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Longtime Oklahoma Christian professor Elmo Hall dies at age 83

He taught English and literature classes at the Christian university for four decades.

Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City reports:

The Oklahoma Christian University community mourns the loss of longtime professor Dr. Elmo Hall, who passed away on May 13 with his loving family at his side.

Hall was born Aug. 2, 1930, in Fulton County, Ark. He received a bachelor’s degree from Harding University in 1953, a master’s degree from Texas Christian University in 1965 and a doctorate from Oklahoma State University in 1977.

His heart for teaching took him into ministry in his early 20s. He preached at congregations in Arkansas, Florida, Texas and Oklahoma, including a 10-year stint in Newcastle.

He worked at Fort Worth Christian College from 1959 until 1967, when his journey led Hall to Oklahoma Christian. Over the course of the next four decades, he taught English and literature classes for hundreds of OC students.

He also was integrally involved in campus life beyond the classroom. He was a longtime public address announcer for OC basketball games, frequently assisted with alumni callouts and served as an entertaining host and performer for OC’s First Week Follies program.

Hall served as a deacon at College Church of Christ (now Memorial Road) and made a worldwide ministry impact through extensive mission work. He led OC students on annual campaigns for more than a decade, helping spread the Gospel to places like Belize and Trinidad.

“Elmo was a man of steadfast determination,” Distinguished Professor of Bible Dr. Stafford North said. “Whether playing basketball or teaching or studying the Bible, he always wanted to do his best. He loved to explore Bible topics and often would drop by my office to ask a question that would get us into discussion and study. Elmo was fully dedicated to his work, which he considered his work for the Lord – whether that work was preaching, teaching a Bible class, teaching English or leading a group on a mission trip.”

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