We first assembled in 1906 with a small congregation having a strong desire to live a life of holiness. In 1913, this small group of believers joined with the Church of the Nazarene denomination and became The East Rockaway Church of the Nazarene.
Throughout the years, we have continued to grow spiritually and numerically and our members have remained committed to reaching out to the surrounding community and beyond.
Today, we look to the future with an ever-increasing sense of excitement and great expectations of the mighty things God is going to do in us and through us.
We continue to hold firm the importance of carrying out the Great Commission. This we are very confident of "...that He who has begun a good work in us will complete it, until the day of Jesus Christ". (Philippians 1:6)
We are part of the International Church of the Nazarene, founded on faith in the Word of God. In today's rapidly changing world, the East Rockaway Nazarene Church proclaims God's grace and hope to the needy human heart.
BORN IN A REVIVAL
The Wesleyan revival that saved 18th Century England from revolution, reaffirmed the testimony and experience of the Early Church, that God is able to forgive man's sins and cleanse his heart from all unrighteousness.
Towards the close of the 19th Century, a revival of this message in the United States led to the formation of congregations that banded together in 1908 as The Church of the Nazarene.