Bio



Dr. Marvin J. Hudson is an ordained minister, an experienced pastor, and a New Testament scholar. He has pastored in Kansas and Oklahoma. He has taught Biblical languages, theology, and leadership on the college level. He is a husband, father, and grandfather.

He has a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Phillips Graduate Seminary, an M.A. from Southern Nazarene University, and a B.A. Oklahoma City Southwestern College.


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From Dr. Hudson: 
For some twenty years I have served as a United Methodist pastor, including tenures at Drummond, Oklahoma; Nardin, Oklahoma; and for the Twelve year period from 1992-2006 served as senior clergy at Goodrich Memorial United Methodist in the Norman area (1993-2005). During this time, a strategic action plan was developed to lead the congregation into a local and distance understanding of mission as ministry. Also during this period, a capital program for the erection of a new Family Life Center was successfully completed. A third worship service was launched with a dedicated emphasis upon contemporary worship music in a classic rock style. 

Additional pastoral experiences included leading a church strategic goal setting process and plan at New Hope UMC (OKC), initiating mission programs at Wesley UMC (Shawnee), training for lay leadership at First UMC (Okmulgee) and working with First UMC (Mooreland). 


His research while at Asbury Theological Seminary focused on leadership studies. Subject matter included effective ministry and turn around strategies related to the various generational and cultural segments present within society. 

In 2011, he received training to become the first Intentional Interim Specialist in the Oklahoma Conference. As an IIP, he is made available to churches to assist them through a variety if transitional events or stages of their community life.


His teaching experiences include full faculty at Southwestern College of Christian Ministries (Southwestern Christian University and adjunct faculty experiences for SCCM (Biblical studies), Southern Nazarene University (adjunct Biblical language instructor), Phillips Theological Seminary, and Southwestern Christian University (adjunct instructor in hermeneutics and leadership development).

He retains active membership in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Classics Association of the Middle South ,  and Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church.