Oral history interview with Jeff Barclay conducted by Emily Stratton in Lawrence, Kansas, on November 11, 2010. In this interview, Jeff Barclay, pastor of the Christ Community Church in Lawrence, Kansas, describes his upbringing as a member of the United Methodist Church in Illinois. He discusses his experience serving as an admistrator at Veritas Christian School in Lawrence. He discusses his discovery of the Evangelical Free Churches of America, and their doctrinal alignment with his own beliefs, and his decision to become the pastor of the Christ Community Church after years of involvement with Church of God congregations. He describes the history and development of the Christ Community Church, including its decision to drop its affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention; the church's ministries, small groups, and worship style; and the church's place within the Lawrence community. This interview was conducted for the Religion in Kansas course at the University of Kansas taught by Dr. Timothy Miller in the fall of 2010.
Oral histories created by University of Kansas students, staff and faculty as part of the Religion in Kansas Project are archived at http://hdl.handle.net/1808/12524 in KU ScholarWorks, the digital repository of the University of Kansas.