Henry Orton Wiley
Orton Wiley was born on November15, 1877 to John and Alice Wiley in the
the age of five, Wiley was converted in a school-house revival meeting being
lead by his grandfather. In 1902, The Berkeley Church of the Nazarene held
a revival with Rev. C. W. Ruth. It was during this revival that Wiley was
sanctified wholly. For three years, Wiley served as a circuit rider for
the Gridley and Esparto circuits with the United
moved from serving the church as a pastor to working in higher education.
Deets Pacific Bible College, currently Point Loma Nazarene University, employed
Wiley as dean under Dr. P. F. Bresee, vice-president under Dr. E. P.
Ellyson and then as president from 1913-1916. From 1916–1926, Wiley led
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