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Title
Oral History Interview with Reverend Lloyd Wake
Creator
Florin Japanese American Citizens League
Iritani, Taeko Joanne
Wake, Lloyd
Date Created and/or Issued
2000-04-27
Contributing Institution
California State University, Sacramento Library
Collection
California Revealed from California State University, Sacramento
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Description
Nisei male, born January 1, 1922 in Reedley, California to a farm family raising grapes. The two boys and six girls attended Japanese language school on Saturdays for eight years. As eldest son, Lloyd�s brother went to university instead of taking over the farm. Lloyd felt obliged to assume farm responsibilities but his call to the ministry won out. In August 1942, when Lloyd was twenty, the family was sent to Poston, Arizona where he saw the transition of church leadership from Issei ministers to Nisei ones. Lloyd met Nisei seminarians who inspired him to join them. Under the Student Relocation Authority Program he left camp to attend Asbury Seminary in Kentucky. He left Asbury as a 4th year seminarian for American Baptist Seminary in Berkeley, California. He was ordained in 1950 and named as pastor at Pine Methodist Church, San Francisco, a Japanese American congregation. His ministry was to the Nisei whom he served for seventeen years. Lloyd applied for a position at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco and was hired as a minister while Reverend Cecil Williams was senior pastor. At Glide, Lloyd developed an Asian American constituency empowered to address issues relevant to them. He retired in 1980 but he manages an endowment fund for the National Federation of Asian American United Methodists. He and his wife conduct workshops to help Asian Americans understand, accept and have compassion for gays, lesbians and transgender people.
Transcript available at Sacramento State University, Sacramento University Library
Type
sound
Format
Copy
Extent
4 Tapes of 4
Identifier
css_000131_t01; css_000131_t02; css_000131_t03; css_000131_t04
Provenance
California State University, Sacramento
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