Working Together ... Sharing Christ's Love

The idea of church (or fellowship with other believers) was something that Jesus encouraged with the apostles after His resurrection. Matthew 16, Jesus says "On this rock I will build my church".


From there, the Book of Acts has many references on the initial formation of the church including the miraculous spread of the message through the power of the Holy Spirt.


Over 2000 years later, God is still at work in our world.  Whether we have a good day or a bad day, our Comfort is in Jesus Christ.  For it is through some of these bad days that we end up somewhere we never thought was possible on our own.  Jesus gives us purpose.  that purpose is to share the Gospel and to do this, we learn about Jesus through the church setting together.  


Whether you have never experienced church, or are maybe a little sckeptical or just new to the area looking for a place to join, we encourage you to visit.  We are all imperfect people but have a desire to discover and learn together, support each other through love and prayer and then go out and serve together and through our individual lives.

Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church is focused, founded, and built on God's revealed Word to us: in the person of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord; and through God's inspired written Word, the Bible. It is our joy to extend to you, your family, and friends a personal invitation to participate in the life and activities of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church.

Our Beliefs

We believe in:


God, the Father,

Jesus Christ, His only Son,

and the Holy Spirit,

the three persons of the one Triune God.


We believe that God calls each member to utilize their talents in the pursuit of Christ’s Work.  We will continue to establish and strengthen Missions opportunities for all ages within our church, our community and throughout the world.


Our Focus

Jesus is the only One in which Salvation is possible!

God is the creator of the universe and giver of all that is good. God is the savior—known boldly and intimately in Jesus and his life, death, and resurrection—who shows us how to live and love.

God is the Spirit who enables us to make a difference in our world and in the lives of others. 

We believe that grace is the love, honesty, and compassion that God gives and shows us in Jesus. It’s how Jesus saves us, heals us, sets us free, and increases our capacity for love. We believe that we need each other. Whether single, married/partnered, divorced or widowed, it’s a lot easier to follow God with friends than it is by ourselves.

The Staff

Rev. Rusty Couch


Rev. Ken Drane

Music/Sr. Adults Minister

Rev. Robby Jackson

Administrative & Education Minister

Rev. Will Mitchum

Family Minister