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Pastoral Staff


Pastor Rob Hale, Lead Pastor

“I am blest to be serving my 10th year as Senior Pastor in Ironton, having been born and raised in our area has yielded huge dividends by knowing the people of our area.” Pastor Hale has served over 40 years since being called to Preach the gospel, starting as a Children’s Pastor, Youth Pastor and multiple staff positions. Ordained in 1985, He has served three Nazarene Church’s starting at the Argillite Church in 1987, Ashland Plaza Church in 2002 and Ironton First in 2009. Pastor Hale was bi-vocational 35 1/2 years, having recently retired from Western Southern Insurance.  He enjoyed working in financial services while experiencing multiple rewards, one of which is ministering outside of the four walls of the church. Receiving a gift from God over 20 years ago that has resulted in three wonderful children was his wife Lori Ann (Sergent). “I am most undeserving of all the manifold blessings from our Lord, but happily receive and enjoy all of them.”


Brian Taylor, Assistant Pastor & Sunday school Superintendent

Pastor Brian Taylor is a region native who has held several pastoral roles within the Church of the Nazarene.  He is currently our Sunday School Superintendent and Assistant Pastor.


Pastor Mark Fonner & Alicia Fonner, REACH Special Needs Ministry Directors

Mark and Alicia Fonner head up our Special Needs program on Thursday nights at 6:30 PM.  This service allows those who are unable to worship in the traditional services to have a service of their own.  This ministry REACHES those who have learning disabilities, or any category of being developmentally delayed, including being on the Autism spectrum.  Mark was ordained by the Church of the Nazarene in June of 2018 and is now an ordained Elder.  Mark has 25 years in pastoral ministry.   Alicia is an Intervention Specialist in the South Point School District and has a Masters degree in working with those with Special Needs.  


Charlie Cameron, Children'sDirector

Charlie was born in Ohio and raise across the river in Flatwoods, KY.   She is a mom to one daughter and "Mam" to 3 amazing grands.  She always loved working children from babysitting in high school & college to becoming a preschool aide.  Then, became a teacher at Sugar Creek Christian Academy.  She works in the ER as her real job  She believes God has blessed her by bringing her here.  Join Charlie and the children  on Sundays for Sunday School at 9:30 AM, followed by Children’s Church at 10:30 AM.  Wednesdays the children meet at 7:00 PM.  

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