Through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ


We believe in God the father who is the Creator and Ruler of our world. He is a single God with three equal entities called the trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit 

We believe in Christ who is equal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus after living a sinless life offered himself as a sacrifice for our sins, because of his great love for us. He demonstrated his power over death when he arose from the dead after three days. He ascended to heaven and makes intercession for us. He will one day return as king to the earth. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit who is equal to the Father and Son. He is present in the world today and helps us see our need for Jesus Christ. Once we have accepted Christ's work on the cross for us, he helps us understand why God's ways are best for us. 

For more about us:

Pastor: John Strand
Christina Noulis - Secretary & Director of Women's Ministry

Psalm 37:4 says "Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart."  As church secretary and the current Women's Ministry leader, God has fulfilled my desire to be involved in ministry.  I couldn't ask for a greater group of women who also desire to serve the Lord.  If you're looking for a church home or Christian women's group to be a part of, we'd love to meet you and serve the Lord with you. 

Marty Gunter - Youth Director

As the result of a tornado in 2011 I lost my parents. The 8 year old daughter they had adopted came to live with Patti and I. We began raising her as our own. She is now 15 and I realized how much kids need help with God in their lives. Our church was looking for a youth director and I asked if they would give me a chance. They did. I have been doing this job for a little over a year now and I love it. I would love to see our youth group grow and also our church. You can read my full testimony on the resource page under testimonies.

Jackie Tippins - NMI President

Missions are important to me.   My parents instilled in me a love of missions by showing the love of Jesus to others.  I am privileged to be the Nazarene Missions International president in a church where people are actively involved in missions locally and around the world.


A brief history of Griffin First Church of the Nazarene

It is God's desire to encourage us to be a part of his plan for the world. It was no different in October 1950 when He inspired Rev. White to come to Griffin and secured a meeting place to start prayer meetings. Following a revival in December 1951 with Rev Fuller the Griffin First Church of the Nazarene was organized and officers installed by then superintendent Rev. Anderson. Many of the charter members are pictured above.

Through the early 1950's the church saw growth and changes including several revivals, pastors, and locations. Rev. Hawkins became pastor in September 1957 and the construction of our first church building began. The first service was held in the new facility appropriately on Easter 1958. God continued to bless us with the right pastors for each season of growth. Along with an increase of membership, growth included radio ministries, the purchase of instruments, signs etc and the paying off of mortgages. 

In December 1983 the land on Zebulon Road was purchased and the ground breaking for the new building took place the following December. The first service was held Easter Sunday 1987. This membership has seen God work again paying off another mortgage. We thank God for allowing us to be a part of his plan for Griffin. We pray that you will feel inspired by God to join us in reaching out to those around us. Let's be God's family together.


Service Times

Sunday School 9:45

Church 11:00

Wednesday Bible Study 10:30


The Church of the Nazarene was organized in Pilot Point,Texas in October 1908. It has at its core the belief of entire sanctification through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.




1525 Zebulon Rd Griffin, Georgia, GA 30224


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