Tuesday, September 4, 2012


A mosaic is a design created by many smaller pieces all uniting  in common purpose to convey the artistic image of the creator.  Only as one steps back to see the whole design does the meaning become clear.

"Mosaic"  is a collection of scholarly papers on a variety of topics in honor of a British born Wesleyan Pentecostal pastor, church leader, scholar, educator, and author.   Brooks was deeply committed to the merging of faith and intellect.  This collection honors that  by setting in place a few modest pieces of what is hoped will be a larger work uniting many in common purpose.  

Authors submitted for inclusion in this volume include Dr. Chris Green (Pentecostal Theological Seminary); Professor Rev. Ken L. Young (Southwestern Christian University);  Dr. Marvin J. Hudson, Pastor and Intensive Interim Ministry Specialist; Mrs. Irene Belyeu, Author (B.A.); Mrs. Marilyn A. Hudson, Author (M.L.I.S.).

This project is sponsored by The Friends of Noel Brooks.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Comments on Book on Brooks

Professor Kenneth Young, instructor of Bible and Theology at Southwestern Christian University comments: "...Finished reading "Noel Brooks: A Light Shining and Burning" .... Excellent introduction to the life, thought, and struggles of this great pastor, educator, and writer. Buy one; read it; glean from it; enjoy it."

Monday, June 11, 2012

News Story of Last Days of Noel Brooks


June 26, 2006 -
"Noel Brooks, age 92, is in the hospital with a chest infection. Sadly, his usually caring wife, Ruth, has developed Alzheimer's to a debilitating degree, and is hospitalized as well in a different hospital..."

Sunday, May 6, 2012


The Maynard James Lectures, was a program of academic and scholarly presentations sponsored by the Wesley Fellowship and The Flame Trust of Great Britain. "All eighteen of the Maynard James Memorial Lectures have been sponsored (and some published) by The Flame Trust. Latterly the lectures have been hosted at Wesley Fellowship meetings and, in cases where subject interests have overlapped, some have also been jointly published by the Wesley Fellowship and The Flame Trust." The seventeen lectures were published in small booklets and quickly sold out according to the website when it announced the last lecture.

In 1993, the No. 4 lecture was delivered at the Maclagan Chapel, NTC, Manchester: ‘The Holy Spirit’s Ministry’ by the Revd Noel Brooks, B.D. (http://www.wesley-fellowship.org.uk/WesBulletin22_3.html).

Noel Brooks Obituary

Published in the Bristol Evening Post on 3rd January 2007 (Distributed in Bristol) 
Image courtesy of SCU Library

25th December 2006 

BROOKS, Noel. Reverend Noel, called into the presence of his Lord on Christmas Day 2006, aged 92 years. Beloved Husband of Ruth. Will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A great man of God. Funeral service at Walcot Parish Church (St. Swithin's) Bath, on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 1.30 p.m. Family flowers only, donations to Kids Alive...

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Dr. Chris Green, pastor, author, and college professor, delivered a paper titled, "Word and Spirit: The Theological Methodology of Noel Brooks."  The presentation explored the influences and beliefs revealed through Brooks writings.

A conference book is being planned containing a compilation of papers related to the themes of the event.


The Noel Brooks Memorial Conference, Southwestern Christian University, honored the legacy of Noel Brooks in integrating strong faith and academic work.  Educators, pastors, business people, and students gathered to hear papers, participate in panel discussions and dialogues on the theme of 'merging faith and learning'.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Noel Brooks Memorial Conference

March 30, 2012 on the campus of Southwestern Christian University, Bethany, Oklahoma the NBMC will convene. The theme for this year's scholarly event is "Merging Faith and Learning".  Click here to pre-register or here to read more.

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