AFCN Atwater First Church of the Nazarene

We desire to be a dynamic community of faith Atwater, CA
AFCN Atwater First Church of the Nazarene

Who We Are

"We exist as a community of faith to live out the gospel through love, grace and humility in order that all people may experience wholeness in Christ."

We desire to be a dynamic community of faith: “living lives worthy of the gospel of Christ, standing firm in one spirit and striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel” (Philippians 1:27).

About Us

Neighborhood-focused, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Friendly

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary

Church of the Nazarene


English, Spanish


Plan Your Visit



1374 Shaffer Rd
Atwater, CA 95301-4444

(209) 358-8110


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Leadership View all

Joshua Jorgensen

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 five years and have two children.

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