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things, enter thou into the joy of the Lord," and took Rev. E.L. Bible home to eternal rest.
He leaves to cherish his memory two brothers - Carl Bible (Ruby) and James Bible of Waco; one sister - Hallie D. Harris (Robert) of Waco; his children - Demetria Bible- Watkins (Shawn) and Kenyon Bible of Houston, Cornelius Bible of Arcola, and Brenda Davis (Michael) of San Antonio; six grandchildren; one favorite niece - Nancy Harris- Redman; a host of nieces and nephews; the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Family; and other family and friends.
Dorothy Jean Bible (1939 - 2002)*
Houston National Cemetery
Plot: Section P, Site 1422
Created by: GW
Record added: Dec 18, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7018939