On Friday, March 11, 2016, Dr. Kevin Mannoia, America's Christian Credit Union Board member and Founder/Chairman of the Wesleyan Holiness Consortium was awarded the Pastor-Preacher-Scholar Award by the Wesleyan Theological Society at its 51st Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
The Rock Church of San Diego Senior Pastor, Miles McPherson, presented the award to Mannoia and explained: "You integrate theology into practical ministry… always being able to take your understanding of the Bible and break it down to me and my circumstances. It's my honor to present this [Award] to you. I'm thrilled you are being recognized by your peers."
The Pastor-Preacher-Scholar Award is "given to individual(s) whose service is deemed an outstanding example of Wesleyan/Holiness ministry." The Society awards this honor annually to recognize those who embody the Wesleyan Holiness values and demonstrate excellence in Christian leadership.
In response to receiving the Award, Mannoia exclaimed, "The honor I feel in receiving this amazing acknowledgment is beyond words! I am so grateful to be part of an academic circle of the church that values so highly the role of bringing theology into practical ministry." Of Mannoia's leadership for the credit union, President/CEO Mendell Thompson, said, "We could not think of a better person to receive this Award for his faithful and dedicated service to God, the Wesleyan community and our credit union. We are so grateful for his wisdom and leadership."
About the Wesleyan Theological Society
Founded in 1965, the Wesleyan Theological Society is a group of Wesleyan-Holiness theologians and scholars that seek to encourage the exchange of ideas and stimulate scholarship among younger theologians, pastors, and laity. WTS hosts an annual academic conference at which they lead sessions and workshops on a variety of topics and present awards to outstanding members of the society.
Picutred: Dr. Steve Hoskins of Trevecca Nazarene University and Promotional Secretary of the WTS & Dr. Kevin Mannoia