Our History

In 1916 the first congregation of the Laurel Church of the Nazarene was in a small church by the current fire hall. This church could accommodate 30 people comfortably.

In October of 1921, the church received its charter to become the Church of the Nazarene (second oldest church on the district).

In 1937 the church moved to a new and bigger building on the corner of Fifth Street and Pennsylvania.

In 1972, the church moved to its present location at 11th Street and Second Ave. Thomas and Edith Mathis had traded their farm land for the current church property. The education wing and the foyer were built first, using the wood from an old barn. In 1982 the church started construction of the basement and sanctuary.

In 2011, we had a 90th Anniversary Celebration. The Church has made its impact on the community of Laurel. And it is still happening today. God has placed the Church of the Nazarene in Laurel for a purpose. Our purpose is to make Christ-like Disciples. Helping people to Belong, Believe and Become all that God has for them.