History of the Restoration Movement

Dr. Evertt Lee Huffard


The Life Of Evertt L. Huffard

Evertt Lee Huffard was born in Flint, Michigan, June 3, 1924. He was baptized by E.E. Wallace in 1936.

He was married to Elsie Gross. Together they had two children, Evertt W. Huffard, Associate Dean of Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tennessee; and Elaine Denman who's husband is a preacher of the gospel. Evertt came from a family of preachers. His two brothers, Elvis and Elsa were gospel preachers. Also two brothers-in-law were preachers, Eugene Perry and Ralph Smith.

He began preaching when he was seventeen years of age in Antioch, Illinois in 1941. He attended Harding College and Abilene Christian College where he received a BA degree. He also attended the Eastern New Mexico University at Portales where he received the M.A. He served a number of churches through the years including the Catalina congregation in Tucson, Arizona from 1946-1948; Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, 1949-1951; and the Douglas, Arizona church from 1948-1949. Others included churches at Idalou, Texas, Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Artesia, New Mexico. He also preached in later years in Arkansas, and at Finger, Tennessee.

For years he conducted at least five gospel meetings annually, preached on the radio on KCNA in Tucson, Arizona and KSIL, in Silver City, New Mexico, and evangelized in the communities where he lived and worked.

The Huffards were mission minded. They labored overseas in Ammon, Jordan for three years; seven years in Jerusalem, Israel, and Beirut, Lebanon for three years. He has lectured in Nigeria, Russia, Egypt, Canada, the Philippines, Yugoslavia, and many other places.

The Huffards were educators. Evertt was Director of the Middle East Bible Training College in Beirut, Lebanon from 1971 to 1974. He later taught at Harding University for three years, and at Freed-Hardeman University for 19 years. Elsie, also was an educator, working closely by his side. After he retired, he recruited students for the School of Biblical Studies at Freed-Hardeman University, while Elsie taught cultural anthropology. The Huffards were greatly loved by the students and faculty at Freed-Hardeman. During this time he also preached for the Tri-City church in Rutherford, Tennessee.

He was named Civitan of the Year by the Henderson, Tennessee Civitan Club in 1990, 1993, and 1995. He and Elsie were honored at the 1999 Christian Training Series at Freed-Hardeman University for great and practical Christian service.

The last years of his life were spent in leading tours to the Bible Lands, writing and lecturing, especially in the area of helping to understand the threats of Islam. He wrote a book entitled, Christ or The Qur'an, Hester Publications, in which he gave an overview of it's history, core teachings, and difficulties involved in teaching Muslim people.

Evertt L. Huffard passed from this life, March 11, 2004. He is buried in the Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Jackson, Tennessee.

-Sources: Preachers of Today, Christ or Qur'an

Location Of The Grave Of E.L. Huffard

Evertt Huffard is buried in The Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Jackson, Tennessee. This cemetery is located north of Jackson, Tennessee on Hwy. 45. Travel north of I-40. Huffard is buried the Garden of Everlasting Life. Follow the road that leads to the south end of the cemetery. Go down sidewalk to statue of Jesus at Jacob's well. At the statue, look to the right. The grave is about three plots down.

GPS Location of the Grave

35°42'11.6"N 88°49'42.0"W
or D.d. 35.703217, -88.828333

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