Dr. Brad Estep, senior Pastor
Dr. Brad Estep has pastored Nazarene churches for almost 25 years. He and Dawn have served churches in Richmond, Virginia, St. Petersburg, Florida, Winter Haven, Florida, and most recently, Kansas City, Missouri.
Brad and Dawn met as students at Southern Nazarene University and were married on graduation weekend in 1988. Within two weeks they had moved to Kansas City for Brad to begin attending Nazarene Theological Seminary. After seminary, Brad pursued Th.M. and Ph.D. degrees at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, completing the first in 1992 and the other in 2000.
While in Richmond, Chris and Kat were born. Chris is now a senior at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts. He plans to attend graduate school in the fall of 2018 to study foreign policy and international relations. Kat is a sophomore at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an English major with a Songwriting minor.
Dawn has served in a variety of ways over the years in each of the four churches where they have been the pastoral family. Her passions are her family, her children, and music ministry. Brad is a sports nut and enjoys presidential history.
jerry woods, interim worship Leader
PARISH LIFE COORDINATOR
Since 2003 Suzan “Sue” Gray has been involved in the Sun City Church of the Nazarene. In addition to her music responsibilities as church pianist Sue, as Parish Life Coordinator, directs activities that connect and enhance the lives of members and friends of the church. Visiting those who need encouragement, or those who may not be able to attend the regular services, or those who have visited Sun City Naz for the first time brings much joy to Sue in her work. Actually, connecting with God's people in any necessary way and loving Jesus are her greatest desires.
Music has always been Sue’s life calling. She was born in Seattle and soon moved to Kent, Washington with her parents. They attended Kent Nazarene Church for many years where the entire family was involved in music. Sue began her piano and vocal music career at 4 years old, playing for her first wedding at 12. Sue and her late husband, Chuck, have 3 sons who brought them 3 grandchildren. Sue and Chuck served as Ministers of Music in several local churches and traveled doing revivals, conventions and special music.
marolyn miner, administrative assistant,
Marolyn Miner became the administrative assistant of Sun City Naz in September, 2015. Her previous work experience included serving at the Church of the Nazarene Headquarters in Kansas City in the Office of the General Secretary for 20 years and Pastoral Ministries for 2 years. In 2001 she became the Office Manager for the General Secretary’s Office and served in that capacity until her retirement in 2011. Marolyn attended Northwest Nazarene University for 2 years following high school and graduated from Mid-America Nazarene University in 2001.
James Miner graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 1972 with a B.A. degree in religion. He attended Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City where he received his M. Div. degree in 1980 and his D. Min degree in 1998. His pastorates include churches in Idaho, Arizona, Missouri, and Texas. Following his years as a pastor he served as the Prime Time Ministries Coordinator and World Mission Administrative Coordinator and Special Projects Coordinator for the Church of the Nazarene in Kansas City.
James and Marolyn have two daughters, Jeri Davis of Scottsdale, AZ and Sherri Brunson of Albuquerque, NM. They have six grandchildren, ranging in ages from 4 to 26 years.