ABOUT WOODVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Our Church History
Woodville Church of the Nazarene (Woodville Church) was organized in 1957 in a storefront on 23rd Street. Shortly thereafter the church moved to 2012 Selden Street and has remained at this location since. The mission of our church is as follows: to lead exciting worship services, invite lost souls to Jesus Christ and nurture the saints to spiritual maturity. We have a fluid ministry structure led by a board of leaders organized to provide opportunities for Christian development and service.
Woodville Church was organized by the Reverend Boyd Procter who served until his heavenly home-going in 1962. Procter was succeeded by the Reverend Roland Chopfield, Sr. from 1963 until January 2003. Chopfield retired after almost 40 years of leadership. It has been my pleasure to serve from February 2003 until current.
We are a loving, family-oriented church with over 500 members and rapidly growing. You will find our members to be warm, friendly and caring. We offer the following ministries to meet the needs of our congregants: Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Young Women’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Summer Camp, Usher Board and Nursing Guild. We also host a Mass Choir, Children & Youth Choir, Men’s Choir, Harmonizers singing group and a dynamic Praise Team. You’ll love our Praise Dancers as well!
Our Denominational History (Brief Version)
The Church of the Nazarene was founded in 1908 by the merging of smaller congregations that had come out of the Methodist Campmeeting revivals. Our founder Phineas F. Bresee was a Spirit-filled preacher that loved to preach holiness of heart and life as well as reach out to the poor. In the early years, the Nazarene Church met in storefronts, but would later become more established and spread from coast to coast and around the world. Today, there are over 18,000 Nazarene congregations world-wide. We are one of the largest missionary sending churches and are continually looking for church planting opportunities as well as making disciples into the Global Church of Jesus Christ.