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Sr. Pastor Banning Church of the Nazarene

Rev. Jerry Liversage- DBAC, MBAC, M-RAS, M-CDAAC 

Jerry and his wife Holly Liversage have been in active full-time ministry since 1996. Jerry has served at other various churches but currently serves as the Pastor at Banning Church of the Nazarene in Banning, CA.

He began his current position at Banning Nazarene in April of 2018 along with his continued Evangelistic Ministry (since 2003). This evangelistic ministry is called:

Jerry Liversage Ministries, Inc.

For more info concerning this evangelistic ministry, go to:

Jerry's Education

Jerry received his education at Cross Style Global Ministries, Anaheim Christian College, Nazarene Bible College, Association of Christian Alcohol and Drug Counselors Institute, Breining Institute, and New Gate College.

Jerry holds a Master's level Christian Drug Alcohol Addiction Counselor (M-CDAAC) credential as well as Master's level Registered Addiction Specialist (M-RAS), recognized in 49 states and 13 countries, and he also holds a Master of Biblical Addiction Counseling (MBAC) degree and a Doctor of Biblical Addiction Counseling (DBAC) degree.



Nazarene Discipleship International (NDI) 

We are privileged to have Rosemary Aceves as our Nazarene Discipleship International (NDI) Local President. The Church of the Nazarene takes this position very seriously.

Discipleship is at the heart of congregational life in the church. It was Jesus who said, “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).  Those words of Jesus provide the goal of and passion for Nazarene Discipleship International (NDI). While the methods may change, the objective is always the same – making Christlike disciples.


The mission of Nazarene Discipleship International (NDI) is to carry out the Great Commission to children, youth, and adults in preparation for a lifelong journey of being and making Christlike disciples in the nations.

The purpose of NDI is to assist local churches in:

a. Reaching non-believers for Jesus.
b. Establishing new believers in their faith in Christ.
c. Walking with believers to a fully surrendered, heart-cleansed, fruit-bearing, and Spirit-filled life.


  • To reach the largest number of unchurched people for Christ and the church,
  • bringing them into fellowship,
  • teaching the Word of God effectively, and encompassing their salvation;
  • teaching the doctrines of the Christian faith and
  • developing Christlike character, attitudes, and habits;
  • helping to establish Christian homes;
  • preparing believers for membership in the church and
  • equipping them for appropriate Christian ministries.


Nazarene Missions International (NMI). 

Holly Liversage - Previous Local Nazarene Missions President (currently filling in and waiting for a new president)                                                                   

Though we currently do not have a local Missions President (hopefully soon), it has been a privilege to serve as a Local Church of the Nazarene Missions President at Banning Church of the Nazarene.

Please be in prayer for a new President of our local Nazarene Missions International (NMI). Also, pray for our global Nazarene Missions, which continues to make a tremendous impact around the world, with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I am privileged to be part of Nazarene Missions International (NMI) in our Worldwide Nazarene Denomination.

For more information concerning Nazarene Missions International, go to...




We currently do not have Children or Teen Ministry. We pray and hope to have leadership in these areas again soon!

We also hope to have activities as shown below again real soon!






Manuel Veloz - Pastor Iglesia Roca de Salvacion

Pastor Manuel Veloz and his wife Leonor Veloz, are the founding Pastors of this Spanish church, "Iglesia Roca de Salvacion." He and the people of the church are wonderful Blessings. He is a great friend and a tremendous Blessing to his Church in various ways as he ministers the Love of Jesus to those around him.

Pastor Manuel and Iglesia Roca de Salvacion, occupy space in the building at Banning Church of the Nazarene and is used in various capacities as we have times of co-ministry together. What a joy it is to serve with them!!

For more information, call 951 849 5618


Ruth Topete –

Assistant Bookkeeper/Secretary for Banning Church of the Nazarene

I have had the privilege of growing up in a Christian household. However, I was truly able to know God, on a personal level, at the age of 11. I since then have been part of the worship team, became the Worship Leader for our Spanish Church, and have had the opportunity to be the Youth Leader and help in the Children's Ministry. I have always known that I am here to serve God and to reach those in need of his salvation. He has worked tremendously in my life. He is so good even when we do not deserve his goodness.

My parents, Manuel and Leonor Veloz, are the founding Pastors of the Spanish Church, Roca de Salvacion, who also rent the building at Banning Church of the Nazarene. I attended Cal Baptist University in 2010, and studied to be an elementary teacher, with a concentration in Spanish and Music. In 2013, I married the love of my life and have two beautiful children, Micah (2014) and Elyse (2016) and now a new baby (2020) Ezra. Though I am temporarily away from my office duties, due to my knew baby, I hope to return soon.

I have been the office administrator/assistant bookkeeper here at Banning Church of the Nazarene since October 2018. My walk with God has not been easy, but it has been worth it.

" Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2