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Tyler Hubbell '13 receives Olivet’s homiletics award

Posted: Apr 19, 2013


Dr. Stephen Carter (L) and Dr. John C. Bowling, University president (R), congratulate Tyler Hubbell, this year's recipient of The Sylvanus Carter Homiletics Award.

The 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,” Tyler says. “My lifelong goal is to seek God in everything I do and to lead others to Christ by my example.”

Tyler 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, Tyler’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 '77, another of Tyler’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 ’72 and Donita (High) ’72 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.

The School that would later be known as "Olivet Nazarene University" was founded with 36 students in a one-room schoolhouse near Georgetown, Ill.