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Our Pastor


My name is Jeff Spry,
and I am the pastor of Western Avenue Baptist Church.

On behalf of the family at Western Avenue, it is my privilege to welcome you to our website. Thank you for taking the time to visit! Whether you have just moved to the Statesville area or have lived here for years, we want you to know you are welcome here. You may have heard about Western Avenue from friends, family, searching online, getting a postcard in the mail, coming to an event here or just driving by our church. No matter how you found out about us, we're glad you did!  

We want to invite you to join us for worship and many of the other activities you can read about on this website. If you are looking for a local church to call your own, we hope you will find Western Avenue to be a place you feel comfortable. We are humbled by the way God has continued to work at Western Avenue and bless this church. 

Western Avenue is unique because our church is large enough to provide all the ministries and resources your family wants and needs to grow in your walk with Christ. At the same time, Western Avenue is small enough that it feels like home and provides a friendly place for you to develop lasting relationships that really matter.  

We hope you find the information about our ministries and programs helpful. As you look around the site, you'll see there is definitely a place for everyone at Western Avenue, no matter your stage in life. Our desire is to serve you and minister to you in the wonderful name of Christ.  

Please let us know if we can help you in any way. We look forward to meeting you soon.