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Richard “Dick” Pritchard, D.Min.

Chair and Professor, Department of Practical Theology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5626
Fax: (626) 815-5469
Richard Pritchard, D.Min., brings to the School of Theology not only his teaching experience, but his areas of expertise in Pastoral Ministries and Church Organization and Administration. His degrees include a M.Ed. from Boston University in Communications Media. He has edited university and church magazines and newspapers, managed an educational radio station, and worked as executive director of Victory Films, Inc. in film production. Pritchard received the Alumni Achievement Award from Eastern Nazarene College as well as the Distinguished Service Award from First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena, California, where he also served as Executive Pastor for over 18 years. In his free time Pritchard enjoys tennis, racquetball, traveling, creative writing, theater, and the arts.


  • D.Min. - Spirituality and Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, 2002
  • M. Ed. - Communications Media, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1973
  • M.Div. - Pastoral Ministries, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, 1970
  • B.A. - Psychology, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1967


  • Ordained Elder, International Church of the Nazarene, 1984


School of Theology

  • Department of Practical Theology


  • Church Organization and Administration
  • General Christian Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministries
    issues surrounding pastoring and ministry

Courses Taught

  • MIN 108 – Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry
  • MIN 401 – Christian Ministry Internship I
  • MIN 402 – Christian Ministry Internship II
  • MINC 408 – Principles of Preaching
  • MINC 416 – Communicating the Gospel
  • MINC 456 – Ministry Organization and Administration
  • MINC 466 – Adult Development and Spiritual Formation