• Senior Pastor

    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 6. 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.

ministry leaders

  • Nazarene Missions International (NMI) President

  • Worship Leader and 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

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.

  • julio santana castro

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