Paden City Church of the Nazarene
Paden City Church of the Nazarene

Brief History

          On Friday, September 12, 1924, the Paden City Church of the Nazarene was organized at the home of J.J. Parker.  The charter members were Jane Carse, Nettie Kiggans, Ressie Morris, Jennie Parker, J.J. Parker, Stella Parker, Aaron Scamahorn, Liva Bell Scamahorn, Myrtle Scamahorn, Ada VanCamp, Margaret Wells, and Mary Wells.  Our church was started by the Pittsburgh District, under the leadership of District Superintendent Dr. Howard W. Sloan.

The church initially met in the local lodge hall, but in May 1926 a lot was purchased on the corner of Third Avenue and Robinson Street.  While it would take several years, on April 15, 1929, the congregation met on this property to dedicate it to God and the cause of holiness. 

            Realizing the need for space for expansion, the church purchased seven lots of property on South Fifth Avenue in 1956 for a new church and parsonage.  This is the present property on which the church is located.

             The Sunday School annex was built in 1964 and used for both classes and worship until the construction of the sanctuary was completed in 1967.   The first service in the new sanctuary was held on January 29, 1967, and the dedication was on July 10, 1967, with W.V. District Superintendent Harvey Hendershot as the guest speaker.

Following the church’s 75th anniversary in 1999, there was a growing sense in the congregation that changes would have to be made in order to share Christ effectively with our neighbors in the new century. 

The fellowship hall and baptistery was built and the foyer remodeled in 1991. In 2004, a major church remodeling was completed, including new carpet, pews, a sound and video system upgrade, and the purchase of a Clavinova to replace the organ.  This enabled the worship team to begin to blend in some more contemporary music into our services.

“Come As You Are”  This is a vision we truly believe and we want people to join our family as we work together through our struggles as we overcome through Jesus Christ. 

Our Pastors

Rev. Theodore Kampman (1927-28) 

Rev. Albert Walters (1929)                

Rev. B. H. Mead (1930-31)                 

Rev. J. H. Rickey (1931-33)               

Rev. W. H. Hudgins (1933-34)            

Rev. Harry Johnson (1934-37)           

Rev. Preston Bishop (1937-40)          

Rev. W. J. Pellow (1940-41)                

Rev. L. D. Smith (1941-44)                  

Rev. Louis King (1944-47)                  

Rev. A. M. Hick (1947-54)                   

Rev. Herman Ward (1954-59)

Rev. T. J. Boshell (1959-68)

Rev. O. C. Rushing (1968-70)

Rev. R. L. Atkinson (1971-74)

Rev. LeRoy Hostutler (1974-81)

Rev. Forrest Harvey (1981-83)

Rev. Everett Clay (1984-87)

Rev. Keith Hostutler (1987-98)

Rev. Gary Sidle (1998-2001)

Rev. Gregory Kasler (2002-07)

Rev. David Edwards (2008-11)

Rev. S. Scott Mapes (2011-18)

Rev. Patrick McGue (2018 - 

Contact Us

Paden City Church of the Nazarene

104 S 5th Ave


Paden City, WV 26159


Phone: 304-337-2368


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