What to expect:
CLC has a laid back atmosphere to allow you to feel at home. You can come dressed casually or in your Sunday finest. It makes no difference to us. We are just glad you’re here.
Style of Worship:
CLC’s worship is a mix of modern and traditional music. We love to explore the latest trends but also want to honor our senior members by worshiping corporately in a way that everyone can engage.
We believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried; descended into hell,
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Dr. McNamara has earned the Doctor of Ministry post-graduate degree from the Southwest Seminary, in Jennings, LA (2008), the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling Psychology graduate degree also from Southwest, and the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling Psychology undergraduate degree. His prior education included the Church of the Nazarene requirements for Ordination (Nazarene Bible College Extension Campuses in TX, OH, WV, and MD). He also attended the Eastern Nazarene College from 1976-80, with a combined 150 credit hours transferred into his B.A. degree.
Previously, in addition to serving in Coffeyville, Pastor Dean was active in the American Baptist Churches USA denomination, serving churches in Pittsburg and Sedan in southeast Kansas; in Des Moines, IA; and in Jamestown NY (2004). His previous ministry was in the Church of the Nazarene denomination, with pastorates in Plainview, TX (full-time hospice chaplain), in Troy, OH; in Welch, WV, and in Capitol Heights, MD (American Rescue Workers Community Church). He is originally from Baltimore, MD, serving in his home church in Baltimore with the Baltimore Brooklyn Church of the Nazarene.
Pastor Dean has extensive community ministry service outside of the local church. His ministry with public safety (police and fire departments) includes service with the Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department, the Capital Heights (MD)/ Prince George’s County Fire Department, the Welch (WV) Volunteer Fire Department and the McDowell County Emergency Services agency, the Hale County (TX) Sheriff’s Office, and with the Coffeyville Police and Fire Departments in Kansas. He received a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) certificate from one of the co-founders of the Critical Incident Stress movement, Dr. Jeffrey T. Mitchell (PhD.) in January, 1993.
Dr. McNamara also has extensive experience in health care ministry, with initial studies through the University of Maryland Medical System (Shock Trauma) with a directed study internship, and a chaplain residency program with the Harbor Hospital Center, in Baltimore, MD. Pastor Dean has also served in health care ministry as a hospice chaplain in TX and NY, and as a hospital chaplain in KS.
Pastor Dean is married to Vicki Hover McNamara (May, 1984). They have no children (with three very active cats who act like kids). Vicki’s mom, Donna Wheelock, lives with the couple in the home.