Our Local Church History

Belton Nazarene Church (BNC) was organized more than a century ago.

Back in the summers of 1917 and 1918, a group of people called the Nazarenes were holding camp meeting revivals on the banks of Salado Creek.

After a 2-week-long meeting at Salado Creek, the newly formed BNC began meeting in Armstrong School.

They were soon able to purchase the old Sulphur Springs School building and met there until 1939.

In 1939, BNC sponsored tent revival services in Belton.

Soon thereafter, with the help of the San Antonio District Church of the Nazarene, BNC purchased a city lot at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Pearl Street, and met in a small rock-faced church building.

In 2000, BNC sold that property to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB). Following the sale of the building, BNC met at Belton Middle School, Belton High School, and UMHB’s business building, moving in and out each week for Sunday services for the next several years.

In 2005, BNC began meeting in its permanent facilities at 1701 Sparta Road in Belton, TX.

On October 1, 2017, we celebrated 100 years of Walking in Faith, and are looking forward with great anticipation to our next 100 years!

Along the banks of Salado Creek, near where the Nazarenes held camp meetings in the early 1900s.
Armstrong School
Salado, Texas
BNC’s former church building
8th Avenue and Pearl Street
Belton, TX
Belton Nazarene Church
1701 Sparta Road
Belton, TX

encouraging everybody to live like Jesus every day