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The Northwest District is the oldest district in the Church of the Nazarene. In 1903, Phineas Bresee embarked on a deliberate strategy for church planting, and as the number of new congregations spread up and down the Pacific coast, the need for area supervision became more acute. In 1904 he set in order the Northwest District and appointed Rev. H. D. Brown of Seattle as the first district superintendent.   

The Northwest District of the Church of the Nazarene is unique. Organized in December 1904, the Northwest District had already held four annual district assemblies before the Church of the Nazarene was officially organized in Pilot Point, Texas in 1908. The original boundaries included churches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. In its 15th district assembly (1919), the Northwest District reported 23 churches with 795 members. By the time the district had been in existence for 25 years it had been divided into five districts. In all, eight districts have been formed out of the original geographical boundaries.

David & Melissa Mowry, current DS



David Mowry, Superintendent



Joy Lindner, Assistant to the Superintendent



Debbie Roth, District Accountant


Herminia Esqueda, Multi-Cultural Coordinator


The District Office is located at 

8607 N Division St. Suite B

Spokane, WA  99208





David Mowry, chair, ex officio

Lay members:

Jeremy Carr (Lewiston First)

Carrie Pearson (Spokane Bethel)

Cindy Reynolds (Yakima West Valley)

Dale Shafer (Spokane Bethel)

Jeff Shea (Spokane First)

Clergy members:

Jim Clifton (Spokane Bethel)

Stephanie Johnson (Kennewick)

Mike Malmin (Wenatchee First)

Cliff Purcell (Grandview First)

Chad Wilks (Sandpoint), secretary

Video Library

Northwest District offers several training events throughout the year for pastors and laity. 


Click here to see available videos.

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