Thank you for visiting our website!

Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries.  Our church is a loving church striving to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. If you do not have a regular church home/family, or have recently relocated to the area, please come visit us soon. 

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries that we can partner with you in making a difference for you, your family, and the people you know. 

In His Care,
Pastor Gary A. Williamson



"Do not be terrified or afraid of them, for the Lord your God goes with you: he will never leave you nor forsake you" (Deuteronomy 31:6).



Paris Naz Media on Facebook


Each Sunday, 10:30 AM Online worship through Facebook (Paris Naz Media), we also have an FM frequency ( 88.7) that can be heard up to a limited distance. You are more than welcome to park in the church parking lot and listen via FM 88.7.   Due to the recent directives from the state of Illinois and the local health department, we are told you must stay inside your vehicle.  We can start by parking on the north side nearest to the ramp door, and we will do at least some of the service from the ramp area (while still on Facebook livestream), so the north side is best. However, if that area fills up, you are welcome to park on the south side or on either of our two grassy lots south and southeast of the church building.  Please call the church office  (217-465-6030) if you have further questions . Again, we are asked to stay in our vehicles. We have been also doing a Wednesday, 6:00 PM, live stream on Facebook for those who are signed up on our Facebook "group" (1st Church of the Nazarene, Paris, IL)

UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT:  As of June 14, we will have 2 worship services that morning, in the main sanctuary! The first one is at 9:30 A.M., the 2nd one at 10:45 A.M.  You can come to whichever worship time you prefer. Seating will be limited to every other row to cooperate with Illinois guidelines of limited seating. Sanitizing bottles are available at various places in the building. Restrooms are clean and available (always have been clean!). Please, for the time being, refrain from shaking hands or hugging for the benefit of those who may not feel comfortable doing that just yet. That same morning, for those who may not be ready to come inside just yet, the parking lot radio signal of FM 88.7 will also be available, audible from your car radio. Hope to see you all on the 14th of June, either 9:30 or 10:45 A.M. For now, no Sunday School (will resume at a later time). Also for now, no Sunday evening service. Wednesday service at 6:00 PM will continue via Facebook live stream for the time being. Let us "love one another" and be "kind to one another". 




Online Giving Now Available

Online Giving Now Available: Anyone who wishes to give tithes and offerings to the local church can go to the giving tab in the upper right corner of our website. You can also mail to the church at 1st Church of the Nazarene, 921 Shaw Street, Paris, IL 61944. Thank you so much for your generosity! We continue to strive to be good stewards of God's money. 

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