Dr. Marvin J. Hudson is a Full Connection Elder of the Oklahoma Annual Conference, an experienced pastor, and a New Testament scholar. He has served congregations in numerous locations across the Conference. He has also taught Biblical languages, theology, and leadership on the college level. He is a husband, father, and grandfather.
He holds the Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, the Master of Divinity from Phillips Graduate Seminary, and a Master of Arts from Southern Nazarene University. His research while at Asbury Theological Seminary focused on leadership studies. His interests included effective ministry and turn around strategies related to the various generational and cultural segments present within society.
In 2011, he received training to become an Intentional Interim Specialist in the Oklahoma Conference. As an IIP, he is made available by the Bishop and Cabinet to churches to assist them through a variety of transitional events or stages in their community or spiritual life.
His teaching experiences include full faculty at Southwestern College of Christian Ministries (Southwestern Christian University and adjunct faculty experiences for SCCM (Biblical studies),Southern Nazarene University (adjunct Biblical language instructor), Phillips Theological Seminary, and Southwestern Christian University (adjunct instructor in hermeneutics and leadership development).
He retains active membership in the Society of Biblical Literature and the Classical Association of the Middle-West South.
His avocations include astronomy, chemical darkroom, and playing bass guitar for a Norman based Rock group.
He and his wife, Marilyn, have been married since 1972 and have two grown children. The eldest, Jeremy, is in Human Resources at Tinker, a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves, and he and his wife Charleen have three girls: Cherece, Chailyn, and Cheridan. The youngest son, Cullan is a freelance author and graphic designer living in Fort Worth.
Marilyn A. Hudson is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Masters in Library and Information Studies. She has been a professional in school, public, and higher education libraries. She is a published author and travels each year in the state performing as a storyteller or speaking as an author.