Our Denomination

The Church of the Nazarene is a Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition whose mission is to spread the message of Christ-like living. Organized in 1908, the Church is now home to more than 1.8 million members worshiping in over 26,000 local congregations in 156 world areas.

We are passionate about making a difference in the world by taking the good news of Jesus Christ to people everywhere. Today there are over 700 missionaries serving around the world. Each wNazarene-Christlike-discipleseek, Nazarenes worship in more than 212 languages or tribal languages.

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.

The Church of the Nazarene believes in its mandate is to “go into all the world.” Paducah First is thrilled to be a part of this great work of evangelism around the world.