Hilliard Church Completes Major Expansion Project

Over eight years have passed since the merger of two sisters churches that came together to form the Hilliard Church of the Nazarene.  Due to facilitiy limitations, the potential for growth and ministry impact were severely hindered.  Last September, the two-year faith journey resulted in the construction of a brand new addition that now serves as their multi-use ministry center.  We congratulate co-Pastors Malcolm Schoener and Kevin Meyers as well as the entire congregation in this tremendous commitment that will better enable them to reach the lost, hurting and struggling people of their community.

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District NMI Spring Tour

District NMI Spring Tour

 Rev. John Haines is currently serving as a global missionary in Switzerland for the Church of the Nazarene.  The primary focus of his current missionary service includes Education and Leadership Development on the Eurasia Region.  Currently, Rev. Haines is touring all ten zones across our district to provide a progress report on the missional efforts of the Church of the Nazarene through Nazarene Mission International.  The photo below was taken by Pastor Steve Dupler at the recent Newark and Zanesville Zone Rally.

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West Broad Church moves into their brand new facilities

After several challenging months of planning and patience, Pastor Wayne Beard will lead his congregation to "possess the new land" that God has graciously blessed them with at 7430 West Broad Street, Galloway, Ohio.  On Sunday, March 8, 2015 the DREAM finally becomes REALITY.  Pastor Trevor Johnston will be conducting the official dedication of this new facility on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in a very special 3:00 pm ceremony.  Everyone is welcome and invited to attend.                                                           

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Pastor Rob Hale

Ironton First Celebrates 100 years of Ministry

Please enjoy this featured report from a local news station highlighting the historic centennial celebration of Ironton First Church of the Nazarene. These two articles have all the details: Ironton Tribune WOWK TV Channel 13

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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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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



CHURCHES ARE ON THE MAP THAT IS PARKED AT THE LINK POSTED HERE: district ENGAGE map 2014 district-map-2014-updated-2-3-15 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.