In the summer of 1996, God began to move in the hearts of a handful of people to start a creative new church in Flushing. By January, Pastor Darrel Harvey and his family moved from Cincinnati to the Flushing area to begin this new ministry and soon eight families had responded to God's call to meet together and see what God would lead them to.
Flushing Community Church of the Nazarene was officially launched on March 28, 1999 initially meeting at the Crouse Instructional Center. Through the years we’ve met in various places throughout the community but we always maintained the same drive to be a relevant voice of God’s transforming love to the people of Flushing and the surrounding area.
Our church was blessed and grew quickly and in the fall of 2003 we moved into our new multi-functional facility here on Pierson Road. Over these wonderful years, we have experienced some wonderful days and some deep struggles. Through it all, we’ve seen God’s loving arms reaching down to us offering love, hope and purpose to life.
Pastor Terry Bate became our Lead Pastor in 2009 and God has called a fantastic staff to join him in leading our church into the future. By God’s grace, we believe that our best days in this journey are still before us. We invite you to join us to experience what God has in store for us as we seek him together. Feel free to contact any member of our staff with questions you have about FCC and be sure to explore how you can be involved.
Flushing Community Church is a Church of the Nazarene. Our focus in ministry is for all people from all walks of life to experience the new life that only can be found in Jesus Christ. We also exist to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus around the world through the global Church of the Nazarene. The Global Ministry Center for the Nazarene Church is located in Lenexa, Kansas. We also have a District Office located in Goodrich, Michigan. If you would like to know more about the Church of the Nazarene, check out our denominational website at www.nazarene.org.
Everything we do is shaped by our mission: “We desire to experience the transforming love of God and share it with others.” We read in the book of Romans, “In view of God’s mercy, offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God ... do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
As a group of normal people, we can never be holy and pleasing to God in our own strength or by our own discipline. This can only come from experiencing the one true living God. As we experience his love, forgiveness and hope, we believe that our lives will be transformed in every way imaginable.
We also believe that it is the call of every follower of Christ to share that experience with those who haven’t experienced it yet. Why would we want to keep this message of salvation and joy to ourselves? Through God’s transforming power in our life, his message of love can be experienced by everyone who desires it!