Who We Are

We are Christian- we believe in the essential Christian doctrines of the Trinity, salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and that Holy Scripture is the inspired Word of God.

We are Holiness-we believe that God has called all believers to a life that is visibly marked by a fundamental change in character; a life that is marked by the love of Christ.

We are Missional- as a denomination, we hold firmly to the fact that God’s love is an active love that proactively reaches out into the world. Following the footsteps of Christ compels us to do the same in our communities.

Sunday School 9:45 am
Morning Worship 10:45 am
Evening Worship 6:00 pm

About Us

Alma Church of the Nazarene was organized on February 6, 1958 under the leadership of Rev. Arthur Beard. There were twenty charter members. They met in the Allen home until the church was built. The first service in the new church building was held for Christmas services, 1958. In 1969, the parsonage was built. The new sanctuary was completed in 1976 to provide for a growing church. The parsonage was moved to a new location in 2004 to provide more parking areas around the church but recently was sold. 

Over the years, the church has been active in many areas of ministry to Alma and the surrounding communities. The “Good news of the Gospel” continues to make an impact of Christ in the hearts and lives of people because of the ministry of this church through it’s dedicated people.

The mission is still the same, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel….” May the Church of the Nazarene in Alma continue to fulfill this mission until Jesus comes.

Pastors

1958 – Rev. Arthur Beard

1961 – Rev. Donald MacKay

1962 – Rev. Earl Hardyman

1964 – Rev. Robert Bently

1965 – Rev. J.S. Dingman

1968 – Rev. John Shoup

1973 – Rev. John Spohn

1977 – Rev. David Besko

1982 – Rev. Mark Loomis

1985 – Rev. Arthur Salisbury

1985 – Rev. Paul Mingus

1990 – Rev. Craig Crombar

1993 – Rev. Stephen Shook

2009 – Rev. Robert Mitchell

2010 – Rev. Brian Huff

2019 – Rev. Benjamin Beck