Trevecca Nazarene University

Alum Profile

The life story of Trevecca 1969 alum, Rev. Larry Abbott, is noted in a feature news story for the “Macomb Journal” of Macomb, IL.

The story, “Abbott at home at Nazarene Church,” features Abbott’s role as pastor of Macomb Nazarene Church and his involvement with the Nazarene church. A picture of the Nazarene denomination, as well as Abbott’s life, is painted within the article.

A young member of the U.S. Navy, Abbott had a conversion experience and answered a call to the ministry in 1964 during his service time just before being sent to Vietnam.

While attending Trevecca, Abbott thought he would return as a missionary to the area of his first military assignment in Italy. Later he found his ministry at home.

Abbott is quoted within the article: "My mission is to help the family to become healthier in the hope and health and faith that God offers."

Abbott and his wife Elizabeth (Savage), a 1967 alum, live in Macomb, IL.

See full article here: “Abbott at home at Nazarene Church,” Macomb Journal