I’ve been asked, “How can a physicist be a pastor, aren’t those opposites?” Actually, from our point of view they are in fact the same. Michael Wheatley and Rev. Dr. Daniel McLean will speak on how science fits with the Bible. They will give a short presentation on the topic which will be followed by a question and answer period.
This will take place in the Fellowship Hall at the Church of the Nazarene in Washington Court House, located at 990 Highland Ave., beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. There will be a coffee bar available and free seating. All are invited to attend and participate.
Dr. McLean is a physicist who worked for the Air Force for 30 years developing laser protection technology. He graduated from the Ohio State University in 1984. He has 96 publications in semiconductor physics and materials, phase transition devices, nonlinear organic dyes and devices, and computational modeling of laser interactions with these optical materials. Dan felt called to the ministry, began his course of study, and resigned his position from the Air Force to become the pastor at the Nazarene church. He has also taken training and become involved with Christian Apologetics, the philosophical discipline of defending the Christian faith.
Michael Wheatley graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho in 2008 with a degree in engineering physics. Following graduation, he worked at a civil engineering firm. Though he has traveled extensively around the world, in 2010 following a mission trip to the Philippines, he felt God calling him to serve as a missionary, and shortly after, the Lord opened up the doors for him to serve in South America with Extreme Nazarene. Mike began work in Peru in November 2010 as logistics coordinator, then served as a 40/40 church planter in Paraguay for a year, and as a 40/40 in Arequipa (Cercado), Peru until December 2013.