Pastor Rod was born and raised in Caruthers, CA. Rod was employed in the construction business 30 years. After giving their hearts to the Lord, Pastor Rod and his wife, Jacqui, began attending a small church in Caruthers and were soon led to work with the youth, the Jail Ministry and the Fresno Rescue Mission. He loved to serve others and soon realized that God was calling him into the ministry. He has been the Senior Pastor at Lemoore Nazarene since 1992 and was ordained in 1997. Pastor Rod is currently a member of the District Advisory Board and the District Properties Board.
Youth Pastor/Church Secretary
Shelly was born in Escondido, CA. At the age of 5 her family moved to Lemoore and she has lived here ever since. She has attended Lemoore Nazarene since the age of 7. Shelly has been the church Secretary since November 1998, was Sunday School Superintendent for 17 years and became the Youth Pastor in August of 2015. In 1994 Shelly married her wonderful husband Nathan and they have 3 children: Bailey, Daniel and Landon. She says, "There's no place I'd rather be!"
Men's Ministry Director
Pastor Michael Johnson is our Associate Pastor of Visitation. He has served as the Visitation Minister since receiving his Local Minister’s License in August 1996. He was called to ministry shortly after him and Tina, his wife, became members of the Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Michael fulfills his role in the ministry of our local church body by visiting with people in their home, in the hospital, in jail or prison, or any other place the Lord would lead him to meet with those we are called to serve. Michael goes to the sick and dying, to the hurting and the seeking. As often as he can he will partner with another man from our church, or Tina, to make these calls. Michael is retired from the U.S. Navy, and also serves as part-time Chaplain for Kings County Sheriff’s Department. He provides pulpit fill for other churches on the Central California District, including occasionally preaching here at our home church. Michael also serves as a Sunday School teacher, coordinator for the greeters during Sunday morning services, and fills in with the ushers. He is one of the first smiling faces you will be greeted by when you come to our church. Michael believes that if you are visiting for the first time, or the one thousand and first time, that your time at the Lemoore Church is important to you and us, because it is important to God. Pastor Michael was ordained in April, 2008.
Sunday School Superintendent
Children's Ministry Director
Women's Ministry Director