Senior Pastor, Rev. Alan R. Nagel
Pastor: Rev. Alan R. Nagel, MDiv
Rev. Alan R. Nagel, is the Senior Pastor at Guthrie First, UMC. He is a second career pastor who walked away from a very successful business to follow Christ’s call upon his life. He is a passionate believer in the transformational power of Jesus Christ in a person’s life and therefore is a passionate leader for spiritual formation and the growth of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
He is a visionary strategist for church renewal and an energized communicator of the gospel message of Jesus Christ. He is a theologian of the Wesleyan traditions, recognizing the scriptural authority of the inspired word of God as found in the Holy Bible. He is an advocate of Biblical studies that seek to make God’s unchanging word relevant to today’s constantly changing social environment.
Through combing his extensive business experience, a solid Seminary education culminating in a Masters of Divinity degree through St. Paul School of Theology, and engagement in an intensive study and training in church revitalization; Alan brings a diverse and adaptive set of gifts and talents enabling him to effectively lead a church into a revitalized, energized and forward focused Missional faith community. Alan believes that God has called all his people to actively engage in the Mission of God, which is to restore God’s original creation into a rightful relationship with God through Jesus Christ, resulting in an eternal difference in the daily lives of the people in the congregations and communities he serves.
Cathie Cordis, Pianist
Linda Balsiger, Organist
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