We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.
Lead Pastor Wes Thompson has grown up all over the United States. He began his journey with Christ at a very young age. Wes received his call to the ministry while a missionary was speaking at the Lake Powell Church of the Nazarene where his father was the pastor. He later gave his whole life to Christ at a teen service at the Eastern Michigan Family Camp.
B.A. in Philosophy from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma
M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.
Wes is married to Kristi Thompson and they have six wonderful children!
Music: I love all types of music. Right now my favorite bands are Abandon Kansas, Family Force 5, Owl City, Crowder, and Icon for Hire, Mike Mains & the Branches, Scientist, and Rend Collective some classic favorite bands are Starflyer 59, and PfR. I also like techno music like Joy Electric. I am always up for some good rap music like Grits, KJ-52, and Crumb.
I love to read. Some of my favorite authors are Brian Zahnd, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Donald Miller, Frances Chan, Rob Bell, Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Mark Batterson, and NT Wright. My goal is to finally finish reading Les Miserables. I recommend everyone read “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” by Donald Miller, “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day” by Mark Batterson, "Farewell to Mars" by Brian Zahnd, "Myth of a Christian Nation" by Greg Boyd.
Movies: I love everything from action movies to chick flicks, no horror movies though! Captain Marvel was a great movie, and Into the Spider-Verse very well may be one of the best movies of 2018!
TV: Psych, Top Gear UK, White Collar, Royal Pains, Hawaii Five-O, Firefly, Sherlock UK, and of course Doctor Who! If you want a funny Canadian comedy check out "Corner Gas."
Scripture: Luke 10:27 "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
The Prime Directive: Love God, Love Others. These verses are the essence of what it means to be a follower of Christ and to live holy lives.
Free time: I love hanging out with my family, playing games, learning, and having fun. As well as running, hiking, and swimming in the pool with the kids!
Food: I love all kinds of food, but my favorite is Mexican!