Kenneth H. Pearsall

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Kenneth H. Pearsall (1918–1999) was president of the Northwest Nazarene College from 1973 to 1983.

Early life and education[edit]

Ken Pearsall was born 1918 in New York City, the son of Hazel and Nelson D. Pearsall. He received his undergraduate education at the Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) in Massachusetts. He later received honorary doctor of divinity degrees from ENC and The College of Idaho.[1]

Career and ministry[edit]

Pearsall was ordained in 1946 by the Metro New York District Church of the Nazarene and pastored in New York before joining the administration of alma mater Eastern Nazarene.[2] He then left to pastor churches in Ohio and Washington before his election as District Superintendent of the Albany District Church of the Nazarene in 1962.[2] He was elected District Superintendent of the New England District Church of the Nazarene[3] in 1968 and president of the Northwest Nazarene College (NNC) in 1973.[4] It was under Pearsall that master's degrees were first offered at NNC.[5] He retired in 1984 and lived in Nampa, Idaho until his death in 1999 at the age of 81.[1]

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