​​​​​​​OUR PASTOR

Greetings my not-yet friends!


Welcome to Plattsburgh Church of the Nazarene! I'm Jon Farmer, Interim Pastor here at the Naz. Born and raised in San Diego, CA and having spent 30+ years in Tucson, AZ and then last year in Anchorage, AK, my wife Connie and I are thoroughly enjoying Upstate New York. It's amazing how many different little worlds are included in our great Nation!


You're gonna love Plattsburgh Naz! We are a wonderful mix of folks in every season life. From college to young families, from blue and white collar seasoned professionals to the recently retired, from the young in body to the young at heart, we offer new friendships all along the spectrum of human experience.


We take the Bible seriously here. Every automobile has a "motor manual", describing what it's designed for, how it will function most efficiently and how to maintain and repair it. The Bible is that manual for us human types. Nothing could be more practical for life this side of eternity. Come, let's learn from it together.


One of my favorite movies is the little known "Band Slam". It has almost as many quotable quotes as "Princess Bride". In it we're encouraged "to always do what scares you". I realize that taken too far, this could be dangerous! But along my journey I've discovered that the things most important to my growth, also scare me the most. Finding a church home can be scary, but don't back off. God has something very special for you, just around the corner.


I look forward to meeting you and enjoying our journeys together!


Live blessed!!    Pastor Jon


We are the Church of the Nazarene

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.

CORE VALUES


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WE ARE A CHRISTIAN PEOPLE

As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in embracing the historic Trinitarian creedal statements of Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience. MORE...


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WE ARE A HOLINESS PEOPLE

God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called by various terms including "entire sanctification" and "baptism with the Holy Spirit"-cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness. MORE...


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WE ARE A MISSIONAL PEOPLE

We are called to join in fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. We believe that reaching out to the lost and engaging with them will strengthen our bond with each other through God.


OUR HISTORY

The Church of the Nazarene traces its anniversary date to 1908. Its organization was a marriage that, like every marriage, linked existing families and created a new one. As an expression of the holiness movement and its emphasis on the sanctified life, our founders came together to form one people. Utilizing evangelism, compassionate ministries, and education, their church went forth to become a people of many cultures and tongues.

  • 1921 = Plattsburgh Nazarene was started as a church plant by members of a congregation in Altona. 
  • 1951 - Began construction of the current building. 
  • 1953 - May 3rd, first service of record in the current building, dedication occurred one week later on May 10th.
  • 2004 - Construction began on the gym, classroom & foyer addition.
  • 2006 - Construction on the new addition was completed. Followed soon after a second and third service was added.