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WE BELIEVE

GOD:  We believe in one God, the Creator of all things, who reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

JESUS:  We believe in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man at the same time.  Humbly, He became like us to redeem and restore us to a right relationship with God.  He is the only way to God the Father.

HOLY SPIRIT:  We believe the Holy Spirit empowers and equips all believers to live holy lives.  The Spirit of the living God moves with us so that we may be the visible presence of an invisible God in our world.

THE BIBLE:  We believe that the Bible is the living Word of God.  We stand on the promises of His Word and refuse to water down His message.

SIN:  We believe sin separates us from God.  In our own strength we can do nothing to fix the problem of sin.  However, through the love and grace of God by the death and resurrection of His Son the sins of all Christ followers are washed away.

THE CHURCH:  We believe that the church is the Body of Christ, carrying out His mission and advancing His kingdom in the world through the power of the Holy Spirit.

BAPTISM:  We believe that baptism is an outward expression of the inward decision to make Jesus Lord of your life.  Baptism is not only an act of obedience but it is also a celebration of a transformed life.

PRAYER:  We believe that prayer is foundational for every Christ follower.  Prayer is essential to connection with God through prayer He moves in our lives and in our world.

GENEROSITY:  We believe that we are better together.  Generosity is an attitude that puts others and God's kingdom before self.  Generosity with our financial resources demonstrates our trust in God, our gratitude toward His provision, and it demonstrates our desire to be a part of advancing His kingdom.

SERVING:  We believe that every person within the Body of Christ has a purpose and a function.  The Church works at its optimal level when all of its people are committed to advancing God's kingdom.  Therefore we place a high value on serving within our church, in our local community, and in our world.

COMMUNION:  We believe in the practice of the Lord's Supper.  Several times a year we dedicate a time in our services to remember sacrifice of Christ's broken body and shed blood for the forgiveness of sin.  All Christ followers are welcome to participate.

MEET OUR PASTORS

  1. Senior Pastor
Larry Crum
    Senior Pastor Larry Crum
    Senior Pastor of Rochester First Church of the Nazarene. His wife Ruth Crum is very involved in the weekly function of the church and they have raised 4 children together and have several grandchildren.
  2. Associate Pastor
Marshall Ruddle
    Associate Pastor Marshall Ruddle
    Has been a part of the Rochester Nazarene ministerial staff since 2000. Pastor Marshall's humorous and memorable presentation of God's word speaks directly to people's hearts. He seeks to inspire and encourage people to reach their full potential in Jesus Christ.
  1. Youth Leader
Luke Perczak
    Youth Leader Luke Perczak
    He has been involved in youth ministry for over 10 years. He along with his wife Gina and their three children (Olivia, Emma, and Roman) have been attending Rochester First Church of the Nazarene for just over one year. Luke has a heart for youth ministry, and his goal is to help encourage and come along side youth in their walk with the Lord, while building a personal relationship with them as well.