Staff



Pastor Bill Foss


Pastor Bill Foss serves as the Lead Pastor for Birdsboro church of the Nazarene. My wife Danielle and I, along with our three children, Josiah, Jillian, and Israel joined BNC in November 2009. My primary responsibilities include preaching, vision casting, discipleship training, and developing new leaders.

I graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in May 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Youth Ministries. I was ordained an Elder of the church of the Nazarene in July 2006. I have also served as a Youth Pastor in Massachusetts, Iowa, and Pennsylvania.

Some of my hobbies and interests include My family, BOSTON RED SOX baseball, Buffalo Bills football, Drama, and I love to vacation at the Ocean and at Disney World.

  • What do you do at Birdsboro Church of the Nazarene? EVERYTHING!!!! Senior Pastor Stuff:) Cast vision, preach, teach, deal with conflict, biblical counseling, Leadership development, etc…
  • What is your favorite food? Steak cooked medium (Mostly pink but not bloody)
  • What was your first job? Patient Transporter at Rochester General Hospital
  • What was your childhood dream? Don’t recall… too long ago:)
  • For fun I enjoy: playing and watching football and baseball; and riding my bike
  • Favorite Bible verse or passage? Philippians 3:13-14
  • What is one of your favorite characteristics of Christ? Servant Leadership: exercising godly leadership as Christ did, by His taking a towel, influencing, equipping, and empowering people to accomplish God’s purpose and plan. (Luke 22:26) Dependable: being constantly reliable and trustworthy. To continue in our commitments even if it means personal sacrifice. (1 Corinthians 4:2; Colossians 1:10)

Pastor Trevor Oates

Pastor Trevor Oates joined the staff here at Birdsboro as associate pastor of Family Life in May 2016. He is a 2011 graduate of Eastern Nazarene College with a bachelor’s degree in Religion and a minor in Communication Arts. Before his time here at Birdsboro, Trevor was the youth/associate pastor at the West Chester Church of the Nazarene in West Chester, Pennsylvania for over 2+ years.

Emily and Trevor have been married now for 3 years and have a Chocolate Labrador/pit bull mix named Addi, who is an exuberant 2 1/2 year old puppy. They added to their family shortly after arriving here in Birdsboro with the birth of their first child, Paxton James on June 15, 2016, and are very much in love with him. Trevor and Emily are excited for what the future holds for the families of children and teens here at Birdsboro and look forward to growing together as a community of believers.

Beyond being the associate pastor of family life, Trevor is also an elected NYI District President for the Philadelphia District NYI (Nazarene Youth International).

  • What do you do at Birdsboro Church of the Nazarene?
 Associate Pastor of Family Life, and whatever else that I can help with to assist Pastor Bill in being an effective ministry team.
  • What is your favorite food? Pepperoni Pizza, and I must try it at whatever pizza place I go!
  • What is your favorite TV show? SportsCenter whenever I have the time to.
  • What was your first job? Newspaper delivery boy for the Morning Call at age 11.
  • What was your childhood ambition? I wanted to be a professional baseball player…yeah once I stopped growing I knew that was not happening.
  • For fun I enjoy: Fishing, playing Vintage Baseball (ask him about it),spending time with Emily and my children, human and dog.
  • Favorite Bible verse or passage? 
Matthew 25:31-46 and trying to live out that challenge of taking care of the least of these.
  • What is one of your favorite characteristics of Christ? Him as a sustainer through all seasons of life, even when we don’t always see it. (Genesis 22:14)