Nazarenes in the News: July 2021

Nazarenes in the News: July 2021

Nazarene News Staff
| 30 Jul 2021

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members.

Nazarene missionaries experience breakthrough in Malawi


(Valley News, 26 July) Fallbrook High School grad Christina Metzler Miller and her husband Greg have been missionaries in Malawi for four years. They’ve gone through a variety of challenges and successes there but are now experiencing a breakthrough in their “season” of learning.

Even with missionary training and help from local mentors, it’s taken four years to really know the culture and pastors.

Metzler Miller is a medical doctor and has worked for several years in the capital city of Lilongwe, as well as the small village of Nkhoma. She graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University and UCLA Medical School before completing two residencies at Loma Linda Medical Center as well as earning a master’s degree in public health.

Her husband Greg is an ordained Nazarene minister with a Ph.D. He trains pastors and is teaching at NTCCA seminary in Lilongwe.

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Oklahoma church celebrates 100 years

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

(Examiner-Enterprise, 13 JulyOn Independence Day in 1921, around 20 people gathered together under a one-pole tent in Westside Park to worship and share the gospel with the growing city of Bartlesville.

This was the first official day of the newly formed Bartlesville First Church of the Nazarene, just four years after the incorporation of the Phillips Petroleum Co.

Earlier that spring, two pastors — one from Wann and the other from Oologah — held a tent revival in an outreach effort to the citizens of the oil-rich boomtown of around 15,000.  

This year, on Sunday, July 4, Lead Pastor Russell Hosey led Bartlesville First Church of the Nazarene in a celebration of its 100th anniversary in its modern sanctuary and campus on Adams Boulevard.

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Funeral chaplain

Nazarene chaplain recalls wartime prayers, funerals

Dover, Delaware

(WDEL, 20 JulyThis is the place where widows wailed, where mothers buckled to the tarmac in grief and where children lifted their teddy bears to see daddy carried off in a flag-covered box.

This is where presidents stood and generals saluted because this is the place where the price of the war in Afghanistan was made plain.

This is the place where Chaplain David Sparks saw it all. This is the place he found his calling.

“This,” the minister says, “is holy ground.”

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Indiana church breaks ground on community center

Anderson, Indiana

(Herald-Bulliten via Yahoo, 12 July) By the summer of 2022, Anderson First Church of the Nazarene is planning to open a $1.3 million community center.

The church congregation gathered Sunday on the corner of 23rd and Meridian streets to break ground for the center.

Members shared in ice cream, balloon animals and the opportunity for pictures in a photo booth during the groundbreaking ceremony.

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Ohio Nazarene appointed chaplain of highway patrol

Columbus, Ohio

(The Courier, 11 July) The Rev. Philip A. Hurlbert has been appointed as state chaplain for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Hurlbert was ordained in 1998 with the Church of the Nazarene. He joined the patrol in 2007 as a regional and district chaplain. He completed his undergraduate work at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where he double-majored in religion and Christian education with a minor in psychology.

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