Welcome to East Side

Rev Bud Sandy Hance

Rev. Bud & Sandy Hance


Rev. Bud Hance, a native of Illinois, is a 1986 graduate of Mid-America Nazarene University, Olathe, KS and has 36 years of ministry experience. Sandy, a Wisconsin native is a 1985 graduate of Mid-America Nazarene University. Both Bud and Sandy are Nazarene PK’s.

Pastor Hance is an accomplished musician and loves to hobby with photography. Sandy has served alongside Bud in various ministry roles, particularly in music and children’s ministry. She has taught various elementary grades and elementary music. She currently teaches 2nd grade at Maranatha Christian Academy.

Bud and Sandy have been married for 36 years and have two adult children, Kyle (31) and Kaitlin (26). Prior to coming to Mattoon East Side Nazarene, Pastor Hance served as Pastor of The Church of the Nazarene in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. The Hance’s have served in various Associate Pastor and Lead Pastor assignments in Florida, Colorado, Illinois, Virginia, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri and Kentucky.

Services + Location

9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship
6:00 p.m. Evening Service

7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer

9:00 a.m. Prayer Meeting
7:00 p.m. Ladies Bible Study via Zoom
2129 S. 9th Street, Mattoon, IL 61938

What to expect

What should I wear?
Come as you are! You’ll fit in whether you’re in shorts, jeans, slacks, or a dress. We’ll be comfortable on stage so you should be comfortable in the seats.
What does a worship gathering look like?
Our Sunday morning services are entertaining and inspiring.

You’ll also hear a practical, challenging-but-encouraging message each week. The message of Jesus Christ is a message of Hope. It’s our prayer that each week God will show you that following Jesus will make your life better and make you better at life. Each Sunday we gather together and worship God through song, prayer, and the word.

You can expect a friendly and welcoming environment.

East Side is a safe, fun, and engaging environment for your children.

Our Beliefs

We Believe

in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

We Believe

that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

We Believe

that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.

We Believe

that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.

We Believe

that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We Believe

that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

We Believe

that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.

East Side is a part of the Church of the Nazarene, a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Organized in 1908, the Church is now home to more than 2.5 million members worshiping in over 30,000 local congregations in 160 world areas.