Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


Photo of Dr. Matt PriceDr. Matt Price
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 3617
Twitter: @jamaprice

  • Ph.D. University of Kansas, Foundations of Education, 2001
  • M.Div. Nazarene Theological Seminary, emphasis Religious Education, 1997
  • B.A. Mount Vernon Nazarene College, Religion, 1994
  • Certificate in Cross-cultural Ministry, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2002
  • Diplôme, Level 4 - French language study, Centre d´Enseignement Français, France, 2004
Professional Experience:
  • Youth Pastor, Delaware Church of the Nazarene, Delaware, Ohio
  • Youth Pastor, Nall Avenue Church of the Nazarene, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Pastor, Oakland United Methodist Church, Buckner, Missouri
  • Curriculum editor, Sunday School Ministries/WordAction Publishing, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Missionary, Church of the Nazarene, Africa West Field
Professional Organizations:
  • American Society of Missiology
  • Wesleyan Theological Society
Awards and Recognition:
  • Alumni Medallion Award (clergy recipient) – MVNU (2008)
  • Commissioned as Global Missionary, Church of the Nazarene (2006)
  • Ordained as Elder, Church of the Nazarene (1998)
Published Works and Presentations:
  • The Influence of Personalism on the Theology and Education of H. Orton Wiley. Wesleyan Theological Journal 41.2 (2006): 142-160. Print.
  • Popular Notions of the Missionary Task in a Post-Missionary Era: A Hopeful Response to the Image of Missionaries Depicted in 20th Century Novels. Missiology: An International Review. 36.2 (2008): 245-256. Print.
  • The Mystery of the Ancient Anchor. Children’s Mission Book. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press. (2010).
  • Lucas’ Living Water Adventure. Children’s Mission Book. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press. (2012).
  • Undergraduate Perceptions of Vocational Calling into Missions and Ministry. Missiology: An International Review. 41.1 (2013): 87-96. Print.
  • Ordination and Power Relations: A Cultural Analysis from the Ritual Theory of Practice. Wesleyan Theological Society. March 23, 2013. Presentation.
Favorite Subject-Related Links: Past jobs and/or current hobbies unrelated to your profession:
  • Paper delivery – Columbus Dispatch
  • Cashier – Kroger
  • Running
  • Hiking
Favorite Scripture Verse:

“Yet he [Abraham] did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” Romans 4:20-21 (NIV)

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