NEWSWORTHY ITEMS

Laypersons of the Year Recognized at District Assembly 2017

Each year, every local pastor is asked to nominate persons from his/her local church who represent outstanding servant qualities and exemplify the character of Christ beyond the walls of the church.  This year, instead of selecting a single award-winner, the district was pleased to recognize one couple and two individuals as recipients of this prestigious recognition. Wall plaques for “Laypersons of the Year” were awarded to the following: Gil & Sharon Harris (Cornerstone Church), Hazel Radar (Jackson Church), and Henry Dillon (Gallipolis Church).

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THE CLASS OF 2017

EIGHT SERVANTS WERE ELECTED TO ELDER’S ORDERS AT OUR RECENT DISTRICT ASSEMBLY HELD AT THE GROVE CITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE. The class of 2017 included the following new ministers: Lonnie J. Aleshire Sr., James A. Humphrey, Christa Long-Jamison, J. Mikeal Lanning, Heather L. Malott, Cynthia L. McCorkle, Janet J. Walker, and Matthew A. Walls. Ordination Picture: From Left to Right/Bottom to Top: (* indicates ordinand) Row 1 (front): Rev. Lonny* & Donna Aleshire, Rev. Heather* Malott, Mrs. Heather Walls Row 2: Rev. Christa* Long-Jamison, Rev. Cynthia* McCorkle, Rev. Bryan Mallot, Rev. Matthew* Walls Row 3: Rev. James* Humphrey, Rev. Robert McCorkle, Rev. Janet* Walker Row 4 (back): Dr. David Graves, General ...

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THE RETIREMENT STORY

At our recent District Assembly, Rev. Jeff Gray read the names and service records of five retiring elders and one retiring deacon: [Elders] George J. Leatherwood served 36 years, Edson E. Myers served 24 years, Bobby L. Taylor served 33 years, Josh T. Lively served 24 years, T. Rod Reynolds served 23 years, and [Deacon] Ruth Ann Fellure served 14 years. Those in attendance were presented with plaques by General Superintendent Dr. David Graves on behalf of the entire Board of General Superintendents.  We congratulate these outstanding servants for their faithfulness to God, the Church, and our District across the ...

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A RECORD NUMBER OF FIRST-TIME LICENSE RECIPIENTS

Rev. Jeff Gray (District Secretary) read the names of those receiving a District Licenses for the first time, noting that this was the largest number of first time licensees in the history of South Central Ohio District: Those receiving the District Licenses were: [Elder Candidates] Jacob I. Barker, Clifford A. Blevins, Jr., Steven Brown, Jr., Stephannie A. Eppley, Christopher L. Fleece, Sawyer A. Harlow, Carlos A. Huertas, Sandra L. Cordoba-Huertas, Christina L. Kidd, Bradley W. Lautenschleger, Darel Williamson, Brittany R. Zahler [Deacon Candidates] Eric W. Parsons, James A. Ruark [Licensed Ministers] Clayton C. Christopher. Then our District Superintendent, Pastor Trevor Johnston, ...

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LOWER LIGHTS CHRISTIAN HEALTH CENTER RECEIVES RECOGNITION

Here is a recent note that was distributed to all the employees from Dr. Dana Vallangeon announcing some exciting news related to the ongoing mission of Lower Lights Christian Health Center (LLCHC).  We join the entire Columbus Ohio community in expressing our appreciation for the ongoing services that this Nazarene ministry continues to offer to the metro area.  Here is an excerpt from Dr. Dana's notification:  "Dear Staff,  I wanted to share a few items with you briefly. First, LLCHC was part of the Mayor's State of the City Address last Thursday, February 23rd. This was a great honor and great news. ...

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Read Johnston's Jottings

Welcome to the site of the South Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene. We are a family of 74 unique congregations located in an area stretching from the state capital of Columbus on the northern edge of the district, to the cities of Portsmouth and Marietta along the Ohio River in the southern part of the state. The mission of the International Church of the Nazarene is also our mission: To Make Christ-Like Disciples in the Nations. Our purpose is to equip pastors and churches on our district to effectively spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We trust that the information you gather from reading these pages will both inspire and encourage you to take advantage of our resources and useful links.

Rev. Trevor Johnston, District Superintendent

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DISTRICT CHURCH LOCATIONS

district ENGAGE map 2014   We have provided this map as a tool to help you identify the locations of our district churches. The colored areas represent four sectional targets for the intra-district Work & Witness ministry that we have named ENGAGE.