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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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Sep 17, 2017
1 John – Love One Another: Big Lies and Bright Lights
When we walk in darkness, we are outside of the fellowship; with Jesus and the church.
  • Sep 17, 20171 John – Love One Another: Big Lies and Bright Lights
    Sep 17, 2017
    1 John – Love One Another: Big Lies and Bright Lights
    When we walk in darkness, we are outside of the fellowship; with Jesus and the church.
  • Sep 10, 20171 John – Love One Another 1: Fellowship With Jesus
    Sep 10, 2017
    1 John – Love One Another 1: Fellowship With Jesus
    Fellowship is a supernatural friendship with Christ at the center.
  • Sep 3, 2017Galatians 13: The Fake and The Free
    Sep 3, 2017
    Galatians 13: The Fake and The Free
    Series: Galatians
    People who act religious, but try to manipulate their own outcome, are fake and not a part of the church.
  • Aug 27, 2017Galatians 12: Bearing One Another in the Church
    Aug 27, 2017
    Galatians 12: Bearing One Another in the Church
    Series: Galatians

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  • Aug 20, 2017Galatians 11: The Fruit of the Flesh and Spirit
    Aug 20, 2017
    Galatians 11: The Fruit of the Flesh and Spirit
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    Series: Galatians

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  • Aug 13, 2017Galatians 10: The Liberal Abuse of Freedom
    Aug 13, 2017
    Galatians 10: The Liberal Abuse of Freedom
    Series: Galatians
    Are you abusing your freedom in Christ, taking advantage of his love, and cheapening his grace, by living in sinfulness?
  • Aug 6, 2017Galatians 9: The Demonic Danger of Churchianity
    Aug 6, 2017
    Galatians 9: The Demonic Danger of Churchianity
    Series: Galatians
    We are in danger of worshiping the created church instead of the creator Christ.
  • Jul 30, 2017Galatians 8: From Slaves to Sons
    Jul 30, 2017
    Galatians 8: From Slaves to Sons
    Series: Galatians
    If you have placed your faith in God you are no longer a slave , you are his fully adopted son
  • Jul 23, 2017Galatians 7: Why Then The Law
    Jul 23, 2017
    Galatians 7: Why Then The Law
    Series: Galatians
    Just because you aren't saved by works , doesn't mean that there isn't a place for the LAW!
  • Jul 16, 2017Galatians 6: Spirit Living Faith
    Jul 16, 2017
    Galatians 6: Spirit Living Faith
    Series: Galatians
    It's not enough to apply biblical principles to your life, you must apply the Gospel.
  • Jul 9, 2017Galatians 5: God Living Faith
    Jul 9, 2017
    Galatians 5: God Living Faith
    Series: Galatians
     In justification by faith you are not condemned , rather you are fully set free!
  • Jul 2, 2017Galatians 4: Come To The Table
    Jul 2, 2017
    Galatians 4: Come To The Table
    Series: Galatians
    Everyone is welcome at the table of Jesus.
  • Jun 25, 2017Galatians 3: Gospel Unity
    Jun 25, 2017
    Galatians 3: Gospel Unity
    Series: Galatians
    A culture of legalism in the church has blinded us to the grace of the Gospel in our community.
  • Jun 18, 2017Galatians 2: The Gospel Changes Everything
    Jun 18, 2017
    Galatians 2: The Gospel Changes Everything
    Series: Galatians
    The adventure of new life in Christ begins when the comfortable patterns of the old life are left behind.
  • Jun 11, 2017Galatians 1: A Fool and The Gospel
    Jun 11, 2017
    Galatians 1: A Fool and The Gospel
    Series: Galatians
    Any revision of the Gospel reverses the Gospel.
  • Jun 4, 2017Knowing God 5: The Sovereign Lord
    Jun 4, 2017
    Knowing God 5: The Sovereign Lord
    Series: Knowing God
    No one else can be the Lord of your life because no one else has all authority over your life and no one else is in control of your life.
  • May 22, 2017Knowing God 3: Holy Is He
    May 22, 2017
    Knowing God 3: Holy Is He
    Series: Knowing God
    When we ponder the Holiness of God, the unsearchable Greatness of who he is and what he can do, we should be awestruck.
  • May 14, 2017Knowing God 2: God Is Love
    May 14, 2017
    Knowing God 2: God Is Love
    Series: Knowing God
    If God allowed the greatest tragedy of all time in the crucifixion of his Son, because he loves you, then he is showing you love in even your worst circumstances.
  • May 7, 2017Knowing God 1: The Glory Of God
    May 7, 2017
    Knowing God 1: The Glory Of God
    Series: Knowing God
    The glory of God is central to the gospel, the Bible, and everything about who God is.
  • Apr 30, 2017Finished 4: What A Day That Will Be
    Apr 30, 2017
    Finished 4: What A Day That Will Be
    Series: Finished
    Jesus also must do the work for our glorification.. and he will do that through His Second Coming  !


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