Rev. James E Nave

Following in the Footsteps

After Pastor Kessinger’s homegoing in 1988, the church asked Rev. James E Nave to assume pastoral duties. Coupled with the teaching and music ministry of his wife, Beverly, the Naves pastored APC for 17 years through the 80s, 90s, and into the new millennium. They nurtured and helped navigate the church family through both difficult challenges and great successes. Pastor Nave followed the footsteps of his pastor and mentored young ministers and watched some of them also become pastors of their own assemblies.

During his pastoral, Pastor Nave followed and cast God’s vision for our church and started a building project to erect a 26,000 square foot building to update and increase our available facility space for ministry.

In the spring of 2005, Pastor Nave retired from his pastorate of APC, but continues to be active in preaching and teaching here in the church and across the nation. He remains on staff as our Bishop and is a lifetime honorary board member of APC. Bishop Nave was privileged to see his vision of erecting a new church building in the summer of 2006.

On Sunday, July 2, 2006, the congregation, under the new leadership of Rev. Bradley Nave, marched from the old building, to a brand new, beautiful facility at the same location on Tractor Lane. With the last transition, Apostolic Pentecost Church became Apostolic Pentecostal Church and resides in this location today.