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Aboud School records

Identifier: M0040

Scope and Contents

This collection is not fully entered into the ArchivesSpace system yet. Click on the External Documents link below for a draft finding aid. These are mainly the financial records of the Aboud School in Palestine.


  • 1995–2006


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Biographical / Historical

In 1964, the Church of God Missions Board sent Margaret Gaines to Jerusalem. While there she established a church and elementary school in the village of Aboud. Margaret Gaines began the Aboud School in 1970 and served as the principal until 1983. The original school building was completed March 25, 1973 and was dedicated in September of the same year. Gaines served as pastor of the Aboud Church of God until 1992. Although a fourth heart-attack forced Gaines to relocate to Pell City, Alabama, in 1996, she continued to bless the people of Aboud with building projects, fund raising, and advisory leadership.

1969 Aboud Church of God built 1970 School founded 1970-1983 Gaines is founder and principal of Aboud School 1972 Aboud School built 1973 Arlene Miller arrives 1983-1993 Arlene Miller Missionary teacher and Principal of Aboud School 1987 Gaines’ 25th Anniversary 1993 Parsonage added to the church 1995 25th Anniversary of Aboud School 1996 Gaines returns to live in Pell City, Alabama 1997 New church ministries and kindergarten added 2001 New church wall added 2002 Gaines’ 50th Anniversary Celebration in Aboud

SOURCES: Margaret Gaines David Roebuck


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  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated with the Margaret Gaines papers in 2013 by Margaret Gaines

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Aboud School records
Melissa Hope, Shelby Lee Wiggins
2015, 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Hal Bernard Dixon Jr. Pentecostal Research Center Repository

Dixon Pentecostal Research Center
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Cleveland TN 37311 USA