Nazarenes in the News

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members. 

Michigan church joins with community to assist residents

Flint, Michigan

Forge Flint photo

(My City Magazine, 1 March) Forge Flint is connecting people together to help the city move forward. Matthew Soulia, Executive Director and Founder of the non-profit organization, is fulfilling a calling by helping to make that happen.

Soulia grew up in the Flint area and studied ministry at Olivet Nazarene University in Chicago. He participated in church mission trips and helped with many service projects. He came back to his hometown because he believes he has a calling here.

“I’ve always loved Flint,” he says. “A special seed was planted in my heart to become engaged in my hometown.” Soulia is also the lead pastor at West Flint Church of the Nazarene.

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After 50 years, this ONU professor still makes a difference

Bourbonnais, Illinois

Dr. Max Reams, chairman of the Olivet Nazarene University Department of Chemistry and Geosciences, works with students during a final exam lab in the fall. (The Daily Journal photo)

(The Daily Journal, 14 March) It only took one class with Dr. Max Reams, head of the Chemistry and Geosciences Department at Olivet Nazarene University, for Levi Gambill to decide to major in geology.

"I remember sitting in [Dr. Reams's] class thinking, 'How can someone be so passionate about rocks?'" Gambill said.

Dr. Reams, who will retire after 50 years of teaching at ONU this spring, is a passionate professor who cares about each student he encounters. He not only shares his knowledge with his students at Olivet, he also is an author, mentor, adviser, counselor and friend to his students.

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