Joe Gonzales


Joe joined the FCN pastoral team in February 2016 as the pastor to youth and families.

Joe graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Ministry. He has had a lot of experience working with teenagers including leading a youth group at North Platte First Church of the Nazarene and again at Williams Nazarene in Bethany, Oklahoma, working as a direct care staff at Shelterwood Academy, a group home in Kansas City and as a Bus Ministry Co-Pastor at College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas. His hobbies include running, reading, biking, eating at local/cultural restaurants, travelling and watching Nebraska football and Kansas City Royals baseball.

Joe’s hope for the teens that he ministers to is for them to know that God wants to restore their lives and have a relationship with them. He wants our youth ministry to be a place where students can learn that they are loved by God, that they are made in God’s image and to find their place in God’s story.