1374 Shaffer Rd., Atwater, CA. 95301  209.358.8110

Church Staff

Ministry Team

Rev. Daniel Glaeser
Lead Pastor 


Pastor Dan was adopted into the AFCN family as Associate Pastor in February 2018.  Dan grew up in Modesto and with the exception of his college years at Cal Poly SLO and years as a traveling music evangelist, has lived in the Central Valley for his whole life.  Dan was ordained an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2017 and previous to AFCN, served as the Executive Pastor at Modesto Eastridge Community Church of the Nazarene and Interim Music Pastor at Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene.

With the approval of the district, Dan was named to be the lead pastor on Easter Sunday 2020.

Pastor Dan splits his time with AFCN and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, where he is a Campus Staff Minister on the Campus of Cal State Stanislaus.  On campus, where he’s known as Papa Dan, he trains and mentors student leaders in on campus student led Christian ministry.  Dan has an adopted son, Johnny and two granddaughters, Adalie, and Alaya and is Uncle Dan to his brother’s 11 children.

Rev. Eddie Martinez
Spanish Pastor

Pastor Eddie and his wife Mariella have been serving at Atwater Iglesia del Nazareno as pastor since September 2016. Prior to accepting this call he served as the Nazarene pastor at Modesto Eastridge Spanish Church of the Nazarene.