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Wil Spaite

Celebrating the life, ministry of Wil Spaite

Wilbur "Wil" Spaite, 91, of Chandler, Arizona, passed away 23 August 2022. He was a retired district superintendent who led the Central California District for 20 years from 1979 to 1999.
22 Sep 2022
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A man holding a bowl of borscht served to Ukrainian refugees at Spring Valley Community Church of the Nazarene.

Ukrainian refugees find respite at California church

Spring Valley Community Church has set up a Ukrainian refugee hub that provides a place to stay for a few hours or even a few nights before the refugees move on to their final resettlement location in the United States.
14 Apr 2022
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Two men smile in front of a pickup truck.
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Nick Gebhart (left) and Derek Chase (right) are two of the leaders of Peanut's Closet, a ministry that provides beds, clothing for children of all ages, diapers, formula, and more at no cost to foster parents and families who are reunifying with their children. 

California church resources foster parents, reunified families through closet ministry

Peanut’s Closet, a ministry of The Church at Riverstone in Madera, California, resources foster parents and biological families as they reunify by providing beds, clothes for children of all ages, diapers, formula, and more at no cost.
16 Mar 2022
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Hernan Baptism
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Hernan Camarena (center) being baptized by pastors Onan (right) and Loyda (left) Ruiz.

California church sees spiritual renewal through new members baptism

The Holtville, California, Church of the Nazarene had been experiencing declining attendance at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The salvation and baptism of a new member drastically changed the outlook of the church, helping to bring new life.
28 Jan 2022
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Pastor Vai

California pastor rescues cars, souls through 'ministry on wheels'

A Nazarene pastor in Los Angeles, California, who also works as a tow truck driver has been sharing the love of Jesus Christ during his service calls since 2014. Through his “ministry on wheels,” he has led over 20 people to the Lord.
17 Sep 2021
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Metzler's

Nazarenes in the News: July 2021

In this month's edition of Nazarenes in the News, read about breakthroughs in Malawi, a centennial celebration, a community center in Indiana, chaplains who are new, and chaplains who have been through it all.
30 Jul 2021
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Christ Community Church of the Nazarene
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Photo courtsey of Contra Costa County Fire Protection Department

California church experiences two fires in four days

Christ Community Church of the Nazarene in Concord, California, caught fire twice in a four-day span. The second fire was ruled as arson by investigators.
20 May 2021
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Rosemary Lightner Baptism

California woman baptized through virtual connection with Pennsylvania church

As she began to connect with the West Chester congregation, she asked Lead Pastor Owen White if he could help her get baptized. She had brought up the subject in the past to multiple pastors from other denominations in the San Diego area who either ignored her or simply stopped contact after initial
22 Apr 2021
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Burdette Ministry

West Virginia couple leaves everything behind to begin California street ministry

Sandy Burdette and her husband, Daniel, sold their house in West Virginia, packed their belongings in their car, and set out across the country to follow God’s call to work with the homeless and others who are on the streets.
30 Oct 2020
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Gordon Gaines

California pastor's husband killed in accident

Gordon Gaines, husband of Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene Children’s Pastor Marilyn Gaines, was killed 27 September when a pickup truck lost control and struck him in the church parking lot.
01 Oct 2020
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