Andy Brewster


Andy has been in ministry since graduating Faulkner University in 2007. In October of 2020 Andy, Lena, their daughter Riley and their son Benjamin, moved to Cookeville to minister at Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ. Andy considers it a blessing to be minister to God's people and to those who he hopes will soon be a part of God's people. Andy’s favorite passage is Matthew 5:14-16.

Evan Burns

Associate Minister

Evan began his work at Jefferson Avenue in 2018. Evan holds a BS in Psychology from Freed-Hardeman University and a MA in Community Counseling from the University of North Alabama. He and his wife Sarah have one daughter, Hazel, and two sons Henry and  Hudson.

Topher wiles

Youth Minister

Topher joined our staff in 2023 with more than 20 years of ministry experience. He and his wife Ashley have four kids, Gabriel, Ethan, Micah, and Clara. In addition to his work with JA Youth, Topher serves on the board of the White County YMCA and coaches the White County High School Tennis  Team.

Rachael Liner

Children's Coordinator

Rachael joined our staff in 2019 after a career as a teacher in the local school system.  She and her husband Bryan have three kids, Conner, Mason and Bryson. In addition to her work with Kids Avenue, she teaches classes at the YMCA and runs a boutique.

Carol Hart


Lora Bates


BJ Matheney


ben Brown