An induction ceremony for the Hall of Witnesses Class of 2013 was held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Southern Nazarene University. This annual ceremony, held in conjunction with SNU Homecoming, honors those nominated during the previous year by organizations, churches, friends and family to recognize significant Christian ministry and service and gather endowed resources to help educate and support future generations of Christian servants.
This year’s inductees are General Superintendent Dr. David A. Busic; Dr. A. Ray and Mrs. Claire (Phillips) Hendrix; Rev. Edward R. Houston, Jr.; Mr. Everett L. and Mrs. Mildred (Buck) Martin; Mr. Robert L. and Mrs. Beverly (McAllister) Parker and General Superintendent Emeritus Dr. Stan Toler.
From left to right are: Dr. Loren Gresham, Representing the late Everett & Mildred Martin are Keith Martin and, Marshall Martin, Rev. Edward R. Houston Jr., Mr. Robert L. & Beverly McAllister Parker, Mrs. Claire Phillips Hendrix, Dr. Stan Toler, Ben Busic standing in for Dr. David A. Busic, and Dr. Terry Nelson Toler.
Each honoree or representative was presented a certificate of induction by President Loren Gresham, as a testimonial of their ministry and service was read to the large crowd in attendance. After the ceremony and a reception, the inductees and guests visited the Hall of Witnesses display area in the S.T. Ludwig Religion Building on campus, to view the newly inscribed names on the display panels and scroll through photos and biographies of honorees on the touch-screen monitors.
The Hall of Witnesses was established in 2008 as a unique and lasting way to honor true heroes of the faith. For more information about the Hall of Witnesses and the Ministerial Internship Scholarship, visit www.snu.edu/hall-of-witnesses or contact Dr. J. Michael Crabtree at 405.491.6313 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.
Wed, November 20, 2013
by Eunice Trent