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Homer  Hailey  Biography

Homer Hailey was born in Marshall, Texas,  August, 1903. After his  father died in 1918  Homer's mother  Mamie,  his brother Rob and  Homer himself worked at various jobs to support the  f amily.  In  1922 Homer  joined the  Christian Church in Willcox, Arizona but in 1926, he entered Abilene Christian College (A.C.C.) and thereafter  worshipped with the  church of Christ rather than the  Christian Church. He began preaching for churches around Abilene and in 1930 married  Lois Manly.  He then spent one year as  principal of Abilene Christian High School before moving to Tempe, AZ,  to work with a small church there.  Homer returned to Abilene in 1932, and spent eleven years preaching for the Fifth and Highland church.  As that church grew to  almost 400 members, Homer also held at least a  dozen meetings for other churches every year.
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In 1934 Homer began teaching part-time at A.C.C. while studying at Southern Methodist University from which he obtained a Masters degree in church history in  1944.   He preached in Los Angeles and for two years in  Honolulu, before becoming  associate professor at  A.C.C. from  1948 - 1951. In 1951, at the age of 47, Homer became the  vice-president and  head of the Bible Department at  Florida Christian College in  Temple Terrace,  Florida, and also began editing for  "The Preceptor" while still preaching a heavy schedule of meetings during summer months when school was out.
In 1954 Lois passed away, leaving Homer, and the children,  Roma, Mary, Carol, Rob,  and Dennis. Late in 1955 Homer married Widna Kirby. They left Florida College in 1973, built a home in Tucson, Arizona, and lived quite happily until she too passed away in 1997. In his last 20 years, beginning in 1980, Homer would drive  (or be driven)  29 miles from Tucson up to the little town of  Oracle where he preached and taught until his death in November of 2000.  It is during these last years of his life that the great majority of his classes available through this website were recorded.
The author of numerous books, Homer is most famous for his commentaries on Isaiah, the Minor Prophets, and  Revelation although he also penned  superb studies of  Job,  Daniel,  and  John's Gospel.  Homer also wrote concerning subjects such as Prayer and Providence,  the Covenants, God's Eternal Purpose,  and one very interesting  study entitled  "Attitudes and Consequences in the Restoration Movement" which deals with Church History. 
In the course of more than 70 years of preaching Homer held at least 600 meetings and influenced many thousands to  become Christians,  grow in Christ,  or enter into the  great work of preaching. Ruby Stroup,  who selflessly helped Homer in his failing health,  was instrumental in recording the last lessons he ever taught there in Oracle, Arizona.  These recordings cover nearly every book in the  entire Bible and are  made available only through this  website with her kind permission.   She is also the  sole distributor of Homer's last two books, a  Commentary on Daniel, and a companion volume to  Daniel entitled, "God's Judgements and Punishments."  Ruby may be contacted directly at the following address:
Ruby  Stroup
4101  East  Hawthorne
Tucson, Arizona, 85711
Note:   This Biography was written by  Larry Haverstock who first met  Homer in  Bremerton, WA,  where he held a meeting in 1979.  Throughout the next 20 years Larry was blessed to speak with Homer in person or via phone on subjects both doctrinal and practical on many occasions and counted him as a dear friend and brother in Christ.  Larry expressed his love for Homer in a poem which he wrote and mailed to Homer only 3 months before his death.  That poem follows:
"The Way I Feel"
Larry Haverstock,  13 August 2000

Since the earliest days of Abel and Job,
Giants of faith have walked on the globe.
Men who served God with all of their hearts,
Courageously playing out each of their parts.

Suffering greatly, yet pressing right on,
Scanning the skies for Heaven's bright dawn.
Determined and brave, unwavering, strong,
Steadfast and devoted when things went wrong.

Ignoring detractors and praying for all,
Listening only to God's gospel call.
These are the men who lead us the best.
These are the men who surpass the rest.

Abram believed and Moses brought law.
Setting examples without any flaw.
Joshua, Gideon, wielded the sword.
Valiantly fighting the wars of the Lord.

Poets and Prophets like David and Joel,
With songs and verse encourage the soul.
Ezra the Priest and Josiah the King,
These are the men of whom we will sing.

But life is a vapor, a mist in the morn.
Man heads for the grave the day he is born.
The prophets have vanished, gone like a dream.
Long since departed and left the world's scene.

The giants of old have all passed away.
Have we no heroes to guide us today?
To whom may we turn for examples in life?
Who has endured and conquered the strife?

Where is a man whose example is true?
Where is a man to guide me and you?
Where is the man of whom we may say,
"There stands a Christian. He knows the way."

Fear not my dear friend, nothing is lost.
There yet lives a man who counted the cost.
One humble man who paid the full price.
One gospel preacher with a sage's advice.

In Arizona a preacher does pray,
Like John the Baptizer in a desert today.
The life of faith he practices daily
And who is that man? He's Homer Hailey.