Robert Holley served twenty-nine years with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, retiring in 1997 as director of the Discipleship and Family Ministry Department. He is a graduate of Howard College (now Samford University) and The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Holley served as minister of education at First Baptist Church McGehee, First Baptist Church Conway, First Baptist Church West Memphis, and Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, before joining the ABSC in 1968. He also wrote training material focused on equipping church leaders, and taught for Boyce Bible School and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Holley currently resides in Arkadelphia with his wife, Lucile, also retired from the ABSC.They have two daughters: Deborah Root and husband Jeff, members of the Ouachita Baptist University faculty; and Anita Pumphrey and husband Norm, members of the faculty at Louisiana Tech University.
This collection includes books, meeting materials, periodicals, recordings, and other materials related to discipleship training in Arkansas. Among the printed resources are issues of the "Monthly B.Y.P.U. Magazine" (later "Baptist Training Union Magazine") from 1929 to 1959.
Archivists, "Robert Holley Papers" (2016). Guides and Finding Aids. 125.