Meet our Staff

Joel Childers
Joel ChildersLead Pastor
Joel joined our community in 2021 when he, his wife Emily, and their daughter Elanor moved to Kentucky from Texas. Joel is an avid sports fan, loves the outdoors, and eating authentic barbecue. He’s passionate about preaching, teaching, and helping people encounter Jesus through the words of Scripture.
Kathy Gibson
Kathy GibsonSecretary
Kathy Gibson has been our secretary since 2006. In addition to office duties, Kathy is the coordinator of the church’s assistance program for helping people with their rent, utilities, etc. She and her husband, Bruce, have been members of Avenue Church since 1972. They are the parents of two adult children and have three grandchildren. Kathy likes to read and hike — when she has time.

Meet our Elders

Rich Alexander
Tim Gooden
Dick Doty
Bill Anderson
Ricky Houchens

Meet our Ministry Leaders


Daniel Mooney

Building & Grounds

Nathan Gassaway


Randy Hoggard

Youth & Children

Cathy Doty

Fellowship & Events

Jess & Meagan Gooden


Garvin & Marlene FreemanHospitality

Love Others
Community Kitchen

Scott & Tammy Vineyard


Trey Alexander
Zac Ross


Marty Ross
Cavey McCoy


Brian Rich
Tammy Alexander
Amelia Anderson-Mooney

Helping Hands

Martha & John Havener
David & Jane Hammer
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