Jeren Rowell

President | Professor of Pastoral Ministry | DMin Track Professor of Pastoral Preaching


Jeren Rowell

President | Professor of Pastoral Ministry | DMin Track Professor of Pastoral Preaching
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Having served as a local church pastor for 25 years, and a district superintendent for 12 years, I have a passion for and deep commitment to the life and work of parish ministry. The church at its best lives and serves together under the lordship of Jesus in ways that the congregation’s life becomes a living and observable paradigm of the reign of God in Christ Jesus.
This passion led me toward the Seminary as a pastor, superintendent, instructor, professor, and now as president because I believe that what we do in helping to shape ministers of the gospel for the church should impact positively what happens in local churches all over the world every week.
My great joy is time spent with my wife, four children and their spouses, and seven grandchildren. I love baseball (Chicago Cubs), music (especially big band jazz), and ice cream.

Joy: Choosing Hope in an Age of Uncertainty, The Foundry Publishing, 2022

Christian Beliefs Series: Christianity 101; Living a Holy Life; Articles of Faith, The Foundry Publishing, 2021

John: In Him Was Life (Shaped by Scripture Series), The Foundry Publishing, 2021

Baptism: Celebrating Your New Life in Christ, The Foundry Publishing, 2019

Preaching Holiness: Pastoral Considerations, Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2018

These Forty Days: A Lenten Devotional Guide, Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2015

Thinking, Listening, Being: A Wesleyan Pastoral Theology, Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2014

What’s A Pastor to Do? The Good and Difficult Work of Ministry, Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2004

Contributor to Beacon Hill Press publications/The Foundry Publications: Holiness 101 (2003), Dirty Hands, Pure Hearts (2006), Ashes to Fire Year A (2010), Ashes to Fire Year B (2011), Ashes to Fire Year C (2012), Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren’t Fundamentalists (2012), Conversations in Holiness (2013), Pastoral Practices: A Wesleyan Paradigm (2013), Essential Church: A Wesleyan Ecclesiology (2014), Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus: Advent Devotional (2017), The Pastor as Theological Steward (2022), Sanctifying Grace: A 4-Week Study (2022)

Contributor to Point Loma Press Publication, Relational Theology (2012)

Editor, Preacher’s Magazine, Church of the Nazarene,1999 to 2007

Editor, The Communicator, Nazarene Publishing House,1998 to 2005

Various articles in Herald of Holiness, Holiness Today, Grace & Peace denominational magazines.

“A Holy Church,” presentation to 2002 Global Theology Conference, Guatemala City, Guatemala.


EdD, Olivet Nazarene University
MA, Olivet Nazarene University
BA, Northwest Nazarene University

Academic Affiliations

Wesleyan Theological Society

Teaching/Research Interests

Pastoral theology and practice, church leadership

Classes Taught

Church Leadership in Contemporary Contexts
Preaching Through the Church Year
Core Relationships for Christian Ministry
Ecclesial Ministry in the Wesleyan Spirit


Elder, Church of the Nazarene

Local Church Involvement

Shawnee, KS Church of the Nazarene

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