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2024 Retreat
Speaker : Pastor James Diehl
Musician : Kim Davis

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Dr. Jim Diehl could be called “Dr. Diehl” or “Rev. Diehl” but he prefers being called “Pastor Diehl”. He has been senior pastor of five churches of the Nazarene across the years in Iowa, Georgia, and Colorado. He has also served for ten years as district superintendent of two Nazarene Districts (Nebraska and Colorado) and as Vice President of MidAmerica Nazarene University. In 1993 the General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene elected him to serve as general superintendent, a position he filled for sixteen years. When he retired from that position in 2009, he had ordained just over 1,600 new ministers worldwide and had visited 105 countries around the world.

He is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and in 1990, Northwest Nazarene University conferred on him the Doctor of Divinity degree in recognition of his leadership and ministry accomplishments.

Pastor Diehl married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy, while a student at Olivet Nazarene College (now University). They were the parents of four children and were also proud grandparents of seven grandchildren and ten great~grandchildren. Because of melanoma cancer, Dave went to heaven in 2008 and Dorothy moved to her heavenly home in 2021.


Pastor Diehl has laid down his administrative duties, but his passion continues with an ongoing preaching ministry from a pastor’s heart. He is currently co-pastoring Lakewood Church of the Nazarene in Lakewood, CO, with Dr. Tim Stearman and frequently speaks at camp meetings, college revivals, ministerial and lay retreats, and international events. He is a prolific writer of numerous articles. His most recent ministry endeavor was to write and have published a book, “Refuel Refresh Revive with Pastor Jim Diehl." It can be purchased through Amazon.(


Pastor Kim Davis has attended Trinity Church of the Nazarene with her family (husband Dave, sons Matt & Chris, daughters

 Lauren, Eden and Elianna) since 1997. She has her bachelor’s degree in church music and performance, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and is an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Kim has spoken at children’s camps across the states and women's retreats, led worship, written teaching material and a mission’s book for The Foundry, written an insert in the book Bringing Up Girls by James Dobson, as well as having written other self-published curriculum.


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