About Us

Who We Are


Athens Church of the Nazarene is a family-oriented growing church with a body of believers that range in age from infants to senior saints. We are a church that believes that the Word of God is relevant for us today and that God has called us to a life style that reflects His spirit working in us. We not only realize that we are saved by grace and not by any works we could do, but also understand that God has called us to work for him and to be ambassadors for Christ by living a life that reflects his working in our hearts and our love for him. 

Our Calling


 God has called us to work for him and to be ambassadors for Christ by living a life that reflects his working in our hearts and our love for him. 

Our Desire


 It is our desire to “Speak the Truth in Love,” that all who hear and answer the call of Christ may experience his transforming power in their lives and know the joy and peace of having a living relationship with Him. 


Sunday School

Henry Neal

Henry Neal


Women's Ministry


Rev. Anita Adkins


Men's Ministry


Rev. David Spann





LeeAnn Nipper


Children's Ministry


Rev. Anita Adkins


Crisis Care Kits


Mark and Vickie Crisp




Darlene Nibarger


Special Outings


Okey Adkins



Debt and Budget Counseling


One of the most challenging aspects of anyone’s life is their finances. The Bible has more than 2600 verses in it that have money as their subject. No other topic has more. Pastor David Spann provides debt and budget counseling. This is not financial counseling. Financial counseling involves discussions regarding investments and should be handled by a certified financial planner. Pastor Spann has been trained through “Crown Financial Ministries” and offers training and counseling on basic money management. Assistance is also provided to address excessive debt issues and developing strategies to reduce and eliminate debt and help you establish financial security and save for the future.

Pre-Marital Counseling


Couples give so much attention to the wedding that sometimes they don’t really consider life together after the wedding. Premarital counseling has been shown to dramatically improve the quality of married life. Pastor David Spann provides premarital counseling which incorporates several different resources including, among others, Prepare-Enrich Inventory and Before You Say I Do. Counseling usually involves 4 session lasting from 60-90 minutes each. At the conclusion of the counseling a certificate will be provided that can be used to have $65 waived from the marriage license fee.

Spiritual Mentorship


Questions about God, Faith, Prayer, God’s purpose for your life or any other spirit or faith related question – the staff provides spiritual mentorship. One-on-one mentoring can help you find the answers you seek and the path that God has set out for you and continue your spiritual growth.