Oral History

Dr. Jerry Elrod

As minister of Lake June Methodist Church in Dallas in 1963, Elrod held a memorial service for President Kennedy on the evening of the assassination. When he was a student at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, he was well acquainted with both the Rev. Bill Holmes, who preached a controversial sermon following the Kennedy assassination, and the Rev. Bill McElvaney, who became a vocal Vietnam War critic in 1967. Recorded May 1 and July 11, 2007.