Ministers & Staff

Meet Our Ministers & Staff

Matthew Balentine


Matthew and his family have been serving with us at Ninth Avenue since October of 2019. His love of ministry has been a life-long desire, finding its true start during his time in the youth group at the Savannah Church of Christ. His ministry journey has included stops in Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and mission work in Romania.

Matthew and his wife, Blair, are the parents of four children, Collins, Vance, Britton, and London.

Being a part of the Ninth Avenue family has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. My family loves this community and we are glad to call Haleyville home.

Jonathan Germany

Youth Minister

Jonathan began his work as our Youth Minister in 2021. A native of Baton Rouge, LA, he graduated FHU with a BA in Bible in 2012. He has been involved in full-time ministry since that time.

Jonathan married Kathrine in 2012 and they have two children, Kasen and Lily.

I love our Ninth Avenue Church of Christ family. As we look back at our first FULL year being here, Kathrine and I are so thankful that God brought us to Haleyville and Ninth Avenue. Home is where the heart is.
This is home.

Adriana Haley


Adriana began her work as our secretary in 2020. In their spare time, she and her husband, Will, enjoy the lake and spending time with friends and family.

Adriana and Will have a daughter, Livvy, and a doxiepoo named Dually.

Neal Cook

Director of Digital Ministry (volunteer)

Neal has been primarily responsible for our digital ministry for over two decades. This has included website creation and development, social media curation, and live-streaming. In addition to his work at Ninth Avenue, he has also developed websites for a professional sports team, a former pro athlete, and a state government agency.

Neal is married to Brenda, and they have two grown children.