Who We Are
 
ARIMA CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
We are loving people who passionately serve God and empower our community
 

We gather three times every Sunday. Our early service starts at 7.30am and for persons who prefer a second service, 10am. Children’s church is available during both services. Our bi-lingual service for Spanish speakers starts at 3pm.  

Just a stone’s throw away from the Arima Public Hospital, we are conveniently located in the heart of Arima with easy access to the Priority Bus Route and the Eastern Main Road. 

We are driven by the belief that the church must be a REAL force in the community. REAL implies that we must be Relevant, Effective, Accurate (biblically) and Life-Changing. We cater to diverse groups and needs including youth and children programs, ministry and leadership trainings, music development, early childhood care, sports and English as a second language classes 

When you come you’ll encounter a meaningful worship experience that includes a loving atmosphere, soulful music and inspirational messages from the Bible that leaves you refreshed and drawn closer to God.
 

Senior Pastor

 

Rev Rian Williams gave his life to Christ in the year 2003 at the age of 21. During his early months of serving the Lord he felt the Lord leading him towards ministry and he enrolled in the Caribbean Nazarene College. While a student at CNC he met his spouse and best friend, Rev Alvilene Williams, who works with him in full-time ministry overseeing the church’s administration. They both have two beautiful daughters, Zoe and Ayn.

Pastor Rian is deeply committed to growing deeper in his faith, caring for his family and leading a church that is REAL: Relevant, Effective, Accurate (biblically) and Life-Changing. His style of teaching is simple, encouraging and seeks to provide listeners with a lesson they could take to work with them the following day.

Apart from church ministry, Pastor Rian is also passionate about societal transformation and helping people achieve their full potential. A former Caricom Youth Ambassador to Trinidad, he is a certified John C Maxwell Leadership Trainer and holds a Masters in Organizational-Leadership.

 
Rev. Rian Williams
Senior Pastor

 

What we Believe

We are a Christian, Missional and Holiness Church.  The Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition.  The doctrine that distinguishes the Church of the Nazarene and other Wesleyan denominations from most other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification. Nazarene believe that God calls Christians to a life of holy living that is marked by an act of God, cleansing the heart from original sin and filling the individual with love for God and humankind.

This experience is marked by entire consecration of the believer to do God’s will and is followed by a life of seeking to serve God through service to others. Like salvation, entire sanctification is an act of God’s grace, not of works. Our pursuant service to God is an act of love whereby we show our appreciation for the grace that has been extended to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
 
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