Staff, Ministries and Beliefs


Pastor Harrison Pastor Don Harrison
Pastor Don grew up in Batavia IL. He and his wife Kim have been married for over 18 years and have two kids, Andrew (19) and Jacob (18). Pastor Don became a believer in 1990 after realizing his need for forgiveness and Jesus in his life. He first felt the call into pastoral ministry in 1995. Pastor completed his course of study and was ordained in 2008. He has served as senior pastor in Carlinville since November of 2006.

“If a man seeks to find a certain place,

 there are many roads he does not need

 to know, but the particular road that

 leads where he desires to go is


P. F. Bresee, Nazarene Messenger, 1908


Teens and Youth Puppet Ministry Adult Ministries
Children's Ministries Youth Ministries Puppet Ministries Adult Ministries
  • KIDS Church with the Bible Answer Guys on Sunday Mornings.
  • Kid Stuff on Wednesday at 7:00 PM.
  • Vacation Bible School.
  • Teen/Youth Group (6th - 12th grade).
  • SNAC on 2nd Sunday night after church.
  • Community Involvement helping out at various organizations around town to make a difference including Macoupin County Military Support and the local Animal shelter.
  • Kids, teens and adults performing shows at church and on the road.
  • If you would like our Puppet Team to come to your church or outreach event, call the church office at 217-854-8849.
  • Sunday School classes on various topics.
  • Senior Lunch on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
  • Men's monthly breakfast on 3rd Saturday.

Food Ministries  
  • Every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 9:30 we meet to help families in need.  Everybody is welcome.
  • Volunteer opportunities available!

Who Are These Nazarenes?

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 151 world areas.

The Church of the Nazarene is a Great Commission church. 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.

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Phineas F. Bresee
Church of the Nazarene

“The Church of the Nazarene is in the morning of its existence, and the sun never sets in the morning.” Phineas F. Bresee - Founder, Church of the Nazarene