Hunter Walker (Macon Trinity) was baptized on Sunday and traveled to Hazard. KY on Monday with GA Nazarene Disaster Relief to help those devastated by recent flooding. Thanks to Pastor Kevin Thomas (GA NDR Coordinator) and all who prayed, gave, and served.

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Pastor Kyle & Julie Poole
District Superintendent

Children's Missions Days were hosted in August by Albany First, Battlefield Parkway (above), Barnesville First, and Mount Olive. Thanks to all who participated!

Pastor Joe Brown has served as Lead Pastor at Battlefield Parkway for 34 years!

Sharpsburg First (Pastor Micah Sturm) joined with Iglesia Nueva Esperanza (Pastor Isaac Martinez) for a bilingual drive-by prayer event to bless the community.

Pastors Carlo & Caron DiMercurio and Tem & DeeDee Frierson have been appointed as interim Co-Pastors at Rome First.

Grateful for East Point Nazarene and the good and faithful ministry of Rev. Michael & Terry Appleberry. 

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Pastor Suzette Slade is leading with excellence as Interim Pastor at LifePointe (Covington). 

In August, Rev. Hilton Gillespie celebrated his 94th birthday with family and friends. 

Rev. Harold Lake has served as interim and/or supply Pastor at 14 different GA churches. Thanks, Bro. Lake!

In July, Debbie Moody & Pastor Kevin (Karen) Thomas led a Youth Work & Witness team to Inez, KY to serve with Appalachian Reach Out. 

Pastor Gene & Jenny Wiseman (Harmony) attended the Children's Mission Day @ Barnesville First.

Georgia Connection - September 2022

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12

As you probably know, October is “Pastor Appreciation Month” and it is just around the corner. That is why I want to pass along a resource that will help your church demonstrate their appreciation for your pastor in very tangible ways.

In cooperation with the National Association of Evangelicals, the USA/Canada Regional Office is happy to sponsor the annual “Bless Your Pastor” campaign for our Nazarene churches.

Pastors of first-time participating churches can receive a $200 gift card from the USA/Canada Regional Office through the NAE, in addition to the many other blessings that their churches will shower on them.

Please participate in this simple pastor appreciation. We know you love your pastor, and now is the time to show it!

Instructions for lay leaders:


Step 1: Share the Bless Your Pastor brochure with your congregation

Step 2: Receive an appreciation offering for your pastor

Step 3: Celebrate your pastor

Then, submit the gift card form. It's that easy!

Everything you need is at

Blessings to you,

Dr. Stan Reeder, Regional Director

USA/Canada Church of the Nazarene

Teen Quizzing

Teen Bible Quizzing Kick-off Quiz @ Barnesville First- Sept 10

This year our Teen Quizzers will be studying the book of Acts. The kick-off quiz on

Sept. 10 is a great opportunity to bring your teens to see what quizzing is all about.

Your church doesn't have to field an entire team to participate -

any teen who wants to quiz should come!

Contact Marolyn Fortner at or call 478-697-4921 for more info.

Click this link for a letter with more info about 2022-2023 Teen Bible Quizzing

PK Retreat - Oct. 14-16

WHO: Any 7th - 12th grade student of a pastor


WHO: Any 7th - 12th grade student of a pastor or church staff member on the Southeast Field.

WHAT: A retreat to give PK's the opportunity to relax, have fun, and be themselves alongside other PK's doing the same thing.

WHEN: October 14-16th, 2022

For more info, click here.

Children's Quizzing

Children's Mission Day - August 21 & August 2

The first quiz meets of the season are coming up in September!

September 24th - 10am

North GA area - location TBD

Atlanta area - Barnesville First

South GA area - Good Shepard

For more information, please contact 

Dixie Benson or Joey & Deborah Shurling.

Click for Invitation & 22-23 Children Quiz Info Sheet.

Fall Frenzy (grades 4,5,6) - Oct. 7-9

Children's Mission Day - August 21 & August 2

Fall Frenzy - Grades 4,5,6

October 7-9: Camp Adrian

Registration is open for Fall Frenzy. We will revisit this past summer camp's theme of LOST? and Pastor Austin will remind us that not only are we not lost but that our friends and family don't have to be either.

Camper Registration Form

Counselor Registration Form

Hispanic Camp Meeting - Sept. 2-5

Hispanic Camp Meeting

September 2-5

@ Adrian Camp

For more information, please contact Rev. Hector Ordonez, Hispanic Ministries Coordinator.

District Retreat (Adults 20+) - Sept. 16-18


Retreat Letter


Registration Forms

Fall Ladies Retreat - Nov. 11-13

Worship: Pastor Rhonda Frye

Speaker: Rev. Susie Shellenberger

Click to Download:

Info Letter

Registration Form

Craft Fair Form

For more information, please contact Johnnie Mae Welch (Ladies Retreat Director):

September Pastor Connections

Georgia Pastors Zoom Prayer Meeting

with Chad Seabright

Tuesday, September 13 @ 2-3pm EST

All Georgia Pastors are invited to participate in a Zoom Prayer Meeting led by Rev. Chad Seabright on Tuesday, September 13 @ 2pm. Zoom links and info will be emailed to Pastors and posted for the GA Naz Clergy Facebook group.

Georgia Pastors Mentoring Zoom

with Jay Height

Saturday, September 17 @ 9-10am EST

All Georgia Pastors are invited to participate in a Zoom Meeting led by Rev. Jay Height on Saturday, September 17 @ 9am. Zoom links and info will be emailed to Pastors and posted for the GA Naz Clergy Facebook group.

Looking Ahead

for more info. go to:

Sept. 1 - Pastors Café (Adrian Camp)

Sept. 2-5 - GA District Hispanic Camp Meeting (Adrian Camp)

Sept. 10 - Teen Bible Quiz (Barnesville First)

Sept. 13 - Pastors Prayer Zoom with Chad Seabright (2pm)

Sept. 16-18 - District Adult Retreat (Adrian Camp)

Sept. 17 - Pastors Zoom with Jay Height (9am)

Sept. 24 - Children's Bible Quiz 

Oct. 4 - Pastors Prayer Zoom with Chad Seabright (2pm)

Oct. 7-9 - Fall Frenzy 456 (Adrian Camp)

Oct. 14-16 - PK Retreat

Oct. 29 - Pastors Mentoring Zoom with Jay Height (9am)

Nov. 4-5 - TNU Homecoming

Nov. 11-13 - Fall Ladies Retreat (Adrian Camp)

Nov. 11-13 - NYI Fall Retreat (Covington)

Nov. 18 - DAB Appreciation Dinner

Dec. 2 - District Pastors & Spouses Christmas Dinner

Georgia Nazarene District Team
Pastor Kyle Poole, District Superintendent
Dr. Fred Huff, Director of New Church Development
Dinah Huff, District Administrative Assistant
Becky Meeks, District Treasurer
Pastor Jeff & Peggy Croft, Adrian Camp & Conference Center Manager
Julie Poole, Communications Assistant
Pastor Odel Alusma, Haitian Ministries Coordinator
Pastor Rhonda Frye, Women in Ministry Coordinator
Pastor Nicole Husband, Black Ministries Coordinator
Pastor Hector Ordonez, Hispanic Ministries Coordinator

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 920,
Locust Grove, GA 30248

Phone: (770) 957-7790

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