Owosso First Church of the Nazarene


What we believe

The Church of the Nazarene holds onto 16 Articles of Faith.   These articles of faith represent our core beliefs and describe our theological positions on key aspects of faith.

John Wesley, a spiritual father for our denomination, taught: In essentials…unity In non-essentials…liberty In all things…charity

Sharing the love of Christ with every nation.

Owosso First Church supports Nazarene Missions International and is dedicated to making Christlike Disciples through all the nations. Through our financial support of NMI, we help to develop and send missionaries. The Church of the Nazarene has helped to plant over 30,000 churches in 164 World Areas.

Our local compassion team also partners with local ministries to provide assistance to those in need in our own community.

Our History

Owosso First Church was founded to reach those who are not yet in the Family of God and subsequently teach those in the Family of God how to share their faith make devoted followers of Christ. 

The work of the Church of the Nazarene in Owosso began at the District Assembly of 1932. General Superintendent J. W. Goodwin urged each church to organize another church. Rev. A.W. Eastman, pastoring in Durand at the time, urged some of his families residing in the Owosso area to begin prayer meetings in their homes.

From those prayer meetings came the First Church of the Nazarene in Owosso. The church was literally born in prayer. Their first meeting place was in a store building on Main Street. On March 13, 1933, District Superintendent, Rev. R.V. Starr organized the church. Rev. Clyde Flewelling became the first pastor.

As great as our heritage is, our hope is even more exciting. Our job is not yet complete. God still calls us and leads us to reach a desperate and needy world for Him. Again, the writer of Hebrew sets the pace for our congregation. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders…and let.us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.” (Hebrews 12:1-2a)  It has been said that the best predictor of the future is the past.  If that statement is true as it applies to our church, great days are ahead!