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What We Believe

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 (Christlike living) across the lands. Today the Church of the Nazarene is located in 156 world areas.
 
The Church of the Nazarene is a Great Commission church. Our mission is to make Christlike disciples in the nations. We believe that God offers to everyone forgiveness, peace, joy, purpose, love, meaning in life, and the promise of heaven when life is over by entering and experiencing a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are called to take this message to people everywhere.
 
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.
 
With over 26,000 congregations, our vision and mission embraces the entire world. Each local congregation of the Church of the Nazarene is a faith community ready to greet you in Jesus’ name. There you will discover opportunities not only to encounter Jesus as your Savior and Lord but also to grow as a follower of Christ. We offer worship, opportunities for serving others, fellowship, and training. We invite you to experience the unique fellowship of the Church of the Nazarene.
 
For more information about the Church of the Nazarene, visit: www.nazarene.org
Taken from the Church of the Nazarene website

Leadership

Pastoral Team

 REV. JEFF WILSON

 LEAD PASTOR 
Pastor Jeff is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, where he has been in full time ministry since 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Nazarene College–where he also met and married the ‘Little Mop Girl’ from Virginia— and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Leadership from Northwest Nazarene University. Jeff served in Quincy, MA, before moving to North Carolina. He served in Burlington, Charlotte and Mooresville as well as three years as NC District NYI President. Pastor Jeff’s first Sunday with us was February 1, 2015.
Along with their three amazing children, Sam (16), Jamie (15) and Abby (9), Jeff and Melissa are thrilled to serve the people and community of Kings Mountain during this new assignment. Sam is an 11th grade student at Kings Mountain High School who enjoys basketball and any trivia competition where he can beat his dad! Jamie is a 9th grade student who enjoys basketball and football as well as being the family comedian. Abby is a spunky third grader who enjoys all things girly, school and dance class. Melissa has worked full time at Central Piedmont Community College for ten years in various roles. She’s also a full time graduate student.
On February 14, 2016, the church voted to call Rev. Jeff Wilson to be our pastor. We are excited about what God has in store for our church and the Wilson family in this new relationship.

DEL FORD

YOUTH COORDINATOR

DAWN YORK

COMPASSION

REV. WINSTON MORRISON

PASTORAL CARE

Executive Directors

Del Ford

YOUTH

Donna Sisk

MISSIONS,
MACEDONIA FUND, MARTHA MINISTRIES

Kathy Smith

SDMI (ADULT  MINISTRIES), PRIME TIME

Christi Cummings

WORSHIP EXPERIENCE, VISUAL EXPERIENCE

Mike Bumgardner

BUILDING & GROUNDS, USHERS, SECURITY

Justin Gsellman

MARKETING

Gary Cummings

FINANCE, GENERAL ADMINISTRATION, GREETERS

Jackie Gimpel

CHILDREN

 

History

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Kings Mountain Church of the Nazarene began on Cherokee St. in Kings Mountain, NC in 1940.
In 2006, we sold our church on Cherokee St. in Kings Mountain.  Our last service in our old worship center was on June 4, 2006.  The following Sunday (June 11, 2006) we held our first worship service in the Kings Mountain YMCA.  This would begin our three year journey to our new worship center on Countryside Rd. in Kings Mountain.  During our stay at the YMCA, we had to set-up and tear-down every time we had a service. We were able to have Sunday morning and Wednesday night services, but due to the operating hours of the YMCA, we were unable to have Sunday night services during the three years we were there.
 
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On May 31, 2009 we held our last service in the YMCA.
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Our new Worship Center in 2009
On June 7, 2009 we had our first service in our new worship center.  Our worship center consists of a multi-purpose sanctuary designed to seat approximately 300 people for worship services.  It is also used for meals and other activities.  The worship center also consists of several classrooms and offices. 
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Our Dedication Service for our new Worship Center in 2009.
steeple-3-picsOur steeple being installed on April 12, 2013.
On February 14, 2016, the church voted to call Rev. Jeff Wilson to be our new pastor. Rev. Wilson joined us on February 1, 2015 as our interim pastor. 
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