About Mike

A little more about Mike
In 1975 Jesus accepted me through the ministry of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 
     

During 8 years in the United States Navy,
The State of New York Regents awarded               
an associate’s degree in science. Leadership
training came through Campus Crusade for
Christ while stationed in Pearl Harbor HI
in 1978.  Ministerial training began in earnest
when the folks at the Oak Harbor Church
of the Nazarene needed a volunteer youth
pastor during a final tour at NAS Whidbey Island.



Between 1985 and 88 Memphis Calvary Church of the Nazarene called to fill the need of a youth pastor. In 1986 Trevecca Nazarene College awarded a bachelor’s in religious studies. Post Graduate studies began with the MDiv program at Memphis Cumberland Presbyterian Seminary.
                 
In 1988 Victoria First Church of the Nazarene invited me to serve as their pastor.  A master’s in theology from Trevecca Nazarene University was completed in 1989.  Victoria First was part of the San Antonio district which elected me to serve as their Nazarene Youth International president.

 
In 1991 the good folks at Crescent Avenue Church of the Nazarene in Buena Park CA needed a pastor and someone to oversee their pre-school and elementary school ministry
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In 1995 I took on the challenge of restarting the ministry that became the Huntington Beach Community Church of the Nazarene. December 2000 an earned doctoral degree in psychology specializing in cognitive behavioral and intergenerational therapy awarded by the American Behavioral Studies Institute. 


March 2001 a heart attack changed me from being a very driven personality to living a more balanced life.

In 2011 an injury to my son  

and the death of my wife  
put me in a tailspin; there definitely was a crash and burn. 
I made so many mistakes, too many wrong decisions, but the good people of HBCC supported me, ministered to me, and held me accountable.
In 2015 God blessed me with a new companion.
 I have had more than my fair share of sin, setbacks, heartaches and breaks, betrayals, wrong decisions and spiritual warfare, failures and defeats yet by His grace I still stand.  By that same grace, I have had mountaintop experiences, victory, and success. Come alongside and let’s see if through that same grace of God we can make a difference for the folks in our world.



Michael Joseph Boswith
RESUME/CURRICULUM VITAE
Permanent Address:
Westminster CA 92683
Current Employment:
1995 – present: Pastor (Ordained 1989)
Huntington Beach Community Church of the Nazarene
8101 Slater Ave
Huntington Beach CA 92647
            91-95 Pastor, Buena Park Crescent Avenue Church of the Nazarene,
Buena Park California.
                                    Senior Administrator: Crescent Avenue Christian School
            89-91 Pastor, Victoria Church of the Nazarene, Victoria, Texas
                                    President San Antonio District Nazarene Youth International
            86-89 Associate Pastor, Calvary Church of the Nazarene, Memphis,
                                    Tennessee. (Ron Jordan, Bob Snodgrass—senior pastors)
            83-86 Service Manager, Curtis Mathis Television while attending Trevecca
                                    Nazarene University
            76-83 United States Navy,
Honorable Discharge. Electronic Technician, First Class Petty Officer
stationed in Orlando, FL; Waukegan, IL; San Diego, CA; Pearl Harbor, HI; Millington, TN; Oak Harbor, WA. 
Navy Commendation Medal for heroism.
Education:
Psy.D. 2000 American Behavioral Studies Institute, Santa Anna, California.
                        Program of Study: Marriage and Family Therapy with concentration
                        in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Intergenerational Therapy.
Dissertation: "Living Life To The Full," 303 pages.
Dissertation Committee: Michael Pratt, Chair, Raylene Goltra,
Kristine Keep.
MA 1989 Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, Tennessee.
                        Program of Study: Theology and Practices
                        Thesis: “John Wesley Spiritual Director”
BA 1986 Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, Tennessee.
                        Major: Religious Studies. Minor: Physics.
AS 1982 University of the State of New York, Regents, Albany, New York.
           
Academic Interests:
Theology, psychology. spiritual development, equipping

Honors and Awards:
BA magna cum laude, 1986
Phi Delta Lambda Honor Society, Trevecca Nazarene University
Teaching Experience:
2001- 2011: Adjunct Professor: Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
            Courses Taught at NBC Alliance location Anaheim District:
                        Systematic Theology 1
Systematic Theology 2
Exploring Christian Holiness
Pastoral Care and Counseling
The Practice of the Pastoral Ministry
Spiritual Development
Guest Lecturer:           Point Loma Nazarene University, Point Loma, California
                                    Chapman University, Orange, California
Professional Organizations and Activities
American Association of Christian Counselors (active)
Wesleyan Theological Society (active)
City Mission Ministry (active)

Anaheim District Ministerial Training Center (inactive)
Anaheim District Board of Ministerial Studies (inactive)
Nazarene Bible College Alliance Board of Directors (inactive)
References:
Rollie Miller
Anaheim Church of the Nazarene, District Superintendent
10900 E 183rd St Suite 30
Cerritos CA 90703 
714-771-6080  Email: office@adnaz.org
            Craig Keen
                        Retired from Azusa Pacific University
4731 Vista Street
San Diego, CA 92116
                                    Email: ckeen@apu.edu
            Mike Pratt
                        Marriage and Family Therapist
                        5202 Verner Drive,
La Palma, CA  90623

            Mike Edwards
                        President and CEO of City Mission Ministry
                        P.O. Box 3489
San Bernardino, CA 92413

                                    Email: cmmceo@comcast.net



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