Senior Pastor

Pastor Dave is a native of Ohio and has been blessed to share life with his wife Kathy and their 4 children: Andrew, Sierra, Norman, and Nicholas. Pastor Dave has pastored full time for twelve years in the Church of the Nazarene. Abilene First is his third charge. He first served as a Youth Pastor at Zanesville (Ohio) First Church of the Nazarene. His second charge was as Senior Pastor of Dellroy (Ohio) Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Dave believes the two most important parts of ministry are "Preaching Jesus and Loving the People". 

Associate Pastor

Sherry began working with children and youth while in high school in the church where her father was pastor.  She has been a nurse since 1986, moving to Amarillo in 1988, where she continued in nursing and working in the Children's Department in her father's church.  She met her husband, Kevin, in 1992 and they married in 1995.  She became a member of the Church of the Nazarene after marriage.  They moved to Abilene in 2006 and began working with the Youth Department when Sherry felt the call to become a minister.  She is currently finishing her course work for ordination.  As of July 2018, Sherry became our Associate Pastor.

ministry leaders

  • Youth Leader

    Trey is from Ft. Worth and came to Abilene to attend McMurry University.  He has felt the call to ministry in the area of youth and will soon begin the path to ordination.  He has completed an internship as the Assistant Youth Leader at Ft. Worth First Church of the Nazarene.  His degree plan is a Psychology major with a minor in Christian Ministry.  Along with ordination, he plans to obtain his Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling after graduation.

  • Nazarene Missions International (NMI) President

  • Women's Ministries Director

  • Children's Caravan Coordinator & Nazarene Youth International President

    Kevin was raised in the Nazarene church since infancy.  While attending Amarillo First Church of the Nazarene, Kevin competed the Caravan program and achieved the highest award, the Phineas F. Brisee Award.  Kevin met and later married his wife, Sherry, in 1995, and began working in the Children's Department.  Since moving to Abilene, Kevin helped start the Caravan program in 2013 and is President of the Youth Department.

  • Children's Director

  • Men's Ministries Director

Community Life Group Facilitators

  • Carol is the leader of the FCN Book Club.  She has lived in Abilene for over 30 years and is married to Bernie.  They have one son, Robert, daughter-in-law, Julia, and two precious grandchildren, Ella & Landon.  Carol is an avid reader, loves to sing, and loves movies.  She has been a member of Abilene First Church of the Nazarene for 25+ years and enjoys serving the Lord and His people when and wherever needed.

  • Robert is leads the Men's Basketball Group which meets the first Saturday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the FCN Gym.  He is also the lead audio/visual technician for our Sunday morning services.

  • Kathy leads the College/Career Group.  They meet on Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.  She, along with her husband, Pastor Dave, are the parents of four kids.  Kathy has homeschooled her children for 8 years.  She is a lover of God & His people and she loves to spend time with her family, in the outdoors, and traveling.  Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, her trust is in the Lord as she continues to follow Him.  

  • Pastor Dave leads the Common Ground Group.  They meet on Sunday night at

    6:00 p.m. in the FCN Dining Room.

  • julio santana castro

    Julio leads an in-home Spanish Bible Study on Sunday evening.