About us

Refuge Church is a life-giving, non-denominational church that seeks to provide an authentic, relevant, and enjoyable environment for people to encounter Jesus and grow in their faith. We are one church family that meets in multiple locations to worship Jesus and hear live-teaching about the Bible from our teaching team. Our desire is to share His love with others as we continue in the mission of “being a refuge to a hurting world” in and around our region and our world. 

our staff:
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Jason Parks

Senior Pastor 

Mark Maddox

Jones Valley Campus Pastor

Mark Branon

Athens Campus Pastor

Jason Gallaspy

Harvest Campus Music Director

Andrew Murray

Athens Worship Pastor

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Richie Thompson

Next Generation Pastor

Meghan Watson

Connections & Care Pastor

Licensed Social Worker

Tina Bennett

Director of Online Engagement & 

Special Events 

Bonnie O'Neal 

Financial Coordinator