This week we will get to know Jim and Kristi Mixson. The Mixsons have been married 28 years. They met six years before that when they both worked at Rose’s Dept. Store. The Mixsons have two children, Jay and Addison. Jay just recently got married and is an officer in the US Navy stationed at Cherry Point, NC. Addison is a junior at Wingate University majoring in communications and is a cheerleader. Jim is currently Clerk of Superior Court in Iredell County and Kristi works as a Buyer at Kewaunee Scientific.
Jim and Kristi both grew up in Christian homes and both became Christians early in life. Jim joined Western Avenue 1982. Kristi joined back in 1991 after they were married. Jim started coming to church with his parents when they moved to Statesville. Kristi started coming to church with Jim when they began to date in 1985. Western Avenue felt like a good fit for them both as they were growing up and once they started having children they felt Western Avenue was a great fit for their family.
The Mixsons have served in various roles over the years. They were involved with working in nursery area when their children were smaller and they followed their children in the middle school and high school and worked as shepherds in the Sunday School class. They continue to work as shepherds in the 9th and 10th grade Sunday School class. Jim ushers each Sunday and has also served as a deacon. Jim and Kristi have always appreciated Western Avenue because it has always felt like home. They are excited for the future of Western Avenue because the church continues to grow and continues to find new ways to minister to the community.