top of page

We seek to help people discover Jesus and become a transforming presence

in all of our communities.

our story

In 1927, in the home of Mrs. Mary Magee, a women’s prayer group began meeting. Over time, their families joined in, and they rented space on Genesee Street in Avon, as well as the Livingston Hotel. In 1938, they purchased their first building and joined the Wesleyan Methodist Connection (now The Wesleyan Church) in 1944. By this time, the church was known as The People’s Tabernacle. 


Soon after, the church began significantly supporting missions work and engaging with their communities. The church became known as Avon Wesleyan Church in 1970 and has been making an impact on the communities of north Livingston County ever since.


In 2006, AWC purchased a 30-acre property in the town of Caledonia, which has served as the site for many ministry events and activities, including Summer worship services and the Live Nativity Hayride. In 2023, the Hayride welcomed 1,700 people from across the state and surrounding areas. 


AWC has always supported local, regional, and global missions, contributing a large portion of our budget to missions work and donating our Easter and Christmas offerings to Christ-centered organizations. 

AWC is a part of The Wesleyan Church, a denomination whose vision is transforming lives, churches and communities through the hope and holiness of Jesus Christ.

our team

Ben Espinoza, Lead Pastor

Dan Blowers, Discipleship Pastor

Jaime Willistein, Administrator

Dan Willistein, Worship Director

Kevin & Jenn Mattison, Interim Youth Directors

bottom of page