Our Mission

We are connecting people to a vibrant life in Jesus Christ. 

Click below to hear the sermon series “Identity” which details the vision and goals of Rogers First.
  Sunday morning 9:30 a.m.
    Elementary and Preschool Worship
  Sunday morning 11:00 a.m.
    Classes for all ages
  Sunday evening 6:00 p.m.
    Worship service for all ages
  Wednesday evening 6:30 p.m.
    FROGGs (Preschool)
    CARAVAN (Elementary ages)
    Middle School and High School Worship and small groups
    Adult Life Enrichment Electives



Rogers First Church of the Nazarene

4911 W. Pleasant Grove Road

Roger, AR  72758


 Rogers First Church of the Nazarene is located in southwest Rogers on West Pleasant Grove Road and Pinnacle Hills Parkway.  We are west of the Highland Knolls subdivision.
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What should I expect when I visit?

At Rogers First Church of the Nazarene, we want you to experience the great music, inspiring messages, friendly people and enjoyable atmosphere that are a part of Rogers First. Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 9:30 am and lasts for about 70 minutes. We know that your first time at a church, any church, brings some questions.

How do I get there? What should I wear? What’s available for my children or teens? What should I expect in church?

We are going to let some of our people answer those questions based on what they experienced when they visited Rogers First.


“I can wear what is comfortable and feel it’s okay.”

Dress casual or dress up and you’ll fit right in. We are more interested in you and helping to meet your needs than what you wear.

“I loved the programs for my kids.”

We seek to make church meaningful and fun for your children. We have volunteers and pastors who will love and work with your child or teen. We know that as a parent, you need to know that your child is in a safe learning environment. You’ll see that our programs and ministries invest in your children’s welfare.



“The pastor’s sermon really spoke to me and helped me.”

You will enjoy the upbeat and relevant music and messages that help you in your everyday life and the issues you face. We want to help you connect with the hope and help God has for you. “Loving God and Loving Others” is not only our motto but our lifestyle at Rogers First.


“Everyone was friendlier that what I expected.”

Our goal is that the first face you see has a smile on it. When you arrive, we have greeters nearby to help you get where you need to go. Feel free to ask for help and directions.

“I hadn’t been to church for a long time and I felt at ease.”

Whether this is your first time at church or you are checking us out, we want you to feel at home and comfortable. We do not single you out in the service and we do not expect you to give an offering as that is for our regular attendees. We don’t force you to participate in anything that isn’t comfortable for you. After all, you are our guest. Just feet at home.

“Where do I park and where do I go when I arrive?”

We have a number of guest parking places near the main entrance. When you enter the main entrance to our building, greeters will welcome you and direct you to the Welcome Center where you can find important information about our church and ministries.


You’ve been thinking about it, so plan to join us this Sunday.

We would love to meet you!

Please contact us for more information, comments or questions:
4811 W Pleasant Grove Rd, Rogers, AR 72758
(479) 636-1050; churchoffice@rogersfirst.com


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What is a Nazarene?

The Church of the Nazarene gets its name from Jesus of Nazareth. Because we’re a smaller and less familiar denomination, you might be asking, “What is a Nazarene?”


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 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.

Every church has its distinctives – practices, beliefs, or organizational structures that set it apart from other groups. Sometimes this is confusing. You might ask,“If the Bible is true and Jesus was who He said He was, why are there so many different churches with so many different beliefs?”  The bottom line is that, with all the differences, Christian congregations agree on 95% of their beliefs and practices. It’s the other 5% that falls into the category of “distinctive”.
The Church of the Nazarene takes its place with our brothers and sisters who confess Jesus as Lord.
  • Like Baptists, we believe in calling people to repentance and to witnessing to their new life in Christ through public baptism.
  • Like Presbyterians, we believe in the power of preaching God’s Word to bring about change in people’s lives.
  • Like Lutherans, we believe salvation to be a gift of God’s grace secured by faith in Jesus’ death on the Cross.
  • Like Charismatics, we believe in the personal work of the Holy Spirit who gives us the power to live a victorious, Christ-like life and make a difference in the world; although we do not “speak in tongues” in our services.
  • Like Episcopalians, we take worship seriously, yet we do choose to be a little less “formal” in the way we worship.
  • Like Quakers and Moravians, we believe in living a careful life that testifies to a watching world that we belong to God.
  • Like Christian Missionary Alliance, we believe God calls us to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people next door, in our communities, and around the world.
  • Like United Methodists, we have our roots in the tradition of John Wesley and believe in the power of the small group to foster positive life change.


At Rogers First

  • We are a warm and friendly group of people who view the Bible as the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source of guidance and direction for our lives.
  • We are life-centered in our teaching and sensitive to the needs and concerns of others.
  • We give people opportunities to put their faith into action through various avenues of service.
  • We laugh and cry together, rejoice and grieve together, grow and walk in faith together.
  • We aim to be a family of faith for all who love Jesus, the Nazarene.


You’ve been thinking about it, why not plan to join us this Sunday? We would love to meet you!

For more information on the Church of the Nazarene, visit their website at





Former building

Our Dream, God’s Reality

Rogers First has a rich heritage in the Rogers community. In 1928, a group of committed Christians met in the living room of Florence Netzer’s home and were organized as Rogers Church of the Nazarene.

Our first church building was made from the timbers of the Oklahoma House from Coin Harvey’s Monte Ne resort. For over 40 years, our church met in downtown Rogers at 4th and Chestnut in what was known as the Rock Church. In 1967, due to a growing congregation, the church relocated to 1599 West Olive Street in a beautiful colonial building where we met for another 40 years.

In 2001, Pastor Alan Johnson became the senior pastor. Soon afterwards, the church leadership began to seek the mind of the Lord about the future of the church and sensed God leading to relocate once again. Land was purchased for the new church building on the corner of Champions and Perry Road, across the street from Embassy Suites. Later, God provided and that location was traded for the current church property of 11.5 acres on Pleasant Grove Rd in Rogers. We broke ground on the new church on January 28, 2007. In October of that same year, we sold our Olive Street location to another church and began to hold services at Lingle Middle School. As the new building was being constructed, church leadership and members spent time walking and praying through the new facility. The beams of the walls were covered in Scripture before the drywall was installed. God’s faithfulness was shown true as we held our first service in our current facility on Easter Sunday, March 28, 2008.

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Current Facility

Rogers First continues to be a faith community being transformed by the love of Jesus Christ.

Our Staff

Alan E. Johnson

Image21Title: Senior Pastor

Joined RFCN Staff:  April 8, 2001

Areas of Ministry:  Prayer, preaching, vision casting, administration, leadership development, evangelism, pastoral care and oversight of all church ministries.

Family: Paula (wife, married August 20, 1982) Zachary and Cory (son and daughter-in-law), Jacob (son), Lincoln (grandson)

Education: Bachelor of Art in Religion and Bachelor of Science in Music, Southern Nazarene University; Masters of Divinity, Nazarene Theological Seminary; and currently in Doctorate of Ministry program in Transformational Leadership at Asbury Theological Seminary Beeson Center

One of the Things I find Most Fascinating: The love and grace of God for all people.

George Vera


Title: Worship Arts Pastor

Department: Worship Ministry

Joined RFCN Staff: September, 2007

Areas of Ministry: Leading Worship

Family: Paula (wife, married December 19, 1981) Christopher (son), Sarah (daughter-in-law), Emmaline and Adeline (granddaughters), Thomas (grandson)  Adrian (son), Joel (son)

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Southern Nazarene University, Master of Music Education, Wichita State University

One of the Things I find Most Fascinating: The Holy Trinity

Rob Yates


Title: Student Pastor

Department: Student and Family Ministry

Joined RFCN Staff:  December, 2012

Areas of Ministry: Helping students and their families develop a closer relationship with God and others

Family: Amanda (Wife, Married July 5, 2008), Maggie and Molly (Daughters)

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Trevecca Nazarene University

One of the Things I find Most Fascinating: The Word of God being living and active Hebrews 4:12

 Kathy Polk                    

Pastor Kathy(1)Title: Children’s Pastor

Department: Children’s Ministry

Joined RFCN Staff: September, 2014

Areas of Ministry: Introducing children to the love of Jesus Christ

Family: Bob (Husband, 1993) Nick & Kelly (son & daughter-in-law), Hannah (daughter), Charles (son), Tori (daughter).
Education: Ministerial Course of Studies, Nazarene Institute of Biblical Studies,Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Phoenix,
Masters of Organizational Leadership, Trevecca Nazarene University
One of the Things I find Most Fascinating: The grace of Christ at work in and through believers.

Chris Vera

chrisTitle: Worship Arts Assistant Pastor

Joined RFCN Staff: October 2, 2016

Areas of Ministry: Worship Arts, Facilities Manager, Discipleship

Family: Sarah (Wife, married July 14, 2007,) Emmaline and Adeline (daughters) and Thomas (son)

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Southern Nazarene University

One of the Things I find Most Fascinating: That the God of the universe would use people like us to spread His Gospel.



Title: Preschool Director

Department: His House Preschool and Learning Center

Joined RFCN Staff: March, 2010

Areas of Ministry: Preschool

Family: Jason (husband, married July 23, 2005), Andrew (son), Madelyn (daughter)

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Arkansas; Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Arkansas; Aim4Excellence National Director, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership

Previous Lines of Work: I taught kindergarten from 2004-2009 and then came on staff as Preschool Director in 2010.


Sharon Glick

Office Manager


Melissa Mullen

Church Bookkeeper


Michael Leingang

Church Custodian



Online giving is one way of returning to God a part of the gifts He has given to us. It allows you to give your tithe or offerings to different ministries or funds in the church. You can also register for special events.



(479) 235-4460. Text amount and fund name. Text “funds” for a listing of fund names.




Rogers First Church offers automatic bank drafting as a convenient way to give your tithe, building fund pledges, Faith Promise pledges and other donations to the church. You can schedule an automatic withdrawal from your account on the 3rd and/or 18th of each month.

Steps to set up a monthly bank draft are simple:

1. Pickup a Bank Draft Authorization Form from the Resource Center
2. Fill out form
3. Attach a voided check
4. Place in the offering plate in a sealed envelope, bring it by the church office, or mail to:

Rogers First Church of the Nazarene


4911 W. Pleasant Grove Road

Rogers, AR  72758



Giving envelopes are available to help with regular giving.  Giving envelopes come in a box with envelopes designated for each week.  Specialty envelopes for Thanksgiving, Easter, Building Fund and the Scholarship Fund.  Giving envelopes are available at the Resource Center or by emailing your request to mmullen@rogersfirst.com.




Contact Us

Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Location & Address: 4911 W. Pleasant Grove Rd. Rogers, AR 72758 (map)

Telephone & Fax: Tel: (479) 636-1050 | Fax: (479) 631-6469

Email: churchoffice@rogersfirst.com