Tallahassee First

  Church of the      Nazarene
   Pastor Dave and Nita Pullen


 Tallahassee First

  Church of the      Nazarene
   Pastor Dave and Nita Pullen


Rev. Dave Pullen

Lead Pastor



A Word From The Pastor

Church is the new community of believers who have been given the purpose of connecting people with Jesus Christ. Tallahassee First Church is just such a church with just such a purpose. Our desire is to help people enter into a relationship with our Creator and live out that relationship in our world today. That relationship with Jesus will bring meaning to a meaningless existence. It will bring peace to a stressful life. It will bring hope to a hopeless situation. A relationship with Jesus will radically transform us into what God intended for our lives. We want to connect with Jesus! It makes all the difference in the world!



Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, Master of Religious Education, August 1989 - May 1993

Ordained, Elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City District Church of the Nazarene, Olathe, KS, August 16, 1990

Mid America Nazarene College, Olathe, KS, Bachelor of Arts - Religion, August 1987 - May 1989

Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX, and Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX, 1980 - 1985


Past Employment

First Church of the Nazarene, Tallahassee, FL, Lead Pastor, September 2006 - Present

BellSouth Security Systems, Marietta, GA, Residential Security Representative, February 2005 - August 2006

First Church of the Nazarene, Marietta, GA, Senior Pastor, November 2001 - February 2005

Shurlington Church of the Nazarene, Macon, GA, Senior Pastor, November 1995 - November 2001

Plaza Church of the Nazarene, Charlotte, NC, Senior Pastor, June 1993 - November 1995

    Interim:  College and Seminary August 1987-June 1993

Bridgeton Church of the Nazarene, St. Louis, MO, Minister of Youth and Music, July 1985 - August 1987

First Church of the Nazarene, Odessa, TX, associate pastor, October 1984-July 1985

First Church of the Nazarene, San Angelo, TX, Youth Pastor, July 1983 - October 1985

First Church of the Nazarene, Wichita Falls, TX, Youth Pastor, September 1979 - July 1983

United States Air Force, Langley AFB, Virginia, E-4 - Personnel Specialist, 1974-1979


How I Came To Christ

It was in the evening of March 21, 1976, while in the US Air Force in Hampton, VA. My pastor, Rev. C.V. Spaulding, gave the invitation for 'anyone big enough to trust this Jesus!' The Holy Spirit convicted me of my sinfulness and convinced me of my hope that I could be forgiven through faith in Jesus Christ. I said 'yes' while kneeling at the altar and asked Jesus to forgive me of my sin and to help me daily live as He wanted. He is my Lord and Savior. He has filled me with His Holy Spirit and also called me into full-time ministry. I am living in a right relationship with Him as He continues to guide my life by the Holy Spirit.


Things The Lord Is Teaching Me

God is teaching me to trust His plans for our family and for our church. He said through the prophet Jeremiah, "'For I know the plans I have for you', declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'" (Jeremiah 29:11). God also continues to teach me Christ-centered leadership coupled with a biblical understanding of His church. God wants to do great things through the people of Tallahassee First Church of the Nazarene.


Favorite Scriptures

"God can do anything (except fail) you know -- far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us" (Ephesians 3:20, The Message).

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28, NIV).

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4, NIV).



Family Members

Our married children (and 13 grand-kids) are:

Greg and Angela, with daughters Emily and Avery, sons Brady and Grayson, along with their newest addition, sweet little Ainsley, living in Nashville, TN.

Jeff married Halie, has twin sons Ryan and Gabe, that share time with their dad in Tallahassee, FL, and their mom in Fort Mill, SC. Emerson Secille turned one, on July 6th, and really is a happy little girl!

Brad and Ashlie live in Bonaire, GA, have two daughters, 'Libby' and Andersen.

Robert married Tabitha, and are living in San Antonio, Texas, with their three sons Declan, Duncan, and Daxton.

(All of our grandchildren are awesome!)





Fishing, Hunting, Music (Singing), Football, Softball, College Sports, and simply piddlin' in the yard.