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Welcome to Montrose First Church of the Nazarene

Service Times

Sunday Morning Service: 10:00 AM

Sunday Bible Study: 11:30 AM

Monday Women’s Book Study: 12:15 PM

Prayer Bootcamp: Wednesdays 7:00 PM

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About Us

Thank you for visiting the Montrose First Church of the Nazarene website. Our prayer that you might know that God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you. At our church we believe that the church is more than a building or the programs that are offered. It is a community of people living life in relationship with the living God.  God is at work among the people who call Montrose Nazarene Church their home and we invite you and your family to join us as together we walk out what it means to follow Jesus in Montrose, Colorado.

What We Believe

Apostle’s Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. On the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Agreed Statement of Belief:

These are the beliefs Nazarenes hold to be true: We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living. We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually. We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost. We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin. We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers. We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.

Meet Our Team

Pastor Buddy and Kim Cook, Pastor

Pastor Buddy has served the Montrose First Church of The Nazarene for over 16 years.  He is a native of Colorado and has pastored Nazarene churches in South Dakota, Kansas, and Colorado.  He is an avid sports fan and plays softball on a local recreational league team. He is active in the community and as a member of the Association of Montrose Churches.

Kim is a NFP nurse with Montrose County. Kim loves to read and is an avid sports fan who follows Montrose High School football and especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers

Jocelyn Cook, Administrative Assistant

We are blessed to have Jocelyn Cook serving as our Office Administrator. Jocelyn has a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communications from Olivet Nazarene University. She keeps our office running and prepared to serve our community each week.

Church Board Leadership

Julia Arndt
Jim Hart
Darrell Kastendieck
Gary Kastendieck
Dean Schufeldt
Carolyn Cohick

Interested in Serving in Our Ministries?

Jesus called his disciples to follow him. Our mission is to make Christ-like disciples in the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads to every nation. Nazarenes are involved in a variety of ministries with a singular focus – to make Christ-like disciples. Here are some of the ways Nazarenes are involved in ministry:

Ushers / Greeters

The Usher/Greeter team fills an important role. They are involved in helping people as they enter worship, ensuring the safety of the building during worship services, assisting visitors, answering questions, providing direction, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege. In an age of widespread technology, we are called to use these tools for kingdom purposes. Our worship services including Pastor Buddy’s sermons are uploaded to our website in video format. We also maintain an active Facebook feed text messaging service for additional church communication.


We are always praying for people who are gifted and want to serve in this ministry. We offer refreshments at every service and are thankful to those who prepare them and clean up afterwards. If hospitality is one of your spiritual gifts, we would invite you to join this ministry.

SAMS – Senior Adult Ministry

This is a fellowship of believers (50+ years) who minister in Bible studies and fellowship with food, fun and games.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a ministry in which trained and supervised lay people, called “Stephen Ministers,” provide one-to-one Christian care to individuals facing life challenges or difficulties.

Mission Outreach

The Church of The Nazarene is involved in spreading God’s kingdom around the world. As part of a global church, we are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers.

Children and Youth Ministry

We offer age-appropriate ministry to children and youth. This includes teaching during our worship time as well as fellowship activities. If ministering to children and youth is your calling, we invite you to join our team.

Worship Ministry

Every day we praise and worship through His Word, in prayer and fellowship, in our occupation, and importantly, corporately at church. How we present ourselves each day will prepare us in God-honoring praise and worship on Sunday and is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in administration, media presentation, our music, and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. These volunteers are an important part of the Worship ministry at Montrose First Church of The Nazarene, using their heart as a worshiper first, then talents and gifts to glorify God.

How to Connect

If you are interested in serving in a ministry you may contact us at or call 970 249-9213. You may also send a message via the contact form at the bottom of our website.

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Contact Us

705 South 12th St.
Montrose, Colorado, 81401
Directions | (970) 249-9213