Phil Stout has led Jackson First (commonly known as JaxNaz) since 1987. In the time that he has served as pastor, the church has grown in size from 125 to 1400 worshippers. Phil will talk about the challenges as well as the benefits of serving a church for the long haul in the next FREE webinar April 14th at 11 am CST - Longevity in the Ministry. He’ll describe ways he has kept himself motivated for the journey and always growing. Register HERE
Revelation is the most intimidating book in the canon to preach – many preachers simply avoid it altogether. Jon Middendorf and JR. Forasteros will present preaching paths to unlock the message of hope in this complicated and often confusing book of the Bible on Tuesday, March 22 at 3 CST. Lectionary preachers will find this webinar especially helpful, since Revelation is the featured Eastertide epistle. This is a free webinar. Register on our site today under the Lifelong Learning tab.
Brent is the founder and lead pastor of Mission Church in Bend, Oregon. Since launching the Church, Brent has also been involved in planting a new church in Redmond, Oregon in 2012, and in launching a Discipleship Building Kit for pastors. Mission Church launched an online campus in February of 2014 and is currently planting a video campus in Madras, Oregon. Brent was one of the featured speakers at the NTS Hugh C. Benner Preachers Conference last Fall.
Annette Mondragon pastors with her husband Javier at Many Nations Church of the Nazarene in Fort Wayne, IN. They have led this inner-city, multi-ethnic, bilingual congregation in Fort Wayne since 2007 which includes Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center. They were featured preachers at our Fall Hugh C. Benner Preacher’s Conference.
Phil Stout has led Jackson First (commonly known as JaxNaz) since 1987. In the time that he has served as pastor, the church has grown in size from 125 to 1400 worshippers. A graduate of NTS, he did peace studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and earned a DMin from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Spring Arbor University and Olivet Nazarene University.
Albert Hung is the Lead Pastor at Trinity Church in Monterey Park, CA, a multi-cultural church with services in English and Mandarin. The congregation is made up of second and third generation Asian Americans. After spending over a decade in the entertainment business as a stage director, actor, composer, recording artist, and television host, Albert became a follower of Jesus in 2000 while living in Taipei, Taiwan. Prior to his current role, Albert served as the International Student Chaplain at Azusa Pacific University. Albert’s sermon was entitled Shameless and his texts included 1 Peter 2:6-10 and Genesis 3.
Shawna Songer Gaines was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Hugh C. Benner Preachers Conference held on the NTS campus in September. Shawna and her husband Tim served as co-lead pastors at Bakersfield First Church of the Nazarene (CA) for over 3 years. The Gaines recently moved for Tim to take a teaching position at Trevecca Nazarene University. Shawna continues to teach and preach and will be the speaker for Eastern Nazarene College’s Spring Spiritual Renewal week. Shawna’s sermon was entitled ‘The Bride is for the Bridegroom’ based on John 2.
Daron Brown has pastored in Waverly, TN since 2001. He served as one of our speakers at this year’s Hugh C. Benner Preachers Conference. Our theme was ‘Local Flavor: Preaching in Context.’ Daron’s sermon focused on Sabbath keeping and his text was Jeremiah 17:19-27. The following is an interview with Daron in response to the sermon he preached.