Hosted at South Austin Church

Join us for a weekend of celebration of the past and prayer for the future. We as a church recognize that God has moved in some pretty incredible ways in South Austin's history. Not a Sunday goes by without stories being shared of God's faithfulness. This weekend will strive to accomplish two things. First, we want to celebrate our 70th anniversary as God has been so good to this church community. Second, we hope to be sensitive to what the Lord has for us in the future.

Renewal Weekend Schedule:


9:30 AM -4:00PM

The day will include services, coffee, fellowship, various service projects, BBQ lunch, prayer, and discussion. 


9:00 AM- Small Groups (Each group will be discussing our vision for the future.)

10:15 AM - Combined Service

Reception to follow

Let us know if you're coming!

If you will be joining us, please sign up HERE. This will help with our numbers for lunch provided by the Nazarene BBQ Team from Georgetown! 

We know that the Lord still has great things in store for this community and asks us as a church to join Him in that work. 

our speaker

Attending church since nine months before his birth, Dr. Doug Samples has dedicated his entire life to the Nazarene church that he loves so much. “The Church of the Nazarene has given me everything I hold dear in my life: my childhood, my education, my wife, my best friends, my vocation, the clothes on my back and the food that I eat! All my greatest memories are somehow connected to the church, best of all the Church of the Nazarene introduced me to Jesus Christ who has changed my life for all eternity.”  

Dr. Samples attended Olivet Nazarene University, Nazarene Theological Seminary and earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1995. He has written two books

• Call Waiting: Connect With God’s Plan For Your Future, Beacon Hill Press., 2001

• Carols of Devotion: Treasures from our Favorite Christmas Hymns, Beacon Hill Press, 2003

Doug and his wife, Cheryl, who is a public school teacher, have been married 43 years and have two sons. Scott graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 2004 and Mark graduated from Pt. Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA in 2003.

Because of his love for missions, Doug has been on numerous Work and Witness trips around the world: Belize (1972), South Korea (1989), Brazil (1994 and 1995), Spain (2003, twice), Trinidad (2004), Kenya (2005), Holy Land (2008) and Italy (2015).

After 30 years of pastoring churches in Ohio, California and Oklahoma, Dr. Samples is now in his 20th year of teaching Pastoral Ministry on the faculty of Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK and is the Director of the Ministerial Intern Scholarship Program. Each school year, he coordinates 65-70 ministry students serving in 25 different Nazarene church throughout the OKC area. He also stays in touch with 180+ graduates who are serving in pastoral ministry positions around the world.

hope to see you there!