About us

Bolton Brownlow Fold church of the Nazarene is a church that is welcoming and loving towards all.

The Leadership of the church is made up of a church board including our Pastor, church secretary, treasurer, missions president and youth president and other offices in the church.

The church and church board is led by

Lead Pastor: Jez Smith

pictured here with his wife Susanna and daughter:

Wesite pic Pastor Jez & family

Pastor Jez:

I and my family have been at Brownlow Fold since September 2017 and I am truly excited to be a part of a church that is vibrant, so if this is your first visit to our website may I also extend a warm invite to come and join us here at Bolton Brownlow Fold, you will find a warm and loving church that aims to make you welcome always. Family is what Brownlow Fold is all about, so why not come and join us at Brownlow Fold. You will always get a warm welcome and please come and say hi.

Community Pastor: Adam Sanders

Adam Sanders pictured here with his wife Hannah.

Adam & Hannah

Adam and his wife have been at Brownlow Fold since mid 2020, Adam in his work for the church does many activities in the local community and loves on the local community in practical ways.

He has a deep heart to see people transformed by the love of God and to see them living their best life. Adam regularly preaches at church and leads one of our Connect Groups. If you do come and join us, come and say hello, I and my wife would love to get to know you and please know you are always welcome at Brownlow Fold.


These are the beliefs that we, as members of the Church of the Nazarene, hold to be true. These beliefs are also shared by many Christians across the world.


Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Corinthians 13:14

We believe in one God, the Creator of all things, who reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Spirit.


Matthew 1:20-25, Matthew 16:15-16; John 1:1-19

We believe in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man at the same time, who became like us to introduce the new reign of God in the world and make amends for the sins of the world.


John 14:15-18, John 16:7-15; Romans 8:1-17

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world, bringing us to salvation.


2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by divine direction, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.


Genesis 3, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12-14, Romans 6:15-21

We believe that we are all sinners by both nature and act and need God’s forgiveness and cleansing.


Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-17

We believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross and that, by trusting in His death, we can be restored in a right relationship to God.

Genesis 2:16-17; John 1:12; Galatians 6:7-8

We believe that God has enabled us to turn to Him from sin but that He has not forced us to do so.

Isaiah 55:6-7; Acts 17:30-31

We believe that each person must repent, turn away from their sins, and trust Christ to accept them.

Acts 13:39; Titus 3:4-7; Galatians 4:4-7

We believe that when we turn from sin and trust in Christ, the old record of sin is wiped clean, and we are born anew, thus becoming part of the family of God.

Matthew 3:11, Matthew 22:37-40; 1 John 4:17-18

We believe that after being born anew, we need the fullness of God’s Spirit in our hearts. When we make a complete commitment to Him, He cleanses our spirit, fills us with His perfect love, and gives us the power to live victoriously.


1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Ephesians 5:25-27

We believe that the Church is the active Body of Christ in the world today. It is called together by the Holy Spirit, through the Word, for the purpose of fulfilling God’s plan for the world until Christ returns.


Matthew 26:16-20; Acts 2:37-4

We believe in baptism and encourage believers to be baptised as Christians.


Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32

We believe in the Lord’s supper and share in it together regularly.


2 Corinthians 12:7-10; James 5:13-16

We believe God can and does heal. We pray for healing. We also believe that God can and does work through medical science.


John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

We believe that Jesus is coming again.

Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:11-15

We believe that everyone will face the judgement of God with its rewards and punishments.