Rev. Michael A. Platter
Chaplain, Azusa, West Campus (Night Time)
D.Min. – Nothern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, IL, (Candidate)
M.A. – Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1992
B.A. –Mid-America Nazarene College (now M.N.U.), 1978
Senior Pastor, Glendora Community Church, Glendora, CA, 2005-Present
Adjunct Faculty, Southern Nazarene University, taught “Multiple Staff Ministry”, 2003-2004
Executive Pastor, College Pastor (last 3 semesters), First Church of the Nazarene, Oklahoma City, OK, 1999-2004
Pastor with Single Adults, First Church of the Nazarene, Pasadena, CA, 1992-1999
Associate Pastor (C.E., College Students, and Single Adults), Springdale Church of the Nazarene, Cincinnati, OH, 1990-1992
Associate Pastor with Single Adults, First Church of the Nazarene, Oskaloosa, IA, 1985-1990
Adjunct Faculty, Vennard College, Oskaloosa, IA (Psychology and Sociology), 1986, 1987
Evaluator/Counselor, Lippman Rehabilitation Center, St. Louis, MO, 1984-1985
Graduate Assistant, Undergraduate Program Review, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, 1982-1984
Minister with Youth, Oakland Church of the Nazarene, Cedar Rapids, IA, 1979-1982
Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership, Asbury Seminary, Speaker for Module Eight, May 2002
Advisory Board, Deaconess Crisis Pregnancy Center, 2002 - Present
Interdenominational Committee for Redefinition of Single Adult Ministry Issues, 2001-2002 (one of two persons representing Church of the Nazarene)
Fall Revival Speaker: Trevecca Nazarene University (1998 and 2001)
Executive National Board Member: Network of Single Adult Leaders (NSL), 1994-1999
SoloCon Speaker, Church of the Nazarene
S.A.M. Conference Speaker – National Training Conferences for Single Adult Workers (several years)
“Just Say, Whoa!” Pastor’s Family Magazine, April/May 1998, Focus on the Family Publishers.
“The Religiously Correct Vacation.” Pastor’s Family Magazine, April/May 1997, Focus on the Family Publishers.
“Dealing With Dating Realities.” Baker Handbook of Single Adult Ministry, 1997, Baker Books. Edited by D. Fagerstrom, (reprint of the earlier chapter written for Victor Books).
“The Dysfunctional Family Background.” Counseling Single Adults, 1996, Baker Books. Edited by D. Fagerstrom.
“Dealing With Dating Realities.” Single Adult Ministry: The Next Step, 1993, Victor Books, Edited by D. Fagerstrom.
“How to Begin Single Adult Ministry in the Local Church.” The Faces of Single Adult Ministry, 1990, Beacon Hill Press, Edited by Linda Hardin.