Ministerial Staff

 

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip  believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
 

A Message from Pastor Russ

Tina and I are excited to be ministering in Logan, West Virginia at the Church of the Nazarene. We would like to extend to you a very special invitation to join us. We believe you will find our worship services inspiring, our people friendly, and the fellowship rewarding. We try to provide the opportunity for everyone to be involved in some type of ministry in the church.  So, if you are looking for a church where you can go and be accepted, be in a place where you can have a part in building God’s kingdom, be in a place where you and your family will feel loved, then I invite you to give the Logan Church of the Nazarene a try. 

Come and join with us this Sunday and enjoy the celebration of Christ’s presence as we worship together.

Pastor Russ

 

Rev. Russell Carson, Senior Pastor

Pastor Russ and Tina came to pastor Logan Church of the Nazarene on July 21, 2017 from southeastern Ohio. Since the beginning of his Christian ministry Pastor Russ has served as the Senior Pastor of churches in Pancoastburg, Johnstown, Darbyville, and Long Bottom, Ohio. He’s also served as an Evangelist, and teacher. Miss Tina (as she is affectionately called) has served alongside Pastor Russ filling the role of Children’s Ministry Director, Youth Leader, Church Camp Counselor, Bible Quiz Team leader, Sunday School teacher, VBS Director, etc.  If it has to do with children; she has probably done it.

Pastor Russ is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and has studied at Circleville Bible College (now Ohio Christian University), Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Northwest Nazarene University, and International Seminary. He also holds an instructor rating for many courses in disaster response, emergency preparedness and planning for FEMA, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, and the Ohio State Fire Academy. Pastor Russ has held several public service positions including: City Councilman, Fire and EMS Chief, Deputy Sheriff, Police Chief, EMT, and Assistant Director of Emergency Management for the county EMA.

Pastor Russ and Tina have 3 grown children and 10 grandchildren.

Rev. Daryl Densford, Associate Pastor

Pastor Daryl became the Associate Pastor at Logan Church of the Nazarene in October 2022 as he transitioned from the active-duty military. Daryl has served as the Senior Pastor at Churches of the Nazarene in Rome and Clifton Springs, New York; as an Associate Pastor at a Church of the Nazarene in Cincinnati, Ohio; and as Youth Director at two churches of other denominations in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has served the last nearly twenty years in the United States Army as a chaplain serving in a variety of ministry assignments. Pastor Daryl’s wife, Holly, serves with him in a variety of volunteer positions in the church, mainly focused on children and teenagers, as well as the music ministry. She is currently the 6th grade teacher at Beth Haven Christian School.
 
Pastor Daryl earned an Associates in Christian Education and Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Nazarene Bible College; a Masters in Theological Studies and a Master of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College; a Masters of Christian Ministries (with an emphasis in Ethics) from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary; and a Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C.
 
Pastor Daryl and Holly have five children: four grown and one in high school.

Rev. Larry Cale, Pastor Emeritus 

Pastor Larry and his wife, Donna, have had a long career in ministry and we are blessed that they continue to be a part of the Logan church! Rev. Cale pastored three Churches of the Nazarene on the West Virginia, North District: Sistersville, Lizemores, and Shinnston; and two on the West Virginia South District: Logan and Clendenin. They continued in ministry after retirement as interim pastor for five churches: Gallagher, Valley Grove, South Charleston Grace, Logan and Belle. Donna has always worked behind the scenes as they ministered. She has also served as church treasurer, NMI President, NYI President, Sunday School teacher, Choir Director and Children’s Church director.
 
Before entering the ministry, Rev. Cale was a coal miner as a Certified Inspector, Fire Boss, and Machine Operator. Donna has worked a variety of jobs in support of their ministry including quality control inspector, EMT & CPR instructor, school teacher (in both public and Christian schools), bank teller, mail sorter, and waitress. Rev. Cale graduated from Nazarene Bible College (NBC) and attended Trinity Theological Seminary. Donna earned a Hymn Playing Certificate from NBC as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from WV Tech.
 
Rev. Cale and Donna have two grown sons, Larry Jr. and Robert, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Larry Jr. is a disabled retired Army veteran and Robert, also an Army veteran,  is a Nazarene pastor in Pennsylvania.
 
Says the Cales: “What a blessing and journey God has allowed us to have in this life!”