Written by: Jonathan Clayton
For sophomore Nathan Perkins, his journey to Oklahoma Wesleyan University was truly an around the world experience. Growing up a missionary kid, his parents served with the International Mission Board in several countries.
Nathan was born in India, but has moved many times, so saying he has a definitive home is difficult for him. His family originally hails from Alabama, making the South the closest place to an American home. He is one of six children.
He is majoring in Digital Cinema and hopes to have a career working in film in some capacity after college. Nathan ended up at OKWU because of a job opportunity at a nonprofit organization here in what he calls “a town we had never heard of that just happened to be in the same town as the college that I wanted to go to.”
Nathan says that the Life Groups put on last semester and continuing this semester by Dr. Dunn and other faculty have helped in impacting him spiritually and have been another layer to the university that has helped him grow in his relationship with God! He especially loves learning from Dr. Dunn because of the wisdom and love that he has for students and faculty alike! But growing up, there were Bible stories that impacted him as well. His favorites are the entire book of Isaiah, due to “the faith that he showed in his actions and how God responded in such an overwhelming, powerful way!”, and the story of Abraham and the Prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel.
Nathan is a fun guy with a heart to serve the Lord and a fun attitude! Don’t forget to watch for all the great content that he and others will produce in the Film Department throughout each semester! Have a great semester, Eagles!