Dr. Vinson Synan to lecture at Southwestern Christian University

Bethany, OK – Highly respected historian and author within the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement, Dr. Vinson Synan, will be conducting a series of evening lectures in conjunction with his graduate class that he will be teaching at Southwestern Christian University. These evening lectures will be held in the Chapel Auditorium on the campus of Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Oklahoma on Sunday, September 12th through Tuesday, September 14th, 2010. Lectures begin at 7:00 pm nightly and will be open to the public. Dr. Synan will also do a book signing each evening for his newest book, An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit.

Dr. Synan, widely esteemed across denominational lines for his scholarship and balance, holds a unique position and personal involvement in many of the extraordinary events of the last hundred years that gave birth to the Charismatic and Pentecostal movements. He completed his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in American Social and Intellectual History. Throughout his career he served in many capacities including General Secretary for the Pentecostal Holiness Church, Oklahoma City Southwestern College acting president in 1980, Assistant General Superintendent and Director of Evangelism of his denomination. During the years of 1990 to 1994, Synan was professor of Pentecostal and Charismatic History and served as the Director of the Holy Spirit Research Center at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For twelve years, from 1994 to 2006, he served as the Dean of the Regent University School of Divinity where he is currently Dean Emeritus. Dr. Synan has published a total of sixteen books, fifteen of which are related to Pentecostal and Charismatic history. Southwestern Christian University is honored to have him on campus to lecture in our Graduate School of Ministry class, as well as in the nightly public lectures.

For more information, contact the SCU Graduate School of Ministry at 405-789-7661, ext. 3447 or email us at beverly.haug@swcu.edu.