Clare Church of the Nazarene Pastoral Staff is here to help you grow, build relationships, and learn biblical truths.
Pastor Tim Fall
Being a pastor’s son did not make Tim’s spiritual journey easy or automatic. Instead, he developed a cynical view of the church's portrait: full of religious rhetoric, judgmental, hypocritical... NOT genuine. The breakthrough for Tim came with some “in your face” challenges that caused him to look to God for friendship, and has since developed a passionate relationship with the Lord. He was able to shed all pretense and facades that often lead to devastation or unhappiness.
The church CAN be a place to discover the true God who offers hope through Jesus Christ. He is truly grateful for his upbringing and looks back on his life experiences with more understanding. He doesn’t want anyone to allow “religion” to jeopardize an authentic relationship with Jesus.
Pastor Tim has always loved learning, but now believes growth is more important. His advice is not to exploit our sins of the past, but to celebrate forgiveness, personal growth and change.
Pastor Tim was born and raised in Michigan and has worked in various business capacities from sales to corporate controller. We are thankful that Tim has been using his skills as our Executive Pastor for the past 14 years. Pastor Tim and his wife Katie have 4 children. You will notice that their entire family aspires to love people and share the Truth... authentically!
Rev. Harry (Bill) Van Patten
Pastor Bill is a people person with a good sense of humor! He cares about people and the things they go through in life. His first introduction to Jesus Christ came from a caring neighbor at the age of 30 years old. This began his exciting adventure with Christ!
Raised in Michigan, he moved his family from Michigan to Iowa to attend Vennard College, a small Bible college. He pastored for 25 years on the Iowa District where he also held several district positions. After retiring in 2010, the Van Pattens moved back to Michigan.
Pastor Bill married his teenage sweetheart, Susan, and they have been blessed with three daughters and six grandchildren. The Van Pattens come to CCN with a vast variety of experiences that will be used to further the Kingdom of God in the Clare area including leading a yearly parenting class entitled “Growing Kids God’s Way”.
Pastor Jeremy Gomez
Pastor of Discipleship
Jeremy cares deeply about discipleship and helping churches realize God’s calling, to love and serve. He attended the University of Michigan from 1993-1997 for Chemistry and ultimately Dentistry, when God warmed his heart to preach. Rev. Gomez then transferred to Spring Arbor University where he received his BA in 1999. Following this training he took 6 years of extension courses from Bible College for ordination. Pastor Jeremy also holds a masters in pastoral leadership with a focus on discipleship from Olivet Nazarene University.
His first pastorate took him to Imlay City, Michigan. During four years of ministry the church experienced spiritual and numerical growth and in 2001 was awarded the Eastern Michigan District Pastor of the Year for the C Church category for the 2000-2001 Church Year.
He has many other professional accomplishments and experiences, but his heart's passion is to help make Christlike disciples who embody the message of Christ (transformation) and reveal the Kingdom of God.
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