Trevecca Nazarene University

Trustee chairman resigns to take denominational assignment

On October 9 the Office of the General Secretary of the Church of the Nazarene announced that Bob Broadbooks, superintendent of the Tennessee District of the Church of the Nazarene, had been elected director of the USA/Canada Mission/Evangelism Department. Broadbooks accepted that election and will assume his new position on November 1.

The University is pleased that Broadbooks will be given an opportunity to serve the larger denomination but saddened at the loss of his frequent contact and his guidance as chariman of the Trevecca Board of Trustees. President Dan Boone expressed those sentiments for the Trevecca Community:
  "Dr. Broadbooks has been a champion for
TreveccaNazareneUniversity. As a Florida pastor, and as the Alabama and Tennessee district superintendent, he has spent most of his ministerial career on the Trevecca Region. Under his leadership Trevecca has received financial support, students, and good governance. As chair of the Board of Trustees, he has been a friend and wise counsel. Our loss is gain to the wider Nazarene movement.”

Prior to becoming superintendent of the Tennessee District of the Church of the Nazarene six years ago, Broadbooks had served as superintendent of the
AlabamaNorthDistrictChurch of the Nazarene. Prior to his years as a district superintendent, he had been a pastor for 20 years in four Churches of the Nazarene—Montrose (Colo.) First, Denver (Colo.) Lakewood, Hutchinson (Kan.) First, and Tampa (Fla.)First.

Under his leadership as district superintendent, both districts grew. During his tenure in North Alabama and
, he led those districts to establish a total of 24 new churches—8 Latino, 9 Anglo, 6 African-American, 1 Korean.

Broadbooks, a native of Nebraska, earned a B.A. from MidAmericaNazareneUniversity, 1973; an M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1976; and a D.D. from MidAmericaNazareneUniversity, 2000. He has been the representative of the Southeast Region of the Church of the Nazarene to the District Superintendents’ Advisory Committee.


He and his wife, Carol, have two adult children—Keely B. Mullins and Maxwell Broadbooks.


When the Trevecca Board of Trustees meet November 6, that meeting will be chaired by Judge Charles Davis, and the board will elect a new chairman at its 2009 spring meeting.