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Greg Hephner

Remembering Gregory Hephner

Gregory Hephner, 59, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away 21 February 2024. He was a member of the General Board of the Church of the Nazarene, elected in June 2023. He passed just six weeks after receiving a glioblastoma diagnosis.
29 Feb 2024
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Philip Sessions

Celebrating the life, ministry of R. Phillip Sessions

Ronald “Phillip” Sessions, 86, of Cullman, Alabama, passed away 10 February 2024. He was a retired district superintendent who led the Alabama South (now Central Gulf Coast) District from 1988 to 1997.
20 Feb 2024
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New Waverly sanctuary

Tennessee church celebrates new building after devastating floods

Waverly Church of the Nazarene celebrated the opening of its new building on Sunday, 4 February, at a new location for the first time in the church’s 80-year history.
07 Feb 2024
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Hugh Smith

Remembering Hugh Smith

Hugh Lansden Smith of Roswell, Georgia, passed away on 1 January 2024. Hugh served as a pastor and district superintendent in addition to dedicating his life to spreading compassion, faith, and kindness to those around him.
05 Feb 2024
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Kendall Franklin

Kendall Franklin appointed superintendent of Kansas District

Kendall Franklin was appointed superintendent of the Kansas District . He currently serves as pastor of Woodland Lakes Community Church of the Nazarene in Wichita, Kansas.
02 Feb 2024
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Rogers First

Lay ministry courses impact Arkansas church

Three women seeking to dive deeper into their faith and Nazarene theology have found life through the Church of the Nazarene’s Discipleship Place lay ministry courses.
02 Feb 2024
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Moving Ministers Church

Moving Ministers: January 2024

Compiled by the General Secretary's Office from district reports, Moving Ministers is a monthly listing of Nazarene ministers in new assignments on the USA/Canada Region. To view the report for January, click read more.
01 Feb 2024
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NITN Jan

Nazarenes in the News: January 2023

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members. North Carolina pastor shares impact of Local Church Grant with board of trustees. Lake Junaluska, North Carolina ( Foundation for Evangelism, Dec 21, 2023) - Rev. Jeremy Reese, pastor of
26 Jan 2024
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Choctaw prayer

Oklahoma church creates Native American ministry

As part of Native American Heritage Month last November, Faith Community Church of the Nazarene in Poteau, Oklahoma, has launched a new Native American ministry program.
18 Jan 2024
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Washington church blesses houseless population through food donations

Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene partnered with a local restaurant to help deliver extra food to the houseless population in Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
11 Jan 2024
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For the first time, the Belgian Church of the Nazarene meets at a rented church space in Mechelen.

Church of the Nazarene welcomes Belgium as…

01 Mar 2024
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Coastal Sunrise

In Memoriam: 1 March 2024

29 Feb 2024
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Greg Hephner

Remembering Gregory Hephner

29 Feb 2024
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Fili Chambo

2024 annual report of the Board of General…

26 Feb 2024
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