OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Richard Stout - Lead Pastor
I’m Pastor Richard (aka. PR) and have been the Lead Pastor to the SFNaz family since September of 2015. Before coming here I served the Church of the Nazarene in Tennessee and Florida for 16 years. As a PK I've lived all over the Southeast, graduating high school in Jackson, TN. I graduated from Trevecca Nazarene College in 1992, but went back in 2000 to get my tools for ministry after accepting God's call on my life in 1998.
I "married up" to my beautiful college sweetheart, Michelle, in 1994 in Gainesville, FL. Michelle is an elementary school teacher in the public school system. We are blessed with two awesome kids, Lee (20 and a student at Trevecca Nazarene University) and Anna (15). Both are scholar athletes, Lee with soccer and Anna in soccer and volleyball.
I am passionate about connecting people to the One, true, living God and seeing them grow in their relationship with Him. I believe God has called us out as His disciples to be His hands and feet to the world. My favorite passage in all of scripture is the "Shema". "Hear, oh Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." (Deut. 6:4-5 NIV)
I love spending time with my family, working out, playing sports (basketball, golf, ultimate frisbee, etc...) and fishing.
Nathan Turner - Office Administrator
Nathan was born and raised here in Sikeston and has attended SFNaz most of his life. He is a graduate from Missouri State University with a degree in marketing. In addition to working at the church, Nathan spends his time working on grad school through the University of Central Missouri in hopes of becoming a high school business and social studies teacher. Nathan gave his life to Christ at a young age and admits that God’s grace amazes him more and more every day. When he isn’t at the church or doing school work, Nathan enjoys traveling, playing tennis, drinking too much coffee, and engaging in dry humor.
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