An Evening With Friends Gala - Celebrating Dr. John & Jill Bowling

A musical celebration honoring John and Jill Bowling on March 27, 2021.

On Saturday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m., Olivet Nazarene University will be hosting An Evening With Friends. This musical celebration is being held in honor of University President Dr. John C. Bowling and his wife, Dr. Jill Bowling.

For more than 30 years, the Bowlings have contributed graceful leadership and extensive generosity to the University, from which they both graduated. This spring Olivet is celebrating their years of service with a musical gala held in Centennial Chapel.

This black tie optional gala will be a wonderful event to honor our longest-serving president. The evening will feature University ensembles including Orpheus Choir, Proclamation Gospel Choir, the University Orchestra and Bands, and special guests. All proceeds with benefit student scholarship initiatives. 

Tickets are now available at We have taken great consideration in planning this event, and will abide by all University and CDC recommendations regarding distancing and face coverings. The ticket selection accounts for social distancing, and is automated. Ticket holders will be sent a safety reminder the week of the event, with standards, etc. for the Gala.

Published 1/8/2021