Elvis Henry Huffard

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Elvis Henry Huffard

Birth
Bernie, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA
Death 13 Oct 2000 (aged 82)
Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 49977737 · View Source
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Gospel preacher, missionary, and teacher at Freed-Hardeman University.

Biographical Sketch on the Life of Elvis H. Huffard
Elvis Huffard was born on April 24, 1918 in Bernie Missouri. He was baptized by Albert S. Hall, Sr. in 1933. He married Emily Ann King in 1938. To they union was born four children: Joyce King; Carolyn Sue; Elvis Henry, Jr.(Hy); and Kathryn Claire. He began preaching in Bernie, Missouri in 1935. He attended: David Lipscomb College; Southeast Missouri State Teachers College; Austin Peay State College where he received the B.S. degree. He did graduate work at Johns Hopkins and Trinity University where he received the M.S. degree. He served a number of churches through the years: Rosiclare, Ill., from 1941 to 1944; Hopkinsville, Kentucky from 1944 to 1949; Baltimore, Maryland from 1949 to 1951; the Red Bank Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee from 1951 to 1953. From Chattanooga he entered the mission field of Nigeria in Uyo in 1953 evangelizing and teaching among the population there. While there he inaugurated the work in six different Christian Schools. Emily was also deeply committed as his co-worker to help in the training of women and children. He returned to the U.S. in 1955 to work with the Sunset Ridge congregation in San Antonio, Texas. In 1958 he moved to Mayfield, Kentucky and worked there. While in Kentucky he participated in a county radio program on WNGO. In 1961 the family moved to Henderson, Tennessee where they began a long relationship with the church at Henderson as well as the students at Freed-Hardeman College. He shared the pulpit at Henderson with H.A. Dixon briefly in the fall of 1966, but during the year of 1967 he was the sole pulpit minister. He continued after this period as a full-time faculty member at FHC while preaching for different churches in the area for many years. He served some years on the Board of Trustees of the college, for a time as vice-secretary. In the early 1980s the Huffards moved to Florence, Alabama where Elvis worked with the Chisholm Hills church as well as teaching at International Bible College (Heritage Christian University). Elvis wrote for various publications and for a while was Contributing editor of the The Christian Bible Teacher publication. After his years in Nigeria his love was for mission work. He made trips to the various regions around the world. He served as chairman of the Nigerian Christian Schools Foundation, Inc. that had the responsibility of furthering the work of eleven Christian Schools in Nigeria. In their declining years Elvis and Emily lived in Henderson, Tennessee in the home of their daughter, Joyce. They continued to be active in the church, mission work and education until health prevented them from doing so. Emily died July 3, 2000 and within a few months Elvis followed on October 13th. They were life-long companions and co-workers. All that knew them, worked with them, were their students, or their friends, loved them and appreciated their commitment. They stood as an example of how to be married for life, and to be lovers of God and His will. They are buried in the cemetery at Woodlawn on the south lawn among many great gospel preacher's and their wives of yesteryear such as H. Leo Boles, Hall L. Calhoun, B.C. Goodpasture and A.G. Freed. ---From Preachers Of Today, Vol. II, c.1959, GA, p.212; Freed-Hardeman Lectures CD ROM; Other Various Sources.


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  • Created by: Tom Childers
  • Added: 20 Mar 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 49977737
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elvis Henry Huffard (24 Apr 1918–13 Oct 2000), Find a Grave Memorial no. 49977737, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .