History

Pensions and Benefits USA celebrates a century of service to ministers and their families this month. The initial work of this office began on October 4, 1919. That’s when the General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene created the General Board of Mutual Aid. It was an expression by a young denomination to collect and distribute donations to assist pastors and families caught off-guard by illness or death. To provide more information about our 10 decades of service, we've updated our history booklet, which you'll find here.

Today, the faithful contributions of districts and congregations provide retirement assistance, life insurance, benevolence, and more to almost 17,000 active and retired ministers, church-employed laypersons, spouses, and widows.

Throughout our centennial year, we pray you will join us in celebrating by doing what you can to provide the best possible financial support for your pastor.

If you’d like to know more about ministerial compensation, retirement planning, taxation, or other clergy-related financial matters, let’s have a conversation at 888-888-4656 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Serving Those Who Serve - 100 Years of Pensions and Benefits

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