Compassion Church of the Nazarene was founded as Lynchburg First Church of the Nazarene in 1958. Since the beginning, our focus has been on meeting the needs of Lynchburg and beyond. We began to meet in a small church building on Myrtle Street in Lynchburg, VA. Later, we moved to our current location on Wards Ferry Rd. 

Compassion is at the forefront of what we do and continues to flow through our people and into the community. God’s kingdom is extending through our actions. Hungry people are being fed, souls are being reached, and the church has become a beacon of compassion.

Nazarene Heritage

We are grateful for our Nazarene heritage because it reminds us of our foundation.


As we move forward, we do so with excitement as we affirm our call to Love God, Love others, and Serve both.


We look forward with anticipation to what God will do here in Lynchburg and beyond.


We are Compassion Church of the Nazarene. We Love God, Love Others, and Serve Both.


When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them,

because they were harassed and helpless,

like sheep without a shepherd.


Matthew 9:36