Mr. Alan Nagel '66 - 1986 A Award Recipient
Bio from 1986:
Across the years Asbury graduates have been challenged to embrace a strong evangelical witness regardless of career orientation. In the restless decade of the sixties, students across America by the hundreds volunteered to be part of Campus Crusade for Christ, a lay approach to evangelizing a lost world. Our graduates responded equally well to this fresh style of evangelism.
Mr. Alan Nagel came to Asbury College, not to be trained in personal evangelism, but to study economics in order to return to the family business in Maryland. This, he accomplished without distraction. Yet within a year, Mr. Nagel left the family farm to participate on the staff of Athletes in Action, the athletic ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. He sensed that life for him would not be lived as he had planned.
In a period of seven years, Mr. Nagel was assigned an expanding amount of responsibility in the lay ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. Then in 1980, he was appointed National Director of Here’s Life, America, the adult ministry of Campus Crusade.
Dr. Bill Bright, president of Campus Crusade for Christ International, considers Mr. Alan Nagel one of the most outstanding young men of his acquaintance. According to Dr. Bright, “He possesses a spirit of humility and integrity and brings glory to God through an extremely fruitful ministry as national director…”
Mr. Alan Nagel gives national leadership to three hundred eighty-five staff members in thirty of the major cities of America. He has given additional leadership to Central America to establish discipleship and evangelism programs among the laity.
Active in his church and community, he is on the board of directors of the Austin Christian Counseling Center and the Austin Christian Men’s Association. He was voted one of the “Outstanding Young Men of America” in 1978.
Mr. Nagel and his wife Tina have two children.