Beverly Hyles, the ultimate yellow turncoat of the fundamental movement, who used to be a Fundamental Independent Baptist bolted after the death of her husband Jack Hyles to the much more liberal Southern Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. As Jack Hyles would say when he was alive, she crawled out through the sewer. Why would she join a church that her husband preached against and left in their early days of ministry? The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.” (2 Peter 2:17-22)
Jack and Beverly Hyles Early Days:
Jack and Beverly were married during the war.
After the war was over, Hyles completed his college education at East Texas Baptist University (then College) in Marshall, the seat of Harrison County. After his graduation from East Texas, Hyles started preaching at several small Texas churches, whose memberships began to grow. These churches included: Marris Chapel Baptist Church, Bogata, Texas; Grange Hall Baptist Church, Marshall, Texas; and Southside Baptist Church, Henderson, Texas. After receiving his education Hyles pastored at the Miller Road Baptist Church in Garland in Dallas County for about six years. During this time the congregation grew from 44 to 4,000 members. It was during those days that Hyles left the Southern Baptist Convention and became an independent Baptist. Hyles then led Miller Road Baptist Church as an independent preacher for a while.
For the past many years after Jack Hyles death, Beverly has paid tithes and love offerings to a church which doesn’t support Independent Baptist causes and projects. She, no doubt, receives royalities from her late husband’s books which is then deposited in the silver plates of liberalism.
A turncoat is a person who shifts allegiance from one loyalty or ideal to another, betraying or deserting an original cause by switching to the opposing side, party or church. I am calling Beverly Hyles a yellow turncoat because of her shift away completely from the conviction and principles of her late husband, the leader of the Indepentent Baptist movement in America. Her family and close friends know about her total disregard for Jack’s battle cry that Christians should pull out of the southern Baptist and other liberal churches to be biblically separated. Do you wonder why this family has so much unhappiness and turmoil? Could it be that Beverly Hyles is showing her children by example that Jack’s convictions and zeal for righteousness aren’t really important? Would Mrs. John Rice or Mrs. Lee Robertson be caught dead in a liberal Southern Baptist Church? Could it be that this family is weak because old mom/grandma has deserted life principles taught by her late husband?
Her late husband, Jack Hyles, in his book on “Jack Hyles Speaks on Biblical Separation,” said this:
“This author, for example, could not call a member of the American Baptist Convention who believes the verbal inspiration, the deity of Christ, virgin birth, the vicarious death, the bodily resurrection and the second coming of Christ a fundamentalist, nor could he call a Southern Baptist who believes the fundamental doctrines a fundamentalist.” So if the leader of the fundamental movement would not be in a Southern Baptist Church, nor could he be called a fundamentalist if he were, then why is Beverly Hyles in First Baptist Church of Dallas?