About us

our staff:
Pastor Jeremy Carr

Jeremy Carr was born in Germany.  He and his wife, Jenny, were married in 2003 and have three children, Benjy, Bracksten, and Gracie. Jeremy enjoys sports of all kinds, both watching and participating.  The Carr family is close and very much enjoys spending time together,including rooting for the Oklahoma Sooners (but please don’t hold that against them) and the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Jeremy accepted God’s call to be a pastor in 1991 and graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 1997.  He then attended Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.  Jeremy bases his philosophy of ministry on two passages of Scripture:  Ephesians 4:11-12 and I Corinthians 11:1.  He believes that the church of Jesus Christ was meant to evangelize the lost and build the redeemed in holiness.  This is accomplished through the two biblical standards of these passages.  The role of the pastor is to model the life of Christ and equip the believers for ministry.”  Jeremy has served as a youth pastor for 13 years in Tulsa, OK; Kansas City, KS; Pasadena, TX, and Junction City, KS. He went on to hold the Lead Pastor position at Oakcliff Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City, OK.

Hilary Peterson

Hilary Peterson has been a tremendously involved member of the Smith Center Nazarene Church since about 2000.  Hilary currently works as our Worship Leader and works with many other facets of administration and technology in the church.  With a passion for people and a passion for the heart of God and His Word, Hilary brings to our church and community a dynamic personality!  She takes on staff at the church as the Worship Leader and Music Ministry Coordinator as well and various areas of Administration and Technology.  God has blessed her with an incredible musical talent in which she loves to use for His Glory through guitar playing and singing her heart to and for the glory of The Lord.  Furthermore, Hilary finds great joy in her career as a Registered Nurse at the Smith Center Memorial Hospital, currently working PRN.  Her passion of caring for others truly shines in this facet of her life.  There’s not a hospital room she won’t light up with a smile!  In addition to her ministry and nursing work, Hilary enjoys music of most any kind, riding horses, reading, creative artwork, home decorating, running, dancing, hunting with her husband, Aaron, and spending time with her twin sister doing just about anything!  Hilary is truly blessed in being the wife of an incredible man of God and her best friend, Aaron Peterson and the mother of two precious little girls, Alli & Lydia.

Brian Fischer

Brian Fischer is the Associate of Finance at Smith Center Church of the Nazarene. Brian has been a life-long resident of Kansas and grew up in Long Island, KS. He is married to Julie Fischer (Williams) who grew up in Hays, KS. They have two children - Nathan and Natalie who were both born in Salina, KS where Brian and Julie went to college at Kansas Wesleyan University. Brian graduated from KWU with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration. While living in Salina Brian worked at UPS, Kennedy and Coe LLC, and First Church of the Nazarene where he was the Administrative Pastor for 8 years before moving back to Phillipsburg, KS to become the Executive Director of Teens For Christ Connection. Brian was involved in TFC (known as Golden Plains Youth For Christ back then) as a teenager. In 2010 God called Brian back to Phillipsburg to lead the ministry that made a major impact in his spiritual life as a teenager. While at Salina First Nazarene Brian completed coursework to be ordained as a Deacon of Administration in the Church of the Nazarene and Brian is now pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Transformational Leadership at Barclay College in Haviland, KS. Julie owns Gingerbread House Preschool in Phillipsburg. She loves working with the preschoolers and helping them develop a love of learning. In their spare time the Fischer family loves to go camping and fishing.

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