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Justin Graham is a creative communicator of the Word of God. He presents the gospel in an engaging way, making it relevant and easy to understand, giving listeners direct application to daily life! He and his wife, Melissa, met at Lee University where they graduated in 2003 and entered into full time Ministry in Cincinnati, OH.

After spending 9 dynamic, thriving years as Youth & Associate Pastors, God began dealing with Justin about moving back to his hometown to plant a new, life-giving Church! In January 2013, Justin & Melissa followed the call of God to take a huge step of faith and launched The Avenue Church. What began with 9 people meeting in a community center, within a year became 100. In 2014, they had their first permanent location where they grew from 100 to 1,000 in a facility that was built for 250. In 2018, after celebrating their 5th year, the Graham’s lead The Avenue Church into triple the amount of space in a brand new facility to make room for the growth God continues to send! 

Their heartbeat is to win the lost, reach their community through genuine & consistent outreach and equip the Church to discover their purpose. Pastors Justin and Melissa have lived with an Ephesians 3:20 faith, and they’ve barely scratched the surface of what God can and will do in this region. The vision and leadership that God has put within them is infectious. The Avenue Church has permanently affected Morristown and the surrounding regions through its authentic evangelical approach to unapologetically share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Justin & Melissa have 2 amazing kids, Jocelyn & Judah, that are ALL IN with the ministry God is doing through their family. The Grahams believe that family comes first and are raising their kids to be a vital part of all God is doing.