Lead Pastor

Phil Alvord


After over thirty years serving in ministry positions in New York and Illinois, Pastor Phil accepted the call to serve as Lead Pastor of Mexico First Church of the Nazarene in September 2021.  Pastor Phil is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary.

Pastor Phil and his wife and best friend Janet have two grown daughters, Sarah and Joanna, as well as two mischievous felines, Easton and Demi.

Pastor Phil enjoys gardening, fishing, hiking, and rooting the University of Michigan Wolverines on to victory (“Go Blue!”)  But most of all Pastor Phil has a passion to share God’s message of love and grace with people in ways they can understand and apply to life.  Pastor Phil believes God’s love is deep enough to forgive any failure and strong enough to mend the most broken life, even yours.