Our Story

Mission & Meaning

While truth can be elusive, it can still be found. Jesus proclaimed Himself the son of God, but it was through his actions and ultimate sacrifice that proved Him the son of God. That is the path that we strive to follow - a path paved with action.

Loudoun Valley Church of the Nazarene is committed to befriending followers and non-followers of God, acting in a compassionate manner and being willing to serve God and one another. We have learned that honest gestures of grace and mercy is the most meaningful way to embody the love of God.  We welcome you to join us.

In the summer of 1933 a group of people began meeting for worship services in a tent in northwest Loudoun County and organized as a brand new church in August of that year.

The church experienced a number of ups and downs throughout the years and by January 1989 the church averaged about 8 people each Sunday. The church was about to close when Reverend Athan Burch accepted an invitation to be pastor, and the church began to experience new life and growth.

In 1993, the local fire and rescue company added a community hall to its facility. Loudoun Valley Church of the Nazarene (LVCN) moved into this facility for the next 4 and 1/2 years.

In 1995, LVCN purchased the six and a half acres and parsonage on Charles Town Pike and moved into the current facility in July of 1997.

A preschool program was started in 1994 and an afterschool program added in 2000.  Loudoun Valley Christian Academy is a non-profit organization established as a service to the families and children of the community regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  LVCA provides the highest quality of care in a friendly atmosphere.  Recognizing the importance of balanced growth, the LVCA staff provides opportunities for physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development of the children in their care.

In November of 2016, the church called its current pastor, Reverend Bruce Gardner to lead into the future for LVCN and LVCA.

Placing extreme value on building community and fellowship through ministries to children, teens, and adults in various stages of life, Loudoun Valley Church of the Nazarene is a church dedicated to fostering relationships with God and understanding God's word.

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Loving God, Loving People, and Building Community By Serving Both

The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant denomination founded in 1908.  The mission of the Church of the Nazarene is to make Christ-like disciples of the nations.  More than 2.3 million members worship in almost 21,000 local congregations in 159 world areas.  The name of the denomination is based on "Jesus, the Nazarene" (from Nazareth).  To find out more about the Church of the Nazarene, check out  www.nazarene.org 

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