1374 Shaffer Rd., Atwater, CA. 95301  209.358.8110

Church Staff

Ministry Team


Rev. Joshua Jorgensen
Lead Pastor


Pastor Josh and Tara began their journey with AFCN on April 17, 2011. They are both originally from Southern California and graduates of Point Loma Nazarene University in sunny San Diego with Bachelors degrees in Bible and Christian Ministry (Josh) and Psychology (Tara). After serving two years as junior high pastors at the El Cajon Church of the Nazarene they married, packed up the truck and moved to Liberty, Missouri. While there Josh attended Nazarene Theological Seminary and they co-pastored two small churches in rural Lawson and Richmond Missouri with three friends. Josh was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in August 2010 on the Kansas City District. Josh and Tara have been married for twelve years and have two wonderful children, James and Kinley.


Rev. Daniel Glaeser
Associate 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.  Pastor Dan splits his time with AFCN and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, where he is a Campus Staff Minister on the Campuses of Modesto Junior College and 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 10 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.



Keston Finney
Music Director

Keston is a high school and junior high band director in Dos Palos. He grew up in Atwater and has attended AFCN all of his life. He has been serving as the Music Director since the summer of 2011.