The Pastor in Residence program at Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) is designed to bring practitioners of excellence into dialogue with current students on the campus of NTS and through our distance learning platforms. The vision is that exemplary pastors in the church would have opportunity to inspire developing ministers toward a positive image of contemporary parish ministry and beyond. The Pastor in Residence will contribute to the life of the community during a period of time through writing, facilitating dialogue, academic presentations, and a ministry of presence.
Spring 2020 Pastor in Residence: Dr. Victor Price
Dr. Victor A. Price (D.Min., DD, STM, MSW, LCSW) is an adjunct professor at Caribbean Nazarene College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in the Masters in Counseling Programs. He is a pastor, mental health counselor, licensed clinical social worker, community organizer, and retired Child Protective Investigator of the Department of Children and Families in the state of Massachusetts, USA. He is a Certified Cultural Intelligence Facilitator. He also serves as a member of the Trauma Response Team in the city of Boston, MA.
Dr. Price graduated from Caribbean Nazarene Theological College with a Minister’s Diploma in 1981. He then graduated from Eastern Nazarene College with a Master’s in Religion in 1992. In 1994 he graduated from Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Sacred Theology and in the year 2000 earned a Post-Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. In May 2002 he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with the emphasis on Spiritual Renewal. In May 2004, Dr. Price graduated from Simmons College with a Masters in Social Work degree and a Certificate in Urban Leadership in Clinical Social Work. In 2013 an honorary Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by the Caribbean Nazarene College. In 2019 he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Dr. Price is the founder of “Maximizing Manhood” and “Loving Without Limits.” He conducts psychoeducational therapeutic groups sessions for men and facilitates Couples’ Retreats. He is the founder and academic coordinator of the “Clinical Network Conference,” addressing mental health concerns both in the Caribbean and the United States. He is also the innovator of the “East Coast Holiness Summit,” providing a forum for spiritual and social action.
He is the senior pastor of the Second Church in Dorchester in the city of Boston which hosts multiple congregations of various denominations. He is passionate and intentional about collaboration and cooperation between churches and the community.
Past Pastors in Residence
Fall 2019 Pastor in Residence: Rev. Dr. Steve Estep
Dr. Steve Estep serves as Sr. Pastor at Marion (OH) 1st Church of the Nazarene. He attended Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, is a graduate of Nazarene Theological Seminary (M.Div) and McCormick Theological Seminary (D.Min in Preaching). Prior to going to Marion he served as Sr. Pastor of Clarksville (TN) Grace and Harrisonville, MO Churches of the Nazarene. Steve is an adjunct professor of preaching at Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS). He was elected President of the NTS Alumni Association in 2014 and serves on Board of Trustees at NTS. Steve has authored one book, “The Call to Preach: The Art of Sermon Preparation” which was released in 2019.
Steve and Michelle have three kids – Brandon (26), Brooke (23) and Blake (21) and a boxer named Bo.