We want to see God move in our community

Towne Church is about Jesus Christ. We live for making the good news about him known to all people.


We strive to carry out the things he taught us, specifically the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. The Great Commandment, simply put, is that we should love God and love others. The Great Commission tells us to make disciples. These teachings are at the core of our purpose which is being disciples and making disciples. You can read more about our purpose, principles, and plan below.



Our purpose is why we exists as a church and it is simply this:




We believe Jesus has called us to be his disciples. That means we follow him and his example in all facets of our lives (John 8.31). Because of this, we are also called to make disciples (Matthew 28). We would love for you to join us in this purpose!


1. Jesus Christ is the center and focus of everything we do as a church.


2. The Bible is our ultimate guide for what we believe and how we live.


3. God loves everyone, and so should we.


4. The gospel never changes, but traditions and methods do.


5. Conversion to Christ is the work of the Holy Spirit.


6. Evangelism is not a program but a way of life—for all believers.


7. Spiritual growth is a lifelong pursuit that requires the help of God’s people.


8. Ministry is the responsibility of all God’s people.


9. No church is stronger than the families that worship there.


10. We should do everything in the church with excellence for God’s glory.


11. Leadership, godly character, and integrity are more important than anything else.


12. The church is not the building but God’s people who worship together and serve Christ in the community.



Our plan is the specific ways we will carry out our purpose in accordance with our principles. To do this, we encourage everyone who is part of Towne Church to be involved in the 3 S's:


Engage people in our SUNDAY CELEBRATION SERVICES through Christ-centered worship and relevant, biblical teaching.


Enlist people in SMALL GROUPS where they can experience fellowship, encouragement, and pastoral care.


Encourage people to find their place of SERVICE in the church and in the community.


Dr. Mark Jackson

Lead Pastor

Pastor Mark has served as Lead Pastor of Towne Church since 2016. Altogether, he has served in pastoral ministry for over twenty years. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011. He has authored three books, A Closer Look at God’s Church (2016), Salvation (2018), and The Gospel According to Pastor Mark (2021). For recreation, he enjoys reading, fishing, watching sports, and spending time with his family. Pastor Mark is a faithful and clear communicator of God’s word. 

Kyle Stamper

Executive Pastor

Pastor Kyle has served in full-time ministry for over 25 years in a variety of roles. He serves Towne in a variety of ways too including orchestrating our Sunday worship services.

Josh Givens

Family Pastor

Our students are blessed to have Pastor Josh as their leader. Josh provides oversight to our student ministries from 6th through 12th grade. He also serves in a variety of other ways in the life of our congregation.

Greg Wilkins

Senior Adult Pastor

Pastor Greg has served in ministry for over 25 years. He leads our senior adult ministry and spends a lot of his time caring for our people in a variety of ways.


Amada Hayes

Children's Ministry Director

Amanda grew up at Towne and has returned as our Children's Ministry Director. As a mother of four, she is well-equipped for her role.

Erin Allen

Financial Secretary

Erin works hard to ensure the finances of the church are handled properly. You may hear her voice if you call into our church offices as she serves in that way too.

Elliott Mayhon

Property Manager

Elliott uses his wide range of talents and knowledge to keep our facilities and campus running and looking good.


Small Beginnings

  1. Towne Church began on Garfield Street in Middletown, Ohio in March of 1939. They met with just 12 people and it was called The People's Mission.
  2. The church purchased some land on Grand Avenue, and in 1947, they moved into the recently completed basement of their new building. With the new building came a new name for the growing congregation, God’s Community Church.
  3. After a year of hard work, the chapel was complete and the congregation became known as the Grand Avenue Church of God.
  4. The church flourished and grew on Grand Avenue for over 30 years.
  5. In 1978, the Grand Avenue Church of God moved to 3722 Towne Boulevard where the church is today. The main worship center, housing the sanctuary, church office, and class rooms, was completed in 1979. In 1980 Hutchinson Hall, a gymnasium and youth building, was completed. In 1982, a picnic shelter and bus garage was completed to service the vehicles used in the church outreach ministry.
  6. Today Towne Church continues the work of the church in Middletown and beyond. We celebrate over 80 years of ministry, and counting!

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