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Nags Head Church welcomes new pastor

After a two-year search, Nags Head Church has called Nathanael Stevens to be their next lead pastor. Stevens will transition to the role upon the retirement of Pastor Rick Lawrenson in April. Currently, he and Lawrenson are sharing preaching responsibilities while he becomes accustomed to the church and the community.

Stevens, his wife Summer and their five children moved to Manteo in November. Previously, he served in churches in his home state of Pennsylvania and in California. While in his last church in the Pittsburg area, Stevens helped establish a rowing club for underprivileged youth.

Both Nathanael and Summer hold graduate degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and he is working on completion of a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Summer is a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling their children and enjoys editing and writing for Christian publications.

Lawrenson said, “I’m especially excited and thankful that the Lord has brought Nathanael here to lead our church in the years to come. He’s already proven to be a great preacher, team member and visionary. Our church couldn’t be happier! Great days are ahead.”

Nags Head Church is currently holding services at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sundays with limited, socially distanced seating and COVID protocols at their Soundside Road location. Children’s ministries are included at the 9 a.m. service time. Services are also streamed online and may be accessed at nagsheadchurch.org.

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