Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing

The Lucille Estep Prayer Lecture Series

Lucille Goldie Estep was born in the small rural community of Salt Lick, Kentucky in 1917. She was a very simple woman and mother of six who lived in Ashland, Kentucky, all of her married life.

Lucille came to Christ during a six-week revival campaign at Ashland First Church of the Nazarene in early 1933. From the moment she came to know Him, she spent hours in prayer for her church and her family. She became known as a woman of prayer. People from far and wide would call her to request prayer for all kinds of needs. It was not uncommon for passersby to hear her calling out to the Father, as she prayed daily for family members, neighbors, and special requests by name. Often she would be so burdened with a prayer request that she would awaken in the night and pray for hours for others’ needs.

Lucille spent most of her later years dealing with numerous health dilemmas. None of these kept her from having faith in the God of healing, even though in His providence He did not heal her of her own ailments.

She seemed saint-like and yet very human.
She was a woman of laughter.
She was a woman of prayer.

She was never on the campus of MVNC, now MVNU. She only had a second grade education. Yet by her example and prayer life she taught many how to pray and to have faith to believe in the God who hears and answers our prayers.

The Lucille Estep Prayer Lecture Series is made possible by funding from the Estep family as a memorial to their mother.

As a campus community, we are indebted to their generous gift of love.

Past Speakers of the Estep Prayer Lecture Series:
Fall 2005 - Dr. Rick Ryding
Fall 2004 - Rev. Timothy Russell - Chaplain at Geneva College in Beaverfalls, PA.
Fall 2003 - Dr. Brennan Manning -
Fall 2002 - Lori Salinero -
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