Floyd Cunningham

Serving in Philippines on Global Deployment | Asia-Pacific

Dr. Floyd Cunningham serves as a career missionary of the Church of the Nazarene at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS) in the Philippines. He has taught the history of Christianity there since the school began in 1983. He served as Academic Dean from 1989 to 2009, and again from 2013 to 2018, and as President from 2008 to 2013.

Located outside Metro Manila, APNTS is the regional graduate school of the Church of the Nazarene and serves various countries in Asia and the Pacific. More than 550 students have graduated from APNTS with Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religious Education, Master of Arts in Christian Communication, Master of Science in Theology, Master of Ministry, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, and graduate diplomas. APNTS graduates are scattered around the world, serving as pastors, Christian educators, teachers, Bible college administrators, missionaries, and district superintendents. APNTS offers distinctive MA and PhD programs in holistic child development and ministers to its surrounding community. Currently APNTS enrolls students from South Africa, Peru, the United States, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China, as well as various countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr. Cunningham has taught in South Korea, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Myanmar, Fiji, Vietnam, Australia, and China as well as at Northwest Nazarene University (1988) and Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City (1993-94). He was Asia-Pacific Regional Education Coordinator from 2002 to 2008.  He delivered Holiness Lectures in Japan, and Nazarene History and Identity Lectures in Peru.

Cunningham co-authored and edited Our Watchword and Song, the Church of the Nazarene’s centennial history, published in 2009. He also wrote Holiness Abroad: Nazarene Missions in Asia, which won the Smith-Wynkoop award from the Wesleyan Theological Society in 2004, the two church history modules for the Nazarene Course of Study, Examining Our Christian Heritage I and II, and Expressing a Nazarene Identity (2018). His holiness lectures were published in Japanese.

Dr. Cunningham received the A.B. degree from Eastern Nazarene College in 1976, the Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1979, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from the Johns Hopkins University in 1981 and 1984. He was ordained on the Mid-Atlantic District in 1988. In 2011 ENC selected him Alumnus of the Year.

Home Assignment Dates

May 08, 2021 - Aug 07, 2021, United States

Going Where the Church is Not Yet

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