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Rev. Lloyd Brock, Senior Pastor

Office Phone: (309) 346-3053

Email: lbrock@pekinfirstnaz.org

Pastor Brock grew up in South Carolina and has been a part of the Church of the Nazarene his whole life. He attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor's Degree in Religion with a focus on biblical teaching and philosophy. He received his Master's of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1986. Pastor Brock has been a full-time Pastor for 28 years serving in four churches in NC, SC and in Pekin. He has held the Senior Pastor position at Pekin First Nazarene since July 2006. He has been married to his wife, Kim, for 31 years and has three children; Faith (28), Hope (26) and Will (21). Faith is married to Josh Barnhouse and is a Physician's Assistant in Symrna, TN. Hope lives, works and serves the Nazarene Church in Newark, OH. She also attends Nazarene Theological Seminary and is a licensed minister. Will attends ICC and is working toward a Personal Fitness and Health trainer degree. Pastor Brock loves reading, family, preaching, traveling, cooking great good, learning, sports and is an avid North Caroline 'Tar Heel' fan.

Philippians 4:13, Psalm 84:11

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Cheryl Sherwood, Associate Pastor

Office Phone: (309) 346-3053

Email: csherwood@pekinfirstnaz.org

Cheryl grew up at Pekin First Nazarene. She has served throughout the church. She attended Olivet Nazarene University and Bradley University, graduating in 1991 with a BS in Education and Science. She and John have been married since August 1989. Their children, Brittany and Tyler, were born in 1995. Their first grandchild, Eleni, was born in 2018. Cheryl likes to read, play games and float in her pool.

Colossians 2:6-7

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Rev. Kim Brock, Worship Arts Pastor

Office Phone: (309) 346-3053

Email: kbrock@pekinfirstnaz.org

Kim Brock is the Worship Pastor at Pekin First Nazarene, but she is also the wife of Senior Pastor, Lloyd Brock. They were High School sweethearts and have been married since July 1982. Together they have three children; Faith (28), married to Josh Barnhouse, Hope (26) and Will (21). Kim has been serving as Worship Pastor for a total of 14 years (seven of which have been spent at PFN). During that time she confirmed her calling by the Lord to worship ministry and has since been ordained by the Church of the Nazarene. Here at PFN, she leads and directs our praise bands, praise teams, choir and orchestra as well as oversees the leadership of music heard on Sunday and Wednesday nights. In addition, she also writes and directs our annual Passion Play which takes place every Easter and oversees our Encounter ministry.

Ephesians 3:20-21

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Gretta Nash, Pastor to Women

Office Phone: (309) 346-3053

Email: gnash@pekinfirstnaz.org

Gretta grew up in the Nazarene church and has been involved in ministry most of her life. She and her husband, Brent, have been married since 1993 and have two children; Hannah (11) and Grayson (7). She graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1993 with a BA in Elementary Education. She taught for 12 years in Kankakee, IL and Colorado Springs, CO. She has worked as Assistant KidZone Pastor since 2010 and moved up to Children's Pastor in 2014.

Jeremiah 29:11

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Rev. Josh Parker, Youth Pastor

Office Phone: (309) 346-3053

Email: jparker@pekinfirstnaz.org

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Josh grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2014 with a degree in Religious Studies and Business Administration. He has been married to his wonderful wife Ashley for four years and they enjoy Chick-fil-a dates and playing with their dog Willow. Josh loves being a student pastor and desires to meet each student where they are. He has such a heart for students and parents and desires to equip both to love God and live into their calling to be life long disciples of Jesus Christ.

Galatians 5:1

 
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Rev. Jake Smith, Tech & Media Pastor

Office Phone: (309) 346-3053

Email: jsmith@pekinfirstnaz.org

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Jake grew up here at Pekin First Nazarene and has been very involved in ministry since a young age. He graduated Olivet Nazarene University in 2009 with a BS in Art and Digital Media. He has been working at the church since 2011. He has also been married to his wife, Rebekah, since 2011. Together they have two boys, Asher (2013) and Declan (2016). 

John 11:35

 

Rev. Brian Eatock, KidZone Pastor

Office Phone: (309) 346-3053

Email: beatock@pekinfirstnaz.org

Pastor Brian received his Masters Degree in Pastoral Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University.  After years spent in the medical field as a Respiratory Therapist, he felt the call into pastoral ministry.  Pastor Brian spent 13 years as a Senior Pastor in three wonderful churches before felling his call change to Children’s ministry.  He has been at Pekin First Nazarene since April 2017 where he leads an amazing team of staff and volunteers ministering to over 150 children every week.  

In 2000 He and Carole were married in Jamaica.  They have two boys, Isaiah (2003) and Ian (2006).  Both are in Tremont schools and involved in various sports. 

Romans 8:28

Rev. Irene Lewis-Wimbley, Southside Director

Office Phone: (309) 346-3053

Email: ilewiswimbley@pekinfirstnaz.org

Irene LewisWimbley and her two daughters, Trinity and Lyric joined the PFN team October of 2017.  Irene is a 2011 graduate of Nazarene Bible College with a BA in Pastoral Studies, combined with 11 years working in the social work field she went into full time ministry in 2016.  She graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Masters in Pastoral leadership and was also Ordained an Elder in the Sprinf Of 2018. Irene has been called as a missionary to Peoria’s Southside Community and is launching a Community Center to serve the Children and Families of one of the poorest zip codes in the state of Illinois.

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