Meet The University Pastors


Office of University Pastors at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

Our staff of pastors offers pastoral care and Christian leadership to the Southern Nazarene University. We simply try to build relationships with students, to pray and study scripture, to provide opportunities for missions and service, to give students in the SNU community the opportunity to gather and worship here on campus and in local churches around the city. Students are encouraged to come by our offices (main floor of commons behind the bookstore). Come talk to us, hang out, eat candy, and drink coffee! Our doors are open for you.



University Pastor - Blair Spindle of SNU Blair Spindle
University Pastor & Dean of the Chapel 

Blair is a pastor who has given over 20 years to local church youth ministry and is passionate about urging students towards life long commitments to Christ and His church. He graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University, earned his Masters from Nazarene Theological Seminary and his Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Blair served in ministry with his wife Tollya in Oklahoma, Florida, and Colorado. They have three beautiful daughters, Bethany, Bailey, and Brooklyn

 University Pastor - Banning Dawson from SNU Banning Dawson
University Pastor of Worship & Chapel

Banning is a graduate of SNU with a degree in Music Business. While he was a student here he led musical worship in several bands and was blessed with the opportunities to lead at camps and churches all across the region. After graduation he continued to lead musical worship in various settings.  He is passionate about the Church's understanding of holistic worship.Banning and his wife Katie Beth love serving in ministry with the SNU and OKC community.



 University Pastor - Joel Mullen of SNU Joel Mullen
University Pastor of Student Ministries

Joel is committed to facilitating mission and ministry opportunities for the SNU community. He loves helping others engage the world for Christ, while being forever transformed in the process. He graduated from SNU with a Theology/Business degree and from Nazarene Theological Seminary with an Master of Divinity. He is completing a D.Min. from Bakke Graduate University. Joel served in ministry with his wife Sara for 14 years in Italy and southern Europe. They have two amazing kids, Levi and Lia.