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 Adam Lewis

Lead Pastor

Adam Lewis joined D1 NAZ as the Lead Pastor in July of 2015. Prior to serving at D1 Naz, Adam had been the Lead Pastor at Connecting Pointe Church of the Nazarene in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he has served since 2013. Before being called to Lincoln, he served thirteen years at Chicago First Church of the Nazarene.  Adam and his wife Cindy have been married twelve years, and have three children Josh, Brian, and Lainey.  Adam holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in Theology from Olivet Nazarene University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education from Nazarene Bible College.



Ben Alexander
Youth Pastor


Ben Alexander has served as a youth pastor for fifteen years with the Church of the Nazarene and has been the youth pastor at West Chester Church of the Nazarene for seven years. Ben and his wife have been married for fifteen years, and have two children, Jackson and Natalie. Ben graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry.



Ryan Lutz
Children & Family Pastor

Ryan is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (May 2016). He and his wife, Cheyenne, both hail from Michigan.  After feeling the call to ministry at an early age, Ryan accepted that call and felt led to work in Children’s ministries.  He has interned at Bethany First Nazarene (Oklahoma City), Manteno Church of the Nazarene (Manteno, IL), and Kankakee First Nazarene.  Ryan has a passion for Children’s ministry and empowering parents to teach their kids about Jesus.   


Dr. James Upchurch

Pastoral Care



Darcy Morr 

Office Manager


Danaka Bulthuis