Stephen W. Nease

About This Author

Stephen Wesley Nease was an educator and president of four different institutions of higher education: Mount Vernon Nazarene College 1966-1972, Bethany Nazarene College 1972-1976, Nazarene Theological Seminary 1976-1981, Eastern Nazarene College 1981-1989. He served as the first Commissioner of Education for the Church of the Nazarene from 1989 until his retirement in 1994. He was the father of two daughters, Linda Scott and Melissa Wallace; four sons, Floyd Nease, Stephen Nease, Jr., David Hardy Nease (who died at the age of 9), and David Wayne Nease.

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