Backus Church of the Nazarene
Who We Are
We Are a Christian People
As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in embracing the historic Trinitarian creedal statements of Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience. more >>
We Are a Holiness People
God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called by various terms including "entire sanctification" and "baptism with the Holy Spirit"-cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness. more >>
We Are a Missional People
We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1). Our mission (a) begins in worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism and compassion, (c) encourages believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship, and (d) prepares women and men for Christian service through Christian higher education.
What Members SayAdd your voice
Michelle JRun for the hills as this church does not recognize John 3:16. Lead by a misguided Pastor who seems to believe he sits at the right hand of the Father.
BettyPeople are hurting and suffering under Pastor John and his religion of hate. I wish the Board would find a new pastor!!
David AndersonAccording to Pastor John, accepting Jesus is not enough. Unless you give him all your money he will not profess your salvation! This Pastor needs to go. Prayers for all the families he has hurt over the years!!
Mary WilsonSimply no words. I will never return to this cult lead by Pastor John and his hateful words.
Billy AndersonWow has this church changed under Pastor John and his message of hate. It’s sad to see a Pastor that believes he is God himself based on his own interpretation of the Bible. All he cares about is donations to his church expansion which he wants all the credit for.
William JohnsonThis church’s Pastor does not recognize John 3:16 which is sad. According to Pastor John belief in Jesus is not enough and you can lose your salvation. He makes sure to bring this up after one of your loved ones passes away at their service. This is NOT your parents and grandparents Nazarene church any longer. So sad to see.
JesusI am sad to report that I love nothing about this church since John took over. He is a terrible pastor and adds things to the Bible that simply are not true like his personal belief that you can lose your salvation if John is thrown out of your house when you make an unannounced visit and use “choice” words at him. John has no filter and seems to enjoy causing pain to grieving families. The Backus liquor store is just across 371 John. You would be better serving the good citizens of Backus in a business you are very familiar with. Pastoring is simply not your call!!!
JesusI am sad to report that I love nothing about this church since John took over. He is a terrible pastor and adds things to the Bible that simply are not true like his personal believe that you can lose your salvation if John is thrown out of your house when you make an unannounced visit and use “choice” words at him. John has no filter and seems to enjoy causing pain to grieving families. The Backus liquor store is just across 371 John. You would be better serving the good citizens of Backus in a business you are very familiar with. Pastoring is simply not your call!!!
Rene SawyerWe are a church of people who love one another, love our pastor and appreciate his love for us and the community our church serves. He is a gifted preacher whose sermons touch the hearts of all of us.
WillieJohn has to be the worst and most disrespectful pastor I’ve witnessed. Honestly the worst sermon I’ve ever been to. Uninspired, irrelevant, sloppy, and full of gossip. Since John took over, this place has gone downhill.