Love God, Love Others & Serve Our Community:
Fulfilling the Great Commission & Living the Great Commandment
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
- Mark 12:29-31
Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
- Matthew 28:19-20
VISION & STRATEGY
To Transform Hillsborough and the World with the Love of Jesus Christ
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
- John 13:34-35
SPIRIT-EMPOWERED PREACHING & WORSHIP
HEALING & RESTORATION
The Loft believes in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life. God is the Creator of the universe. God is love, and He loves His creation unconditionally. God desires more than anything that everyone would be in relationship with Him and know His purpose for their lives.
Gen 1:1; Jn 1:1-4; Acts 17:24-27; 1 Jn. 4:8-9,16
The Bible is God's Message to us. It reveals God's character and will for our lives. It contains ancient yet relevant truth that serves as a guide for how we should live. We believe that the word of God is without error in original manuscripts.
Ps. 119:105; Jn. 17:17; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21; Heb. 4:12
God loves the world so much that He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to save us. Humanity rebelled against God. We try to be the god of our own lives, and we do not love each other as God intended. Jesus died on the cross and was punished in our place, so that by believing in Him, we can be made right with God. A person's good works cannot make a person right with God. Salvation comes only by trusting in Jesus' perfect life, death, and resurrection.
Jn. 3:16; Eph. 2:8-10; Jn. 14:6; Rom. 3:22-26
The purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds.
Jn. 4:24; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Matt. 5:16
Those who trust in Christ are made new. God calls us to a new life, to be holy in character and conduct, and He empowers us to live transformed lives through the Holy Spirit.
2 Cor. 5:17; 1 Thess. 4:7; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:16; Rom. 8:11
The Loft is part of The Wesleyan Church, which is one of many great denominations doing incredible work. The Wesleyan Church has roots in the abolitionist movement and the fight for women's suffrage. Learn more about The Wesleyan Church here.
Ken & Beth Gorman
Pastor of Community Outreach
Kenneth W. Gorman has been serving the Lord for more than 20 years. He has served in various capacities, including children ministries and leadership positions. Ken received his Bachelors of Biblical Studies from Pillar College in 2017 and started the ordination process in 2019. Ken and his wife Beth use their gifts and talents together as they continue to grow their relationship with each other and the Lord Jesus Christ while helping others to build a solid relationship with the Lord as well.
Steve & Pam Nash
Pastor Stephan P. Nash has served the Lord in pastoral ministries since 1981. By God’s grace, Pastor Steve has experienced growth in the three churches he has served. In recent years missions, both at home and abroad, have found a special place in his heart. With gifts in preaching/teaching, vision-casting, team building and discipleship, Pastor Nash has been effective mobilizing congregants for various ministries. Pastor Steve and his wife Pam, have raised seven children who have come to know Christ as Savior. This pastoral couple compliment one another with their various gifts and continue to serve Jesus Christ in a growing relationship.
In August of 2000, Christian Community Chapel (CCC) was born out of a small group meeting with Pastor Steve and Pam Nash and seven other couples. CCC had an unorthodox beginning and moved between the Somerset Marriott, Ramada Inn, and Quality Inn for the first few months. One year later, CCC purchased Brookhaven Farm in Hillsborough and constructed a beautiful sanctuary in an ideal location right on Route 206. This served as our home for over a decade.
In 2010, CCC saw the need for a support network and voted to join the Wesleyan Church denomination. Upon joining we became "one of the most diverse Wesleyan churches in North America." In 2015, CCC made the strategic decision to relocate in order to maximize ministry effectiveness. We sold the property on Route 206 to another wonderful church, and purchased Ram Hill Farm, our current home on 121 South Branch Road.
Today, we are at an exciting time in our church's history! We are relaunching as The Loft Wesleyan Church (The Loft) and are undertaking an incredible renovation project, converting a historic barn into a church sanctuary. We are currently meeting at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church and plan to move to our new home in 2020. Now debt-free with a new look and renewed purpose, The Loft is excited to fulfill its God-given vision to transform Hillsborough and the world with the love of Jesus Christ! Be a part of our story!