Lead Pastor

Rev. Jason Stevens

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Pastor Jason and his wife Kiley have been married for 20 years and have been blessed with two children. He has served as a pastor in the Church of the Nazarene since 2001 and was ordained an Elder in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Southern Nazarene University (1995), a Master of Divinity from Wesley Seminary (2016), and he is currently engaged in a Doctor of Ministry program at Wesley Seminary. Pastor Jason is passionate about expanding the Kingdom of Jesus Christ and he is a Certified Trainer for Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI).

Pastor Jason enjoys playing the guitar, reading, playing golf, camping, fishing, exploring the world, and rooting on his children in their endeavors.

Worship Pastor

Rev. Natalie Gilbert

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Pastor Natalie Gilbert is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Christian Worship and a minor in Church Music (2017). She is passionate about leading others in worship and teaching them more about what that means.

Pastor Natalie is newly married to her husband, Ryan. She enjoys playing board games, tennis, biking and reading.

Counseling Pastor

Dr. Abraham Athialy

Dr. Athialy (M.A., M.Div., M.Th., D.Min) is a Licensced Mental Health Counselor and a Pastoral Counselor. He is the founder of Avon Christian Counseling Center (1999).  Since opening their doors the Avon Christian Counseling Center has helped thousands of families, couples, and people regain their freedom from the things that have prevented them from living a full and abundant life.

Education Pastor

Rev. Lewis Hartman

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Pastor Lewis and his wife Janette have been married for 30+ years. They have four grown children.

Pastor Lewis is a retired District Licensed Minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from American Christian College and Seminary (2001).

Teen Leader / NYI Pres.

Janette Hartman

Janette and her husband, Pastor Lewis, have been married for 30+ years. They have four grown children.

Children's Director

Jill Jones

Jill and her husband Daryl have been married for 20+ years. They have three children.

Jill is a graduate of Treveca Nazarene University.

Office Manager

Lynn Freeland

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Lynn and her husband Dave have been married for 40+ years. They have two grown children.

Lynn has served as the Office Manager for Avon Parkside for over 20 years. Previously she served Bank One as a home equity loan supervisor and an adminstrative secretary.

  January 2020  
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