Our Identity

As a congregation, we are made up of people just like you. When you come through the doors, you will encounter people from all walks of life, walking in from all different directions. The unique make-up of First Church allows us to reach out to different sectors of the city with a message of hope that we believe will change lives.

Our Mission

“Sharing Hope and Changing Lives” are words you’ll hear a lot around this Community of Hope. This mission is accomplished through the presentation of a gospel that is timeless and true. However, the method that we use for presentation is culturally relevant and people-friendly. When you come share your spiritual lives with us, we hope that you get the sense that you matter to us more than tradition. Our desire is to help you to cultivate the person that God has called you to be.

Our Dream

We believe that all life flows from the river of God’s grace. It is God’s DREAM in Jesus Christ that we experience the fullness and abundance, the healing and reconciliation, the mission and vision of God in every aspect of our lives.

It is our hope as a staff and leadership team to help facilitate the fullness of Christ in your life by identifying the necessary components of your journey of faith. We want to help you avoid getting too involved in too many things in the church that keep your life out of balance.

Our Heritage

As a Church we have the privilege of being a part of a much bigger body than simply this local congregation in Clarksville, Tennessee. The Nazarene Denomination has a worldwide impact preaching the gospel of Jesus. Located in over 140 countries with nearly 800 missionaries, we have a membership of over 1 million people. Nearly anywhere you go in the world you will have the opportunity to experience the fellowship of believers that will welcome you with open arms. We also have several institutions of higher learning, including Trevecca Nazarene University, located just south of us in the heart of Nashville.


Our Team

We have an incredible team of leaders who serve God and this local church.  Click the button below to find out more about our staff.