Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing

Faculty


Photo of Dr. John NielsonJohn M. Nielson
jnielson@mvnu.edu
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 3622

Education:
  • AB Eastern Nazarene College - 1965 (Religion Major, Philosophy Minor)
  • MA Eastern Nazarene College - 1967 (Religion)
  • BD Nazarene Theological Seminary - 1969 - cum laude
  • DD Eastern Nazarene College - 1989
  • Ordained Church of the Nazarene - 1970
Professional Experience:
  • Student Pastorate - Wells River, VT 1965-66
  • American Congregation - Frankfurt, W. Germany 1966-67
  • Student Pastorate - Carrollton, Missouri 1967-69
  • Church of the Nazarene, Warminster, Pennsylvania 1969-1972
  • Church of the Nazarene, Syracuse, New York (Immanuel) 1972-1975
  • Church of the Nazarene, Rodovre, Denmark 1975-1980
  • Director of Ministerial Development - Nazarene Headquarters - 1980-81
    Supervised: Course of Study, PALCON II, Continuing Ed., Multiple Staff Org., etc.
  • Executive Director, ENC Alumni Association - 1982-1989
  • Vice President of Church and Public Relations, Eastern Nazarene College 1982-1989
  • Regional Education Director, Asia-Pacific Region - (1991 - 1996 approx.)
  • President & Professor, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary - 1989 - 2001
  • Academic Dean and Lecturer, European Nazarene College - 2002-2004
  • Guest lecturer - Olivet Nazarene University (graduate program), Eastern Nazarene College, Nazarene Theological College (Australia), Samoa Nazarene Theological College
  • Missionary-in-Residence - Eastern Nazarene College, 2001-2002
  • Associate Professor or Religion - Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2004 - present
Professional Organizations:
  • Wesleyan Theological Society
Awards and Recognition:
  • Preaching Award - Eastern Nazarene College
  • Preaching Award - Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • President Emeritus - Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • Alumni Achievement Award - Eastern Nazarene College
Published Works and Presentations:
  • More Than Conquerors - Romans in the Beacon Small Group Bible Studies - NPH
  • Watering the Roots - NWMS Study Book - 1980 - NPH (co-author)
  • Project Director for six volume set -- Great Holiness Classics - NPH
  • Editor - The Christian Scholar - ENC
  • Contributor to scholarly journals - PABATS, AICEP, The Mediator, Word and Ministry
  • Composer and Author of Bible Walk - Children's Musical - NPH (also published in Swedish)
  • Member, Advisory Committee for Nazarene Hymnal Sing to the Lord
Favorite Scripture Verse:

Philippians 1:6

Past jobs and/or current hobbies unrelated to your profession:

Genealogy, writing (prose, poetry, music, children's stories)

 
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