Ritchie is the founding and Senior Pastor of Avalon Church. He has been in full-time ministry since 1986 and has served as a student pastor, a college instructor, an evangelist, and a senior pastor. He and his wife, Kim, started Avalon Church in September 2001 just two days before the terrorist attacks of 9-11. Ritchie felt God’s call to ministry as a teenager. He played college basketball and is an avid North Carolina Tar Heel fan. He holds degrees from four different seminaries and loves leading Avalon Church, preaching and teaching God’s Word, writing, and traveling to assist missionaries across the world. He and Kim have been married since 1986 and have three adult children.
Kim is the Care Pastor of Avalon Church. She is originally from Jacksonville, FL. She majored in Music and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy. She and Ritchie started dating when they were freshmen in college and got married 2 days after graduation. She likes cooking, crafts, teaching piano, and connecting with people.
Brady is our Family Ministries Pastor. He married his wife Whitney, a 3rd grade teacher, in 2017. They love being able to do ministry together. Brady has been in full-time ministry for over a decade and has been blessed with the opportunity to lead in many areas of family ministry such as Discipleship Director at a ministry college, Kids Director, and Student Pastor. He now has the opportunity to put all of his experience into his role as Family Ministries Pastor at Avalon Church. He is beyond thankful God called him to help raise up and disciple the next generation of leaders. He believes that if we can help our children find and understand who God created them to be, then we have given them the most powerful tools to a successful life. He is passionate about helping this generation understand that God is the author of their story and if they allow Him to write it, then their life will be filled with a future and a hope beyond their wildest dreams.
Worship Arts Pastor
Avalon Kids Pastor
Avalon HOPE and Small Groups Pastor
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