About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Oak Lawn First Church of the Nazarene is to live in relationship with God, by knowing Jesus Christ, by growing into his likeness and by showing it through loving deeds and actions.   Our Staff

Pastor Gary Aills, Senior Pastor

Pastor Gary Aills came to Oak Lawn First as the Senior Pastor in 2000.  Pastor Gary has Pastoral Ministries degree from Hobe Sound Bible College and continues to work on his Masters through Olivet Nazarene University.  Pastor Gary has 32 years of pastoral experience in Ohio and Kentucky, as well as Illinois. Pastor Gary enjoys fishing, boating, playing the guitar, watching The Ohio State Buckeyes, and spending time with his wonderful, fabulous wife Lynda and two sons, Nathan and Nicholas, and one granddaughter, Aubrey Elizabeth.

Lynda Aills, OLDN Director

Lynda has been the Director of OLDN here at Oak Lawn First since 2000. She has a B.S. degree in Education with proficiencies in English, Literature, and Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Education. Lynda has served many years as a High School English teacher in public schools in Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky. She has also enjoyed teaching at Olivet Nazarene University for the past eight years and was presented with the Snowbarger Excellence in Teaching Award during the 2009 Graduation Ceremonies at Olivet. Lynda is married to Pastor Gary Aills and they have two children, Nathan and Nicholas, and one granddaughter, Aubrey Elizabeth.

Barbara Innis, Administrative Assistant

Barbara Innis is our new Administrative Assistant, but she is no stranger to Oak Lawn First Church of the Nazarene.  Barbara met her husband, Ken, at this church in the 1980’s, they were married in this church, and they both have been an integral part of the church for many years.  Barbara has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Northern Illinois University, but found that rather than teaching, she much prefers working behind the scenes, supporting those who are on the “front lines”, getting the job done.  She has been an Office Manager/Administrative Assistant for various companies since 1989, and held a part-time position of Bookkeeper for OLDN from 2001-2004.  Barbara and her husband have two grown children, James & Jessica.

Vince Magliano, Sunday School Superintendent

Vince Magliano is the current Sunday School Superintendent and is the contact person for Christian Education at Oak Lawn First. Vince works with a team of well-trained staff to provide fun, excited learning environments for all ages, including Children’s Church.









Come Learn With Us


Small Groups & Mercy Projects


    Oak Lawn Day Nursery    


Movie Nights


Adult Ministries


Children’s Ministries


Local Ministries We Support








Dec 30, 2018
2019 – The Year of Redemption
Series: (All)
  • Dec 30, 20182019 – The Year of Redemption
    Dec 30, 2018
    2019 – The Year of Redemption
    Series: (All)
  • Dec 2, 2018God Showed Up
    Dec 2, 2018
    God Showed Up
    Series: (All)
  • Nov 25, 2018God’s Old Testament “Win” Strategy
    Nov 25, 2018
    God’s Old Testament “Win” Strategy
  • Nov 11, 2018God’s Amazing Book, Part 3
    Nov 11, 2018
    God’s Amazing Book, Part 3
  • Oct 28, 2018It Doesn’t Work Without Faith
    Oct 28, 2018
    It Doesn’t Work Without Faith
    Series: (All)
  • Oct 21, 2018Gods Amazing Book
    Oct 21, 2018
    Gods Amazing Book
    "Track1" from Unknown Album by Unknown Artist. Released: 2018. Track 1.
  • Oct 14, 2018Believing God Is For Us
    Oct 14, 2018
    Believing God Is For Us
    Series: (All)
  • Oct 7, 2018Reaching The “None”s
    Oct 7, 2018
    Reaching The “None”s
    Series: (All)
  • Sep 30, 2018The Promised Pathway
    Sep 30, 2018
    The Promised Pathway
    "Track1" from Unknown Album by Unknown Artist. Released: 2018. Track 1.
  • Sep 23, 2018My Inadequate Own Understanding
    Sep 23, 2018
    My Inadequate Own Understanding
    "Track1" from Unknown Album by Unknown Artist. Released: 2018. Track 1.








                      Oak Lawn First Church of the Nazarene      6343 W. 90th Place      Oak Lawn, IL 60453      (708) 599-5559