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 exist 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.

What We Believe

WE BELIEVE there is one God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, who is infinitely
perfect and eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We
do not believe in three gods, but one God revealed in three persons (Gen 1.1-3; Deut
6.4; Matt 28.19; 2 Cor 13.14).

WE BELIEVE Jesus Christ, who is both fully God and fully man, was born of a virgin,
lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sins, was bodily resurrected on the third
day, and is now seated at the Father’s right hand where he intercedes for us. We
believe Jesus Christ will return to judge the living and the dead, but we do not know the
day or the hour of his return (Matt 1.18-23; John 1.1, 14; Rom 8.34; 1 Cor 15.1-4; 1
Thess 4.13-18).

WE BELIEVE the Holy Spirit indwells and empowers all believers, enables them to live
a holy life, and assures them of their salvation. We believe the evidence of the Spirit in a
person’s life is not a particular gift or manifestation but love—love for God and others
(John 3.5; Rom 8.9, 15-16; Gal 5.22-23).

WE BELIEVE the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God and thus fully trustworthy in
all that it affirms and teaches. Though we respect and value church tradition, the Bible is
our final authority concerning what we believe and how we live (Ps 119.105; 2 Tim 3.16;
2 Pet 1.20-21).

WE BELIEVE human beings are created in God’s image, yet they have fallen into sin
and therefore are sinful by nature and by choice. In our fallen condition, we are unable
to save ourselves or even initiate our salvation (Gen 1.26-28; Ps 51.5; Rom 3.23; Eph

WE BELIEVE salvation is a free gift intended and provided for all, but it must be
received through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe God’s love and power can preserve
us from apostasy, but we must and can persevere in faith to the end to be saved (Rom
6.23; Eph 2.8-9; 1 Tim 2.3-4; Heb 3.12-14; 2 Pet 3.9).

WE BELIEVE the church belongs to God and consists of all the redeemed and only the
redeemed. We believe Christ is the head of the church and there is no membership in
the church apart from salvation (Acts 2.47; 1 Cor 1.2; 12.12-31; Col 1.18).

WE BELIEVE baptism should follow faith in Christ and that it symbolizes the washing
away of sin and our new life in Christ. We do not believe baptism itself saves us. We
believe the Lord's Supper is to be celebrated on a regular basis as we remember
Christ's death and look forward to his return (Matt 28.19; Acts 18.8; Rom 6.3-4; 1 Cor


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 four books, A Closer Look at God’s Church (2016), Salvation (2018), The Gospel According to Pastor Mark (2021), and 8 Steps for New Believers (2023). 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

Student 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, which houses the sanctuary, church office, and class rooms, was completed in 1979. In 1980 Hutchinson Hall, which is our gymnasium and youth building, was completed. In 1982, a picnic shelter/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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