Pastor Don Dennison
|Address||950 North Main Street
|Findlay, OH 45840||
, Winebrenner Theological Seminary
B.A., Lincoln Christian College, 1970
M.A., Olivet Nazarene University, 1982
M.Div., Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 2007
Don Dennison has taught missions courses as an adjunct professor at WTS since 1999. He received his B.A. in Christian Ministries from Lincoln Christian College (1970), his M.A. in Theology from Olivet Nazarene University (1982), and his M.Div. from Winebrenner Theological Seminary (2007). In addition, he studied at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (1983-84), the U.S. Center for World Mission (2000), and is currently enrolled as a Doctor of Ministry student (focusing on missions) at Columbia International University in Columbia , SC.
From 1967-85, he pastored three congregations of the Church of God ( Anderson, IN ) in Illinois . He then pastored the Indian Village Church of God in Auburn, IN (1985-95) â€“ a merged congregation which identified with both the Church of God (Anderson) and the Churches of God, General Conference. Since 1995, Don has been the Director of Cross-Cultural Ministries for the CGGC based in Findlay, OH . In that role, he oversees the missions department of the denomination which includes missions education, fund development, donor relations, and missionary recruitment and supervision. He is also certified to present UnveilinGLORY/â€Cat & Dog Theologyâ€ seminars. In 2005, he published an 8-week Bible study guide â€œStimulating a Passion for Lost People.â€
During the years, Don has ministered in the Philippines, Jamaica, Haiti, India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Guyana, Sweden, Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova, Mexico, Kenya, Venezuela, and in the USA. He enjoys taking first-timersâ€”especially pastors and seminary studentsâ€”on short-term missions trips to teach them more about God, His work in the world, and themselves!
Don and Phyllis (Detweiler) celebrate 40 years of marriage in November 2009. When not traveling, they attend College First Church of God in Findlay . Don enjoys walking, golf, reading, travel, and good coffee. Phyllis is a volunteer coordinator for Youth for Understanding Student Exchange program. They have two married sons (Joel and Nathan) and four grandchildren (Katherine, Ruthie, David, and Aaron).