History of Faith Community Church of the Nazarene


We are celebrating 78 years of ministry! 


Faith Community Church of the Nazarene dates back to its organization on July 27, 1941 during a tent meeting revival held by Rev. Roy Betcher and song evangelist Doug Slack. The presiding District Superintendent was Rev. Jesse Towns and Rev. Harold Small became the first pastor with a total of fifteen charter members. 


The church remains in its original location on the corner of Third and Jackson Streets. The building has undergone four major renovations and four additions. The parsonage was built in 1949 and is located next to the church. 


Over the years, 17 pastors have blessed the church with their ministry. Each one making a definite contribution to the life of the church and the community. Their visions and labors of love will still live on today as people are invited to experience a personal relationship with God. 


Even after 78 years of ministry, we strongly believe that faith is our foundation and family and community are our focus. 


About the Church of the Nazarene


The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, tracing its roots to an anniversary date of 1908. It was founded to spread the message of scriptural holiness (Christ-like living) across the lands. Today the Church of the Nazarene is located in 155 world areas. 

The Church of the Nazarene exists to serve as an instrument for advancing the Kingdom of God through the preaching and teaching of the Gospel. We believe that God offers to everyone forgiveness, peace, joy, love and purpose by entering and experiencing a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are called to take this message to all peoples in all places. 

The Church of the Nazarene is also a holiness church. We believe that Christians can experience a deeper level of life in which there is victory over sin, power to witness and serve, and a richer fellowship with God, all through the infilling of the Holy Spirit. To learn more about the Church of the Nazarene
CLICK HERE to read the Nazarene Essentials.