Family Camp

Missionaries Dr. Greg and Amy Crofford of Africa Nazarene University share in the first Sunday morning service and the daily discipleship sessions. Dr. Norman Moore speaks in the evening services, the youth enjoying the ENC team and Rev. Jack Schmidt, Revs. Ken and Lorrie Eash teach the children, and the ever famous gaga pit. All of this was directed by Rev. Elizabeth Shaw, Jim and Stephanie Sheets and Stan and Bea McLain. What a wonderful week!

Carthage Announces New Pastor


Upstate New York District Superintendent Kevin C. Dunlop is pleased to announce the unanimous election of Rev. Jamie McBride as Pastor of the Carthage Church of the Nazarene. Pastor McBride, wife Tiffany and sons Mikah and Ezra will be welcomed by the congregation on June 10 when a service of installtion will take place at 11 AM. Pastor Jamie is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a major in Christian Ministries and a minor in theology. He has served as a pastor in Indiana and most recently at First Church of the Nazarene in Anna, IL. He was ordained as Elder in 2014. Tiffany has a degree in nursing. Congratulations to the Carthage church family in calling Pastor McBride, Tiffany and sons!

Congratulations and Welcome to our Newest Upstate Church


Congratulations and welcome to our newest Upstate church, Buffalo Message of Life Church of the Nazarene, which was organized in a wonderful service on May 6. Lay Pastor Jean Pierre Kabeya and church family, we love you! 45 persons joined as charter members. District Assistant Rev. Ken Blish and District Superintendent Rev. Kevin Dunlop led in receiving the new members and in the official organization as a Church of the Nazarene. To God be the Glory!

New Pastor at Syracuse Christ Community

The members and friends of Syracuse Christ Community Church of the Nazarene and Upstate New York District Superintendent Kevin C. Dunlop are pleased to announce that Rev. Joshua T. Johnson has accepted the call to be lead pastor of Christ Community church beginning on May 20, 2018.


Pastor Joshua and Jennifer and their children are excited to become part of the church family. Rev. Johnson has been serving as senior pastor at New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene in Louden, NH, since 2012, and previously in church assignments in Missouri. Ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene since 2012, he is also a graduate of Gordon College (BA in Biblical Studies and English Language and Literature) and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theoligical Seminary. He served as an adjunct instructor in Biblical Hebrew and was elected to preach the Corlett Senior Sermon while a student at the seminary. Rev. Johnson is also a member of the ENC Board of Trustees. Jennifer works in communications services for a large corporation.

We welcome this outstanding pastor and preacher, spouse Jennifer and their children to Upstate New York!

Buffalo First Church

Wonderful worship service this morning at Buffalo First Church of the Nazarene. It was good to be with Pastor Bruce and Annabelle Noffsinger and the church family.

Palm Sunday at Keeseville Good Shepherd Church

Wonderful Palm Sunday worship with Pastor Richard and Deb Reese at the Keesville church. This loving church family has been caring and praying for their pastor in some days of health challenges. We loved the soup lunch following the service.

Pastoral Review at Binghamton

Outstanding two year Church/Pastoral review at Binghamton on March 20. Pastor Wayne and Tammy Hokanson and the church board are praying and planning for God’s guidance in ministry to their community and beyond. Thankful for this faithful pastor and church family!

Pastoral Review at Arcade Crossroads Church

Outstanding Church/Pastoral review this Sunday evening at Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Arcade, NY. Co-pastors Karenlee and Stephen Belokur and the church board are working together in unity for God’s mission in western NY.