Point Loma Nazarene University | July 30-August 1, 2018

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Fili Chambo

Fili Chambo


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Filimão Chambo is a general superintendent of the Church in the Nazarene (2017). At the time of his election he was director of the Africa Region where he previously had served as regional education coordinator. Born in Mozambique, his father and mother served in full-time ministry for the Church of the Nazarene, and at age 17 God called Fili to full-time ministry. He is a graduate of Seminário Nazareno em Mozambique (Diploma in Theology), a Nazarene Theological College, South Africa (BTh), and the University of Johannesburg (MA and PhD in Biblical Studies). He served as pastor in South Africa and in Mozambique and as president of Seminário Nazareno em Mozambique. Fili is married to Samantha, who is also an ordained elder. They have two children: a daughter, Tsakani Gabriella; and a son, Emanuel.
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Annette and Javier Mondragon

Annette and Javier Mondragon


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Javier and Annette Mondragon are the founders of Many Nations Church (formerly Grace Point South), a Nazarene congregation located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Both Annette and Javier received bachelor degrees in theology from Seminario Nazareno Mexicano in Baja California, Mexico, and both are ordained elders in the Church of the Nazarene. Javier holds a Master of Ministry from Olivet Nazarene University, is an Adjunct Professor of Community Development and Urban Ministries at Indiana Wesleyan University, and is the founder of Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center. They are the proud parents of two boys and a girl: Yisrael David, Johann Levi, and Lea Annalise.

Tara Beth Leach

Tara Beth Leach


Tara Beth Leach is Senior Pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, Pasadena, California. She served previously in Nazarene churches in Upstate New York and the Midwest, and most recently in a non-denominational church outside of Chicago. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (B.A. Youth Ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Tara Beth writes regularly for Missio Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christianity Today, Christian Week, The Jesus Creed, Reflecting the Image, Renovating Holiness, and most recently, The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective. She is also the author of Kingdom Culture (Beacon Hill Press) and Emboldened (InterVarsity Press). She and her husband, Jeff, have two children, Caleb and Noah.
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Albert and Christine Hung

Albert and Christine Hung


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Albert and Christine Hung serve on the Northern California District Church of the Nazarene, Albert as district superintendent and Christine at Trinity Church of the Nazarene as Rowland Heights Campus Pastor. Prior to his recent election as superintendent, Albert was lead pastor of Trinity, a multi-site, multi-congregational church serving English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino communities east of Los Angeles, CA. In 2003 after several years in entertainment as a stage director, recording artist, and television host, he responded to a call from the Lord to pastoral ministry. He speaks frequently on the topics of preaching, cross-cultural ministry, leadership development, and the future of the church. Christine has a love for studying Scripture and has been recognized for her innovative approach to helping others interact with God’s Word. Albert and Christine have four children: Elijah, Micaela, Genevieve, and Nathaniel.
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Scott McKnight

Scot McKnight


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Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham) is Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary and a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. He regularly speaks at local churches, conferences, universities, and seminaries in the USA and abroad. Scot is author of the award-winning The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others (Paraclete, 2004), A Community called Atonement (Abingdon, 2007), The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible (Zondervan, 2008), A Fellowship of Differents (Zondervan, 2014) and Kingdom Conspiracy (Baker, 2015). He and his wife, Kristen, enjoy traveling, long walks, gardening, and cooking, and have two married children, Laura and Lukas, and two grandchildren, Aksel and Finley.