In each issue of First Choice Quarterly, we like to take the opportunity to highlight one of our supporting churches, and recognize their involvement in the community. Anderson’s Kingston Avenue Baptist Church is in the spotlight this quarter.
Lead by Pastor Tim Overton, the church is located at 5403 Kingston Avenue Anderson, IN 46013. This small, 50 person gospel-focused congregation has shared the Word of God for over 50 years.
Kingston holds weekly Sunday school classes at 9:30am, worship services at 10:30am, and Sunday evening services at 6:30pm. They also offer midweek services on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm.
Kingston Avenue values building relationships within their church family and provides dinner before their midweek services, at 5:30pm.
This gives the congregation an opportunity for fellowship before worship, prayer and deliverance of the Word.
Kingston Avenue Baptist Church offers many opportunities and encourages small groups, involvement within the community, and youth engagement. Young people have an opportunity to participate in monthly youth group outreach programs, as well as the ability to attend camp annually. The women of Kingston Avenue are passionate about God and enjoy a monthly Saturday journaling class where they are able to write, pray, and share their love of Jesus.
Kingston Avenue proudly hosts an annual Easter egg hunt with a carry-in luncheon, a firework show in July, and a fall festival that includes a Trunk or Treat. These fun family events are free and open to the entire community. Pastor Overton stated, “We want be a place of refuge where people in our community are able to find Jesus, enjoy time with their families, and come to a place where they can transform their lives. We welcome anyone to walk through our doors”.
Pastor Overton, a long-time supporter and former board member of First Choice is passionate about the ministry. He was pleased to claim his recruitment of former board treasurer and current CEO, Lisa Miller. Pastor Overton states, “She has hung the moon with her sense of excellence! It is amazing to see what Lisa has been able to do in her position and I am so proud of all she has accomplished.”
In his second year at Kingston Avenue, Pastor Overton shared, “Last year, our church decided to add First Choice for Women to our budget. We give each month and encourage other churches to do likewise. Our church,” Concludes Pastor Overton, “enthusiastically supports First Choice for Women because this ministry truly saves lives. Mothers and fathers are challenged to treasure life. At First Choice, they are offered opportunities to learn how to physically care for themselves and infants, as well as develop parenting skills. All training is done from a Christian perspective that lovingly offers the Gospel. Testimonies of lives saved and changed demonstrate why this ministry is worthy of support.”
First Choice for Women appreciates Kingston Avenue Baptist Church and THANK YOU for partnering with us!