Southwest Church of the Nazarene Leadership
Southwest Church of the Nazarene is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Pastor Jamie Spurlock
Pastor Jamie, was appointed to serve as Southwest Church of the Nazarene's Lead Pastor in Nov. 2017 . Prior to that, he served as the Children's Pastor of [ Living Faith Church of the Nazarene in Ralston, NE .
The attributes that best describe Pastor's Jamie as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and a loving heart. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Southwest Church of the Nazarene where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Pastor Jamie takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending the first hours of his day focused on Bible study.
He is an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene.
Pastor Jamie has been happily married to his wife, and ministry partner Sue. They have six Children and thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild..
Associate Pastor, Communications and Media
Doug was recently assigned as Associate Pastor for Communications and Media at Southwest Church of the Nazarene in June of this year. Previously he served as the Sound and Streaming Service Technician here at Southwest Church of the Nazarene from October 2019 to May 2020.
Doug is currently enrolled in the Ministry Preparation Program at Nazarene Bible College and is working towards meeting the requirements for Ordination in The Church of the Nazarene as an Elder and has the desire to continue serving doing God's work in the area of Global Missions as a Missionary in the future.
Executive Director, Love the Child Early Learning Center
My love for children and Jesus has brought me to my current adventure . . . The Director of Love the Child Early Learning Center at Southwest Church of the Nazarene. We opened in the Summer of 2019 providing care for God's special gifts and what an amazing adventure it has been. Seeing each day every child's God given talents and their growing love for Jesus.
Prior to this, I was Communications Director at the Donald O. Clifton Child Development Center at Gallup, Inc. for 28 fabulous years.
I am married to PastorJamie and we have combined 6 great children, 13 amazing grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. We are so Blessed!!!
"Guard what has been entrusted to your care." 1 Timothy 6:20
Mary began attending Southwest Church of the Nazarene in February 1997. She has served as Office Administrator for most of that time. Mary has also served as a Board Member, Children's Ministry Director and Sunday School Superintendent.
Mary's heart is to serveJesus in any capacity the He calls her to and trusts Him to give her the ability and direction in fulfilling her responsibilities. Mary loves Jesus and wants to love and serve those around her.
Mary was married for 44 years to the love of her life until his untimely passing from Cancer in 2016. Together, they had 2 children and have 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Isaac & Kelsey Smith
Directors, Teen Ministry
Isaac and Kelsey were both raised in southern Missouri, where prior to meeting, both worked with the teens in their respective church's. After getting married they felt God continuing that call on their lives and became the youth leaders at Southwest Church of the Nazarene in 2018. "We love watch God work in the lives of the next generation and showing them the love of Christ."
Director, Children's Ministry
Renee has been attending Southwest Church of the Nazarene since November 2017 when Pastor Jamie was appointed as Lead Pastor and was just recently appointed in October 2019 to her current position. Prior to that, Renee helped with Children's Church at Living Faith Church of the Nazarene in Ralston, NE.
Renee's most notable attribute is her ability through her love of children, is to teach them about Jesus in a creative way that enhances their ability to learn and have fun while doing it.
Renee has been blessed in her life with two amazing children and one granddaughter that are her complete world.