Mark Holcomb

University Chaplain and Associate Professor
School of Theology and Christian Ministry
Christian Ministry
M.R.E., 1985, Nazarene Theological Seminary
B.A., 1981, Olivet Nazarene University

Rev. Holcomb serves as the chaplain to the University and is responsible for the programming of Olivet's chapel services, which are held twice a week in the Centennial Chapel as well as gives oversight to Spiritual Life Ministries and domestic and international missions trips. He also teaches in the Department of Christian Ministry.

In addition to his role as chaplain, Rev. Holcomb teaches courses on youth ministry and the fundamentals of Christian ministry.

In 2002, he received the Timothy Award, honoring his 23 years as a youth pastor. From 2000 to 2009, he served as regional NYI president. From 2005 to 2009, he was the chairman of the USA Canada NYI committee and vice president of the Global NYI Council. In 2009, he was elected Global NYI president and served in that capacity through June 2013.

He was a contributing author on a recently published book on the Articles of Faith for youth pastors and currently writes devotionals and articles for Barefoot Publishing and Holiness Today. His interests include reading, playing basketball, cycling, spending time on the beach and taking walks with his wife, Terry.

Their daughter Kristin lives in Goodwater, Alabama, with her husband, Luke, and sons, Brayden (7/6/2007), Bradley (1/17/2010), and Boone (8/10/2015, and daughter, Bella (4/17/2012). Their youngest daughter, Kelli, lives in Wheaton, Ill., with her husband, Chris, and sons, Jackson (1/7/2010) and Oliver (9/17/2013), and daughter Vivian (12/31/2016).