ABOUT US

Love God, Love People, and Serve the World.

 

Our vision is to be a community of believers who Love God instinctively, 
Love People
 unconditionally, and Serve the World continually. 

It is our goal to grow in our faith through worship services, Sunday school classes,
LifeGroups, Wednesday night classes, and service inside and outside the church
so we can become more like Christ in our daily lives.


Church of the Nazarene

Gtown Naz is a part of the Church of the Nazarene, the largest Protestant Christian denomination in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Organized in 1908, the Church of the Nazarene is now home to more than 2 million members worshiping in over 26,000 local congregations in 159 world areas. The distinguishing belief of Nazarenes is that of entire sanctification, the belief that God calls Christians to a life of holy living.

Pastor Mike Justice

Lead Pastor - mjustice@gtownnaz.org

Mike is a Buckeye from Ohio, but we don't hold that against him - much. He and Lois met in college at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and have been married for 29 years. They have two kids: Emily, who's a junior at Olivet Nazarene University, and Drew, who lives and works in bowling Green, KY.

Mike was a Youth Pastor for over 20 before becoming our Lead Pastor in January 2010. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Religion, a Master's Degree in Divinity, and a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Pastor Mike's passion is developing disciples who make disciples - he loves to help people make the next step in their spiritual journey to Christlikeness. As well as being our Lead Pastor, Mike serves our community as the Chaplain for the Scott County Sheriff's Office. In his "down time," Mike loves to fish, hunt, golf, play softball, and read. He has a '57 VW Bug that he hopes to restore soon, too.

Rhonda Long

Office Manager - office@gtownnaz.org

Rhonda was born and raised in Louisville, KY, but has lived in Georgetown for over 20 years. She and her husband Bill have been married for 30 years and are avid UL Cardinal fans. They have 2 daughters and a son-in-law they are extremely proud of: Abbie and Austin, and Emma.

Rhonda has been the church office manager for the past 8 years and has over 15 years office experience in administrative assist, payroll and accounting.

God has given her a heart to help those in need and for mothers and babies, so she is often found in the church nursery.

Pastor Bo Tilley

Worship Pastor - btilley@gtownnaz.org

Bo and Heather Tilley have been residents of Georgetown for most of their life. They have a 3-year old son, John, and a 1-year old daughter, Brennon. Bo and Heather been active in ministry within the Georgetown community since they were students in youth groups.

Bo has lead Worship Teams for many years and was an Audio/Visual consultant for churches throughout the state of Kentucky. He desires to lead people in authentic passionate worship. Bo and Heather work as a team to select songs and create a worship atmosphere that speaks into people’s lives - giving them encouragement, hope and a sense of thankfulness of God’s love.

Bo graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with his Bachlors degree in nursing and works as a nurse.

Pastors Michelle and Jeff Carden

Pastor to Families with Children  - mcarden@gtownnaz.org
Associate Pastor - jcarden@gtownnaz.org

Pastor Michelle was born and raised in Kansas and felt called to Children's Ministry at just 13 years old, which led her to attend college at Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City, where she met Pastor Jeff. Pastor Jeff was born and raised in Oklahoma City.  The two fell in love while earning their degrees. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor's in Children's Ministry, and Jeff studied Graphic Design with a minor in Theology. 

They have been married for five years and just added a joyful baby boy, Leo, to their family. They spent four years serving in Oklahoma before God led to across country to Georgetown. 

In their free time, Jeff and Michelle love a good board game, and it's even better when surrounded with friends as well as loving on their two fur babies! 

Both of them have a passion for families and leading families closer to Christ in every aspect of life.