Platform Speakers

Tom Atkins

Tom Atkins represents a new generation of evangelists by seeking to bring the timeless truths and experiences of the Gospel to our contemporary culture.  After many years of struggling with a call into full time evangelism, Tom was appointed as a General Evangelist from the North Georgia Conference in 1994. He pastored United Methodist churches in North Georgia for 23 years before being appointed as a General Evangelist. Since then, he has preached in 30 annual conferences in the U.S.

 

Michael Hancock (July 28-Aug. 2)

Michael Hancock has served the Church of the Nazarene as youth pastor, associate pastor, and senior pastor. He has ministered in Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Tennessee and served his denomination in many district positions. He and his wife Becky have traveled frequently to minister in word and song in revivals, retreats, camp meetings, and special services. They were both educated at Mount Vernon and Olivet Nazarene Universities. Becky is an accomplished pianist and vocalist, and they enjoy singing together.

Pastor Mike enjoys athletics, music, humor, and travel. The Hancocks have three children and five grandchildren. Their son Brannon and his family live in Marion, IN, where he is a professor at Indiana Wesleyan’s Wesley Seminary. Their daughter Katherine and her family live in Nashville, TN. She works in public relations for a production company and teaches fitness at the YMCA. Their son Nathan lives in New York City and works for a travel agency. All three children got their mother’s musical talents!

After 35 years as a senior pastor, 25 at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene in Nashville, Pastor Mike moved Becky back to her hometown and home church where he serves as Associate Pastor at the Xenia, Ohio, Church of the Nazarene. He directs the WOW (Wealth Of Wisdom) Factor, ministering to 225+ senior adults, oversees Sunday School and Small Groups, and provides pastoral care while assisting the pastor.

The Hancocks enjoyed their first experience at Beulah Holiness Camp in 2015 and are looking forward to a great week of worship, renewal, and fellowship this year!

David Clardie (Aug. 3-4)

Rev. David Clardie received his associate in Arts Degree from Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, Colo.  He graduated from Spring Arbor University with his Bachelor in Arts Degree, Spring Arbor, Michigan.  He did his postgraduate work (Master in Arts) at Olivet  Nazarene University at Kankakee, Illinois.

Clardie was in pastoral ministry from 1969 until 1984.  In June 1984, he entered into full-time evangelism.  Currently he is on the road approximately 45 weeks a year holding meetings.  He had growing pastorates with building programs in two of the churches.  His last  pastorate Richland Center, Wisc., grew from 150 to 450 average attendance.  In that time approximately 250 made first-time commitments to Christ.

Along with local church work, he has served in many different forms of outreach ministry.  He is a member of Staley Foundation Christian Scholar Lecture Program, which ministers to College Campuses.  He has addressed Pastor’s retreats, Laymen’s retreats, Family Camp Meetings, Youth Conferences, Citywide, County, and Holiness Crusades.