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Who Are We?

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Third Avenue Church is a family.  We care for one another, love one another, pray for one another and live life with one another.  
 Our church is not a building.  We are not four walls and a roof.  We will go wherever Christ calls us and do whatever he calls us to do.
Our church is a movement.  We feel that God is wanting to transform us and use us to transform those we encounter.  
Our church is not a country club.  We aren’t here to have our needs met, rather we are here to serve as Christ has served us.
Our church is a place of worship.  We are laser focused on Christ and His Glory.  We live for nothing else.
Our church is a house of prayer.  We believe that Prayer is our first response, not our last resort.
Our church is a city on a hill.  We know that God has us where he has us to advance the Gospel through us.
Our church is fully dependent on Christ in all things.  
Our church is reaching out for all people.
…and we are being changed always.
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Our Children’s Ministry is led by a couple of the best volunteers in the world.  We care for the children that God sends to our care by discipling them through creative programs and loving teachers.
Nursery – Sundays @ 10am & 11am
Sunday School for all ages – Sundays @ 10am
Children’s & Tot’s Church – Sundays @ 11:20am
Leap Frogs – Sundays @ 5pm


Our Student’s Ministry is led by our Youth Pastor Russell Mayhew.  We love our students and try to encourage fun and exciting activities that build unity.  We have programs on Sunday mornings, Sunday nights, and Wednesday nights.  We also go on a lot of trips so look at the Calendar for any updates.
Sunday School – Sundays @ 10am
Youth Group – Sundays @ 5pm
Youth Group – Wednesdays @ 6:45pm


We also have many encouraging programs for adults of all ages.  Come and fellowship with us all throughout the week.
Sunday School – Sundays @ 10am
Worship – Sundays @ 11am
Worship Recap Group – Sundays @ 5pm
Prayer Meeting – Wednesdays @ 7pm
Women’s Circle Groups – Various Times


Our worship ministries are one of the most exciting things we have going on around here and are led by our Music Director, Donnie Davis.  We would love for you to be a part of one of these groups or just enjoy us leading in song on Sunday mornings.
Choir – Sundays @ 11am
Praise Team – Sundays @ 11am
Practice – Wednesdays @ 6pm
Productions – Various

Where Can I Serve?

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Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins.


Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of this church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes.


Mission Outreach

Third Ave. church is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We support local missions and world missions.  We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.


Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministries. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of our church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God. This ministry is under the direction of Mr. Donnie Davis


Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Our Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers from our Prayer Warriors team pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study.
Teaching and Mentoring
We are always looking for people who want to share their love of our Lord with others. If you are interested in teaching or assisting with a class or activity please let us know.  We have a place for you.


The usher team at our church fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. 


Where to Find Us
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Church Location & Address:
 215 Third Avenue, Danville VA 24540  (off of North Main Street)

Telephone & Fax:

Tel: (434) 792-1824 | Fax: (434) 792-1826
Facebook – Third Avenue Church



If the case of death or emergency please contact one of our deacons.
  • Chairman Steve Dishman 434-548-4500
  • David Johnson – home 434-792-6310   cell  434-713-4069
  • David Pierce – home 434-836-8284   cell 434-549-3848