We are pleased to announce and welcome our newest staff member here at Venice Church of the Nazarene. We welcome Rev. Roger and Cathy Byrd to our VCN family as Roger will serve as our Worship Arts Pastor. Roger and Cathy have been serving most recently in a similar position at Anderson First Church of the Nazarene in Anderson, Indiana.
Roger has a wide variety of experiences in music and local church service, including serving as a musician and road manager for the Bill Gaither Trio/Vocal Band, producing and arranging recording projects for multiple bands and orchestras, and serving as Pastor of Worship Arts at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, Michigan for 11 years.
Roger and Cathy have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren (with 2 more on the way!). Roger was ordained in the Wesleyan Church, transferring his credentials to the Church of the Nazarene in 2015.
“We were created for God’s purposes…to worship Him.” (Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren). This truth has guided Roger over his ministry service and reflects, “I have the best job in the world-leading others to do just that.”
Please pray for Roger and Cathy as they make this transition and move to Venice. There are a lot of details to give their attention to. Pray for God’s daily strength, wisdom and guidance as they transition into this new chapter of God’s calling on their lives.