The Church of the Nazarene, at 1000 N. Wheeler in Sallisaw, is for sale along with the church parsonage.
Margaret Slaughter wife of the church pastor Jim Slaughter, said the Sallisaw church membership has decided to merge with the Muldrow First Church of the Nazarene where Carl Fugett is pastor.
“Most of our members are from Gans,” Margaret Slaughter said, “and they want to merge with Muldrow.”
The Sallisaw church membership, she said, has decreased over the past 10 years.
“There are not enough people to support the building, pay the pastor, or pay the taxes,” Slaughter said.
The church has 11,000 square feet and seats 200. It has two choir rooms with a baptistry, a sound booth with sound system with front and back projectors and screens. The building also has a children’s wing with 10 classrooms and nursery with bathroom, and boys and girls bathrooms. The church has one office, four adult classrooms, two offices with a bathroom, fellowship hall with kitchen and men and women’s bathrooms, one supply room, one outdoor building, and a covered front entrance, all on several acres.
The parsonage, at 922 E. Hazel in Sallisaw, has three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a two-car garage, fenced yard, covered patio, and one outdoor building.
Prices for the properties are negotiable Slaughter said. She said the church building would be perfect for private schools, churches, a nursing home, etc.
The membership is also planning a yard sale on Aug. 5. The sale will start at 9 a.m. and will feature children’s clothing, tables and chairs, kitchen items, desks, flower arrangements, a drum set and lots of miscellaneous.
For more information or for tours of the property contact Slaughter at 918-571-3945.
Slaughter said if the property is not sold within a month, it will be transferred to the Oklahoma District of the Church of the Nazarene.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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