Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca hosts celebration of the centennial of the Church of the Nazarene

Nina G. Gunter, a general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene, speaks at the Centennial Celebration of the Church of the Nazarene, held at Trevecca on October 5.
Approximately 900 persons attended a service at Trevecca in celebration of the Church of the Nazarene's centennial. Held in the convocation center of Boone Business Building, the service included a video history of the denomination; music by the Trevecca Heritage Men's Chorale, the combined choirs of the University, and the Trevecca Symphony Orchestra; greetings by  Dan Boone, president of Trevecca, and Bob Broadbooks, superintendent of the Tennessee District Church of the Nazarene; and a sermon by Nina G. Gunter, a general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene. A reception followed in the new family life center of Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene, across the street from the Boone Building.

The Church of the Nazarene was formed on October 8, 1908, at a meeting in Pilot Point, Texas. Coming from all parts of the United States, participants in that meeting were interested in forming a denomination that focused on the message of grace and holy living. Today the Church of the Nazarene is at work in 151 world areas, has 21,000 congregations, and has more than 1.5 million members.