Patrick Morrison

Patrick Morrison

Patrick was born July 1, 1977 in Waycross, Georgia. He graduated from Walker High School in Jasper, Alabama in 1995. He attended the Memphis School of Preaching, graduating in 1999. He received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Southern Christian University, and is currently working on his Master’s Degree from Heritage Christian University in Florence, Alabama. Patrick married Abby McKelvey on June 18, 1999. Patrick and Abby have four children—Lydia, Noah, Nathan and Luke. Upon graduation from MSOP, Patrick began working with the Mabelvale Church of Christ in Little Rock, AR as Associate Minister. In May 2001, he began his first full-time pulpit work with the Cleveland Church of Christ in Bankston, AL. Since March 2007, he has been the pulpit minister at the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, and he loves to hunt deer and turkey. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “I want to see the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ become the loving, devoted, growing, thriving, zealous, enthusiastic, soul-winning congregation that God desires us to be. I want to see every member involved in some phase of the work. I want all of us to join hands and join hearts as we follow the godly leadership provided by our eldership, and march forward with the Gospel, teaching it, preaching it, and living it wherever we go. I want every member of the Sixth Avenue congregation to be rooted in the cross, growing in Christ, bearing fruit to the glory of God the Father.”


Levi Sides

Levi Sides

Levi was born February 10, 1942 in Nauvoo, Alabama. He attended school at Macedonia, Redmill Junior High, and Walker High School, where he graduated in May of 1960. He furthered his education at Freed Hardeman University (B.A.), Harding University (B.S.), Harding Graduate School, Alabama A & M University, and Auburn University (M. Ed). He also holds a specialist education degree, two years above a Master’s. He was married to Linda Hyche on August 12, 1967, with brothers Gus Nichols and Glenn Posey performing the ceremony. Levi and Linda have two children—Levi Jr. (Lee), and Lara Lynn, one son-in-law—Jason Graham, and four grandchildren—Kaylee Sides, Skylar Sides, Jackson Graham, and Judson Graham. Levi has served the following congregations through his 50 years of preaching: Hatt Church of Christ, Hamilton Church of Christ, Hebron Church of Christ, Fourth Street Church of Christ in Tuscumbia, Capitol Heights Church of Christ, Blackwater Macedonia Church of Christ, and the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ. Levi has served as chaplain for the Alabama Senate and the United States Congress. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, Levi responded, “I want to help Sixth Avenue be a friendly church of Christ in a friendly community doing the will of God.”


Ricky Berger

Jonathan Morrison

Jonathan was born August 18, 1978 in Waycross, Georgia. He graduated from Walker High School in Jasper, Alabama in 1996. He received a B.A. in Physical Education and a Minor in Biblical Studies from Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. Jonathan also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Jonathan married Jennifer Berry (whom he met at Faulkner University) on June 1, 2003 at the Macland Road Church of Christ in Marietta, Georgia. Jonathan and Jennifer are the parents of three boys – Tyler (9), Jarret (6) and Brooks (1 ½).

In March of 2003, Jonathan began his Youth Ministry work with the youth at East Walker Church of Christ in Sumiton, Alabama. Jonathan and Jennifer worked with the youth for a little over 10 years before becoming a part of the Sixth Avenue church family in the fall of 2012. Jonathan has worked, and is continuing to work, full time as a Physical Education teacher and coach for the Walker County School system. This has been his full time job for the past 10 years.

When asked about his future goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied “My goal is to help this congregation move individually and collectively towards Heaven. I want to help each youth realize their value to the church and to God. I desire that our youth boldly stand up for truth that is taught in the bible; and to serve God as we serve others.”


Ricky Berger

Ricky Berger

Ricky was born February 23, 1979 in Denver, Colorado. He graduated Cordova High School in Cordova, Alabama in 1997. After graduation he began attending Heritage Christian University in Florence, Alabama.

Ricky was born February 23, 1979 in Denver, Colorado. He graduated Cordova High School in
Cordova, Alabama in 1997. He went on to attend Heritage Christian University in Florence,
Alabama. Ricky married Ashley Hackney on September 12, 2014 after the two met on a mission
trip to Romania in 2013. Ricky preached for the Mt. Harmony Church of Christ in Jasper,
Alabama from 2003-2006, at the Cordova Church of Christ from 2006-2010 and at the
Goodsprings Church of Christ from 2010-2016.

Ricky has been very active in mission work since 2005, when he took his first trip to Jamaica. In 2011, the eldership at Sixth Avenue Church of Christ began the oversight of his foreign mission work which has included Jamaica, Russia, Romania, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Ukraine, Japan, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, and Costa Rica. He also conducts mission campaigns within the United States. He began working with the Sixth Avenue Radio Program, “Words of Truth” in 2006 and continues to be a weekly speaker. Ricky works part-time as an administrator and director of the youth program for Polishing the Pulpit.

He and Ashley moved to Florence, Alabama in 2016 to get more involved with their
mission work. They plan to continue to travel and work together for the cause of Christ.

When asked about his future goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied “I want this congregation to be evangelistic both locally and worldwide. I’m grateful that I can take a small part in this effort. I hope to see this congregation remain faithful to God and His word now and in future generations.”