Holiness Emphasis Week 2007 – Asbury University
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Holiness Emphasis Week 2007

“Holiness” – March 26-30, 2007

Asbury College hosts Holiness Emphasis Week March 26-30. The speakers include Majors Richard and Janet Munn of The Salvation Army, Dr. Al Coppedge of Asbury Theological Seminary and Dr. Glen Spann, Professor of History at Asbury College.

Services in Hughes Auditorium are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m., Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00-10:00 p.m. All services are free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, March 26

10:00 am – Chapel – Maj. Janet Munn, The Salvation Army
6:00 pm – Pre-Service Prayer
6:30 pm – Evening Service – Maj. Richard Munn, The Salvation Army

Tuesday, March 27

7:00 pm – Koinonia

Wednesday, March 28

10:00 am – Chapel – Dr. Allan Coppedge, Asbury Theological Seminary
8:30 pm – Pre-Service Prayer
9:00 pm – Evening Service – Dr. Allan Coppedge

Thursday, March 27

7:00 pm – Koinonia

Friday, March 28

10:00 am – Chapel – Dr. Glen Spann, Asbury College

Speaker Bios:

Major Richard Munn holds degrees from St. Luke’s College, Exeter, Asbury Theological Seminary and Gordon Theological Seminary. He currently serves at the USA Eastern Territorial Headquarters as Secretary for Program and Ambassador for Prayer and Spiritual Formation. He is the executive officer for the New York Staff Band. Munn has written articles for Good News, The War Cry, The Officer and The Journal of Aggressive Christianity. He has taught at Roots in the U.K., Canada, and Southern Territory, as well as On the Edge and the Aggressive Christianity Conference in Australia.

Major Janet Munn is an officer of The Salvation Army and currently serves as the Ambassador for Prayer and Spiritual Formation for the USA Eastern Territory. She is a graduate of Asbury College, The Salvation Army School for Officer Training and Greenville College. She was ordained as an officer in The Salvation Army in 1987. Her roles include preaching, conducting Bible studies, discipling and spiritual formation.

As partners in ministry, the Munns served as pastors/corps officers in the inner city of Camden, New Jersey, for several years. They were then appointed Divisional Youth Leaders in Massachusetts, overseeing all youth ministries and directorship of Camp Wonderland in Sharon, Massachusetts. Following this appointment, they were assigned as pastors/corps officers in Manchester, Connecticut, for six years, and then as Divisional Leaders of the Northern New England Division, which includes the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Richard received a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Luke’s College, Master’s of Divinity Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry Degree from Gordon Cromwell Theological Seminary. Janet received her Bachelor’s Degree from Asbury College and Master’s Degree from Greenville College. The Munns were ordained as officers in The Salvation Army in 1987.

The Munns have two children, Nealson and Oliivia.

Dr. Al Coppedge is the Beeson Professor of Christian Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary and teaches in the areas of Wesley studies and systematic theology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in England. In addition to post-doctoral research on American Methodist history and theology at Johns Hopkins University, his education includes a Th.M. from Asbury Theological Seminary, a B.D. from the University of Edinburgh, and a B.A. from Emory University.

As a part of his commitment to serious scholarship within the Wesleyan tradition, Dr. Coppedge wrote John Wesley in Theological Debate, a description of the theological debates over predestination and Christian perfection in the Eighteenth Century Revival. He co-authored In His Image: A Workbook on Scriptural Holiness, a guide to Christian holiness through the Gospels and Acts. Dr. Coppedge also wrote Portraits of God: A Biblical Theology of Holiness, The Biblical Principles of Discipleship, and several other books on discipleship. He is working with a team of scholars to produce a new Wesleyan systematic theology. Dr. Coppedge is the president of The Barnabas Foundation, Inc., an organization for the development of discipleship ministries.

Dr. Coppedge and his wife, Beth, have four children, Katy Beth, Cricket, Billy, and Susannah.


Dr. Glen Spann is an associate professor of history at Asbury College and pastor of the High Bridge Union Church. He holds his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary, and B.A. from Asbury College.

After serving as an ordained elder and pastor for many years at United Methodist Churches in Texas and Maryland, Dr. Spann returned to Asbury College in 1992. He is a frequent preacher and Bible teacher at camp meetings and revivals and serves on the steering committee for UMAction, a group working for evangelical conerns with The United Methodist Church. He is affiliated with the Francis Asbury Society as a scholar-evangelist. He has written articles on subjects in American religious history for publication and often speaks to various groups on topics of American history.

Dr. Spann is married to Michelle Rae Neff, and they have three sons, Travis, Benjamin, and Michael.