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About Us

We are the Lord's church that meets at Avondale. We're glad you stopped by.

4017 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032

Sunday: 9:00 AM Bible Study • 10:00 AM Worship • 5:00 PM Worship
1:30 PM Early Service: February 15, 2015 and June 14, 2015
Wednesday: 7:30 PM Bible Study






Who we are

Avondale is a congregation of Christians Loving Each Other (CLEO). We are committed to serving God as He has commanded and described within His Word. Our congregation is filled with strong elders that shepherd the flock, deacons that serve our needs, and a minister that edifies the souls of each member. Collectively, we worship, serve, and fellowship with the understanding that comes with knowing God and the love that He has for His people.

Our Mission

We have no creed. We follow the Bible only. From God’s word, we see three simple goals:

Learn God
Love One Another
Light The World

What To Expect

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. John 4:24

We want our worship to be pleasing to God so we look to the Bible to see what the early Christians did. When you gather with us on Sunday, this is what you will see. If you have any questions, please ask.

Singing

We all sing and praise God with our voices, while we edify and strengthen each other.

Ephesians 5:19
Colossians 3:16

Praying

We pray throughout our worship, giving praise and thanks to God for His blessings.

Acts 2:42
1 Thessalonians 5:17
John 16:23-24

Communing

We take the Lord’s Supper to remember Christ’s sacrifice on the cross that washes away our sins.

Acts 20:7
Luke 22:14-20

Giving

We give a freewill offering to support God’s work. Our guests are not expected to give.

1 Corinthians 16:1-2
2 Corinthians 9:7

Teaching

We open our Bibles together to allow God to lead and instruct us from His Word.

Mark 16:15-16
Acts 5:42
2 Timothy 4:2

Salvation

...yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. Romans 6:17
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1. Hear

The gospel of Jesus Christ must be individually heard because the Bible teaches that “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)

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2. Believe

Belief in the gospel is essential to the obedience of God’s Word. Mark 16:16 teaches, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.

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3. Repent

Repentance of sins must be made in order to be saved. The decision to turn away from sin and commit to living for Jesus is required. (Acts 17:30, 31, 2:38)

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4. Confess

Confession with the mouth that Jesus is the Son of God (Matthew 16:16), that He died, was buried, and was resurrected for our sins must be made. (Romans 10:9-10)

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5. Be Baptized

Baptism for the remission of sins is essential for salvation. (Mark 16:16, Matthew 28:18-20)

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6. Live Faithfully

The Christian walk should continue until Jesus returns. Service to Him is a life-long and willing commitment that is done through agape love to our Lord and Savior. (1 Corinthians 15:58, Revelation 2:10)

Elders

If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. 1 Timothy 3:1
Jamey Hixson

Jamey Hixson

Elder

Jamey began worshiping at Avondale in 1978 when his family moved to the area. He met and married his wife, Alison, at Avondale and they have 3 children. He served as a deacon heading up fellowship groups from 1992 to 2007, when he was appointed an elder.

David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Elder

David and his wife, Sheri, came to Avondale in August of 1999, along with their 3 children. He served as a fellowship group leader and then as a deacon beginning in 2001, scheduling men to serve in our worship and devotional services until he was appointed an elder in 2009.

Eric Owens

Eric Owens

Elder/Preacher

Eric came to Avondale as a preacher of the gospel in 1997 with his wife, Vanessa and their 3 daughters. He graduated from the Memphis School of Preaching in 1994 and continues to work as a pulpit minister, along with serving as an elder since being appointed in 2009.

Deacons

For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing... 1 Timothy 3:13

Click here to meet our deacons

Harold Baker

Harold Baker

Deacon since 1994

Correspondence Course, Baptismal Garment and Communion Preparation

Steve Camp

Steve Camp

Deacon since 2010

New Member Orientation

Greg Carey

Greg Carey

Deacon since 2002

Evangelism and Website

Bill Cooke

Bill Cooke

Deacon since 1987

Grand Timers and Visitation

Jeff Fargason

Jeff Fargason

Deacon since 1994

Building Maintenance and Information Center

Vincent Fitch

Vincent Fitch

Deacon since 1994

Tracts and Worship Service

Kevin Hannibal

Kevin Hannibal

Deacon since 2010

Christians Loving Each Other (CLEO) Teams

Jed Hixson

Jed Hixson

Deacon since 2007

Bible School and Pew Packers

Walter Jones

Walter Jones

Deacon since 2007

Benevolence and Congregational Meals

Charlie Minton

Charlie Minton

Deacon since 2007

Benevolence, College, and Edification Visiting

Jason Parker

Jason Parker

Deacon since 2010

Youth Group

Wayne Reaves

Wayne Reaves

Deacon since 2010

Edification

Ray Strickland

Ray Strickland

Deacon since 2002

Georgia School of Biblical Studies and Ushers

Contact


Email
Any questions and we’ll get back to you.

Email Delisa Carey, Secretary

Call us at 404.299.1475


Or just stop by and worship with us.