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Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene

5514 Parliament Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462 




Wesleyan-Holiness tradition

About TCN

We are:

Pastor Bill Dillon

William Dillon, II – Senior Pastor

Pastor Bill served 4 churches in Northeast Ohio before moving to Virginia Beach to pastor here at Tidewater Central in 2001. He has served continuously as a senior pastor in the Church of the Nazarene since 1996. Pastor Bill met and married his high school sweetheart, Jean, in Lisbon, OH, after his dad became the pastor of the Nazarene church where she and her family attended. Bill graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in 1975 and received a Masters degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1994. Jean is a registered nurse and works for Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Pastor Bill and Jean have three daughters & sons-in-law: Kris and Matt Steele of Virginia Beach, Courtney and Zach Olah of Blacklick, OH, and Cassie and Michael Self of Spring Hill, TN. He enjoys being “Papa” to his 7 grandchildren, golfing, hunting, fishing on the Bay, and a good steak from the Outback Steakhouse. Pastor Bill is passionate about seeing people develop into true disciples of Jesus Christ. He says, “I am amazed at how God is using ordinary people to share His love with our world. I want to encourage people of any age to be used by Him. God is still writing our story here at TCN and I’m glad to be part of it.”

Pastor David

David Kriner – Associate Pastor

Pastor David is TCN’s Associate Pastor, serving the church in a variety of ways, as he helps to overlook all areas of ministry.  He and his wife Theresa, as well as their seven children, reach out to many people to make them feel welcome at TCN.

13413568_10207903810045498_6049871958910224877_n Kay Lynn Perry – Discipleship Pastor

Kay Lynn Perry comes on board as TCN’s Discipleship Pastor.  She and her husband Steve, and their children Alex, Grace, and Myles, serve in many areas of ministry in the church. Come back soon to read more!

14068022_10105540351698262_9021464491502356120_o Madison Freeman – Youth Pastor

Pastor Madi was practically born a Nazarene. She grew up in Northern Virginia in a little rural town, where she learned to appreciate God’s creation, and fell in love with nature. She grew up attending the two local Nazarene churches, Leesburg and Loudoun Valley, where she ended up being called to be their youth pastor/director (Leesburg 7 years, Valley 1.5 years). Pastor Madi was called into ministry at the age of 12 at the district church camp. Growing up, she was an eccentric girl, and didn’t really fit in with any groups, including her own youth groups. When she was 16, she explored different churches and denominations, but discovered that the Church of the Nazarene was the most biblically sound and had ultimately had her heart. When she turned 22, her ministry and calling in life became clear, and she was baptized and sanctified. Her ministry has developed into teaching students that God created them uniquely for His purpose. She married her husband Stuart, September 10, 2011. They live here in Virginia Beach with their 3 fur babies, and are mildly obsessed with their little family.


Pastor Heather

Heather Wells – Children’s Pastor

Heather was raised in the Nazarene church from the time she was born. She attended Kent Church of the Nazarene until she went off to Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1991. Heather graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. After graduation, Heather’s husband Ken, was accepted into Regent University so they moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia in the summer of 1995. While teaching in Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Heather completed her Master’s degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University.Although being a teacher was always something she knew God had called her to, Heather began to feel a new calling. God has given her a special love for children, and she felt God calling her into children’s ministry. Heather became the children’s pastor at Tidewater Central and began her ministry course work through Nazarene Bible College online classes. Heather is currently working on her ordination requirements and is seeking God’s continued direction in her life as to how He would have her serve Him in ministry.


Pastor Walt

Walt Kriner – Shepherding Pastor

Pastor Walt has been on staff at Tidewater Central since September 2013 and he currently serves as our Shepherding Pastor, serving the senior adults and retired pastors in our congregation, as well as mentoring the staff, guiding their ministerial education and district requirements.



Rhona Hands – Worship Director

Rhona Hands has been on staff serving as Worship Director at Tidewater Central since April 2010. She has served in numerous ministries over the years, but her concentration has been on the music programs in the Church of the Nazarene since graduating from Mid-America Nazarene College (now University) with a BA degree in Church Music and Religious Education. Her passion for playing Christian music on the piano was developed in her teen years and she enjoys giving praise & worship to God through her music. Originally from Kansas, she grew up on a farm there, and then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana after graduating from college and began her ministry in a small Nazarene church there. She had gone to New Orleans on a 6 week college work and witness trip and was led to move there and continue working in that church after graduating. In Dec of 2001, she moved from New Orleans to the Tidewater area and began attending & being involved at TCN. Her outside interests include spending time with her sister & brother-in-law who live here also, gardening, reading, & vacationing back to Kansas or taking cruises.



Church Location & Address:
5514 Parliament Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Telephone & Fax:

Tel: (757) 497-8703 

Email:  (Also see Contact Us form)


When & How?

Office Hours:

 Monday-Friday from 9am to 1pm.

Worship Times:

10am Sundays

Sunday School

starts at 9am!
  • Adult/Connection Sunday School
    • SHARE in Carpenter’s Cafe
    • Sunday Morning Dialog in Room 12
    • Senior Adults in Room 6
  • Teen Sunday School
    • Jr. High in Room 19 with Mr. Mike
    • Sr. High in the Youth Room with Mr. Dale
  • Children’s Sunday School
    • Nursery (through age 2 or not potty trained) in Room 3
    • Preschool-Kindergarten in Room 16
    • 1st – 3rd Grade in Room 13
    • 4th – 6th Grade in Room 15

Sunday evening

events include:
  • Hispanic Worship & Bible Study 2pm
  • Children’s Bible Quizzing 5-7pm
  • The Gathering@5:05


evening activities:
  • Youth Worship in the Teen Room (6:30pm)
  • WILD Wednesdays Children’s Activities in the Children’s Wing (7pm)
  • Adult Bible Study in the Carpenter’s Cafe (7pm)
  • Hispanic Bible Study in Room 6 (7pm)


 activities include:
  • Ladies’ Bible Study (9:15am)


 activities include:
  • “Traditions Unfolded” Saturday Worship & Bible Study (1pm)
A variety of other events happen at other times throughout the week.

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Podcasts – Worship & Sermons

Listen online… and enjoy the sermon notes, too.

When God Doesn’t Make Sense #1 – When He Seems Inattentive

Pastor Bill Dillon

MP3 Download

Sermon Notes

Mark 6:14-28

Moving On

Pastor Heather Wells

MP3 Download

Sermon Notes

I Kings 19: 1-16 (NIV)

Kingdom People… an Invited People

Evangelist: Adam J Silva

MP3 Download

Sermon Notes

Matthew 7:21-29
Matt. 26:26-29
Revelation 19:6-9

Kingdom People… a People of Faith

Evangelist: Adam J Silva

MP3 Download

Sermon Notes

Matthew 6:24-34
Hebrews 11:1
Psalm 9:10
Psalm 31:13-15a

Kingdom People… a Loving People

Evangelist: Adam J Silva

MP3 Download

Sermon Notes

Matthew 5:38-48
John 13:35

Kingdom People… a Righteous People

Evangelist: Adam J Silva

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Sermon Notes

Matthew 5:17-20
Matthew 22:37-40
Titus 2:12-14
Psalm 143:10
Gal 4:4
Luke 1:35
Luke 3:21-22
John 1:33
Mark 1:12
Luke 4:1
Luke 4:14
Luke 10:21
Acts 1:2
Matthew 12:28
Heb 9:14
1 Peter 3:19
Romans 8:11-14
Romans 6:13-14

Kingdom People… a People of Blessing

Evangelist: Adam J Silva

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Sermon Notes

Matthew 5:3-12
Matthew 5:14-16
Colossians 3:1-4
Romans 12:2
Revelation 21:1-7

Hope Restored – The Widow of Nain

Pastor Bill Dillon

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Sermon Notes

Luke 7:11-17
Ephesians 5:14

Turning Importunity into Opportunity

Pastor Kay Lynn Perry

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Sermon Notes

Luke 11:5-10
Luke 18:1-8
Isaiah 62:6-7

But Wait!

Pastor David Kriner

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Sermon Notes

Acts 2:41-47 (NIV)
Acts 2:43 (NIV)
Acts 2:22-23 (NIV)
Acts 4:34-37 (NIV)
Acts 2:46 (NIV)
Acts 2:42 (NIV)
Acts 2:42 (ESV)
Acts 3:1 (NIV)
Acts 1:1-4 (NIV)
Acts 1:13-14 (NIV)

Traditions Unfolded

Room 12

Saturdays, 1pm

Join Victoria Chapman in the Room 12 each Saturday at 1PM for a Shabbat Bible study and worship time as she unfolds the traditions of the Jewish faith as Jesus practiced them.

Women’s Ministries Paint the Beach!

Carpenter’s Café

Friday, March 24, 6:30pm

Please bring snacks to share! Cost is $25 for 11×14 or $30 for 16×20.  Only a few spots remain! Please RSVP at the kiosk. See Wendy Westbrook for details or childcare information.

Children’s Quiz at TCN

TCN Sanctuary

Saturday, March 25, AM

Volunteers are needed, please see Cassie Logan or Wendy Kinne if you can assist.  We would love people to donate baked goods.

Baptism & Membership Service

TCN Sanctuary

Sunday, March 26, 10am

If you are interested in being baptized or becoming a member of Tidewater Central, please circle “5” on your Connection Card. A member of our Pastoral Staff will then contact you. Our Baptism & Membership Sunday is March 26.

30-Hour Famine


Friday, March 31-Saturday, April 1

Students Loving God and Fighting Hunger:  ♥ Pray ♥ Fast ♥ Fund ♥
The 30-Hour Famine event is done world-wide. Students pray, fast, participate in service projects & other activities, and raise funds to prevent hunger! If you would like to help, our teens are collecting pocket change to raise money. Friday, March 31st, they will fast after lunch, and continue for 30 hours. Teens will stay at church Friday, March 31st 6PM – Saturday, April 1st 7PM.

Egg Hunt & Family Dinner

Carpenter’s Café

Sunday, April 2, 11:30am

Children and their families are invited to stay for Dinner &  Egg Hunt following the Morning Worship Service. Please bring two side dishes to share and baskets for collecting eggs. Chicken, drinks, rolls and dessert will be provided.  We are in need of individually wrapped candy for our Egg Hunt.  If candy is already stuffed in plastic eggs, that would be even better! If you have any questions, please see Pastor Heather.

Hispanic Bible Study

Renacer con Cristo

Wednesdays, 7pm

The Hispanic Church at TCN invites all who would like to join them for a Bible study Wednesday evenings.

Wednesday Nights


Children: WILD Wednesdays
Teens:  (6:30pm)
– Unstoppable the Gospel: Faith and commitment shown in the book of Acts. Meets in the Carpenter’s Cafe with Pastor David.
– Renacer con Cristo: Bible study lead by our Hispanic church

Ladies’ Bible Study

Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene Women’s Ministries

During the School Year – Thursdays, 9:15am – Carpenter’s Café

Women of all ages are invited to join us at 9am each Thursday morning.  Childcare is provided.

The Gathering @ 5:05

Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene

Sundays during school year, September – May, 5:05-7pm – Carpenter’s Café 

Sharing in finger foods first, this group enjoys Bible study together with varying topics throughout the months of September through May.

Weekly Call To Prayer

Every Sunday – 6:30am

Everyone is welcome to dial in to the weekly prayer time to join in with praying or listen in silence.
Dial number:
… Meeting ID: 430-086-537

Blood Pressure Checks

1st and 3rd Sundays

We offer free blood pressure readings on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month in the Faith Community Nursing office in Room 9A, before Sunday School and before Morning Worship service.  See Barb Mace for details.
Kids’ Bible Quizzing
Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene

Sundays, September to April – 5-7pm

Children’s Quiz Team practices Sundays, 5-6:30pm.  See Wendy Kinne or Cassie Logan for more information.
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Kid’s Quizzing 

Information linked on the District website click here



Join us for TCN Student Ministries

A time of praise, worship, and Bible study…

Wednesday Nights 6:30 – 8pm


NYI Council

Nazarene Youth International
Our church’s teen council meetings are held on the 1st Sunday of every month, right after the morning worship




Click Here for the Virginia District Calendar

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries:

The TCN Children’s Department is Growing!

WILD Kingdom Kids

Sunday School – Children’s Wing

We are in need of children’s workers at TCN. I am looking for some individuals who would be willing to be on a rotation schedule for teaching Sunday School either grades 1-3 or grades 4-6 and people who would be willing to teach preschool children’s church on a rotating schedule beginning in June. Please let me know if you would be able to help in this very important ministry at TCN! 
– Pastor Heather

Call to Prayer

Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene

From The Pastor

Church, I am excited about what God is doing in our church and for the start of not one, but three, new ministries
in the coming days.
1. Faith Community Nursing – Headed by Barb Mace is focused on helping us become a healthier and more informed
church about health issues.

2. True Bread, TCN – Headed by Terry Brothers is focused on reaching the hungry and hurting of our community that need to know Jesus – the True Bread of Life.

3. A new-start Hispanic work – Guided by Revs. Mario & Yeliz Mairena & Veronica Gamboa at TCN is focused on planting a G-12 (group of 12) ministry that we hope will blossom into a new start church for our Hispanic brothers and sisters Please join me in praying for these ministries, their leaders, and all of those who will become a part of these ministries. Pray especially for those who will be touched for Jesus. Pray for those who will become followers of Christ through these efforts and for the increase of God’s Kingdom. The success of these new ministry efforts depends, in large part, on our willingness to support them with our hands, feet, finances, and knees. Blessed beyond measure, Pastor Dillon


Events Calendar



TCN Student Ministries

Wednesdays – 6:30-8pm

Teens enjoy a time of worship and fellowship each Wednesday night.



WILD Kingdom Kids!

What’s happening in the Children’s Department:

We are in need of children’s workers at TCN. I am looking for some individuals who would be willing to be on a rotation schedule for teaching Sunday School either grades 1-3 or grades 4-6 and people who would be willing to teach preschool children’s church on a rotating schedule beginning in June. Please let me know if you would be able to help in this very important ministry at TCN!

Pastor Heather

WILD Wednesdays

Throughout the school year, kids ages 4 years through 6th grade join in WILD Wednesdays!  We meet together in the large Children’s Church room for praise and worship songs.  Then preschoolers/kindergarteners and grades 1-6 split into groups for interactive Bible stories, games, and snacks.  

Children’s Quizzing
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Parents, we offer children’s quizzing on Sunday evenings while you attend bible study. Kids will receive a quiz book and little Bible, which they should bring back each week. They earn points each week for completing a little “homework” from the book.  This “homework” is voluntary, but is definitely recommended for those kids interested in quizzing at the district competitions. Participation in these quizzes is voluntary.  We want kids to participate, even if they don’t want to go to quizzing competitions! The most important thing is that they have fun learning God’s Word.  We hope to see your kiddos as we journey through the books of 1 & 2 Samuel with Dr. Digalot and his camel Canteen!

Information linked on the District website click here


Club 56

Hey, 5th & 6th graders!  This is YOUR club… so if you have ideas for activities to do in the upcoming months, let Mr. Jay and Mrs. Mickey know about them.

You can call us or email us with questions and ideas for more ways to have fun.

Club 56 is also having their own worship time, on the 1st Sunday morning of each month, when children are dismissed for Children’s Church.

Here is a quick overview of some the newest discipleship opportunities available at TCN.

Bible Study – Wednesday nights at 7pm

Location: TCN Carpenter’s Cafe

Leader: Pastor David Kriner

Traditions Unfolded Bible Study – Saturday afternoons at 1pm

Location: TCN Room 12

Leader: Victoria Chapman


Ladies’ Bible Study – Thursday mornings at 9:15am 

Location: TCN Carpenter’s Cafe

Leader: Diane Nelson


The SHARE Class – Sunday mornings at 9am

Location: TCN Carpenter’s Cafe

Leader: Rotating


The Senior Adult Class – Sunday mornings at 9am

Location: TCN Room 6

Leader: Roxanne Perryman


Sunday Morning Dialog – Sunday mornings at 9am

Location: TCN Room 12

Leader: Tracy Beatty & Nathan Kinne

Online – Anytime

If the hectic pace of life is keeping you from regular discipleship, then maybe online discipleship is the answer for you. In this first series of online forums, we will focus on five central themes of your relationship with Christ: covenant, law, grace, incarnation, and forgiveness.

This new format for personal discipleship is being offered online at The message board for this class will only be open to group members here at TCN. Send Pastor David an e-mail at for more information on this new discipleship format.


As we continue toward our goal of being disciples who make disciples, I hope that you consider getting involved in one of these small group discipleship opportunities. We have been called by God to live in community with one another, share one another’s burdens, and grow together in Christ. I wholeheartedly believe that small group discipleship opportunities like this are the key to achieving our mission.

In HIS Grip,
Pastor David


How Do I Meet People?

Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene is not a place for spectators. It is a place for disciples to build disciples. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at TCN.

Volunteers Needed!

Can you help with…

Sunday School
Children’s Church
Senior Transportation
Tech Team
Food Pantry

Do you love to make a difference?!

If you are interested in assisting with our Children’s Church or Nursery, we have a special place for you, during the school year and the upcoming summer! Come and be blessed by our children!

Children’s Ministry

Sunday School classes (9am):
Nursery (through age 3)
Preschool-Kindergarten-1st Grade
2nd – 3rd Grade 
4th – 6th Grade 
Wednesdays in the Children’s Wing (7pm)

Each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers are carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction.  Sunday evening is the time for children to practice quizzing for Bible quizzes scheduled throughout the school year for our Virginia Nazarene District. The children’s wing of Tidewater Central is an exciting place to be, with Pastor Heather Wells and her helpers!

… But that’s not all!  There are many more opportunities to meet people!

Discipleship Groups & Sunday School

Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene has small Bible studies held on Sunday mornings, as well as a variety of times and days throughout the week.

Young Adults

Sunday morning groups (9am):
SHARE in Carpenter’s Cafe
Sunday Morning Dialog in Room 12
Sunday afternoons: Hispanic Bible Study (2pm)
Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions, bigger stakes, serious relationships, and a whole lot more decisions.  Find your niche in one of the styles of groups at TCN.

Youth Ministry

Sunday morning groups (9am):
Jr. High in Room 19 with Mr. Mike
Sr. High in the Youth Room with Mr. Dale


TCN Student Ministries in the Teen Room: Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Pastor Madi Freeman leads the teens in praise and worship and scripture Sunday and Wednesday nights. The teens share a lot of laughs, tears, struggles, and successes, as they study together, pray together, and plan special events together.


Women’s Ministries

Thursdays at 9:15am

Tidewater Central Women’s Groups gives the ladies in our church family special times of interaction. Our women’s Bible study meets Thursday mornings, and there are monthly Scrapbooking retreats held at the church, and Single Ladies’ Luncheon held once Sunday each month at local restaurants. These groups provide a refreshing discipleship opportunity for the women in the church.


Married Couples

Even though marriage is one of the most important institutions, it is the one which is under the most attack–internally and externally. Tidewater Central encourages married couples to attend the twice-annual Weekend to Remember events in our area.  TCN has a group rate to financially help out attendees. Lives are being changed, and relationships are being strengthened!

TCN Military Ministries

Our community has a substantial amount of military families, and we want to encourage fellowship and support among them. We offer various events during the year, and are continuing to grow our ministry. We also welcome former and retired military as well, knowing that you are a wealth of knowledge that we can’t do without. If you are/were in the military, we invite you and your family to attend and meet other local military families to build friendships and support that will last a lifetime! 


JOY Club

Luncheon: 3rd Tuesday of each month

Sunday morning groups (9am):
SHARE in Carpenter’s Cafe
Senior Adults in Room 6

Once you get past fifty, the fun has just begun. Whether retired, just plain tired, or active as ever, the JOY Club (Just Older Youth) of Tidewater Central provides refreshment, ministry, and times of valuable interaction. They enjoy a monthly luncheon and occasional outings.

Worship Times: 10am Sundays

Sunday School starts at 9am!

  • Adult/Connection Sunday School
    • SHARE in Carpenter’s Cafe
    • Sunday Morning Dialog in Room 12
    • Senior Adults in Room 6
  • Teen Sunday School
    • Jr. High in Room 19 with Mr. Mike
    • Sr. High in the Youth Room with Mr. Dale
  • Children’s Sunday School
    • Nursery (through age 3)
    • Preschool-Kindergarten-1st Grade
    • 2nd – 3rd Grade 
    • 4th – 6th Grade 

Sunday evening events include:

  • Hispanic Bible Study 2pm
  • The Gathering@5:05
  • Children’s Bible Quizzing 5pm

Wednesday evening activities begin at 7pm:

  • L.O.U.D. in the Teen Room (6:45pm)
  • Activities in the Children’s Wing (7pm)
  • Bible Study in the Carpenter’s Cafe (7pm)
  • Adult Bible Study in Room 6 (7pm)
  • Hispanic Bible Study at 7:30pm

Thursday events include:

  • Ladies’ Bible Study at 9:15am
Saturday events include:
  • Traditions Unfolded Bible Study at 1pm

Other events and a variety of Bible Studies happen at other times throughout the week.


Meets the last Sunday of each month

Do phrases like website editing, podcast uploads, slides & media production, email campaign, pulling cable, WiFi access points, server admin, system updates, sound checks, sound board, or IT sound familiar to you?  Do they spark your interest?  Is that your kind of Kingdom work?

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, then come find your place on the TechTeam? Contact us to find out how!

Get Plugged into Worship

How do you make people worship?

The short answer is, you can’t. It is humanly impossible to make people worship. Regardless of the talent of the musician, the mood of the worship service, the expertise of the worship media, or the volume of the music, nobody can make another person truly worship. That being said, a worship leader and worship team should strive to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to worship. A better issue to consider is that of helping people worship, and providing an atmosphere that is not distracting, but instead allows the Holy Spirit to move in the service.

Do you have a gift to use in this area?

Tidewater Central’s worship music provides a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary songs to set the tone for Sunday morning worship. Pastor Madi, adult helpers, and the L.O.U.D. teens provide music for their Wednesday evening worship.

If you want to share your gift by joining the Worship Team or providing Special Music for Sunday morning, or if you’re a teen wanting to join in the teen line-up, we will get you in contact with Rhona Hands, Pastor David, or Pastor Madi. There is always room for vocal and instrumental talent at TCN!

Worship Team Practice