William M. Greathouse

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William Marvin Greathouse (April 29, 1919 – March 24, 2011)[1] was a minister and emeritus general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene. He was born in Van Buren, Arkansas.[2]

Greathouse served as a pastor in the Church of the Nazarene from 1938 until 1963 when he was elected president of Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville, Tennessee; he served until 1968. At that time he was elected president of Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He served there until 1976, when he was elected General Superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene. He retired from this position in 1989.

He is the namesake of the William M. Greathouse Chair of Wesleyan-Holiness Theology at Nazarene Theological Seminary.[3]

He attended Lambuth College, Trevecca Nazarene College, and Vanderbilt University for doctoral studies.

Partial list of books by William M. Greathouse[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Greathouse, William Marvin. "The Fullness of the Spirit". A Paper presented at the 2007 Theology Conference at Northwest Nazarene University. [1]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "The Fullness of the Spirit" at the Wayback Machine (archived June 7, 2011)
  2. ^ Tribute was delivered at the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society by Rob L. Staples convened at Mt. Vernon Nazarene College, November 7-8, 1997.
  3. ^ News Brief about the creation of the chair.