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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr.
Community Celebration

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration
January 18, 2022

The public is invited to the 16th annual MLK Community Celebration

MNU honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during our Gathering Chapel, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., at College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe. Join MNU students, faculty, staff and community leaders at this event.

Each year MNU presents its Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Award, and promotes its Martin Luther King Jr. Leader Scholar scholarship. MNU established this scholarship program for persons from diverse ethnicities who wish to emulate Dr. King’s passion for learning and servant leadership. MNU Leader Scholars maintain their scholarship award by demonstrating academic and leadership qualities during their university studies.MLK

2022 Speaker Pastor Kyren Martin


Kyren Martin

Pastor Kyren Martin has made it his life mission to be transformative in the areas of ministry, mental health, and education in the Black community.

Martin works in mental health and urban education through the Institute for Urban Education at University of Missouri at Kansas City and is a program implementation manager at KidsTLC. He also serves as pastor of Online Worship Experience at Live Church STL under the leadership of Bishop Shadrach D. Martin. He also serves in various leadership roles at Evangelistic Center Church (KCK) under the leadership of Bishop Jack C. Vaughn.

Martin earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in sociology from MNU in 2020. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in education and teaching from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Martin is married to Trenice and they have a daughter, Daisy.

2022 Sponsors

Olathe Medical Center

City of Olathe
Olathe Chamber of Commerce

Harlan C. Parker Insurance Agency
KC District Church of the Nazarene
Precision Printing

Johnson County Funeral Chapel

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact:
Pete Brumbaugh in the University Advancement office at 913-971-3606 or

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