Tyler Hubbell of Hillsdale receives Olivet's homiletics award

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Dr. Stephen Carter (L) and Dr. John C. Bowling, Olivet’s president (R), congratulate senior Tyler Hubbell on receiving The Sylvanus Carter Homiletics Award for 2013.

BOURBONNAIS, IL (04/22/2013)(readMedia)-- Olivet Nazarene University's School of Theology and Christian Ministry has presented The Sylvanus Carter Homiletics Award for 2013 to Tyler Hubbell, a senior from Hillsdale, Mich. A pastoral ministry major, he delivered a sermon that he had prepared to an audience of students, staff and faculty on April 16, 2013.

"I'm humbled by the call to ministry I've received and by the magnitude of God's love," Hubbell says. "My lifelong goal is to seek God in everything I do and to lead others to Christ by my example."

Hubbell transferred to Olivet before his sophomore year and will be graduating with the Class of 2013. Currently, he serves with the Preaching Ambassador program, often traveling to and ministering at area churches on the weekends. He has also served on a mission trip to Indianapolis. Next year, he plans to enter the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry program at Olivet and serve as a resident assistant on campus.

"The STCM faculty is certainly proud of the fine sermon that Tyler delivered for the special Sylvanus Carter Homiletics Award chapel at College Church," said Jason Robertson, Hubbell's theology professor and chair of the award committee. "But we are even more proud of the man that Tyler is and the way he has patterned his time at ONU for a life of ministry."

"Tyler is a wonderful young man and an outstanding student who is a worthy recipient of this award," said Dr. Mark Quanstrom, another of Hubbell's theology professors. "We are grateful for his obedience to God's call on his life and look forward to seeing how the Lord will use him in the future as he fulfills his call."

The Sylvanus Carter Homiletics Award was established by Dr. Stephen and Donita (High) Carter. The award honors Stephen's father, Rev. Sylvanus Carter, who passed away in 2012. He was a pastor in the Church of the Nazarene for 56 years. His life and ministry modeled a strong commitment to preaching and pastoral care.

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 100 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. Olivet has one main campus in Bourbonnais, Ill. - just 50 miles south of Chicago; three additional sites: Rolling Meadows and Oak Brook, Ill., and Hong Kong; and more than 100 School of Graduate and Continuing Studies learning locations throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. From Oxford to Tokyo, hundreds of Olivet students also experience the global classroom each year, whether through study abroad opportunities or worldwide mission trips.


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Laura Warfel

Public Relations Specialist

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Ill.