Shepherd Church of the Nazarene

Shepherd Church of the Nazarene


FAMILY RADIO BIGOTRY (Please Distribute)

God has gifted and called many to spread the good news of the gospel in song. Sacred music artists have utilized various forms of technology to share their faith through distribution of compact disc recordings, social media, and the media of television and radio. Christian radio has not been very inviting to minority sacred music artists. Given that the media of radio is one of the broadest channels of communication, minority artists have appealed to white-owned stations for opportunities to communicate their messages of song to the world, but some stations have ignored their pleas for what I believe is no other reason than the color of their skin or ethnic heritage. This kind of treatment by those who profess Christianity is both hypocritical and appalling.

Family Radio is one such sacred music station with music programming aired exclusively by "white or non-minority sacred music artists." This radio ministry, organized in Oakland, California, was relocated to Franklin, Tennessee following the unrealized "end of world" prediction of May 21, 2011, made by its late founding president, Harold Camping. Music programming at Family Radio has devolved to the absence of contrasting favorite sacred choral works and the inclusion of frequent repetitive airings of a select group of songs lacking the kind of diversity listeners have long-pleaded the station to include. One of the station’s own corporate officers, who was fired for questioning suspicious financial activity, referred to music programming as “amazingly repetitive.” It is more important for the station to repeatedly broadcast the music of various obscure white artists than to share some of that “repetitive” air time with some of the most renowned and gifted minority sacred music artists.

The station promulgates a "separatist culture" of music programming while proudly asserting that "Family Radio reaches a more diverse audience than that of any Christian radio station." This assertion by Family Radio in my view is an assault on every minority Family Radio listener. I am inclined to believe it is more important for station executives to promote a "racist ideology" in music programming than to obey the Word of God that teaches love for and unity amongst all as taught in 1 Corinthians 13.

I have exchanged numerous emails on this matter with station president, Tom Evans. Tom informed me in a written exchange that the operations of the station are governed by Scriptures. I responded by asking "to which Scriptures are you referring as it pertains to exclusion?" He did not respond. Tom informed me in a separate communication that he loves the music of Wintley Phipps, a gifted and renowned African-American sacred music artist. I responded by asking Tom to tell me when the music of this great solo artist was last aired on Family Radio. Tom did not respond. Tom and another staff person advised that the music is chosen by an Advisory Board of over 300 members. I asked if the files at Family Radio contain Advisory Board metrics justifying exclusion of music by minority artists. Again, there was no response.

As children we learned that “Jesus loves all the children of the world be they red, yellow, black, or white.” We are ALL precious in the sight of God and equally loved and gifted. Supporters of Family Radio who share my disdain for the station's continued refusal to embrace diversity in music programming may wish to contemplate sending the station a message by delaying or withdrawing support until staffers at the station are convicted of their disobedience to Scripture and begin to conform to the principles of God's Word in its entirety. Like-minded individuals may also wish to post a message on the website of Family Radio.
TONIGHT! It's the first of our Christmas Eve services at Shepherd Church of the Nazarene! Come celebrate the birth of Jesus with us! It all happens at 7pm!
Don't miss Christmas Eve services this week at Shepherd Church of the Nazarene!

Thursday - 7pm
Saturday - 4pm, 5:30pm, 7pm

Two nights. Four services. Bring your friends and family as we celebrate peace on earth.
Thank you Shepherd Church of the Nazarene for choosing Aging Solutions as your One for One beneficiary during the week of November 27. We are grateful for the $500 donation on behalf of each person who attended services that week. This funding will help us keep vulnerable older adults and individuals with disabilities safe and healthy at home.
This beautiful lady is Henrietta Loudermilk, she was a member of this church until her death in 1976, she taught Sunday school classes, and we were raised there until she passed and we moved, Reverend Ritchey preached. He baptized me, he officiated my grandmother’s funeral there, he officiated my wedding there. It is and has been a very special place for me, thought I’d share . May the lord bless and keep you
Our friends Shepherd Church of the Nazarene will be providing free summer lunches all this week - rain or shine!
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Thanks to Shepherd Church of the Nazarene for their donation of $607 for the Summer Lunch program. This is a result of a weekly program they have where a specific local or global need/group is specified and $1 is donated on behalf of every person that attends one of their services.

Thank you for your continued support, making us a part of your services and helping to spread the word on the work GRIN is doing.
This week's GRINiversary video from our friends and partners Shepherd Church of the Nazarene
Thinking of doing a food drive? This week, our friends Thrivent are offering a volunteer kit.

You are also welcome to attend Volunteer Kick-off Week Shepherd Church of the Nazarene tonight.
One of the reasons to believe in God is that you can't have a rational
conversation with people who don't. I am hoping you see the significance
of my selection by Marquis Who's Who in America. What follows is a link
to an interview about the arguments for God's existence and a number of
reasons to believe in God:

This is a link to my interview with Star Jones:

This is a link to a press release summarizing the Star Jones interview:

This is a link to my interview on a Catholic radio station:

I was selected by this secular publisher because of my freedom of speech
lawsuit against Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia U. I gave oral
argument to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on January
18, 2018. The podcast is on the court's website (case no. 17-818).

My website is

Very truly yours,
David Roemer
Because of U, we were able to provide 7,146 Summer Lunches! This program truly takes a 'village' to make it happen. Besides thanking all the volunteers who showed up week after week (rain or shine), we'd like to Thank all the churches that helped us - Mifflin Presbyterian Church St. Luke Columbus Infinite Church Family Fellowship Church - Gahanna, OH Discovery Church St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Parish Shepherd Church of the Nazarene , Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church Stonybrook Church (Gahanna, Ohio) , Gahanna Community Congregational Church, Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church New Life Gahanna Peace Lutheran Church, Gahanna Ohio Three Creeks Church & BlastOne. We couldn't have done this without all of U!!
My kiddo came home from primary camp with two camp shirts. Did anyone lose one?
Thank you Shepherd Church of the Nazarene for choosing GRIN! Shepherd Church of the Nazarene has a wonderful program where monthly they chose a need/organization (local or global) and donate a $1 for every person that attends one of their services to show their support. For May, they chose GRIN and donated $3,212.00!! Together, we strive to end food insecurity. Thank U for your continued support.
Thank you Shepherd Church of the Nazarene Christian School for donating 1,362 pounds of non-perishable food. We appreciate your help in feeding Gahanna!
Last week the Chamber spent time spreading love to our Nothing Bundt Cake bundtini at a time! Nothing Bundt Cakes, OhioHealth Gahanna Health Center, Beyond Skin Aesthetics, Signarama of Gahanna, Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, McDonald's, Pearle Vision, Progressive Health and Rehab, Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar-Gahanna, Northeast Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Gahanna-Jefferson Schools, Gatsby's Ohio, U.S. Bank, Gahanna Eyecare Associates
GRIN thanks three wonderful board members who just completed their terms for GRIN: Tim Swanson Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, Kathi Bubb Mifflin Presbyterian Church and John Williams Mifflin Presbyterian Church. We appreciate your selfless giving of time to be on our board for the term you served. We appreciate your input and leadership.

We also welcome to the board newly appointed: John Bickley Peace Lutheran Church, Gahanna Ohio, Robb Tarr Gahanna Community Congregational Church and Haylie Schmoll BrandWell as they join our team.

Sundays OnSite and Online
9:00 (+ Kids Worship & Youth Gathering)
10:45 (+Kids Worship)

SUNDAYS (2 services in-person and online)
10:00am Senior Adult P&P
6:30pm Scion Youth, Kids Connect, & Adult Classes
7:00pm Celebrate Recovery

Operating as usual


"Why Money Matters" Message at
Full Worship Service Replay at

God has a plan for His money! Those who choose to follow His plan can count on His blessings. If we choose not to follow His plan, we're pretty much on our own! If you look around this country, there's a lot of folks on their own. In this series, we're going to explore God's plan for His money and learn how we have deviated from His intentions!

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 01/15/2023

Worship Service times are 9:00 am and 10:45 am today! We are hoping you'll join in-person or online.


You are invited to sing in the Worship Choir!

We want to add voices to the Worship Choir... we would LOVE to see you at rehearsal on Tuesday!
Jena L. Cooper Shelly Head
The Worship Choir rehearses every Tuesday at 6pm in the Fireside Room and they help lead worship one Sunday each month.
They also have lots of fun!
Come and see if you enjoy it!

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 01/08/2023

The stage is set. We're here praying for you. Let God do something in you today. Join us in person or online for worship at 9:00 am and 10:45 am.

Shepnaz Podcast 01/04/2023

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You don’t need to discredit yourself because of your age, background, history, or abilities… whatever that “I could fulfill God’s call in my life BUT…” that you are thinking of. Hear this message of hope from Pastor Ashley at:
Full worship service available at:

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 01/01/2023

Happy New Year! Don't forget -- only one service today at 10:00 am. It's in-person and online.


Join us online this morning! 9:00 am and 10:45 am


In-person services are still on today at 4, 5:30, and 7pm! If coming to the in-person services, please bundle up and drive carefully. We also encourage you to join us online and invite a friend!

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 12/22/2022

We are ready for an amazing night of worship and reflection! Our first Christmas Eve service is tonight at 7pm! Join us in person and online at We'll also be having three Christmas Eve Services in person and online on Saturday at 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7:00 pm. You won't wat to miss it.


King Herod and the Wisemen were both searching for Jesus, but for very different reasons. Looking through the eyes of gospel writer Matthew, Pastor Joey challenges our prejudice against those of other beliefs, prejudice that favors a political power, and prejudice of the spiritually complacent.
Full worship service:

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 12/18/2022

Worship Service is getting ready to start! Services are 9:00 am and 10:45 am. Join in person or online. Later today at 5pm we have a family Movie Night: The Grinch. Come see Santa and the Grinch!

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 12/17/2022

Midnight Clear is truly making it a marvelous night of Christmas music. Thank you Midnight Clear for sharing your ministry with us!


Is there something you have been asking God to do in your life, and you're still waiting? Pastor Rob teaches the proof of Christmas when promises of God are fulfilled.

Full worship service replay:

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 12/11/2022

We are ready to worship with you this morning! Join us in-person or online at 9:00 am and 10:45 am.


Forgive others as quickly as you expect God to forgive you


IGN!TE Your Prayer Life


What can you learn about God knowing that He chose to extend salvation to you before He created the world? This week Pastor Rob explores God's plan of salvation from the book of Ephesians:
Full Worship Service:

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 12/04/2022

Worshipping with our friends at Faith Fellowship in Johnstown!

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 12/03/2022

Pastor Ashley joining our friends at Faith Fellowship for the Johnstown Christmas Parade!


You are invited to Shepherd Church this Christmas season! On Friday, December 16th, at 7:00 Midnight Clear will be in concert. We are holding a Christmas Eve service before the big weekend on Thursday, December 22, at 7:00 pm. Then on the 24th - actual Christmas Eve - we will have services at 4:00, 5:30, and 7:00 pm. All of the Christmas Eve services will be in person and available online.

On Christmas Day we will be holding services online only at 9:00 am and 10:45 am.

But you don't have to wait until then! You can join us this Sunday at 9:00 am and 10:45 am in person and online. Find more details at


This week we started a new series on Ephesians. This book has been called the most influential document in history by many theologians. When we dig in and discover the truths, it has the potential to be life-transforming!

Series Introduction Message:
Full Worship Service Replay:

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 11/27/2022

We are ready to worship with you this morning. Join us in person and online at 9:00 and 10:45 am.

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 11/27/2022

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas


Thanksgiving Praise from Pastor Tim


Thanksgiving Praise from Pastor Shelly and Dan


Thanksgiving Praise from Full Armor!


Thanksgiving Praise from Pastor Rob and Monica


Thanksgiving Praise from Pastor Zack


Thanksgiving Praise from Pastor Ashley


Praises to our God!

--- Elizabeth: I'm thankful that my God is a stubborn God, and that no matter how much I try turn Him away, He will never leave me nor forsake me.
--- Keelens: Thankful for family, for church family, for prayer partners and for Shane's continued health.
--- Brooklyn: I am so thankful for my friends and those closest to me that have helped me grow and become truly myself, I pray for those that have helped me on this journey and I pray that I keep those people in my life
--- Tsinat: I am Thankful that God gave me his son to save my life. God healed my son and daughter while they were a child mysteriously healing that no one can imagine.
--- Susie: I am thankful the Lord healed my husband,Tom, and spared his life last December. And he continues to heal.
--- Johnathin: I just wanted to thank god for the life he has given me and most importantly for my brother, I don't know where I'd be without him
--- Hollie: I am thankful for my children and my grandbaby that's on the way. My first so I'm pretty excited.
--- Hailey: I'm so incredibly thankful for life because little over a year and a half ago I tried to take my life away. I am so lucky to be alive and be able to have air in my lungs. Thanks to the youth group and my sister I know what it's like to feel happy again.
--- Leighanna: I am thankful for a God that leaves the 99 for the 1 and for a God that loves his children
--- Joe B:I am incredibly thankful for my wife, my kids and my grandson.
--- Julie: I'm thankful God has shown me how to Change my thinking in order not to steep in the pits of depression. I'm so thankful God cares about mental health and is willing to meet us there.
--- Shelly: I am thankful for my salvation, family, friends, home, health & my job. God is good.
--- MJ: I am so very thankful for a few wonderful people God placed in my life. God provided a new job and compassionate friends to guide me out of a depression.
--- Justin: I'm thankful for this stage of life and the immense blessings God has provided
--- Fran: Thankful for family. Thankful for our church family and prayer partners!
--- Faith: I am thankful for all who signed up this year to be coaches for ShepNaz Cheer's first basketball season!
--- William & Anita: I am thankful God has positioned and blessed our son Caleb to graduate next year from Ohio Christian University w/Bachelor's Degree in Psychology & Worship Leader
--- Gabby: Last year I was not in the greatest place mentally last December and lucky I was able to meet the right people after I prayed a lot and they helped me a lot and now I am in a better place thanks to God
--- Amber: I am thankful for the staff that we have at Little Lambs and all their hard work over the last few months!
--- Caden: Thanks be to our God for us as Christians to be able to worship Him freely in His great nation.
--- Luke: I am thankful for being surrounded by a family in Christ that celebrates the good times with me and supports me through tough times.
--- Jody Beall: I want to praise and thank Jesus for my Shepherd family. What a blessing to know that Kelly and I are loved, supported and prayed over by so many. Thank you for sharing your lives with us on our faith journey. It's such a precious gift to grow closer to you, and to God together.
--- Hannah: God answered my prayers. He delivered my family and my friend from the hands of corruption. I can't thank him enough.
--- Anita: I thank God for helping me take care of my husband. I thank God He will find us a home to live.
--- Amber: I am thankful that I have got to grow more in my relationship with God this year and that God is taking my family on new journeys as this year is coming to a close.
--- Karen: I'm thankful for God's faithfulness EVERY SINGLE day.
--- Rob: So grateful for my family and to be part of a wonderful church family.
--- Will: Thankful for friends and family that are always there for you. Thank you for my new job!
--- Joe: I am thankful that two happy grandchildren safely arrived in our family this year.
--- Josh: I am thankful that Calvin and Lauren are healthy.

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 11/20/2022

Today in worship service we give Thanks! Join as we hear the testimonies of what God has been doing in the Shepherd family. It will be your chance to add to the chorus of praise as we invite you to share your testimony as well. In fact, you can start right now: text the THANKS to 614-820-8094 and we'll add your praise to the stream of praises following to God this morning! Services are at 9:00a and 10:45a in-person and online.


Yesterday we wrapped up our Loosed Series today with possibly the one thing that hinders more Christians than anything else in their walk. It's dangerous, creates spiritual bo***ge and the enemy is good at using this against us. Get loosed from bitterness!
Full Worship service Replay:

Photos from Shepherd Church of the Nazarene's post 11/13/2022

Today is a great day to be loosed from the hurts and bitterness of the past. We are getting ready to worship and hear a message from Pastor Rob. Join us at 9:00 am and 10:45 am.

Our Story

We welcome you to Shepherd Church of the Nazarene. Our Nazarene church offers worship services for everyone. Whether you are looking for contemporary church services or traditional church services, we are confident you will find the right worship service for you. We also have several other programs for you to be involved. We have a wonderful youth group, young adult, and childrens ministries for you to connect. Come to a service and see what we are all about. See you on Sunday!

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