Gardiner Nazarene

Rev. Larry L. Cook

Interim Pastor – Gardiner Church of the Nazarene 

Pastor Larry comes to the Gardiner Church of the Nazarene as our Interim Pastor. His role is to pastor our church over the next 6 to 9 months and lead the congregation through the transitional stages from grief over the transfer of our previous pastor, through assessing our church health, developing our ministry plan, to creating anticipation for the calling of a new pastor. 

Larry is Ordained in the Church of the Nazarene and has 30 years of pastoral experience in Pennsylvania, where he led growing and healthy congregations. Prior to being called by God into Pastoral Ministry, he was Vice President - Human Resources for an international high-tech corporation. 

In addition to his other leadership experience, he is currently on the Management Team and Senior Consultant of New Church Specialties, an international church consulting ministry. God has also led him to be the Founding Pastor of Kenya’s Kids, a ministry to rescue, house, feed, educate, and spiritually develop disadvantaged orphans. 

Pastor Larry and his wife Barb currently live in Cumberland Foreside. They have two grown sons and six grand-children. 

Pastor Larry has a heart to serve Christ and His Church, through strong Biblical preaching and teaching, leadership development, and outreach ministries.