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623.937.7298 | 5902 W. Cactus Rd | Glendale, AZ 85304

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NEW SERMON SERIES

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PLAN A VISIT

We’re so grateful that you are interested in visiting our family! Checking out a church for the first time can be intimidating or confusing but it’s our goal to make your first-time experience at our church as easy and hassle-free as possible.

Make sure to stop by the welcome kiosk located in the center of our commons! Our commons can be found through the double doors in front of the building!

WHAT ABOUT MY FAMILY?

KIDS

At Glendale Nazarene Church, we love kids. That’s why we designed a fun, new, interactive space just for them. With music, drama, and storytelling, kids learn about God’s love every week. Our kids church service runs at the same time as the adult service.

Student Ministries

High School Ministry gathers every Sunday to celebrate life and connect with God through laughter, great music, videos, and challenging messages from God’s Word.

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MEET OUR STAFF

Associate Lead Pastor

Gary Spruill has served as Assistant Lead Pastor since 2012. His education includes a BA from Mid-America Nazarene, Master Degree from Pittsburg State and an Education Specialist Degree from Pittsburg State. His greatest joy is being with people and sharing the love of Jesus with them.  Pastor Gary and his wife Tammy have been married for 37 years and have three daughters, three son-in- laws, and four grandchildren.

Youth/Young Adult Pastor

Pastor Jeff Gee has served as Youth/Young Adult Pastor at Glendale Nazarene since 2014. Jeff loves being a part of teaching, the spiritual journey's of young people, and seeing them be transformed into life long followers of Jesus. His greatest joy in ministry is seeing young people Love Up, In and Out in their church, their families and their world, together. Jeff has been married to Jana for 25 years and has one son Nathan and daughter-in-law Nicole. Together they have served in youth ministry for 25+ years. Jeff and Jana grew up in the mid-west and have been in Arizona since 2001.

Children & Families Pastor

Pastor Shawna Rench serves as Pastor to Children and Families.  Shawna loves teaching kids and their families about how much God loves them! She graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Shawna has a fabulous husband, Pastor Jesse, and is blessed that they share a passion for ministry.  They have four amazing kids - Kylee, Tyler, Katelyn, and Hannah and you can often find her supporting them at their activities.  Two of Shawna’s favorite places to go are Disneyland and the beach.  For Shawna, any day is better when she has an extra-hot latte in hand!

Associate Pastor/Chaplain

Pastor Paul Magnuson and his wife Vangie came to GNAZ 14 years ago & took over the Ambassadors Sunday School Class in 2005.  Paul enjoys serving in Pastoral Leadership, serving God’s people and as the Senior Adult Pastor/Chaplin.  God has blessed him and Vangie with a fruitful ministry in GNAZ & with our Nazarene District.  He became a staff member in 2011 & from that time has continued his pastoral education, and duties. It is for God’s Glory that he proclaims The Good News of Jesus Christ in our Church, in homes, in hospitals in care facilities, & throughout this metro area.  My hope is to meet new people at GNAZ every Lord’s Day.

Connections Pastor

Chad Moler has been serving in ministry at Glendale Nazarene for a year and a half and is passionate about training disciples of Jesus who train up more disciples.  He obtained a Bachelor's in Bible & Theology from Asbury University, and a Master's of Divinity from Liberty University.  It is his greatest privilege and joy to watch people grow in their devotion and intimacy with their Creator and begin to understand what God has in store for them.  Chad lives in Surprise, AZ with his wife Erin and their 2 young boys.

Director of Technical Ministries

Chaz Boyce came to GNAZ when he was 12 years old and has been here ever since. It was here that he developed his passion for all things media and love for serving. He even met his wife, Kelly, while serving at GNAZ. He has a deep desire for making GNAZ a relevant church that will reach young families and young adults. Chaz and Kelly have a 1 1/2 year old named Liam and just welcomed a new born named Luke.

Get Connected...

Church is more than a service. It's people living life together and helping one another grow in their relationship with Christ. Each week, our people meet in small communities to learn about God, pray, eat, laugh, and live. We call these “Love Others” Groups—and they're the very heart of our church. We believe that God has a specific plan and purpose for your life and through our love other groups, we would love to help you discover that.  Get connected to a group to help you in your devotion to God by "loving up", fostering relationships that help you "love in", and being and working in your community by "loving out".
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Get Involved...

There are several opportunities to “Love out” here at GNAZ.  What are you passionate about, what gets your heart pumping when it comes to the idea of helping another person?  Is it leading a love others group through a book of the bible? Do you enjoy behind the scenes jobs like cinematographer or sound engineer, or making crisis care kits to be sent out to help people in disaster zones?  There are even opportunities to make our community and surrounding area a better place by helping those in need with painting or food supplies.  You might even want to go across the world and serve in one of our churches in the D.R. Congo.
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