Jim & Esther Hanson
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Senior Pastor: Jim & Esther Hanson
Pastor Jim Hanson grew up on the outskirts of a small logging community in western Oregon where his father was superintendent of the rural electric company and his family attended the local Nazarene Church. Upon graduation from High School, Pastor Jim attended Northwest Nazarene College (now University) for a year and then transferred to Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. Upon graduation from courses in Insurance Claims Practices, he opened an insurance agency in Eugene, Oregon which he operated for 15 years. During these years, Pastor Jim was a part of First Church of the Nazarene in Springfield, Oregon.
October 3, 1981 Pastor Jim married his wife, Esther, who was a nationally known song evangelist with the Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Jim and Esther have two children (Jimmy and Julie) who were born in 1983 and 1985.
In 1988, Pastor Jim felt a call to full time ministry and, by August of 1989, he had sold his home and his insurance agency and moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to attend Nazarene Bible College. In May of 1993 he received his Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree and accepted a call to pastor Live Oak Church of the Nazarene just north of Sacramento.
Contact: (559) 748-2075
Pastor Eric Pearson is our outreach pastor. His passion to meet and help people has been a central focus during the course of his ministry. If you are in need of prayer, encouragement, or someone to speak with and would like to meet with Pastor Eric please call the church at 923-1200.