Meet The Staff


Doug Thomas
Lead Pastor
Pastor Doug has served as Associate Pastor at the Auburn church since 2005, with a primary focus in youth ministry.  More recently he has also served as a worship leader.   In 2015, Doug became the lead pastor.  He is passionate about people coming to know Christ and being on fire for God.  He graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1999, with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries.  While at ONU he met and married his wife Joy.  The Thomas family includes one son and five lovely daughters.

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  Mark Mahoney
Youth Pastor
Mark grew up in the small town of Lapel, In.  Mark graduated from Lapel High School in 2003. Mark attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he met his wife Beth and graduated in 2007 with a degree in Youth Ministry. He served at Muncie Riverview for a little over 7 years part time before joining Auburn Church of the Nazarene in June of 2015. He loves Jesus, football, basketball,  and hanging out with students. Some hobbies include drawing: painting, motorcycling, paintball, and beating students at whatever they challenge him to. 1 Timothy 4:12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

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Jonathan Childers
Children's Pastor
Jonathan grew up Fort Wayne, IN and graduated from Carroll High School in 2009. In 2015 he graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a degree in Theology and Ministry and Education. Jonathan married his best friend Amy in April of 2016. and Jonathan joined Auburn Church of the Nazarene in May of 2016. Jonathan is passionate about children and families and how we as a people can grow closer to God. Jonathan loves being active and enjoys sports of all kinds and even officiates in his spare time. Deuteronomy 6:4-9 are my verses for ministry and say that living for God is a lifestyle.

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