John C. Oster

John C. Oster was a journalist and editor for a variety of publications including the Scottsbluff (Nebraska) Star Harold; the Kingdom Daily News in Fulton, Missouri; and Home Missions, Sunday School Ministries, and Pensions and Benefits at international headquarters for the Church of the Nazarene in Kansas City, Missouri. He also volunteered for Gideons International and his local congregation. He was married to Dee and father of three sons, Jonny, Jeff, and Joel.

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Herald of Holiness - April 15, 1988

William E. McCumber
Gordon Wetmore
Willis E. Snowbarger
John M. Nielson
David Tavares
Frankie Roland
John W. May
John C. Oster
Forrest Nash
C. Dale German
Gerald Yoesel
Nina Beegle
E. Ruth Glover
Bonnie R. Benedix
William M. Greathouse
Stan Ingersol
Kathie Ketchum
Frank Eifert
A stone cross engraved with IHS and "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life" super imposed in the foreground.
Nazarene College Day - April 24/ Value, Cost, and Price/ No Homesick Pills/ What Now?/ After the Shock...the Song/ Church of the Nazarene

4 Jesus and Truth, Gordon Wetmore
5 Value, Cost, and Price, Willis E. Snowbarger
6 Challenges to Nazarene Higher Education, John M. Nielson
8 My Testimony, David Tavares
9 No Homesick Pills, Frankie Roland
10 What Now?, John W. May
12 Mark R. Moore … Church Planter in Focus, John C. Oster
13 The Nazarene College: Through the Eyes of A Parent, Forrest W. Nash
14 Growing Pains, C. Dale German
16 After the Shock … The Song, Gerald Yoesel
17 An International Denouement, Nina E. Beegle

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Herald of Holiness - February 15, 1980

William E. McCumber
George Coulter
Neil Hightower
J. Ray Shadowens
Carol Gritton
Dan Smith
Ross Hayslip
John C. Oster
Sherwood Wirt
William Goodman
Merril S. William
Kenneth L. Dodge
John W. May
Albert J. Lown
Morris Chalfant
J. Kenneth Grider
Russell F. Metcalfe, Jr.
Lola M. Williams
Ralph R. McClintock
Preston J. Theall
Total eclipse of the sun.
Total eclipse of the sun. Taken at Wolf Point, Montana, February 26, 1979. "I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day." --Amos 8:9

2 A Forward Thrust in the Decade of the 80s, General Superintendent: George Coulter
3 Counteracting the Throwaway Philosophy, Neil E. Hightower
4 No Greater Burden, J. Ray Shadowens
5 All that I Want to Be (a poem), Carol Wight Gritton
6 A Man of God, Dan Smith
7 Loyalty, Ross W. Hayslip
8 Rapid Church Planting in Oregon, John Oster
9 Go Tell It, Sherwood Wirt
9 Resist?, William Goodman
10 The Gift Nobody Wants, Merrill Williams
11 Don't Accept Defeat, Kenneth L. Dodge

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Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1985

William E. McCumber
Eugene L. Stowe
A. Brent Cobb
Mary Acres
Raymond W. Hurn
Alice Hansche Mortenson
D. W. Hildie
Steve Cooley
John C. Oster
Dellora West
Gordon Chilvers
Robert Hempel
Marsha Hamilton
William David Gebby
Donna Fillmore
Robert D. Troutman
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Loraine M. Granger Rogers
The corner of a really old wall with lots of weathering against a blue sky.
Photo ID: Jerusalem Wall--Pinnacle where Jesus was tempted

2 The Holiness of Jesus, General Superintendent: Eugene L. Stowe
3 Do Yourself a Favor – Forgive, A. Brent Cobb
4 Letters
5 An Open Letter from a Church Secretary, Mary Acres
6 How to Look on the Harvest, Raymond W. Hurn
7 More than a Copy (a Poem), Alice Hansche Mortenson
8 Another Chick Has Left the Nest, D. W. Hildie
9 Nazarene Roots: Among the Outsiders and Sinners, Steve Cooley
10 “Tell Them for Me”, John C. Oster
11 Spiritually Proud? Ridiculous!, Dellora West

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Herald of Holiness - May 1, 1976

John A. Knight
V. H. Lewis
John C. Oster
Gideon B. (Gideon Brooks) Williamson
Ivan Beals
Fletcher Galloway
Jack M. Scharn
John W. May
Mary E. Latham
Donna Unknown
Donald R. Peterman
Nancy R. Bearden
Alex Deasley
Clare St. John
Mark R. Moore
Wendy Rawlins
C. Neil Strait
Aarlie J. Hull
LeVeta Randall
Betty B. Robertson
The buildings of a village at the foot a snow-capped mountain.
Gottes Wege sind wunderbar! (God's Ways are Wonderful) Photo ID: Mountain village in Southern Germany near Garmisch

02 Motherless—Destitute of a Mother by General Superintendent V. H. Lewis
03 Frankfurt First—Historic "Mother" Church by John C. Oster
04 The General Assembly by G. B. Williamson
06 Tame Your Tongue by Ivan A. Beals
07 Immortal Identity by Fletcher Galloway
07 Who Is This One? By Jack M. Scharn
08 ESP, Astrological Forecasts, and Voices by John W. May
09 If Mother could Answer That Question by Mary E. Latham
10 "Dear Mom" by Donna
10 Influence—Inevitable and Immortal by Donald R. Peterman

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Herald of Holiness - May 22, 1974

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
George Coulter
Pauline E. Spray
Pam Nickerson
Richard A. Miller
C. Neil Strait
Russell F. Metcalfe, Jr.
Lyle P. Flinner
Geraldine Nicholas
Randy Michael
Shirlene Braswell
Theodore W. Willingham
Harold DeMott
Wil M. Spaite
Clifford, Jr. Chew
John C. Oster
Aarlie J. Hull
Jack Wayne Furbee
A collage of tissue paper with a white dove and the words "By My Spirit..."
"By My Spirit..." Vacation Bible School Sunday - May 26/ Memorial Day - May 27/ Pentecost (Whitsunday) - June 2

02 The Miracle of Pentecost by General Superintendent George Coulter
03 "Tie a Knot and Hang On" by Pauline E. Spray
04 To James: I Love You by Pam Nickerson
04 Today by Richard Miller
05 Have a Good Day by C. Neil Strait
06 Pentecost or Babel...Today! by Russell Metcalfe
07 Accepting Others by Lyle P. Flinner
08 Tribute to Derek by Geraldine Nicholas
10 Sanctification: The Holy Spirit in His Fullness by Randy Michael
11 Brother Joe by Shirlene Webb Braswell

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Herald of Holiness - November 1, 1983

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Bennett Dudney
Board of General Superintendents
Jerald Johnson
John C. Oster
L. Guy Nees
Nina Beegle
Thane Minor
Audrey Williamson
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Mark R. Moore
Paul Skiles
Holly Wolfe
Collage of pictures showing members of the Church of the Nazarene
The Church In Action

2 Pilot Point - Monument or Memorial?, General Superintendent: Charles H. Strickland
3 The Printed Page - Indispensable, Bennett Dudney
4 Letters
5 The Gospel to Every Creature: A Pastoral Letter from the Board of General Superintendents, Jerald D. Johnson
6 Our General Budget Dollars Come Home, John C. Oster
9 Ministering to the Whole Person, L. Guy Nees
11 Church Growth Dollars, Nina Beegle
14 General Budget Cost Effectiveness, Thane Minor

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Herald of Holiness - October 1, 1977

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Aarlie J. Hull
Jack C. Stepp
John C. Oster
Marvin B. Crow
Keith A. Pagan
Charles Hastings Smith
James H. Diehl
Paul M. Miller
Jim L Bond
Anna Belle Laughbaum
James D. Hamilton
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Homer J. Adams
Henry M. Lunde
A collage of people learning about Jesus and serving others.
Lifting up Christ

02 Christ and the Modern Home by General Superintendent Charles H. Strickland
03 Lifting Up Christ in the Home by Aarlie J. Hull
05 Growing in the Spirit of Forgiveness by Jack C. Stepp
06 The “Roots” Of A Growing Church by John C. Oster
07 Invest In Caring by Marvin B. Crow
08 Dad’s Overcoat by Keith A. Pagan
09 The Unsung Heroes by Charles Hastings Smith
10 Proverbs In The Style of The 70s by Jim Diehl
11 Insert, Lifting Up Christ by Paul Miller
15 Lifting Up Christ In the Church by Jim Bond

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Herald of Holiness - October 22, 1975

John A. Knight
Charles Strickland
Pat Kenoyer
David L. Young
Ivan Beals
Ismael E. Amaya
A. Eugene Hudgens
Carlton Hansen
Martha Cox
Albert J. Lown
Oscar H. Eller
Peggy Sue Fogg
Lee McCalmant
Harold DeMott
John C. Oster
Laura Mae Douglass
Norman Ward
A collage and illustration of Holland churches.
Haarlem, Mother Church; Zaanstad, Growing Child; Rotterdam, Faith at Work; Onze Kerk Voor Deze Tijd

02 Guidance by General Superintendent Charles H. Strickland
03 My Father Knows by Pat Kenoyer
04 I Believe in Miracles by David L. Young
05 The Holy Name by Ivan A. Beals
06 A Red-Hot Religion by Ismael E. Amaya
07 Joshua and the Equinox by A. Eugene Hudgens
08 The purposes of Revival by C.D. Hansen
09 Renewal by Martha Cox
10 The School of Prayer by Albert J. Lown
11 Lord, Keep Me in Tune by Oscar H. Eller
12 A Whole New World by Peggy Sue Fogg
12 Prayer by Lee McCalmont
13 In Jesus' Name by Harold DeMott

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Herald of Holiness - September 15, 1984

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Thomas Creighton Mitchell
Earl C. Wolf
Jerry D. Lambert
Norman R. Oke
C. B. Strang
Verla A. Mooth
Steve Cooley
Ronald L. Attig
Ross Hayslip
John C. Oster
Clessen K. Scoles
Dellora West
Paul R. Jefferson
C. Neil Strait
Donald A. Yerxa
Albert F. Harper
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Leslie Wooten
The bell tower at Nazarene Bible College with students in graduation gowns radiating out on the sidewalks.
Photo ID: Commencement in Apostles Court, Nazarene Bible College/ Nazarene Bible College Offering - October 14

2 A Ministry of Encouragement, General Superintendent: Charles H. Strickland
3 The Honor of a Certain Aim, T. Crichton Mitchell
4 Letters
5 Living Up to Our Heritage, Earl C. Wolf
6 Preparing Servants for the 1990s… and Beyond, Jerry D. Lambert
7 The Beginning Days of Nazarene Bible College, Norman R. Oke
8 Militant Peacemakers, C. B. Strang
8 We Wound Afresh (a Poem), Verla A. Mooth
9 Nazarene Roots: “My Dear Brother Copeland”, Steve Cooley
10 The Inside Story, Ronald L. Attig

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