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Upcoming Events
JUN

27

TUE
International General Assembly
Quadrennial Denominational Meetings
Indianapolis, Indiana
JUN

28

WED
International General Assembly
Quadrennial Denominational Meetings
Indianapolis, Indiana
REFUEL!
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Midweek Ministries for all ages.
JUN

29

THU
International General Assembly
Quadrennial Denominational Meetings
Indianapolis, Indiana
Karate Class
6:00-7:15 pm
JUN

30

FRI
International General Assembly
Quadrennial Denominational Meetings
Indianapolis, Indiana
JUL

02

SUN
Sunday Morning Fellowship
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
In The Word!
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
(Sunday School)
Guests: Rev. Jerry & Barbara Roach
10:30 AM
Jerry is a Nazarene evangelist & pastor. Barbara has sang professionally with numerous Southern Gospel groups in the past.
JUL

03

MON
Karate Class
6:00-7:15 pm
Titus 2 Women's Group
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Staff
Senior Pastor

Rev. Steve Cecil

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Pastor Steve arrived as our Senior Pastor the first week of July 2012.  He and Peggy came to us from the Fort Myers area of southwest Florida.  When asked WHY he left the beaches of Fort Myers to move to the corn fields of central Illinois, he gives the brief response--"God called me here!"  

 

Pastor has been in full-time pastoral ministry since 1981.   He is a fourth-generation Nazarene and the sixth-generation of preachers in his family.  He enjoys meeting people, making new friendships, and often finds his very active sense of humor catches people off-guard.  Pastor Steve purposely attempts to view the local church from the perspective of "the unchurched."  This helps him ask the right questions, assist the local church in meeting the real needs of the community, and gives him insight on how to effectively share the Gospel with those who are living without Christ.  He is passionate about leading people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, seeing new families become part of the local church, and helping individuals learn to live as committed followers of Jesus. 

 

Pastor was born and raised in southeast Missouri in a farming family and spent his teen years driving a tractor.  Peggy was raised in southeast Iowa near Burlington.  They met while at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.  They married on August 15, 1981.  They have four grown children...two in Illinois and two in Florida.  Four of their grandchildren are in Florida and two are here in Illinois.  To relax and unwind, Pastor and Peggy enjoy riding their motorcycle.  They also enjoy attending athletic sporting events and spending time with family and friends.

 

 


Worship Pastor

Russell Burch

Our Worship Pastor is Russ Burch.  Russ is in his 17th year as our worship leader.  He attended Olivet Nazarene University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education.  Russ also received his Master of Music Education degree from Indiana University.  He was ordained in July, 2009.  During the week, you'll find him teaching band and music for the Taylorville school district.

    "God has blessed me in so many ways!  Teaching music for 29 years, and leading worship at our church!  I'm super excited about what He has in store for West Side in the coming days!"

Rachel, Russ' wife, also graduated from Olivet Nazarene University.  She serves as the President of our local chapter of Nazarene Missions International.  Her days are occupied teaching their two daughters at home.  They also have three adult sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and two grandsons.


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