Ritchie Miller 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. 

Ritchie Miller

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 Miller 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.

Kim Miller

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 Ellis 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.

Brady Ellis

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.

 
Jonathan Hamilton Jonathan is our Worship Arts Pastor and has been in ministry for 7 years alongside his wife, Christina. His favorite thing about leading worship is the people.  He loves seeing people that were disconnected and far from God changed by the power of the gospel. “There’s something special about a room full of people connecting with God in worship and lifting their voices in praise to Him.  Nothing excites me more than that.” Through Worship Arts, he wants to lead fellow believers into a deeper relationship with Jesus through worship and build up a thriving team of worship leaders and musicians. In his spare time he loves to play music, golf, and go to the movies with Christina. Before coming to Avalon, he did a year long residency as a worship leader at Stonecreek Church in Alpharetta, GA.

Jonathan Hamilton

Jonathan is our Worship Arts Pastor and has been in ministry for 7 years alongside his wife, Christina. His favorite thing about leading worship is the people.  He loves seeing people that were disconnected and far from God changed by the power of the gospel. “There’s something special about a room full of people connecting with God in worship and lifting their voices in praise to Him.  Nothing excites me more than that.” Through Worship Arts, he wants to lead fellow believers into a deeper relationship with Jesus through worship and build up a thriving team of worship leaders and musicians. In his spare time he loves to play music, golf, and go to the movies with Christina. Before coming to Avalon, he did a year long residency as a worship leader at Stonecreek Church in Alpharetta, GA.

Brian Tatum Brian is our Children’s Ministry Pastor. He and his wife Danielle have been married since 2004 and have been blessed with two beautiful girls, Abigail and Aubrey and two awesome fur babies, Georgia and Taya! He has been a leadership volunteer for the last 5 years and joined our staff in 2017. He has worked most of his time in ministry with the children’s department, but he has had the opportunity to speak to various churches and youth groups. Brian’s favorite part of being a children’s pastor is knowing that we get the opportunity to show Christ’s love to each and every child that enters our doors. He also loves the energy and wonder that each child brings each week. Their curiosity, questions and love for everyone humbles me and he learns so much from them each week!  We get to show the only love of Jesus that some of these kids will ever see and it is Brian’s goal that each child, knows the love of God when they leave our building each week. In his spare time, Brian loves traveling. He doesn’t get to do it nearly as often as I would like, but he loves to introduce my kids to new and exciting places. He is currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministries through Point University.

Brian Tatum

Brian is our Children’s Ministry Pastor. He and his wife Danielle have been married since 2004 and have been blessed with two beautiful girls, Abigail and Aubrey and two awesome fur babies, Georgia and Taya! He has been a leadership volunteer for the last 5 years and joined our staff in 2017. He has worked most of his time in ministry with the children’s department, but he has had the opportunity to speak to various churches and youth groups. Brian’s favorite part of being a children’s pastor is knowing that we get the opportunity to show Christ’s love to each and every child that enters our doors. He also loves the energy and wonder that each child brings each week. Their curiosity, questions and love for everyone humbles me and he learns so much from them each week!  We get to show the only love of Jesus that some of these kids will ever see and it is Brian’s goal that each child, knows the love of God when they leave our building each week. In his spare time, Brian loves traveling. He doesn’t get to do it nearly as often as I would like, but he loves to introduce my kids to new and exciting places. He is currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministries through Point University.

Liz Vallish Liz is our Office Administrator and Social Media Manager. Most Sundays, she can be found in our auditorium tech booth. She works behind the scenes to communicate our vision via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email. She loves seeing people get excited about Christ's love online and in our services. She is fueled by tacos and coffee, and probably spends too much time in book stores and libraries. 

Liz Vallish

Liz is our Office Administrator and Social Media Manager. Most Sundays, she can be found in our auditorium tech booth. She works behind the scenes to communicate our vision via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email. She loves seeing people get excited about Christ's love online and in our services. She is fueled by tacos and coffee, and probably spends too much time in book stores and libraries.