Kissing the Witch Doctor: What Love Does (with Bob Goff)

Bob Goff has a special revelation of the transformational love of God, a love that compels him to wash the feet of witch doctors and bring education and justice into their lives.
Scott Weeman

From Addict to Disciple: One Man’s Story Out of Addiction, Darkness,...

Scott Weeman (17) pushed his beach cruiser against the unforgiving sand in Mission Bay, the water shimmering in the sun like a thousand silver...
OBBEANS coffee

Farm to Cup: PLNU Alumni Doing Good Abroad Led to a...

“Whenever you do something big you reach out to your community and friends, and that’s what we did here,” explained Mark Bell. The principal...

From College Roommates to PLNU Professors: The Story of Best Friends...

They sit next to each other in PLNU’s cafeteria: Jamie Gates, Ph.D., eyes gleaming, and Rob Gailey, Ph.D., smiling in a red shirt from...
Jessica Bird

Wearing Masks in Order to Remove Them: Healing Through Show Business

In a theatre course on Laban movement techniques at PLNU, Jessica Bird (09) was asked to create a series of assignments based off of...
Sam Cyr Swinging Golf Club

Meaning in Misdiagnosis: Sam Cyr’s Perseverance of Faith as a Pro...

As Sam Cyr’s (09) bodyboard hit the cold water of the Pacific Ocean for the first time, he mentally noted to himself to buy...
Clark and Jones

Two Moms on a Mission to Fight Human Trafficking

When Kim Jones (90), the director of external relations and development for PLNU’s Center for Justice & Reconciliation, found out a 13-year-old girl was...
Drew Lasker

Drew Lasker: New Heights

At 35 years old, Drew Lasker (04) recently had the rare privilege of representing England in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and will be re-signing...
Morgan Brass

Creating Community: Morgan Brass

Before her time at PLNU, Morgan Brass (16) had a tendency to focus on the negative. She saw things like being from a small...
Mother with Her Child

Adoption Stories: A Birth Mother’s Story

It must have been terrifying—being a 19-year-old sophomore at a conservative college in Oklahoma, a state away from family, and pregnant.
Ben Foster

Distinguished Achievement Awardee: Ben Foster

Ben Foster (68) knew from an early age that he would like to be a basketball coach and teacher. This dream, talent for athletics,...
Josh Cypert

Josh Cypert: Reflecting the Light of God’s Love

Josh Cypert (18) grew up in the Visalia Church of the Nazarene. By fourth grade, he knew he wanted to be involved in missions...

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