Tricia Rife

Otto receives Mitchell Award

Otto receives Mitchell Award

  Early in life, Rev. Wayne Otto had no idea he would someday become a pastor. He grew up in an unchurched family and as a teenager was headed away from God until a local church congregation reached out to him; there he became a Christian, and his life was...
Houghton College introduces The Houghton Promise

Houghton College introduces The Houghton Promise

New students headed to Houghton College will soon benefit from The Houghton Promise, the college’s commitment to affordability, experiential learning and preparing students for lives of global impact. The Houghton Promise is a pledge to incoming students, an assurance...
California church is creating a multiplication “legacy”

California church is creating a multiplication “legacy”

A Pacific Southwest District church is doing its best to live out the district’s mission: to create a culture where leaders and local churches can fulfill the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. Jeff and Laurie Jennings, co-pastors at Faith Legacy...
Former Sierra Leone leader loses daughter in tragic accident

Former Sierra Leone leader loses daughter in tragic accident

Rev. SD Kanu, former National Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone, lost his daughter, Susan, recently in a tragic accident. Susan was killed in Freetown when she and two friends were struck by a large truck while walking down a street. A college...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Two Wesleyan churches in top 100 largest and fastest growing 12Stone Church...
A stony heart

A stony heart

I was on my way to a social holiness retreat. My friend asked me if it was about being holy in your social life? “Sort of,” I replied, to quickly dismiss further questions. That day was one of the most troublesome days of travel I’ve ever had. Twelve hours of...
The story of Ruth

The story of Ruth

Ruth* was raised in Pakistan as a Muslim, hearing in the Koran that Jesus was only a great prophet of Allah. However, she discovered a Christian friend in Pakistan who left a good impression of Jesus Christ. Years later, she received a scholarship for an education in...
Microwaved salmon with peanut butter

Microwaved salmon with peanut butter

I typically do not like seafood. However, there was one instance when I thoroughly enjoyed eating something that was once a slimy, scaly, rubbery fish. While training at a hockey camp a couple years ago, a player’s father cooked salmon on his barbeque for everyone. I...
SWU recognizes outstanding alumni for 2017

SWU recognizes outstanding alumni for 2017

Southern Wesleyan University recognized the achievements of outstanding alumni during an awards ceremony October 20 at Central, South Carolina. Recognized were Charles Wimphrie, 2017 Alumnus of the Year; Brittany Buchanan Jolly, 2017 Young Leader Award; Tim Rickman,...
He Sapa preparing for Christmas outreaches

He Sapa preparing for Christmas outreaches

Each December, the four church sites of He Sapa New Life Native Ministries uses the Christmas season to share about Jesus and build bridges in native communities for future ministry opportunities. Through seven large outreach events scattered across native communities...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. New Canadian church bringing people together Transformation Church in Thunder...
Native couple celebrates 30 years of marriage

Native couple celebrates 30 years of marriage

In celebration of their 30th anniversary, Navajo Pastor Rev. Darwin and Ann Tsosie renewed their wedding vows on May 18 at their church, Red Rock Wesleyan, on the Navajo Reservation. Although the day began with an early morning snowfall, a joyful, warm and loving mood...
Kingswood student has front row seat to healings

Kingswood student has front row seat to healings

Each year, Kingswood University sends out a group of students from their Evangelism and Compassion program, who minister in the nitty-gritty places of New York City. God often uses them in mighty ways to reach people for him. Nathan Trouten, B.A. in Ministry (Pastoral...
21 days of prayer still impacting Charlottesville

21 days of prayer still impacting Charlottesville

When violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 during a clash between white supremacists and counter-protestors at the “Unite the Right” rally, Cornerstone Community Church (CCC) took action. While church leaders and congregants began engaging in...
Help-Portrait brings smiles to Buffalo

Help-Portrait brings smiles to Buffalo

This holiday season promises to be full of smiles for some of Buffalo’s most deserving families. Jeremy Cooper, creative director at Wesleyan Church of Hamburg in Hamburg, N.Y., helped launch the Buffalo chapter of Help-Portrait in 2016. Help-Portrait is a national...
Lyon has fond memories of time spent in Cuba

Lyon has fond memories of time spent in Cuba

On Wayne Lyon’s sixth birthday, he and his family were on their way to the Isle of Pines (Isla de la Juventud), Cuba. His parents involved him in the idea of missions from a young age by encouraging his creativity and imagination toward the idea. While living on the...
Wesley Seminary introduces weekly podcasts

Wesley Seminary introduces weekly podcasts

Weekly podcasts for ministry leaders are being offered by Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. The first Wesley Seminary Podcast was released on September 27. New episodes roll out every Wednesday to iTunes and SoundCloud. The podcasts, containing new and...
New title, same passion

New title, same passion

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon remains as busy as ever in her ministry within the denomination. Lyon was named General Emerita at General Conference 2016 after eight years of service as General Superintendent. She also holds the title of ambassador of The Wesleyan Church, an...
Hurricane Praise: The Body of Christ at Work

Hurricane Praise: The Body of Christ at Work

These pages cannot contain the whole in describing Saturday, September 30, 2017! This was food distribution day at Countryside Wesleyan in Alva, Florida. We were ministering to our neighbors impacted by Hurricane Irma. As we began our sharing of food and supplies, a...
WIWU-TV debuts “IWU Best Lecture”

WIWU-TV debuts “IWU Best Lecture”

WIWU-TV is showcasing Indiana Wesleyan University faculty in a new program, “IWU Best Lecture,” which debuted October 4 on the TV channel locally and on-demand worldwide via YouTube. The half-hour program uses selected IWU faculty from different programs across the...