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30 years of service.

Pastor James Wesley Spear
January 26, 1952 - February 20, 2021

James Wesley Spear was born in Titusville, Florida, on January 26, 1952 to Robert H. Spear Jr. and Mary Frances Spear. James, raised in the Nazarene church and part of a heritage of pastors before him, dedicated his life to the Lord at six years old. 

He graduated from Vanguard High School in Ocala, Florida, in 1970 and with a BS in Business from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1974. He then received his Masters in Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1978.


He married the love of his life, Cynthia Ann Mosley, in 1973 and moved to pastor his first church in Kenneth City, St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1978. The Spear family was called to serve at Fresno Grace Church of the Nazarene in 1980. Six years later, they relocated to Sapulpa Church of the Nazarene in 1985.


In 1991, James was called back to Florida to shepherd the Princeton Church of the Nazarene. During this time, he led many to experience the true love of Jesus, leading by example and rooted in God’s word. 


James is survived by Ann, his wife of 48 years, as well as his sons Christopher (and wife Amy) and Michael (and wife Bernadette,) his sister, Roberta Joy Wilson, his brother, Robert Allen Spear, as well as three granddaughters.

"At the end of your life, all that matters is attitudes and relationships."

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You're invited to a celebration of life service.

The Spear family wants to extend an invitation to join us in celebrating the life of Pastor Jim. This service will be held in-person and streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel for those unable to join in-person. Together with the church, the Spear family has established the James W. Spear Compassionate Ministries Fund to continue Pastor Jim's legacy and provide resources to people in our local community who need it most. In place of flowers, please consider giving to this fund. Checks, PayPal, and CashApp gifts can be explicitly designated to this fund.

Saturday, February 27th, 2021




"The Hammocks" @ 24800 SW 134th Ave, Princeton, FL 33032

Safety is our first priority. We ask that all guest bring and wear a mask and be mindful of social distancing throughout the service.

We will utilize the available space in the Murray Lot as well as on the Elementary side. Parking attendants will be available to direct you to the service location.

Questions or for more information, contact the church office at 305-258-3181 or email