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 2.7 million members worshiping in over 31,000 local congregations in 164 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, his wife, met in college at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and have been married for 29 years. They have two kids: Drew, who lives and works in Bowling Green, Ky, and Emily, who lives and does ministry with her husband, Hunter, in Lement, Il.

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 Sherrif'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.

Pastor Makenzie Sherwood
Children's Pastor - msherwood@gtownnaz.org

Originally from Southport, North Carolina Pastor Makenzie has recently graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelors in Children's Ministry and she is currently studying her Master's Of Divinity with a concentration in Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. Makenzie felt called to Ministry at a young age, and is passionate about ensuring children have a space to learn and ask questions about God; she believes firmly that children have an incredible capability to know Jesus Christ intamitely and feels honored to pilgrimage with them on their journey. In her free time, Makenzie enjoys reading, playing piano and spending time outside and her favorite passage in scripture is Isaiah 43:19.

Pastor Josiah Gardiner 

Worship and Media Pastor- jgardiner@gtownnaz.org

Pastor Josiah grew up in Mountain Lake, Minnesota where his parents served as missionaries, and moved to Kentucky to attend Asbury University where he recieved a degree in worship arts with a minor in audio production. Josiah's favorite scripture passage is found in Isaiah 41:10, which says "Fear not for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will stregthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." In His free time, he enjoys hiking at red river gorge, watching movies and playing sports.