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 as President from 2008 to 2013, and is serving again as academic dean.
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 four hundred students have graduated from APNTS with Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religious Education, Master of Arts in Christian Communication, and Master of Science in Theology degrees and graduate diplomas. They are scattered around the world, serving as pastors, Christian educators, teachers, Bible college administrators, missionaries, and district superintendents. APNTS also offers a unique PhD program in holistic child development. Currently APNTS enrolls students from Peru and Zimbabwe, India, Sri Lanka, and China, as well as various other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
In addition to his work at the Seminary, Dr. Cunningham pastored churches in the Metro Manila area for six years and served as Asia-Pacific Regional Education Coordinator from 2002 to 2008. He has taught in Fiji, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, and Taiwan as well as at Northwest Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City.
Cunningham co-authored and edited Our Watchword and Song, the Church of the Nazarene’s centennial history, published by Nazarene Publishing House in 2009. He also wrote Holiness Abroad: Nazarene Missions in Asia, and the two church history modules for the Nazarene Course of Study, Examining Our Christian Heritage I and II.
Dr. Cunningham is from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He received the A.B. degree from Eastern Nazarene College in 1976, majoring in religion and history, the Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1979, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University in 1981 and 1984. At Johns Hopkins he studied under the late Nazarene historian Timothy L. Smith. He was ordained on the Mid-Atlantic District in 1988
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Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.