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Southern California Church of the Nazarene 
Welcome to the Southern California Church of the Nazarene. We are an international church with over 60 churches located here in Southern California. We hope you will take a moment to browse through our website and get to know us. Thanks for stopping by, we look forward to meeting you and your family.
District Superintendent  
Rev. Tom Taylor,

District Superintendent

Tom was elected at the 108th District Assembly of the Southern California District (2014). He is a graduate of Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, KS (1975) and the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO (2008).  He has served three pastorates Esther-Flat River, MO (5 years); Arnold, MO (7 years); and Apple Valley, CA (19 years).  He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in theology and culture at the Nazarene Theological Seminary.  Tom and his wife Debbie live in Victorville, CA.  Debbie is a fourth-grade school teacher. Their son Derek serves on staff at El Cajon Nazarene Church and he is married to Melanie (Asplund) who is a marketing communications manager for Cytori Therapeutics.  Their daughter, Tiffany lives in Imperial Beach, CA and is a sixth-grade school teacher.
Beginning August 1, 2014, the district office will be located at Suite 313, 28465 Old Town Front Street, Temecula, CA  92590. Until there is an office phone number, you can reach me at 760-212-0611
I am pleased to introduce Bettina J. Powell as our new office secretary as of August 4, 2014. Bettina was employed as PLNU Administrative Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies in Religion (1986-1995). She also worked for Walt Disney Travel; as Administrative Assistant to the Manager of IT support for Delta Airlines LAX;  as Administrative Assistant for the Abner Trade Group;  for the Renton Church of the Nazarene and for Macys. She is the wife of retired Elder Larry Powell. 
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District Mission Statement 
We exist to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment by resourcing the development of pastors and leaders and overseeing local churches in becoming spiritually healthy and fruitful.
The Southern California District consists of sixty two congregations, fifty organized churches and twelve missions or new start congregations, with approximately ten thousand members. These congregations are increasingly reflecting the great ethnic/cultural diversity of our area. In addition to English speaking congregations, worship services are also conducted in Spanish, Samoan, French, Swahili, and Korean languages. The history of the Southern California District began soon after the founding of the Church of the Nazarene in Los Angeles over one hundred years ago. San Diego First Church of the Nazarene was established in 1907.
Nazarene Basketball Tournament 

Church of the Nazarene Basketball Tournament

Saturday March 21st, 2015

Point Loma Nazarene University Gym

5 on 5 Full Court

OPEN DIVISION-anyone age 12 to 99

For more information please contact:

Denny Clark

2435 Cades Way

Vista, CA 92081

(760) 599-1710  ext. 110


Southern California Church of the Nazarene
28465 Old Town Front st. #313
Temecula, CA 92590