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 The purpose of our existence as Colorado District Church of the Nazarene is to propagate our “religious beliefs sincerely held,” which includes but is not limited to the following:

            1) Worshipping God as creator and sustainer by helping as many people as possible achieve wholeness and effectiveness in the spiritual, physical, psychological, emotional, relational, and educational aspects of life.  In this we are connected to, and cooperate with the Christian community’s worldwide effort and will host or support others in like endeavor.

            2) The celebrating of worship, study, service, rites and rituals.

            3) Providing counseling, social services, retreats, camps, family life enrichment, and fellowship.

            4) Providing educational facilities for religious schools and religious day care centers.

            5) Providing facilities for sports activities and development of the physical life of individuals.

            6) Providing housing facilities for pastors, church staff members, guest speakers, itinerant missionaries, and the poor and needy, in compliance with Internal Revenue Service regulations.

            7) The raising of funds through donations, fund-raisers, church-sponsored events, estates, grants, annuities, foundations, investments, and selling of materials; which funds will be irrevocable dedicated to further our religious purposes and mission.

            8) The acquiring of and/or use of buildings, parking lots, land, equipment and other personal property, in furtherance of our religious purpose and mission.

            9) Giving opportunities to local, national, and worldwide individuals or non-profit groups to speak or perform in keeping with our beliefs.  This includes the privilege of fund-raising for their own support.

            10) As good citizens, offering space and facility free or at cost to a reasonable number of outside groups for uses such as, but not limited to:  Community groups, other non-profit organizations, government organizations, schools, day-cares, disaster shelters, distribution centers for food and clothing to the needy, scouting and other youth organizations, sports leagues, substance abuse and rehabilitation organizations and its subsidiaries, and such others, as are keeping with the furtherance of our religious mission.

In the fulfillment of our mission we purpose to remain a non-profit organization, in that all income received above our cost of operation be put to use for the propagation of our “religious beliefs sincerely held.”

District Office Staff

Our District Office Staff is made up of people who have been involved in ministry over several years. If you have a need or any questions, please feel free to contact the District Office at

Dr. Virgil Askren, Colorado District Superintendent
Dr. Virgil Askren and his wife Judy joined the Colorado District in July 2021. Previously, he served as District Superintendent of the South Arkansas District 2018-2021, senior pastor of Bend Church of the Nazarene in Bend, Oregon for 14+ years. He has a Doctor of Ministry from Western Seminary. Virgil enjoys CrossFit, hiking, and spending time with his Cairn Terrier, Tavish. The Askrens have two grown daughters and two wonderful sons-in-law.

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Dr. Kevin Compton, Colorado District Administrator

Dr. Compton currently serves as the District Administrator for the Colorado District Church of the Nazarene. He previously served the Colorado District as a church consultant and was the Associate Pastor at Eastborough Church of the Nazarene in Colorado Springs. He holds a BA in Pastoral Ministry and Christian Counseling from Nazarene Bible College, an MA in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University. Dr. Compton was ordained on the Colorado District.

He and his wife Linda currently reside in Colorado Springs. Their son Douglas, daughter-in-law Samantha, and granddaughter Allyson also live in Colorado Springs. The entire family loves a good trip to the mountains, which usually includes ATVs and a stop at the target range. Dr. Compton enjoys reading on the topics of leadership and the integration of psychology and theology.





What does the Church of the Nazarene believe:

Please click here to go to our full statement from our Global Ministries Center.