Montague Williams, ABD

Associate Professor of Church, Culture and Society

Montague Williams is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and has served in congregational, non-profit, and educational ministry over the past 15 years.  He most recently served as College Chaplain and Chair of the Division of Religion and Philosophy at Eastern Nazarene College (Boston, MA) before coming to Point Loma Nazarene University in 2017.  Professor Williams is the recipient of the 2016 ENC Teaching Excellence Award, and he brings a passion for helping students discern and embrace God's call on their lives.  His doctoral research offers an ecclesiological proposal that takes seriously the experiences and pastoral needs of youth and young adults in multiracial and multicultural ministry contexts.  He has written articles and chapters for several publications, and he regularly speaks at conferences and retreats on the church's presence and engagement with society.


  • B.A., Religion, Olivet Nazarene University
  • M.A., Religion, Olivet Nazarene University
  • M.Div., Honors Program, Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • PhD cand. (ABD), Theological Studies, Boston University

Experience in Field

  • Chaplain, Eastern Nazarene College
  • Chair of the Division of Religion and Philosophy, Eastern Nazarene College
  • Youth Pastor and ReThink! Program Coordinator, Kansas City Urban Youth Center
  • Associate Pastor for Youth and Families, Wildwood Church of the Nazarene

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Elder, Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City District
  • Vocational Discernment Coach, Forum for Theological Education
  • Co-Host, SheLeads: A MissioAlliance Summit
  • Discussion Group Facilitator for the Global Theology Conferences for the Church of the Nazarene in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Member, Wesleyan Theological Society
  • Member, Religious Education Association
  • Member, Association for Youth Ministry Educators

Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award, ENC
  • Yearbook Dedication, ENC Class of 2016
  • Servant's Heart Award, NTS
  • Tom Neese Social Justice Paper Award, NTS
  • Presidential Merit Fellowship, NTS