Churches in Pastoral Transition

(1) Pleasant Ridge, PA Church

(2) St. Charles, MD LifeStream Church

(3) Salisbury, MD Cross Pointe Church


Rev. M. Lorraine Ottinger, retired elder passed away on Thursday, February 6 at the age of 99.5.

Rev. Ottinger was ordained on the Washington District (now Mid-Atlantic) in April 1956. She served as lead pastor of the Harrington, DE Church of the Nazarene for 11 years prior to transferring to the Philadelphia District where she served for 7 years as a Registered Evangelist. She also served as an associate pastor in Mount Laurel, NJ for 4 years. She returned to the Mid-Atlantic District in April 2008 and joined the Sandtown, DE Church. She has been living with her family. 

A Service of Celebration will be held on Tuesday, February 11 at the Pilgrim Chapel, Harrington, DE (Harrington-Milford Road). A viewing will be held beginning at 11:00 AM with the service at 12 Noon.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 21560 Shell Station Road, Frankford, DE 19945

Installation Service held for Rev. Willio Blanc as Pastor at New Generation Church of the Nazarene

On Sunday, February 2, 2020, Rev. Willo Blanc was installed as the new pastor at the Jessup Haitian Church of the Nazarene.  District superintendent, Dr. David W. Bowser, along with Rev. Roland Edouard, and several other Haitian pastors participated in this special service.  We congratulate the Jessup congregation and welcome Pastor Blanc to our ministry team.

New Pastor at Halethorpe, MD
Connections Church

Rev. Tamara R. Adams has been appointed by Dr. David W. Bowser, district superintendent with the approval of the local church board as the Lead Pastor of the Halethorpe, MD Connections Church effective February 10th. Her first Sunday will be February 16th. She is married to Michael and they have four boys. Pastor Tamara has served as an associate pastor at Connections Church for the past few years. An Installation Service will be held on Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 PM.

Delta, PA Church Calls New Pastor

Pastor Connie Heiges has accepted the call to serve as Lead Pastor of the Delta, PA Church.  She was unanimously elected in mid-December. Her first Sunday will be January 12, 2020. She comes to Delta after serving for the past nine years in New Jersey.  An installation service will be held on Sunday, March 1 beginning at 4:00 PM with District Superintendent, Dr. David Bowser. We welcome Pastor Connie to the Mid-Atlantic District.