It is our desire to reflect Christ to the world and to provide an atmosphere where the soul, body and mind can be strengthened and equipped to live rightly and victoriously in our world.

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Lombard Church of the Nazarene is an evangelical church in the Wesleyan tradition. To break that down a bit, we are:


We believe the Bible is God’s word to us, perfectly revealing his will. In the Bible, we learn the reality of our sin, and the wonder that God sent his Son Jesus to be our savior. As Jesus said, he is the “way, the truth, and the life”. Christians are those who believe in Jesus and are bound to him by a faith commitment. Jesus not only forgives our sins, but through him, we can have a pure heart.


We have good news to tell, so we tell it! Jesus is not just for a select few, but for all the world. Christians are called to be his ambassadors to this world and we do this through an ethical lifestyle of love and service, and a willingness to speak the truth in love as we have opportunity.


That might seem an odd thing to point out; after all, isn’t the Bible the foundational book for all Christian churches? Well, sometimes yes, and sometimes, no. To truly believe the Bible is to commit to having your life formed by the Bible. So, instead of searching through the Bible for a passage that is “encouraging” or “relevant to life”, we believe that it’s all relevant. So, it all gets preached! This approach is necessary if we are to have a God-informed view of our world.


So much of life is about superficial appearances and show. Real people need a real gospel, and real people need the companionship of others who have been truly changed. In the pursuit of things spiritual, we strive for the authentic, the substantial, and the eternal. I’ve been the pastor here for twelve years. And I’ve often said that if I wasn’t the pastor, I would still choose to attend Lombard Church of the Nazarene. If you are looking for a church home, you are welcome to visit with us for worship. And maybe in that visit, you will look around and find that you too have come home.



Our church is blessed with dedicated, spiritual leadership that seeks God's purposes and calling for our congregation.

Rev. Jerry Bimber, Senior Pastor

Reverend Jerry Bimber has been the pastor at Lombard for thirteen years. The son of a pastor, he has lived a lot of places, but Findlay, OH is what he thinks of when he thinks of home. He attended Hobe Sound Bible College for three years, but is a graduate of Malone College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

He is married to Kathy, and together they have four children: Jack (23), Lauren (21), Brooke (18), and Taylor (14). 

He has served on numerous boards and church committees, and is currently a member of the Lombard Lions Club. In his down time, he enjoys reading, playing with the kids, taking walks with Kathy, and sports of all kinds. As pastors go, he still has a mean fastball! 









Lori Kachlic, Office Administrator

Lori is married to Greg and they have 2 children: Charlotte (9 years old) and Cole (8 years old).

Greg and Lori have been attending Lombard Church of the Nazarene since 2001 and live in Lombard, also. Lori attended Wheaton College and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business/Economics. Lori grew up in Berrien Springs, Michigan, on a small apple farm. She has had many jobs, in many positions, including sales, marketing and fundraising. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, photography (mostly of her kids!), and going to baseball games. 

Lori is in the office from 9 am - 12 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Beth Brown, Music and Worship Director

Beth has been on staff at Lombard Nazarene since January 2013, previously serving in Indianapolis, IN.

She graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1992 with degrees in Education and Music. Along with church ministry, Beth teaches piano lessons and enjoys helping kids explore the great rewards of music!

When she's not leading a rehearsal at church, giving lessons, or working part-time in retail sales, she can be found in a comfy chair with a good book, a cup of coffee, and her cat, Patti, settled nearby.

Jennifer Jensen, Associate Pastor

Jennifer is married to Tom and they have 2 children: Christopher (24 years old) and Shelby (19 years old).

Jennifer has been attending Lombard Church of the Nazarene for 5 years, and lives in Lisle. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Management and a Master’s degree from AIU in Education. She is currently studying at Nazarene Bible College, as a step toward becoming ordained.

Jennifer’s work experience is primarily in Human Resources. Her hobbies are reading and watching her daughter play sports.



Our Church Board Members:

Barry Atkins                       J. Pienkos                                          

Dave Cain                          Dwight Trostle                                  

Roy Darby                         Joe Wimberly

Jimmy Obotte


NMI President:  Carolyn Klein

NYI President:  Scott VanZee

Sunday School Superintendent:  Lily Weber

Treasurer:  Christina Edie



Church of the Nazarene Agreed Statement of Belief

These are the beliefs Nazarenes hold to be true:

We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.

We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.

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