J. Melton Thomas

J. Melton Thomas was a registered evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. He preached and did mission work all over the world, living in Ohio, New Mexico, California, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, Alaska, and finally Idaho. He was married to Letitia and father to three children.

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Herald of Holiness - April 1, 1977

William E. McCumber
Orville Jenkins
Margaret S. Roberts
J. Melton Thomas
Mervel A. Lunn
George Privett
M. L. Campbell
Helen Temple
John W. May
Annie Stevens
J. Fred Parker
Fred Naumann
Ruth A. Cameron
James D. Hamilton
Albert J. Lown
Charles Hastings Smith
Clare St. John
Eleanor W. Cunningham
Aileen Miller
Kate Newmyer
Easter lilies with a globe under the shadow of the cross in the background.

02 He Is Alive! by General Superintendent Orville W. Jenkins
03 That Ye Love One Another, As I Have Love You by Margaret S. Roberts
04 Thomas, The Absentee by J. Melton Thomas
05 Their Task And Mine by M. A. (Bud) Lunn
06 Does Jesus Mean Nothing Or Everything? By George W. Privett
07 Where Is Thy Sting? By M. L. Campbell
08 It’s A Matter of Life or Death—For Others
08 An Urgent Need by Helen Temple
10 The Superhighway of Holiness by John W. May
10 Lazarus by Annie Stevens

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Herald of Holiness - April 15, 1981

William E. McCumber
Jerald Johnson
Ross Hayslip
Charles Hastings Smith
Jean Hogan Dudley
J. Melton Thomas
Gordon Chilvers
Sherry Yerkes
Pauline E. Spray
John M. Nielson
Lois Blanchard Eades
Caroline Gilroy
Walter Gilroy
William L. Poteet
Elma Brooks Compfort
Celeste Rhea
Dorothy Conant Stroud
Glenn J. Sneed
Leita Twyeffort
A crown of thrones in the shadow of a cross.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Those Who Bring Good News, General Superintendent: Jerald D. Johnson
3 Two Borrowed Tombs, Ross W. Hayslip
4 Letters
5 They Crucified Him, But on the Third Day, Charles Hastings Smith
6 The Gardener? (a poem), Jean Hogan Dudley
6 Pulling the Sting of Death, J. Melton Thomas
8 Easter's Answer to Evil's Challenge, Gordon Chilvers
9 He Came As a Servant (a poem), Sherry Yerkes
10 If I Died Tomorrow...What Would I Take With Me?, Pauline E. Spray
12 The Measure, John M. Nielson

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Herald of Holiness - April 24, 1974

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Orville Jenkins
Berge Najarian
Alice Hansche Mortenson
J. Melton Thomas
Katherine Bevis
A. Ernest Collins
Jim Cummins
Charles L. Childers
Lyle P. Flinner
Wil M. Spaite
John E. Riley
Blanche Goode
Mark Hatfield
H. B., Jr. London
Aarlie J. Hull
Paul R. Nesmith
An arrangement of a lit candle, an hourglass, books, a graduation cap, and a rolled diploma.
Education Issue

02 His Prayer for You by General Superintendent Orville W. Jenkins
03 Letter to a Son in College by Berge Najarian
04 The Key by Alice H. Mortenson
04 Blessed Assurance by J. Melton Thomas
05 Take Time to Live by Kathryn (Katherine) Bevis
06 The Church and Its Colleges by A. Ernest Collins
07 A Little Leak by Jim Cummins
08 A.B. Mackey: A Nazarene Layman Who Resurrected A College by Charles L. Childers
09 Social Maturity by Lyle P. Flinner
10 A Grandmother's Gift by Wil M. Spaite

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Herald of Holiness - August 1, 1983

William E. McCumber
L. Guy Nees
Kathy Tharp
Geraldine Nicholas
Valkyrie Murphy
Janie Knox Norrick
J. Melton Thomas
Nelson F. Sheets
John W. May
H. J. Ness
Stan Meek
Danny L. DeWeese
Jerry McCant
Garland Wallace
Frank Eifert
Jean Hogan Dudley
Sharon Marshall
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Roma Joy Smith
A lush, green canyon in Hawaii.
Photo ID: Wahamea Canyon, Hawaii

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 The Credentials of Discipleship, General Superintendent: Charles H. Strickland
3 Reaching the Unreached, L. Guy Nees
4 Letters
5 Another Title for Charles Johnson – Black Consultant, Kathy Tharp
6 “Lovest Thou Me?” (a Poem), Geraldine Nicholas
6 Reflecting the Image, Valkyrie Murphy
7 Together (a Poem), Janie Knox Norrick
8 Christ’s Second Coming – The World’s Hope, J. Melton Thomas
9 Thank God for “Cemetery”!, Nelson F. Sheets
10 A Magnificent Confession, John W. May
11 My Testimony, H. J. Ness

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Herald of Holiness - August 1, 1988

William E. McCumber
Louie E. Bustle
Alexander Ardrey
Eleanor W. Cunningham
William Goodman
Morris Chalfant
J. Melton Thomas
J. Ray Shadowens
Harold I. Smith
Nina Beegle
Rodney Osborne
Florence Ferrier
Nadine Luoma
Eugene L. Stowe
Dorothy Tarrant
Marjorie I. Chamberlin
A. George Pitzer
A bring lighthouse shining on the shore of the sea.
The Church IS a Building/ Morals and Society/ The Plea for Holiness/ Church of the Nazarene

ARTICLES
4 Worship, Louie Bustle
5 They Didn’t Have The Time To Go To Church!, Alexander Ardrey
6 The Church Is a Building, Eleanor W. Cunningham
7 Morals and Society, William Goodman
10 The Peril of Dead Ecclesiasticism, Morris Chalfant
12 The Plea for Holiness, J. Melton Thomas
13 Back To Haunt, J. Ray Shadowens
14 The Silent Anguish: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Harold Ivan Smith
16 Thirsty At the Fair, Nina E. Beegle
17 Set a Watch, O Lord, Rodney Osborne

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Herald of Holiness - August 23, 1961

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
V. H. Lewis
Brian L. Farmer
John T. Donnelly
Forrest E. Tyler
Phil C. Cole
James A. Hamilton
J. Melton Thomas
Ross R. Cribbis
Berniece Ayers Hall
Flora E. Breck
A brick building at British Isles Nazarene College.
Evangelism First: 1960-1964; British Isles Nazarene College "The fullest Development of Personality in Christ Jesus"

General Articles

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Herald of Holiness - December 1, 1982

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
Benjamin Conte
M.B. Taylor
Board of General Superintendents
Thomas G. Nees
Peter A. Heilemann
Ivan Beals
Pearl O. Burnside McKinney
Raymond C. Kratzer
J. Melton Thomas
Glenn V. Propst
Nina Beegle
Thelma Gomer
Ruby Hughes
C. Neil Strait
Boyd C. Hancock
Janet Parker
J. Kenneth Grider
Carl Selfridge
B. Edgar Johnson
Many hands surrounding and reaching toward the Bible.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 "The Neglected Quarters", General Superintendent: William M. Greathouse
3 Gate To New Life, Benjamin Conte
3 A Cup of Water (a poem), M. B. Taylor
4 Letters
5 Proclamation, Board of General Superintendents
6 Hope for the City, Tom Nees
7 Imperishable Seed, Peter A. Heilemann
8 Listen To God's Word - and Live!, Ivan A. Beals
9 The Living Word (a poem), Pearl Burnside McKinney
9 Void of Offence, Raymond C. Kratzer
10 My Mother's Old Bible, J. Melton Thomas

English
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Herald of Holiness - December 15, 1979

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Morris Chalfant
Jerry McCant
Al Truesdale
Mabel P. Adamson
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Betty Martin
Diane Skinner
James Dobson
Harold I. Smith
Carlton Hansen
Lyle P. Flinner
Gordon Chilvers
Neil Hightower
J. Melton Thomas
Alpin P. Bowes
C.T. Corbett
Linda Kae Fields
A stained glass image of the nativity--Joseph stands with a donkey nearby, Mary sits behind the manger with Jesus.
"When the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son." Galatians 4:4

2 BETHLEHEM’S STAR—OUR HOPE STAR by Charles H. Strickland
3 HAVE WE LOST THE BABY JESUS? by Morris Chalfant
4 THE HUMANITY OF GOD by Jerry W. McCant
6 I HEARD REDEMPTION PERFORM by Al Truesdale
7 THE VITAL INGREDIENT by Mabel P. Adamson
7 THE GIFT SUPREME by Alice Hansche Mortenson
8 BACK TO THE MANGER by Betty Martin
9 THE NIGHT WE FOUND CHRISTMAS by Diane Skinner
10 THE ABORTION ISSUE: A MORAL DILEMMA by James Dobson
11 ANGEL TEARS by Harold Ivan Smith
12 CREATING A NEW SELF-IMAGE by C. D. Hansen

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Herald of Holiness - December 15, 1984

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Morris Chalfant
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Steve Rodeheaver
Geraldine Nicholas
G. Frederick Owen
Jean Hogan Dudley
Steve Cooley
Gordon Chilvers
James Lee West
Louis G. Snyder
Vivian Stewart
Jane Landreth
John D. Anderson
Barry E. Swanson
Mendell Taylor
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
J. Melton Thomas
M. O. Dodgen
Cliff Kreft
A Christmas nativity scene with a bright star overhead.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 God’s Unspeakable Gift, General Superintendent: Charles H. Strickland
3 The Peace of Christmas, Morris Chalfant
3 How Can We Celebrate Christmas? (a Poem), Alice Hansche Mortenson
4 Letters
5 Christmas, Steve Rodeheaver
5 The Purpose (a Poem), Geraldine Nicholas
6 Bethlehem, G. Frederick Owen
7 Paradox in Bethlehem (a Poem), Jean Hogan Dudley
7 Nazarene Roots: Meditations from the Heart: H. Orton Wiley; Steve Cooley
8 God’s Wisdom Shines At Christmas, Gordon Chilvers
9 Dirty Hands, James Lee West

English
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Herald of Holiness - February 26, 1975

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
V. H. Lewis
Clinton J. Bushey
Thelma Gray
John A. Knight
Ross Hayslip
J. Melton Thomas
Eleanor W. Cunningham
J. Kenneth Grider
Phil Cory
Donald W. Hall
Milo L. Arnold
Paul R. Martin
C. Neil Strait
Laura Mae Douglass
David K. Kline
A bird eating from a red bird feeder in an evergreen tree.
World Day of Prayer March 7

02 Invest Now! by General Superintendent V.H. Lewis
03 We Shall See Him as He Is by Clinton J. Bushey
05 A Walking Word by Thelma Gray
06 A Right Spirit by John A. Knight
07 Personal But Not Private by Ross W. Hayslip
08 Showers of Blessing by J. Melton Thomas
09 Minority Report: Victory Ahead by Eleanor W. Cunningham
10 Dreams are For Real by J. Kenneth Grider
11 Learning His Presence by Phil Cory
12 Love and Obedience by Don W. Hall
13 Evangelizing the Exploiters by Milo L. Arnold

English
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Herald of Holiness - June 1, 1984

William E. McCumber
Orville Jenkins
Beulah Knight
Ed Felter
Robert E. Coleman
Eugene M. McElyea
Aaron Merritt Hills
Bertha Hughes Honeycutt
C. Dale German
William C. Summers
Gerard Reed
Mary E. Latham
Nelson G. Mink
Brian Woodford
J. Melton Thomas
Andy Hope
John B. Nielson
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Ralph A. Mickel
Children representing different parts of the world gazing up at a blue light.
Children's Day June 10

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Whose Are They?, General Superintendent: Orville W. Jenkins
3 The Influence of Godly Parents, Beulah Knight
4 Letters
5 The Media and Our Children, Ed Felter
6 Winning the Children, Robert Coleman
7 A Tragically Wrong Decision, Eugene M. McElyea
8 The Promise and the Gift, A. M. Hills
9 Beauty (a Poem), Bertha Hughes Honeycutt
10 I Was Saved at Camp, C. Dale German
11 Like a Child (a Poem), W. C. Summers
11 To Know God’s Will, Gerard Reed
12 Uncle Henry Didn’t Know, Mary E. Latham

English
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Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1989

William E. McCumber
Artie Whitworth
Charles Gailey
Albert J. Lown
J. Melton Thomas
Russell F. Metcalfe, Jr.
Dorothy Boone Kidney
Stan Meek
Paul Tarrant
Dellora West
Virgie Mae Webber-Klein
E. Ruth Glover
William M. Greathouse
Kathie Ketchum
Al Truesdale
Stan Ingersol
Newman Sheldon
White easter lilies with two taper candles, a trumpet and music for Christ the Lord is Risen Today on a purple backdrop.
What Makes a Church Grow?/ Holiness and Eternal Things/ Brokering the True Power/ Church of the Nazarene

ARTICLES
4 What Makes A Church Grow?, Artie H. Whitworth
5 Giving To Keep, Charles Gailey
6 Love Conquers All, Albert Lown
10 Holiness and Eternal Things, J. Melton Thomas
11 The Hayford Street Gang, Russell Metcalfe
12 Our Help Comes From God, Dorothy Boone Kidney
14 Brokering the True Power, Stan Meek
16 Caring For the Homosexual, Paul D. Tarrant
17 Am I Dodging Accountability?, Dellora West

English
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Herald of Holiness - May 15, 1979

William E. McCumber
V. H. Lewis
Rick L. Needham
Milo L. Arnold
Thelma M. Ward
Charles Hastings Smith
James Dobson
Mary A. Bell
Carlton Hansen
Lyle P. Flinner
Glenn D. Brennan
J. Melton Thomas
Betty Martin
Wayne Gracey
Lee McCleery
Jane Brewington
William Goodman
Willard H. Taylor
Catherine Lawton
Neil Wiseman
Dudley B. Anderson
A red flower.
"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever" (Isaiah 40:8, NASB).

2 AGAINST EVIL ENTERTAINMENT by V. H. Lewis
3 A FRIGHTENED, LONELY FISH by Rick L. Needham
4 THAT NONDESTRUCTIVE FIRE by Milo L. Arnold
6 FEAR OR FAITH—WHICH? by Thelma M. Ward
7 THE SEEDS OF SPRING by Charles Hastings Smith
8 EARLY TODDLERHOOD by James Dobson
9 NEW LIFE by Mary A. Bell
10 THE GAME’S NOT OVER by C. D. Hansen
11 REALLY BEING AWAKE by Lyle P. Flinner
12 LOVE IS NOT GOD by Glenn D. Brennan
12 STRANGE FIERY TRIAL by J. Melton Thomas
13 HELP FOR THE DAILY DRAIN by Betty Martin

English
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Herald of Holiness - November 20, 1974

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Charles Strickland
Frances Simpson
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Dwight Uphaus
Sadie Thomas Shepherd
Ivan Beals
Lawrence A. Whitaker
J. Melton Thomas
C. Neil Strait
Lyle P. Flinner
Lorraine O. Schultz
Jean Leathers Phillips
Mel White
Wil M. Spaite
Ross Hayslip
Richard S. Taylor
Evelyn Miller
Aarlie J. Hull
Harry Stephens
Pumpkins on and around a handcart and a bushel of apples on an overlook.
Thanksgiving Offering for World Evangelism November 24

02 Let Us Give Thanks by General Superintendent Charles H. Strickland
03 Praise for the Ordinary by Frances Simpson
04 Farewell to Autumn by Alice Hansche Mortenson
04 We Thank You, Lord by Dwight Uphaus
05 All by Sadie Thomas Shepherd
06 Give Thanks for God's Holiness by Ivan A. Beals
07 "Be of Good Cheer" by Lawrence A. Whitaker
08 Laws of Fruit Bearing by J. Melton Thomas
09 Wells of Gratitude by C. Neil Strait
09 Where Do I Start? by Lyle P. Flinner
10 Thanksgiving in the Psalms by Lorraine O. Schultz

English
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Herald of Holiness - October 1, 1988

William E. McCumber
John A. Leavell
Marie Emerson
Evelyn Knowlton
Emily Moran
Nancy Brubaker
Rose Marie Gray
Jerry McCant
R. Guilford, Jr. Fitz
Les Parrott
G. Roger Schoenhals
Robert E. Maner
Joseph M. Shreffler
Muriel Larson
Jesse L. Buchanan
Joann Wollam
Leslie Wooten
E. Ruth Glover
J. Melton Thomas
Merle Lamprecht
William M. Greathouse
A woman looking out a window holding back a lace curtain.
Christ: An All-Weather Friend/ Welcome to the Church of the Nazarene/ Our Church can be Your Home

ARTICLES
4 Second Chance, John A. Leavell
6 When Life Tumbles In, Marie Emerson
8 “All Glorious Within”, Evelyn H. Knowlton
10 “All Things," Lord?, Emily Moran
11 Interrupted Melody, Nancy A. Brubaker
12 The Night Visitor, Rose Mane Gray
14 Time Does Not Heal, Jerry W. McCanl
15 Prescription for Bitterness, R. Guilford Fitz, Jr.
16 Guilt: Fact or Feeling, Leslie Parrott III
18 Nice Talk, G. Roger Schoenhals
19 Treatment for Worry Warts, Robert E. Maner
20 When Boom Becomes Bust, Joseph M. Shreffler

English
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Herald of Holiness - October 15, 1988

William E. McCumber
J. Ray Shadowens
J. Melton Thomas
John F. Hay
Leo C. Davis
A. Brent Cobb
Ray Hendrix
Jean Hogan Dudley
Charles Strickland
Al Truesdale
Sam Lever
Stan Ingersol
Mabel Adeline Earle
A tree with leaves turning orange and red with a stone wall in the foreground.
Love that Translates in to Loyalty/ Holiness, God's Imperative/ Charles H. Strickland: In Memoriam/ Church of the Nazarene

ARTICLES
4 Love That Translates Into Loyalty, J. Ray Shadowens
5 Holiness, God’s Imperative, J. Melton Thomas
6 The Highway of Holiness, John F. Hay
7 I Almost Didn’t Do It!, Leo C. Davis
10 Divinely Planned Coincidence, A. Brent Cobb
12 A Challenge You Can’t Overlook, Ray Hendrix
13 Charles H. Strickland: In Memoriam

POEMS
12 The Christian's Choice, Jean Hogan Dudley

English
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Herald of Holiness - October 23, 1974

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
V. H. Lewis
Vernon L. Wilcox
L. J. Dauderman
Kathryn Blackburn Peck
David K. Kline
Samuel L. Dunn
Floyd Paul Dunn
Leslie Wooten
Lyle P. Flinner
Ivan Beals
Lois Brinkley
E. G. Benson
Henry M. Lunde
John W. May
Larry H. Lewis
J. Melton Thomas
Aarlie J. Hull
Edward F. Cox
A red barn reflected in still water in the fall.

02 Quotes from a Good Book by General Superintendent V.H. Lewis
03 I've Been Clipping Coupons! by Vernon L. Wilcox
04 To The Faithful by L.J. Dauderman
04 Gardens by Kathryn Blackburn Peck
05 I'm Going to Be Lonely, Alone by David K. Kline
06 A Christian View of Vocation by Floyd Paul and Samuel L. Dunn
08 Christian, Climb Higher! by Leslie Wooten
09 Resources of Grace by Lyle P. Flinner
10 The Perseverance of a Pure Heart by Ivan A. Beals
11 "We Wanted To...We Love You!" by Lois Brinkley

English
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Herald of Holiness - October 8, 1975

John A. Knight
George Coulter
Berge Najarian
Gideon B. (Gideon Brooks) Williamson
Arnold E. Airhart
C. William Fisher
Paul R. Martin
J. Melton Thomas
Fern Keoppel
Merribeth Olson
William Goodman
A.W Tozer
Ruby Phillipy
Tressa C. (Hansen) Terry
Arthur J. Stott
Aarlie J. Hull
Leon F. Wyss
A vignette of a lit oil lamp, an apple, books held up with globe bookends, and a rolled diploma in front of leaded glass.
Nazarene Bible College Offering October 12

02 Thanksgiving in a Hungry World by General Superintendent George Coulter
03 Dateline: Jerusalem - Friday, July 4, 1975 by Berge Najarian
04 The Message and the Method by G.B. Williamson
06 Nazarene Bible College Distinctives by Arnold Airhart
08 Standing in the Need of Prayer by C. William Fisher
09 The Gift That Fits by Paul Martin
10 The Holiness Highway by J. Melton Thomas
11 Education Evangelism by Mrs. Kenneth (Fern) Keoppel
12 One of God's Secretaries by Merribeth Olson
13 A Patrolman Speaks by William Goodman

English
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Herald of Holiness - September 1, 1988

William E. McCumber
B. Edgar Johnson
R. Guilford, Jr. Fitz
J. Melton Thomas
J. Ray Shadowens
John W. May
Barth Smith
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Angela McKee
Lillian George Barrows
Jayne Schooler
Alice Crane Behr
Jerald Johnson
Dorothy Tarrant
William Goodman
Lonnie B. Friend
Three hands touching a globe.
Church of the Nazarene

ARTICLES
4 God’s Managers, B. Edgar Johnson
5 The Destiny Syndrome, R. Guilford Fitz, Jr.
6 Holiness, The Adorning Grace, J. Melton Thomas
7 God’s Heart Surgery, J. Ray Shadowens
10 Up-Front Holiness Evangelism, John W. May
11 The Strength That Silence Brings, Barth Smith
12 Talking About Aids At Home, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
14 Shadowing Wings, Angela K. McKee
15 A Motorcycle Miracle, Lillian George Barrows
16 An Adoptee’s Birth Search, Jayne Schooler

POEMS
17 Almost Persuaded…, Alice Crane Behr

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