Dr. Jim L. Bond

Dr. Jim L. Bond was elected as general superintendent in June 1997 at the 24th General Assembly in San Antonio, Texas, and served until his retirement in 2005. At the 26th General Assembly he was honored with general superintendent emeritus status.

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Dr. Paul G. Cunningham

Paul G. Cunningham served the Church of the Nazarene as a general superintendent for 16 years. He was elected at the 23rd General Assembly at Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1993, after serving for 30 years as senior pastor of the College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas. In 2009 the 27th General Assembly in Orlando, Florida, bestowed on him the title of general superintendent emeritus.

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Dr. James H. Diehl

The 1993 General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis, Indiana, elected Dr. James Diehl to the Board of General Superintendents. In 2009, after he served 16 years in this role, the 27th General Assembly in Orlando, Florida, bestowed on him the honor of general superintendent emeritus status.

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Dr. Nina G. Gunter

Nina G. Gunter is a preacher, teacher, author, and general superintendent emerita in the Church of the Nazarene. She was elected as general superintendent at the 26th General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana, in June 2005—the first woman to be honored with the highest office in the church. In June 2009 the 27th General Assembly in Orlando, Florida, bestowed upon her the honor of general superintendent emerita.

Dr. Jerald D. Johnson

Pastor, author, district superintendent, and administrator in the Church of the Nazarene, Dr. Jerald D. Johnson was elected general superintendent at the 20th General Assembly in 1980. He served in that capacity until 1997, when he was granted emeritus status.

Dr. W. Talmadge Johnson

W. Talmadge Johnson was elected as general superintendent at the 25th General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana, in June 2001. At the time of his election he was serving as director of Sunday School Ministries, a position he had held since July 1, 1994. In June 2005 he was awarded the title of general superintendent emeritus at the 26th General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Jesse C. Middendorf

Dr. Jesse C. Middendorf is a general superintendent emeritus in the Church of the Nazarene. He was chosen for the highest elected office in the church at the 25th General Assembly at Indianapolis, Indiana, in June 2001, after serving for ten years as senior pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Kansas City, Missouri.

Dr. Donald D. Owens

Donald D. Owens was elected as a member of the Board of General Superintendents at the denomination’s 22nd General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 28, 1989. He was a general superintendent until his retirement in 1997, at which time the 24th General Assembly conferred on him the distinction of general superintendent emeritus.

Dr. Jerry D. Porter

Dr. Jerry D. Porter was chosen for this highest elected office in the denomination at the 24th General Assembly at San Antonio, Texas, in June 1997. He was a general superintendent until his retirement in 2017, at which time the 29th General Assembly conferred on him the distinction of general superintendent emeritus.

Dr. Eugene L. Stowe

Dr. Eugene L. Stowe served as a general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene from June 1968 until July 1993. Prior to his election as general superintendent, he was president of Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, for two years.

Dr. Stan Toler

Dr. Stan Toler has served as a general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene (2009-2013) as well as a pastor in Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, and Oklahoma for more than 40 years. He was elected general superintendent emeritus at the 2013 General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana. Most recently, Toler was named founding executive director of the Southern Nazarene University Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership.

Dr. J. K. Warrick

Following nearly 38 years of pastoral ministry, J. K. Warrick was elected to the Board of General Superintendents by the 26th General Assembly held in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2005. He was a general superintendent until his retirement in 2017, at which time the 29th General Assembly conferred on him the distinction of general superintendent emeritus.