Virginia is known for all of it's history, beaches, and mountains. The Commonwealth is also bordered by Washington, D.C. People who live in and visit Virginia are lovers of history, rivers, beaches, and mountains. Virginia is a very memorable place with lots to do and experience. That is why people love it! Virginia Church of the Nazarene members and pastors are lovers of Virginia for these very reasons.

People in Virginia are also lovers of Virginia NYI! The awesome Teens and Youth Leaders leave a great and Christ-loving impression on the communities all around Virginia in their local church communities and also through all of our awesome District NYI events. Virginia NYI also stands out when they travel out of state for events and missions trips.

That is why everyone loves Virginia NYI!

"The phrase (Virginia is for Lovers) came from a creative team headed by George Woltz of Martin & Woltz Inc., the Richmond advertising agency that won the Virginia State Travel Service account in 1968. According to Martin, a $100-a-week copywriter named Robin McLaughlin came up with an advertising concept that read, 'Virginia is for history lovers.' For a beach-oriented ad, the headline would have read, 'Virginia is for beach lovers'; for a mountains ad, 'Virginia is for mountain lovers,' and so on. Martin thought the approach might be too limiting. Woltz agreed, and the agency dropped the modifier and made it simply 'Virginia is for Lovers.'"