Barry & Charlie Carney

LEAD PASTORS

Barry and Charlie Carney joined the Glendale Nazarene Church team as Lead Pastors in December 2018. Prior to moving to Glendale to serve on staff at GNaz, Barry served in Paraguay as District Superintendent and Ministry Coordinator. Barry and Charlie have nearly 20 years of ministry experience, with over 15 years in South America as missionaries. Barry holds a Doctorate of Education in Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University and a masters in Missional Leadership from Northwest Nazarene University. We are so blessed to have Barry and Charlie’s leadership and experience on our team!

Gary & Tammy Spruill

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

Gary is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. In 2012, he moved to Arizona with his wife (of 40 years!), Tammy, and joined the Glendale Nazarene staff as Executive Pastor. Before coming on staff, he was a high school counselor and coach. Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, a master’s degree in Secondary Education, and an Educational Specialist degree in School Counseling. In addition to his many responsibilities, Gary leads a Financial Peace class at our church in his spare time. His work ethic is second to none, and he is a true servant leader. We’re so thankful to have him on our team!

Shawna & Jesse Rench

CHILDREN & FAMILIES PASTORS

Pastor Shawna joined the Glendale Nazarene team in July 2018 with her husband, Jesse, and their 4 children. Prior to joining GNaz, Shawna was a Pastor to Children and Families in Portland, Oregon. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. We are so lucky to have her on our team and loving on our GNaz kiddos!

Andrew & Katie Carney

CREATIVE PASTOR

Andrew grew up as a missionaries’ kid, and spent much of his childhood in South America. He joined Glendale Nazarene Church in 2019 as our Creative Pastor. Andrew is a talented musician who studied at Hillsong College in Australia. We’re fortunate to have him leading our creative and music ministries!

Josh & Melissa Macharia

YOUNG ADULT PASTOR

Josh is originally from Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently the Arizona Christian University Head Women’s Soccer Coach. Josh and his family moved to Arizona in 2019 to begin his role at ACU, and shortly after became members of the Glendale Nazarene Church family. He joined our staff in July 2019 as the Young Adults Pastor.
Prior to moving to Arizona, Josh served as a Youth Pastor in Illinois for 6 years.
He holds a degree in Youth Ministry from Olivet Nazarene University, and was Ordained in April 2019. We are blessed to have Josh and Melissa leading our young adult ministry!

Sally & Steve Evans

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Sally is a Phoenix, Arizona native, and has been a member of Glendale Nazarene Church since 2014. We welcomed her onto our GNaz staff in 2019 to support the church’s social media and communications efforts. She holds a master’s degree in business administration, and spent the last 11 years of her career in Communications for military and veteran healthcare.

Paul & Vangie Magnuson

SENIOR ADULTS PASTOR

Pastor Paul joined the Glendale Nazarene community in 2003, and later became a member of our staff in 2011 as the pastor to our senior adults. Paul served in the United States Air Force (USAF) for 4 years. He is an ordained Elder in the Nazarene Church, and has accumulated many hours at universities, USAF tech schools, and Bible colleges throughout his lifetime. He is also a licensed instrument-rated private pilot. We are fortunate to have his knowledge, wisdom, and leadership serving the GNaz congregation.

Chris & Jayna Watts

INTERIM YOUTH PASTORS

Chris grew up in Flint, Michigan, and he graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in business. He joined Glendale Nazarene Church in 2015, and in 2019 we welcomed him to the leadership team as an our Interim Youth Pastor. Chris is also the Associate National Director of Academy Operations for Prison Fellowship Ministries where he spreads the good news of Jesus in prisons throughout most of the western United States. We are so thankful for Chris, his wife Jayna, and the many talents they bring to our
pastoral staff.