Three Nazarene historians (Stan Ingersol, Harold Raser, and Andrew J. Wood) discuss the life and legacy of Phineas Bresee. In this, the first of seven segments, they focus on Bresee’s early years growing up in New York and his Methodist pastoral beginnings on the Iowa prairie, and how this shaped his personhood and understanding of ministry. Stan Ingersol is denominational archivist for the Church of the Nazarene. Harold Raser is professor of the history of Christianity at Nazarene Theological Seminary. Andrew J. Wood is a recent lecturer in Wesley Studies at United Theological Seminary. 19 minutes, 36 seconds.