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.

steve-estep-pastor-in-residenceFall 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.

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