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More and Better Preachers

The More and Better Preachers program exists to recruit, encourage, train, equip and deploy more and better preachers throughout the Southeast Field of the Church of the Nazarene. 

Meeting this goal involves identifying and preparing preachers in the most needed contexts in our field: church planting, church revitalization, ethnic churches and house churches. More and Better Preachers seeks to assist those currently in ministry, those just starting in ministry and those who are discerning a call to ministry.

The program is funded through Lilly Endowment’s Compelling Preaching Initiative, which is designed to foster and support preaching that inspires, encourages and guides people to come to know and love God and to live out their Christian faith more fully.

TNT Scholarship Opportunity

Beginning in spring 2024, More and Better Preachers will be awarding Trevecca scholarships to top competitors in the high school and middle school competitions at Trevecca’s Top Nazarene Talent (TNT) event.

The top three preachers in each contest will each receive an individual scholarship for up to $5,000 to pursue a degree through Trevecca’s Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry.



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Meet the Director

Dr. Michael D. Jackson is the professor of homiletics and Hebrew Bible in the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry at Trevecca. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Jacksonville University, a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Trevecca’s faculty on a full-time basis, he served as a pastor in various contexts in the Church of the Nazarene in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Kansas. Michael and his wife Cheryl live in the Nashville area and are the proud parents of two sons and twelve grandchildren.