The Church of the Nazarene in Vancouver, BC was officially organized in 1937, and in 1948 moved to our current location on the corner of East 19th Ave and Windsor. The challenges of our early days were met with the vision, faith, sacrifice, and persistence of devoted pastors and lay people. Some of those early members continue to be vitally part of our church family today, contributing a legacy of faithfulness and longevity.
A variety of ministry initiatives have helped to establish our church over the years: a bus ministry, youth and children’s ministries, choirs, Alpha evangelistic ministries, cross-cultural Work and Witness trips, neighbourhood ESL classes, and more. In the 1980s the Lord enlarged our vision to include multicultural ministries in a variety of languages. This led to the start of Primera Iglesia, our sister Spanish church. In 1991 our members founded Mission Possible in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
While the methods of our ministries have adapted to our changing community, it is the welcoming love of God extended through the people that has enabled a sense of “home” to flourish over the decades. Our practices of caring for one other and welcoming newcomers into the “family” are well-developed.
Today we are dedicated to worshipping God, developing Christian disciples, and bearing witness to the love of God expressed in the Good News about Jesus.