Our Vision for 2024 and beyond

First Church of the Nazarene in Abilene Texas is a Gospel-centered church that equips culture-shaping Christians!  

As followers of Christ, our mission is to be disciples who make disciples through the following:

  • We are committed to pursue more of the Holy Spirit in our lives
  • We will continue to develop a culture of leadership in our church
  • We refuse to be the "best kept secret" in Abilene any longer
  • We want to open our gym and facilities to serve the community
  • We want to raise up Godly men
  • We continue to make preparations for times of tribulation
  • We will Prepare to minister and reach out to those with personal problems and mental difficulties
  • We will train up the next generation to stand firm in their faith
  • We will continue to add ministry staff to enable growth
  • We will partner with other churches to reach the needs of our community

lead pastor  - 

harlan humiston

Pastor Harlan has been involved in various forms of Christian Ministry for over 30 years. Harlan began his career in ministry as founder and Executive Director of Central Oregon Youth for Christ, and a Church Planter for a new congregation in LaPine Oregon. He has also served as a Senior Pastor for churches in Bend Oregon, Decatur Illinois, Aurora Colorado and Twisp Washington. During the middle years of his career, he was an Associate Pastor and Executive Pastor for a large church of 1500 in Wenatchee Washington. From start up churches with 12 in attendance to leading larger churches with 28 full-time staff and 1500 in attendance, Harlan has developed a pastoral ministry that focuses on developing younger leaders, bringing out the best in God’s people, and teaching people the practical steps of Spirit Filled living.

Harlan and Linda are the parents of six adult children and grandparents of 7. In addition to speaking at conferences and providing marriage counseling, they also enjoy the great outdoors. Harlan and Linda both attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky where they met and fell in love. Harlan double majored in both Psychology as well as New Testament Studies, and he later entered the M Div. program at Asbury Theological Seminary. Harlan is also a founding member of the American Association of Christian Counselor’s, and a trainer for Prepare/Enrich and the DiSC Personality Assessment instrument.

Linda is a certified life coach and enjoys counseling and speaking at conferences.

Our team

  • Carol Hehn

    Administrative Director

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  • David Loftis

    Youth & Children's Pastor

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  • julia hehn

    Worship leader

    Worship Leader and Women's Ministries Director

  • linda humiston

    director of care & counseling

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  • Rosie Esparza


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  • Pat Richey

    Sunday School Superintendent

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  • Robert Hehn

    Director of a/v

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  • Mary smithson

    administrative Assistant

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Contact us


First Church of the Nazarene

2849 Beltway South

Abilene, TX 79606

Phone Number: 325-677-9429

Office email address: office@fcnabilene.org