Relationships matter most! When we say "connect" we are talking about a real connection (relationship) with God and with each other. When asked what the greatest commandment was, Jesus said 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and the second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself." According to Jesus, love for God and people is where it's at. Relationships matter most. That's what we mean when we say "connect."
Jayme Reger will
begin serving as our next Pastor to Families with Children on Aug. 28,
2017. Jayme has a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary
Studies, PK-8 and has served for the last 2 years leading the children’s
ministry at the Hurricane (WV) Church of the Nazarene. She was also the WV South District Children’s
Ministry Director. Jayme was born right here in Marion but has travelled quite
a bit while following her husband’s Air Force career. She and Jeremy have three kids – Jordan (13),
Julianne (10), and Josephine (4). We look forward to welcoming them to the MFCN
Robin Montony will be joining our office staff Aug 14, 2017. Robin has extensive business and leadership experience that will be a great benefit to MFCN. Her primary role in our office will be helping us with database management and policy development. Robin has attended MFCN since January of 2015 and has one son who lives in Dayton, OH.
We will be having Baptism's on Sunday, August 27th, during our 10:45am service. There will be a make-up baptism class on Wednesday, August 23rd, for those who may have missed the first class.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and would like to be baptized, please click the logo!
At Marion First Church, we offer multiple worship gatherings to make sure everyone who comes through our doors finds a place to connect and open up to God's presence.
8:30am Classic- Our Classic service is comprised of a mix of hymns, both old and new, and modern worship songs. Piano and keyboards lead the way as we sing together. Our Celebration Choir sings every Sunday in the 8:30 service. Our lead pastor, Dr. Steve Estep, gives a relevant message from God's word.
9:45am Kidzstuf Live- Our Kidzstuf Live service, the service where kids bring their parents to worship! Listen to fun music and videos as well as hilarious and heart-touching dramas and a word from Pastor Johnny. Parents please attend with your children. All ages welcome! Kidz Stuf services do not take place during summer months.
10:45am Modern- Our Modern service offers today's music in a modern style. Electric guitars and drums back our worship leader as we turn up the volume and praise God with all we have. Our lead pastor, Dr. Steve Estep, brings a relevant message from God's word.
11:00am In His Name- In His Name is our community meal and worship service centered around the table. All are welcome to come and enjoy a free lunch as an outreach ministry of our church. Pastor Gregg Parkman or Pastor Rob Utley bring a message from God's word.
Plan Your Visit to Marion First Church of the Nazarene
Are you coming to a service at Marion First? Please let us know, and we will contact you with details on visiting MFCN. We will also set you up with your own personal guide, to help you get around our campus and answer any questions!
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Dr. Steve Estep and his wife Michelle came to Marion 1st on June 4, 2017. Steve was born and raised in West Virginia. He attended Mt. Vernon Nazarene University where he and Michelle met. Pastor Steve is a graduate of Nazarene Theological Seminary (M.Div) and McCormick Theological Seminary (D.Min). Prior to coming to MFCN he served as Sr. Pastor of Clarksville (TN) Grace and Harrisonville, MO Churches of the Nazarene. Pastor Steve has been an adjunct professor of preaching at Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) since 2006. Steve was elected as President of the NTS Alumni Association in 2014 and is on the Board of Trustees for Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is a member of the board of directors for Restoring the Warriors Heart, a non-profit ministry to military families. Steve is a big fan of the 6-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. His hobbies include working out, fishing, hunting, riding motorcycles and jet-skis. He especially enjoys date nights with Michelle. Pastor Steve and Michelle have three kids - Brandon (23), Brooke (21) and Blake (19) and a boxer named Bo.
Pastor Johnny Edler is our "hometown boy", born and raised in Marion, OH and now serving as Executive Pastor. He has attended Marion First Church of the Nazarene his entire life and is now entering his thirteenth year in Ministry. It is a hard job containing all that energy of an Executive Pastor and spunky dad/ husband, but his wife Amy is doing her best after seventeen years of marriage. Johnny and Amy have two amazing daughters that share the heart of God serving within Children's Ministries. Brooke is 17, and Samantha is 14. Both girls help serve each and every week in ministry and all those times when dad says "hey girls", daddy needs ya- they are ready to assist and serve. Pastor Johnny is a ordained minister within the Church of the Nazarene. Johnny is all about a healthy lifestyle which includes consistent exercising, running, golf and disc golf. He is also enjoying more of the outdoors, fishing and hunting, with his daughter Brooke and his nephews. Pastor Johnny is the spunkiest of all our staff but we love his enthusiasm and willingness to answer God's call in all ministries within the church.
Pastor Steve deWeber and his wife Cindy grew up in southern California. They have three children, Adam who was formerly on staff at MFCN, but is now in Raleigh, NC, Eric who lives in Boca Raton, FL and Amy, now also living in Raleigh, NC. Pastor Steve is an alumnus of Point Loma Nazarene University and graduate of Bartlesville Wesleyan University. He has served in several areas of ministry in California, Oklahoma, Idaho and at MFCN 1990 – 2003. The deWebers have been back on our staff since January 2009. Steve enjoys reading, walking, swimming and playing with his grandkids.
Pastor Gregg Parkman and his wife Wendi are celebrating their tenth year in ministry and joined MFCN in 2014. Pastor Gregg has served as Associate Pastor at Xenia Nazarene and as lead Pastor of Riverside Nazarene, a satellite church of Xenia Nazarene. Gregg and Wendi are blessed with three beautiful daughters Savanna, Shelbi, and Selah. Gregg's passion is to reach the lost for Christ through preaching and innovative outreach. Gregg and Wendi enjoy actively participating with their daughters' activities and family adventures in their free time.
Pastor Rob Utley and his wife Melody grew up in Marion Ohio and have been married for 17 years. Rob and Melody have 2 amazing and beautiful children, Madyson (16) and Austin (11). Pastor Rob has served for 4 years as associate/executive pastor at Marion Life Link and currently serves as an associate pastor here at MFCN since 2014. Pastor Rob and his family enjoy sports of all kinds. He enjoys playing softball, coaching his sons basketball and baseball teams and watching old movies. He is a huge Sherlock Holmes fan.
Kevin Milligan-Lower Level Maintenance/Custodian
Tina Spurlock- Upper Level Custodian
John Tallman- Church Maintenance