Pastoral Team & Support Staff

Ernie & Angeleea Varner 

Senior Pastor

Dr. Varner has been leading Sixth Avenue for more than 19 years.  He has served as evangelist, pastor and administration. 

Pastor is a theologian, pulpiteer and pastor, husband, father and grandfather.  

Ministry is his passion; family and golf are his favorite past times.

Mike & Teresa Waters

Children's Pastors

Pastor Mike is a Marine Corp veteran, gifted communicator and has a passion for children and families to learn of Jesus.


He is a multi-talented illusionist, puppetteer, singer, but his favorite roles are husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Angela Goodale

Music Pastor

Angela is a gifted vocalist and musician. Her personality is lively and energetic. After a few moments, you can see her passion for God and Worship.

Rueben & Nora Barboza

Spanish Pastor - El Faro

As Senior Pastors of El Faro, our Spanish ministry, the Barbozas lead a great congregation in word, worship and works.  They are both credentialed ministers, dynamic in preaching, teaching and leading in worship. 

They have 2 children.

Justin & Tori Wright

Youth Pastor

Justin is passionate about youth ministry. He and his wife Tori have one child, Ezra 2 years old. 

They lead The Avenue Student Ministries.



Suzanne Sullivan 


Suzanne has serves as secretary and possesses a skill set that makes her a vital part of the ministry team. Organization and administration are some of her strongest skills, as well as working with others.

Contact Us

Sixth Avenue Church of God

700 N A Street

Lenoir City, TN 37771


Phone: 865.986.6000


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Service Times


 Early Service  (Sanctuary)                9 am


 Sunday School Classes                  10 am


 Second Morning Worship               11 am     


MPACTKIDZ Worship                       11 am


 Nursery/Toddler Nurser    10 am & 11 am


 Evening Worship                               6 pm




  Adult Class -Sanctuary                     7pm


 Contemporary Adult Class               7pm

          Gym 207                 


     AVENUE Youth Group

      Doors Open                                    6 pm

      Worship/Church                              7 pm


 MPACTKidz (ages 4-12)                     6 pm

  Family Life Center/Gym Time

  Worship                                               7 pm



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