Our church began as a small gathering of bible believing christians in the small community of Wilmington Ohio. Mostly farming families, their worldview was shaped by hard work and the land they worked. Raising barns for friends and family and lending a hand to their neighbors; community was a central part of who they were.
The values that were important to our church's founders still shape who we are today. It's most evidenced in the way we strive to serve our family, friends, and the community around us. Guided by the words of Jesus, as recorded in Matthew 22:37-40, we aim to love God and love others. This means that in addition to our weekly worship, we make an effort during the week to serve those outside our church walls.
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” - MATTHEW 22:37-40 -
The Church of the Nazarene functions with a Senior Pastor in a leadership role. They are supported by an elected board of church elders who support the work of the pastors and share the responsibility of decision making. All the local churches are organized into districts, with a Superintendent at the head, supported by a district board. These districts are in turn overseen by General Superintendents who are supported by a general church board of directors. In this way, Nazarene churches are able to support each others work and ministries. Sharing resources, leadership, and knowledge between local churches, districts, and world regions benefits all the churches.
Our Local Church
Our Local Leadership:
Pastor Rod Walley and his wife Jessica are passionate about serving the congregation and community of Wilmington and surrounding areas. Pastor Rod is returning to his home District after having served in churches on the Big Island of Hawaii and 14 years of Pastoring in Kentucky. Ordained as a Elder in 2009, he studied at the University of Hawaii, Nazarene Bible College, and Lindsey Wilson College, majoring in Christian Ministry and Human Services with a emphasis in marital and family counseling. While passionately following the call of God on their lives, they have built many lasting relationships and memories along the way. Both Pastor Rod and Jessica have a heart to see God move in all our lives and chase Jesus till the end.
If you would like to speak with any members of our leadership team you can reach them through the church office. They would love to hear from you!
We're located at 2193 Wayne Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177.
SCHEDULE: Small Groups - Sun 9:30am | Worship - Sun 10:45am | Adult Bible Study - Wed 6:00pm