About Us


Chad Cook, Pastor

Candie Perry, Church Administrator

Candie is the heart of the church (and the brains).  She has been faithfully serving the LGC family for over 20 years in many differing roles and currently oversees all the administrative duties of the church.






Living Grace Church of the Nazarene has been a part of the Merrillville community for over 70 years. We want to be a church where we live grace filled lives that extend to our families, to our communities, and to our world. To be a church that makes a difference in the lives of those who attend as well as those who we have the privilege to serve in our community.


Our Mission

To extend the Acceptance, Love and Forgiveness we have found in being in relationship with Jesus, to all who enter our doors. Acceptance of who you are right now. You don't have to have it all together to join us. We believe that Jesus loves each of us right where we are at. But we also believe that He loves us enough not to leave us in the condition He finds us in. That Love that Jesus has for each of us is what makes it possible for us to Love one another. Forgiveness is quite possible the hardest thing for any of us to give, but Jesus forgave each one of us and He calls us to forgive others. To be a example of Christ's forgiveness in the world is our desire as a church.

The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, tracing its roots to an anniversary date of 1908. It was founded to spread the message of scriptural holiness (Christlike living) across the lands. Today the Church of the Nazarene is located in 156 world areas.

The Church of the Nazarene is a Great Commission church. Our mission is to make Christlike disciples in the nations. We believe that God offers to everyone forgiveness, peace, joy, purpose, love, meaning in life, and the promise of heaven when life is over by entering and experiencing a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are called to take this message to people everywhere.

The Church of the Nazarene is also a holiness church. We believe that Christians can experience a deeper level of life in which there is victory over sin, power to witness and serve, and a richer fellowship with God, all through the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

Nazarene Essentials.pdf

Helpful Links - Church of the Nazarene                               Northwest Indiana District
                         Core Values                                                  Nazarene Global Missions
                         Beliefs                                                          Nazarene Compassionate Ministries
                         Articles of Faith