The Hall of Witnesses at SNU recognizes clergy and laity who have invested their lives in Christian service, while the nomination scholarships build endowed resources for educating and supporting future generations of Christian servants.
Recently, a luncheon ceremony was held on the campus of SNU for the latest class of inductees. Dr. Keith Newman, President, commended them for being examples of the kind of LiveLast servant leaders Christ called us to be in Mark 9:35 – committed to serving others and building the Kingdom of God.
Inductees were Mr. Tim Brown, Rev. James Robertson, Mr. H.C. and Arlene Rustin, and Mr. Robert C. Worth, Sr.
Tim Brown (’78) was honored by Bethany First Church of the Nazarene for his investment as a member for 40 years, a board member and officer for 7 years, and serving as the full time Business Administrator at BFC for 13 years. Since 1991, he has also served as Treasurer for the Oklahoma District and has been a member of the SNU Board of Trustees since 1997.
Arlington (TX) First Church of the Nazarene nominated Rev. James H. Robertson (’48) to honor 78 years of ministry as a pastor and evangelist. From 1950-1960 he pastored Arlington First and in 1993 he rejoined the staff as Pastor Emeritus. Rev. Robertson pastored 8 churches on four districts and was a full-time evangelist for 18 years. His daughters accepted the honor on his behalf.
Lay leaders of the Durant, OK Church of the Nazarene from 1943 until their passing, H.C. and Arlene Rustin were nominated by their sons, Philip Rustin and Bart Rustin, to honor their lives of service to their church, community and family. Well known in the community for building a successful business based on Christian principles, H.C. Rustin was a member of the church board for 35 years, taught Sunday School for 50 years, and he and Arlene made significant contributions to the development of Camp Bond, the District Campground. H.C. was a member of the SNU Board of Trustees for over 30 years and he and Arlene established multiple endowed scholarships at SNU.
Robert C. Worth, Sr. lived an exemplary life in service to his God, family and church, and was nominated by Zita Worth, and the Worth family, to honor his 60 years of lay leadership in the Corpus Christi (TX) Church of the Nazarene and the Broken Arrow (OK) Church of the Nazarene. Throughout his professional career, Bob generously gave of his time and resources to his church. He served on the local church boards, as a Sunday School teacher and delegate to District and General assemblies.
Since 1996, the Ministerial Internship Program, supported by nomination scholarships to the Hall of Witnesses, has provided practical ministry experience and significant scholarship support to students called to full-time ministry.
To learn more about nominations to the SNU Hall of Witnesses, visit https://bridge.snu.edu/hall-of-witnesses. Read more about the Ministerial Internship Program at http://snu.edu/ministry-internship-program. Visit the Hall of Witnesses display in the Ludwig Religion Building on the campus of Southern Nazarene University.