New Pastors, New Wing At Fort Scott Nazarene Church


Tyler and Megan Allen show the new Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene’s children’s wing just completed in September. There are a “cat-walk” area, a multi-story slide and sensory room for special needs kids in the room.

Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene has a heart for youth according to its new youth pastor, Tyler Allen.

In January the church members hired  Allen and his wife, Megan Allen. Megan is the children’s pastor at the church.

Tyler grew up in Parsons, while Megan hales from Stark City, Mo.

They have been in ministry in western Kansas and Ava, Mo. for the last five years.

In September Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene completed a new children’s wing.

Megan Allen stands near the front desk of the new children’s wing of Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene.
The new children’s wing of Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene, completed in September is located on the south side of the church. The church is located at 1728 S. Horton.

“We have a sensory room to accommodate special needs children,” Megan said.

There is a children’s ministry for pre-school through sixth grade on Wednesday nights, she said.

In September Club 56 was launched for 5th and 6th-grade students.

On Sunday mornings the 5th and 6th-graders are part of the kid’s leadership team in children’s church, she said.

“They are helping with technology and lead worship and help younger kids,” Megan said.

Additionally, Tyler has an area specifically for teens, 7th through 12th grade, to meet.

Tyler Allen stands in the worship area of the teen ministry room at Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene.

A college ministry meets once a week at the church as well.

“Fort Scott Nazarene as a church has a vision for kids and teens and their families,” Tyler said.

Lead Pastor Virgil Peck.

The church also received a new lead pastor, Virgil Peck, in July 2016.

“I got a call,” Peck said. “We were looking for a community to allow our kids a place to grow up.”

Peck was a youth pastor for 15 years.

He and wife, Lisa, have two children, Hannah, 11 years-old and Trenton, 13.

The Peck’s spent four years in Carthage, Mo. and nine years in Iowa before coming to Fort Scott.

Peck was born in Fort Scott and still has a lot of relations here, he said.

Other ministries of the church:

The church organized and facilitates the Common Ground Coffee Company, 116 S. Main, in downtown Fort Scott.

Celebrate Recovery meets weekly at the church.

Jeff Dillow has been the worship and administrative pastor for five years.

For more information contact the church at 620-223-0131 or

The worship center at Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene.
The welcome sign at Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene.
Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene, 1728 Horton.


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