Brad Riddle

Lead Pastor

Pastor Brad has served the Lord at Atlantic Avenue since 2000. He has been our lead pastor since September, 2016, and is very humbled, blessed, and excited to follow after God and lead the church into the future. Pastor Brad and his wife and best friend, Merideth, are blessed by three precious daughters.

Pat Daugherty

Associate Pastor

Pastor Pat has been at the door welcoming people to Sunday services at AAUBC since September of 2006. He’ll do his best to make you feel at home and is happy to answer any questions you may have about the church. His primary areas of ministry include Adult Education, Finance, Facilities, and Missions. Pastor Pat and his wife Judy have four adult children and nine grandchildren, which they thoroughly enjoy.


Jason Peterson

Children's Pastor

Pastor Jason has been attending Atlantic Avenue since 1994. He is a graduate of the Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University where he received a Master’s Degree in Ministry Leadership. Jason and his bride of 12 years, Shanna, are very passionate about mentoring, discipleship, teaching, and leading children, teens and families to productive and meaningful lives in and through Jesus Christ. They have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, Isabella and Lillian.

Mark Paden

Youth Pastor

Pastor Mark has been serving the youth at Atlantic Avenue Church since the winter of 2016. Since receiving God’s call into ministry he has spent the last three years ministering to local youth. During that time he graduated from Liberty Theological Seminary with a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministries. It is his life’s passion to see teenagers become completely surrendered followers of Jesus Christ, a passion that is at the heart of all he does here at Atlantic Avenue Church. A Franklin native by birth, Pastor Mark lives in Franklin with his pup, Crosby.

Jeneen Gahr

CARE Ministry Director

Jeneen has been at AAUBC since 2003 as Ministry Assistant. As of 2012 she has accepted the call of God to serve as CARE Ministry Director. In her new role Jeneen will oversee and be involved in the caring of our church family, as well as leading the GreifShare Ministry. Jeneen lives in the Franklin area with her husband Fran. They have three sons, Joshua, Jeremy and Jacob, three daughters-in-law, Kerrianne who is married to Jeremy, Jami (now with Jesus) who was married to Josh and Heather who is married to Jacob. They also have three beautiful granddaughters, Alexa, Alayna, and Jenna and a handsome grandson, Jaxon.

Holly Small

Pre-School / Nursery School Director

Holly is the Director and primary teacher in the AAUBC Pre-School and Nursery School. Holly earned an elementary education degree from Huntington University in Huntington, IN. She has been serving the Franklin community for the past 10 years by educating little children in a loving Christ-like atmosphere.

Debbie Craver

Finance Manager

Debbie joined the staff as our Finance Manager in June of 2010. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her job having been involved in the accounting field for over 30 years. Debbie handles all of the church finances from paying bills, payroll, and doing the weekly banking. Deb and her husband Steve have been married for 16 years. They live in the Franklin area with their 3 cats.

Jennifer Beatty-Covey

Children's Ministry Early Childhood Coordinator

Jen began working at AAUB in May 2013 as the Early Childhood Coordinator assisting Pastor Jason. Jen graduated from Clarion University in 2008 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She lives in Oil City with her husband Brett & three super fun kiddos- Mackenzie, Tanner, & Carter Ben! Jen & her family have been blessed to be a part of the AAUB Church since 2010.

Janice Hare

Ministry Assistant

Janice became the Ministry Assistant in the summer of 2015. She lives in Oil City with her husband, Doug, and their three children, Kayla, Daniel and Tyler. She is excited to have the opportunity to help AAUB members and staff in any way she can.