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Spiritual Life on Campus

Spiritual Life at SNU is seeking to create Christ-centered community on campus by initiating and nurturing authentic relationships with Jesus and others, discipling students towards holiness and maturity, gathering students for corporate worship, and involving students in compassionate service to others. Students will be constantly challenged to engage in a local church community as they weave together their educational experiences, their Christian faith, and their future vocational endeavors. 

For more information, clarification, or to simply schedule a time to talk, contact our Campus Pastor:

Dr. Blair Spindle
Office of Campus Pastors (Behind the bookstore in Commons), (405) 717-6216

The Campus Pastors

Our staff of pastors offers pastoral care and Christian leadership to the students of Southern Nazarene University. Our Christian faith is woven into the fabric of our institution.


Chapel is a twice-weekly mandatory gathering for the entire campus community. We gather to worship, to find renewal and rest, to be challenged with the Word of God, and to hear from gifted and devoted speakers.


We want to equip our students for authentic Christian growth. This happens through mentoring opportunities; staff and student led small groups, and other programs like the Faith & Film Forum.


  • Theme Houses: These are residential areas on campus where students apply and are put together with like-minded others in support of a specific cause.

    The SPEAK theme house is comprised of 10-20 sophomore females who are involved in raising awareness on campus and in our community against human trafficking.

  • His House theme house is comprised of 10 males.
  • One theme house is comprised of 10 males. It partners with the non-profit “Our Neighborhood Empowered.” Students volunteer at an after school program and various other activities to engage the community. 


Office of Campus Pastors
Commons Building
(Behind the Bookstore)

Office: 405.789.6400 x6216

Dr. Blair Spindle x6608

Banning Dawson x6445

Deanna Thomason x6216

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Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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