Former ACU Trustee Hulen Jackson Dies

for immediate release Dec. 29, 1997

Longtime minister and former Abilene Christian University trustee Hulen L. Jackson, 84, died Saturday in Duncanville. He was the brother of Oliver Jackson of Abilene, retired ACU track and field coach and trustee.

Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Duncanville Church of Christ. The family will receive visitors Tuesday evening in the church fellowship center.

A well-known evangelist in the Churches of Christ for more than 50 years, Jackson was honored by ACU in 1987 as one of the first Senior Servants, a group of five Dallas area ministers who had been preaching for more than 50 years each. The Hulen L. Jackson Endowment in ACU’s College of Biblical Studies was also established in his honor at that time at that time to educate young preachers.

Jackson worked with congregations in Commerce and San Saba, Texas; Shawnee, Okla.; and since 1942, in Dallas, except for a year in Houston. During his 12 years of work with the Duncanville Church of Christ, the congregation experienced enormous growth. He retired from full-time preaching in 1982.

Born in Denison, Texas, on Aug. 22, 1913, Jackson attended Abilene Christian College before graduating from Southeastern Oklahoma University in 1935.

In addition to preaching for his home congregations, he also spoke for gospel meetings across the United States and lectureships at Christian universities. He also served on the boards of the Bell Trust mission fund, the Freedom Press, and Cedar Green Elderly Living Center (as chairman). He wrote for the Gospel Advocate, Voice of Freedom, Firm Foundation, 20th Century Christian, Power for Today and Christian Teacher and several of his own books including “Sunshine Through the Shadows” and “Who and What is Jesus?” He had an intense interest in worldwide evangelism.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Guille Jackson, in 1990, and a daughter Hulene (Mrs. Clifford) McAdams in 1974. He is survived by another daughter, Tempe (Mrs. Robert) Hatter of Arlington; a son, Foy Oliver Jackson of Duncanville; his brother, Oliver Jackson of Abilene; and several grandchildren.

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