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Who We Are 2017-07-30T06:50:13+00:00

Our Purpose

We invite people of every race, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ability, financial means, ethnic and spiritual background into the life and ministry of this CoH. We believe God calls us to embody a forward-thinking, courageous, and diverse Christian community. We strive to follow the ways of Jesus, as a grace-filled, spiritual community of believers who practice affirming and open hospitality. We hope to engage our community with acts of love, mercy, peace, and justice.

What We Believe

At the core of Presbyterian identity is a secure hope in the grace of God in Jesus Christ, a hope that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, empowers us to lives lives of gratitude: “In affirming with the earliest Christians that Jesus is Lord, the Church confesses that He is its hope, and that the Church, as Christ’s body, is bound to his authority and thus free to live in the lively, joyous reality of the grace of God.” This strong emphasis on the grace of God in Jesus Christ is our heritage.

Our Ministry Leaders

JAMES LEWIS
JAMES LEWISChurch Leader
James is a native of Asheville with deep roots in the West Asheville community. He grew up in West Asheville Presbyterian Church, but saw a need for something different to reach the community for Christ. Working with Pastor Kent, James helped to create CoH to better serve the ever changing community of West Asheville. James sings in the worship band and helps to organize events for the community that highlight our call to serve one another.
KENT SMITH
KENT SMITHPastor
Kent is a retired Presbyterian Pastor working part-time for the West Asheville Presbyterian Church. He volunteers to help The Community on Haywood, as a guitarist and discussion leader. Kent served as a Minister for Christian Education and Youth for 40 years in four churches (Missouri, Florida, Oklahoma and New Jersey) before retiring to Montreat, NC.
AARON PRICE
AARON PRICEChurch Leader
Aaron grew up singing and playing piano in church and brings his skill and enthusiasm for praise music to Community on Haywood. Aaron has been working as a musician in Asheville for 20 years and is well-known as a local multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. Aaron is proud to call Community on Haywood home.

Faith

Hope

Love

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Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me

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