Pastor Todd (and wife Mary) was installed as the new shepherd of our Hebron Church on August 3, 2014 by District Superintendent Trevor Johnston.  Todd is a graduate from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California with a degree in Music Education and is currently working to complete the course of study for ordination through Nazarene Bible College.  Todd previously served in the field of education as music teacher and band director for sixteen years, children's pastor, youth pastor at four different churches and worship pastor at seven different churches.  He is also the son for Rev. Cecil Jones who has served as the district ...

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Jesus Film

Mr. Don Baldwin (Columbus Northwest Church) has issued the following invitation for you and your local church to become better acquainted with the Jesus Film ministry efforts around the world.  Please “SAVE THE DATE” and make your plans to attend.  Please follow this link to the information fact sheet: JESUS FILM WORLD CHALLENGE There is a immediate need for people to serve as Table Hosts for this inspirational evening.  Please print off this attached card and mail it to Don Baldwin, 2534 Timberside Drive, Columbus, OH  43235 JESUS FILM CARD_2014

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Fourth of July Parade

Fourth of July Parade Columbus Heaventrain recently joined forces with One Hope Community Church of the Nazarene to celebrate the significance of freedom by participating in the Northland Community Parade.  Thousands of pieces of candy were distributed along with spiritual tracks and invitations to the hundreds of participants.  The parade event provided both the local church and Heaventrain with tremendous community exposure and outreach.

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New Boston Church News

On Sunday, June 22, Coach Shurl Shoemaker was presented the Distinguished Service Award from his home church in honor of his 80th birthday.  This retired coach and school teacher invested his entire career serving in the Portsmouth School System and has poured his heart and life into the community as a lifelong member of the New Boston Church.  Below, Coach Shoemaker enjoys a photo op with his pastor, Rev. Mike Percell.   On another exciting note, the New Boston Church has finished a massive remolding project that includes a new sound booth with state-of-the-art sound equipment, a new projection system and wall screen, ...

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London Fresh Ground Mission

A fresh ministry partnership has been formulated between our district and the British Isles South District.  A team of twenty, ten students and ten adults, spent Spring Break week 2014 serving the Lord in the Clapham Junction area of south London.  Instead of the traditional one-dimensional approach where the entire team works on one particular project site, our Fresh Ground team served at five different project sites in collaboration with our Fresh Ground Church of the Nazarene. According to host pastor, Jason Nike, the community impact made by this ministry team has opened some rather amazing doors of ministry opportunity.  Only ...

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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





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.