Who Are We?

The Church of the Nazarene was founded in 1908 by a group of folks serving some down-and-out communities in Los Angeles, CA. They determined that the best way to serve the urban poor was by ministering to entire families. So, they formed a church: the Church of the Nazarene. Our name comes from John 1:43-46, where upon hearing that the Messiah was Jesus of Nazareth, the soon-to-be disciple Nathaniel scoffed. Can anything good come out of Nazareth? In 1908, many people wondered if anything good could come out of the places where the Church of the Nazarene was planting its roots. Today, some people ask that question of their own families, communities, and neighborhoods. Our answer?

A resounding YES.

Our Mission

To share God's great love with the world.

We aim to love God & neighbor completely,

to speak & live the Gospel truthfully,

& to grow as a community faithfully.

Our Pastor

So Jesus came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God... (Eph. 2:17-19)

Pastor Alex(ander) Wilson has pastored our church since the fall of 2017. He is a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University (2014) and Nazarene Theological Seminary (2017). Pastor Alex is passionate about planting roots in the downtown Leavenworth area, and developing a strong community and building bridges between people from all walks of life, all for the sake of proclaiming the Good News Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God.

He is joined in ministry by his amazing wife, Alex(andra) Wilson. They have one daughter, Frances, who was born in May of 2018.

Pastor Alex loves music, basketball (NCAA & NBA), and coffee.

Our Beliefs

We believe that God is . . .

One essential being, revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The creator and sustainer of the entire universe.

Holy, loving, and always with us.

We believe that Jesus Christ is . . .

The Son, the eternal Word of God, fully divine and fully human.

The perfect atonement for sin and the measure of God's love for us.

The one who has died, is risen, and is coming again.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is . . .

Always present in, working with, and empowering God's Church.

Convincing us of sin and leading us to faith in Christ.

Graciously renewing, radically transforming, and faithfully perfecting believers in holiness.

We believe that Scripture is . . .

The 66 books of the Old and New Testament.

The perfect story of God's perfect redeeming work for all people.

Faithfully inspired by God, creatively shaped by human writers.

We believe that the Church is . . .

A diverse community that confesses Christ as Lord.

Made new by Christ and brought together by the Holy Spirit.

Called for God's mission of redemption and reconciliation.

We believe that Baptism is . . .

A sacrament symbolizing acceptance and belonging in God's family.

A means of grace that proclaims trusting faith in Christ.

For all believers and for children.

We believe that the Lord's Supper is . . .

A sacrament meant to be shared as often as possible.

A means of grace in which Christ is present.

A meal of joy, peace, grief, hope, unity, and life.

For more information about our beliefs, check out the Articles of Faith of the Church of the Nazarene. In harmony with our fellow believers across the many traditions of Christian faith, we also affirm the creeds of our historical Christian heritage.

Apostles' Creed | Nicene-Constantinople Creed | Athanasian Creed | Chalcedon Creed


We would love to meet you! For more information on how to find us and what you can expect, click HERE.