Our Church Staff
Rev. Nathan Price concluded his call to pastoral ministry in 1993 after 27 years of service to local Churches of the Nazarene in Texas, Indiana, and Florida. He has continued serving in the Florida District as a consultant in Haitian and ethnic ministries, served as interim pastor in over 24 Florida Nazarene Churches, has been involved in Compassionate ministries, served as Chairman of Orlando Frontline , Restore Orlando and other inner city ministries. Pastor Price's Haitian ministries have extended to the Haitian people throughout Florida and in the country of Haiti. He has planted 31 Haitian Churches on the Florida District.
We are excited to have him serving here at Hernando Nazarene!
Music Ministries Pastor:
Walt (Phyllis) Garrett
Born in Akron, Ohio, Walt received his bachelor of music degree from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK in 1973. Walt has served as minister of music and worship for churches in Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
Walt has served at HerNaz since 2006. He and Pastor Nate work as a team to develop a strong church dynamic of committed Christians. As Pastor Nate models God's Word through pastoring and preaching, Walt challenges the people involved in the HerNaz music ministries to experience the presence of God through praise and worship, both corporately and privately- More than 70 people are involved in the various music & worship ministries.
Walt is blessed to be married to Phyllis Garrett. They have five children and ten grandchildren. Phyllis is intricately involved in the music and other ministries of the church. She suffers intensely as a fan of the Chicago Cubs.
Family Ministries Pastor:
Michelle (Chris) Varnadore
Michelle is a Florida native who was born and raised in Jacksonville. She has served here at HerNaz since 2014, when she joined our staff. Chris works for CSX Transportation as a Communications Technician.
Michelle has a vast background working with children and teens. She is also very connected to the community, serving as a volunteer at the local high school and with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Citrus County.
If you have been searching for a FUN LOVING place to call home, then look no further! Come out and join Pastor Michelle and her crew on Wednesday nights!