Meet Our Pastor


Pastor Alex & Holly Connell and Family

Alex Connell has been the pastor here at Bloomington First Church of the Nazarene since January 2021. Prior to serving in Bloomington, Alex served as Associate Pastor at Gloryland Church of the Nazarene in Carroll, Ohio; High Street Church of the Nazarene and Hillside Avenue Church of God, both in Springfield, Ohio; and Mundelein Church of the Nazarene in Mundelein, Illinois.

Alex is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a BA in Religion and is currently studying at Northern Seminary, seeking a MA in New Testament. Alex was ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2011 on the Northwestern Ohio District.

Alex and his wife Holly were married in 2010 and have two children. Xavier is 10 years old and Eleanor is 2 years old. 
Alex loves baseball (Go Yankees!), games (both board games and video games), reading and food. 
His favorite restaurant in Bloomington is El Ranchero (or anywhere that serves mashed potatoes).

Pastor Alex and Holly are looking forward to meeting you!