Dr. J. Howard Olds - Credentials

Biographical Information

 

 

 

J. Howard Olds

Born:  September 4, 1945

Place of Birth:  Owen County, Kentucky

 

Married:  Sandra Lewis Olds

Children:     Wesley Howard, July 26, 1970

                     Bradley Stewart, September 4, 1974

 

Education:

  • Owen County High School, 1963
  • Asbury College, B.A., 1966
  • Asbury Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity, 1970
  • Lexington Theological Seminary, Doctor of Ministry, 1977

 

Additional Studies:

  • Clinical Pastoral Education, Kentucky State Hospital, 1968
  • Clinical Pastoral Education, Methodist Evangelical Hospital, 1974
  • Academy of Preaching, Board of Discipleship, U.M.C., 1988-90

 

Ordination:

  • Deacon, The United Methodist Church, 1967
  • Elder, The United Methodist Church, 1970

 

Churches Served:

  • Renaker-Sadieville  -  1964 - 1965 (Student)
  • Woodlawn-Beech Fork  -  1966 - 1970 (Student)
  • Eminence  -  1970 - 1975
  • Crestwood  -  1975 - 1984
  • Lexington, Trinity Hill  -  1984 - 1991
  • Louisville, St. Paul  -  1991 - 2000
  • Brentwood, Tennessee  -  2000 - 2008

 

Honors:

  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1974
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1975
  • Oldham Countian of the Year, 1983
  • Harry Denman Evangelism Award, 1983
  • Who's Who in American Religion, 1991

Published Articles and Books:

  • Church School Magazine, 1974, 1976
  • Junior High Adventure, 1987
  • Interpreter Magazine, 1991
  • Circuit Rider Magazine, 2000
  • Faith Breaks: Thoughts on Making It a Good Day, 2004
  • Laughing and Crying Your Way Through Cancer, 2004
  • Led to Follow, 2008 (co-author with Cal Turner, Jr.)  

 

Media Experience:

  • WVLK Radio, Lexington, WHAS Radio, Louisville, Daily 60 second radio spots, 1984-2000
  • WKYT-TV, Lexington, WAVE-TV Louisville, 30 second T.V. spots, 1984-2000
  • WSIX Radio, Nashville, 60 second radio spots, 2001-present
  • WTVF-TV, Nashville, 30 second T.V. spots, 2001-2002
  • WKRN-TV, Nashville, 30 second T.V. spots, 2003-2004
  • WSMV-TV, Nashville, 30 second T.V. spots, 2006-thru 3/2008

           

 

Community Service:

  • Kentucky-Indiana Planning Agency - Committee Chairman, 1973
  • Governor's Commission on Correctional Institutions - Chairman, 1977
  • South Oldham Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad - E.M.T. and Chaplain,         1975-1984
  • Past Member of Rotary Club and Lions Club
  • Blue Grass Red Cross, Board Member, 1987 - 1989
  • Canaan House for Mentally Ill Homeless, Charter member, Board of Directors, 1988
  • Lexington Community Kitchen, President, Board of Directors, 1988 - 1990
  • Mayor's Task Force on Homeless in Lexington, 1989 - 1990
  • Jefferson County Task Force on Teenage Pregnancy, 1997-1999
  • Mayor's Task Force to End Gun Violence 1999-2000
  • Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, 2000-2008

 

 

Some Past Denominational Services:

  • Kentucky Conference Council on Ministries - Vice Chairperson
  • Kentucky United Methodist Disaster Response - Chairperson
  • Vision 2000, Kentucky Conference - Chairman 1990
  • New Life for a New Century - Chairperson
  • Jurisdictional Conference Delegate 1996, 2000
  • Delegate to General Conference, 2000
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College - Trustee
  • Kentucky State Wesley Foundation - Board Member
  • Wesley Methodist Village - Board Chair
  • Southeastern Jurisdiction Committee on Episcopacy
  • Kavanaugh Life Enrichment Center-Board Chair

             

 Present Denominational Service:             

              Lindsey Wilson College - Trustee