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Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene

5514 Parliament Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462




About TCN

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What we believe:
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Our Staff

Pastor Bill Dillon

William Dillon, II – Lead 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_nKay Lynn Perry – Discipleship Pastor

Kay Lynn Perry serves as TCN’s Discipleship Pastor. Ordained in 2008, she has been in leadership in two church plants, one as founding pastor which she led for seven years. She has served in numerous roles in the church, from Nursery Director to Sunday School teacher to Custodian to Pulpit Supply. She and her husband Steve were volunteer missionaries in the Republic of Mauritius in 2004-05. She has her MFA in Theatre Directing and, in her spare time, enjoys directing shows in the local community theatre. During the day, she works at Regent University where she teaches theatre classes. She is an alumna of Eastern Nazarene College where she earned her BA in Communication Arts. She and Steve have been married since 1990 and have two teenagers and a young adult.

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.
RhonaRhona 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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Office Hours:

Monday-Friday from 9am to 1pm.

Email: (Also see Contact Us form below)

  • Office – Primary Contact
  • Pastor Bill Dillon – Lead Pastor 
  • Pastor David – Associate Pastor
  • Pastor Kay Lynn – Discipleship Pastor
  • Beth Stacey – Children’s Director
  • Pastor Walt – Shepherding Pastor
  • Rhona Hands – Director of Music


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Sunday Morning Worship begins at 10am

Sunday School begins 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 at 2pm
  • Teen Bible Quizzing at 5pm
  • Teen Bible Study at 5pm
  • Children’s Bible Quizzing at 5pm


evening activities:
  • Teen 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)


  • Ladies’ Bible Study in the Carpenter’s Cafe (9:15am)
A variety of other events happen at other times throughout the week. Feel free to check out our calendar of events!
Podcasts – Worship & Sermons

Listen online… and enjoy the sermon notes, too.

Strengthening Your Serve – Staying Focused in Discouragement

Pastor Dillon

MP3 Download

Sermon Notes

Haggai 2:1-9

Strengthening Your Serve – Divine Guidance: What a Difference a “W” Makes

Pastor Dillon

MP3 Download

Sermon Notes

Isaiah 6:1-8
Isaiah 40:28
Isaiah 64:6

Strengthening Your Serve – Worship

Pastor David Kriner

MP3 Download

Sermon Notes

Romans 12:1-2 (NLT)
Psalms 95:6-7 (NLT)
Psalm 100:4 (NLT)
Psalm 122:1 (NLT)
Amos 5:21-24 (NIV)
Romans 12:1-2 (NLT)
John 4:23 (NLT)
Acts 2:42-47 (NLT)
Acts 16:25-30 (NIV)

Strengthening Your Serve – Service

Pastor Heather Wells

MP3 Download

Sermon Notes

1 Peter 4:7-11
Ephesians 2:10
Romans 12:6-8
Philippians 2:1-8

Guest Speakers – Missionaries to Mozambique

David and Rhoda Restrick

MP3 Download

TCN Annual Reports

Download and read the TCN Annual Reports 2017-2018 (PDF)

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

NYI Worship – Teen Room @ 6:30PM
Children’s WILD Wednesdays @ 7PM in the Children’s Wing
Adult Bible Study @ 7PM in the Carpenter’s Café
Hispanic Bible Study @ 7PM in Room 6 with Pastor Yeliz

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 for “Listen, Love, Repeat!” by Karen Ehman. Childcare is provided.

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.

Bible Quizzing

Sundays, September to April

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

Information linked on the District website click here



Join TNT — Tidewater Nazarene Teens!

Sunday Nights 5pm – 6:30pm

  • Teen Quiz Team Practice with Heather Dempsey & Alex Fleet
  • Teen Bible Study with Brian Cornett

Wednesday Nights 6:30 – 8pm

A time of fun, praise, worship, and Bible study…


NYI Council

(Nazarene Youth International)
Our teen council meetings are held on the 1st Sunday of every month at 3:30pm

Click Here for the Virginia District Calendar

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries:

Events Calendar



Tidewater Nazarene Teens 

TNT is what we loving call our Nazarene Youth International (NYI) Group. Ignite your passion to learn about Christ and share God’s word! All teenagers are invited as we fellowship, disciple, & grow together.


9AM-10AM — Sunday School (Middle School Class & High School Class)
10AM-11:30AM — Morning Worship Service with the church (feel free to sit with us!)
5PM-6:30PM — Bible Quizzing Practice
5PM-6:30PM — Weekly Bible Study 


6:30PM-8PM — All teens are invited to enjoy a time of worship and fellowship on Wednesday nights. Pssst..If you have musical talent, we would love for you to join our worship team. 




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.
Here is a quick overview of some the newest discipleship opportunities available at TCN.
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Bible Study – Wednesday nights at 7pm

Location: TCN Carpenter’s Cafe

Leader: Pastor Kay Lynn Perry

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. Join one of our many Bible study groups, or find a ministry that works for you! Here are ways you can learn, serve, and grow at TCN.

Volunteers Needed!

Can you help with…

Sunday School
Bible Study
Children’s Church
Youth Department
Tech Team
Food Pantry
Military Ministries
Women’s Ministry

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 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 Beth Stacey 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

Our teens enjoy a time of fun, praise, 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

Tidewater Central Women’s Ministry gives the ladies in our church family special times of interaction. We have various events through the year including free crafting weekends, paint nights, women’s tea in May, Christmas ornament exchange, and more! During the school year, our ladies also have a weekly Bible study on Thursday mornings. These events provide a refreshing fellowship 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 host an annual Summer BBQ in July, Cookie Exchange in December, and various other group gatherings during the year, as we continue to grow in 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

Wednesday evening activities begin at 7pm:

  • TCN Student Ministries in the Teen Room (6:30pm)
  • Activities in the Children’s Wing (7pm)
  • Bible Study in the Carpenter’s Cafe (7pm)
  • Hispanic Bible Study in Room 6 (7pm)

Thursday events include:

  • Ladies’ Bible Study at 9:15am
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. If you want to share your gift by joining the Worship Team or providing Special Music for Sunday morning, we will get you in contact with our Worship Director Rhona Hands. There is always room for vocal and instrumental talent at TCN!
We also welcome teens wanting to join in the teen line-up! Rhona can use your talents on Sunday mornings, or our youth leaders will help you if you’d like to assist on a smaller scale with music for Wednesday evening youth worship.