Dr. Terry Tolar

Terry Toler is the Vice President of Church Relations at Southern Nazarene University and has served the University since 2000.  In his current assignment he represents the University to over 80,000 memebers in more than 600 Nazarene church on the South Central Region (USA).  Additionally, he works closely with denominational leaders at the local, district and general church levels.  He also gives direction to the RCPL and SNU Creative Development Group.

Prior to joining the administrative team at SNU, Dr. Toler, an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene, spent twenty-five years in pastoral ministry, serving chuirches in Florida, Ohio, Tennessee and Oklahoma.  During that time, he served as a Church Planter, Executive and Senior Pastor.

Dr. Toler is a published author and respected as a songwriter and musician.  He has been a contributing writer on three Grammy Award-winning recordings, a certified platinum album, and multi-platinum videos, with his songs being recoreded by some of the best-kinown names in Christian and popular music.  His songs for children have been translated into many languages and are marketed internationally and his composition, He Still Speaks, was recently released by Wored Music as a Choral/Instrumental arrangement.

Dr. Toler received an A.A. from Ohio Christian University, B.A. and M.Min. degrees from SNU and the ED.D. from the University of Sarasota.  He is married to Susan, an alumna of SNU.  They have two grown sons, Trent (Erin) and Aaron (Lauren), both graduates of SNU, and five grandchildren.

Known as a man of the Word and song, Terry Toler's message, whether spoken or through music, is the message of joy and hope in Christ.

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