About Us

OUR PASTOR

Miles Fidell is the Lead Pastor of Auburn Community Church. From a young age, God gave Miles a vision of church that was not content to settle into half-hearted, lukewarm, cultural Christianity. After graduating from Kennesaw State University, Miles studied at Reformed Theological Seminary and married Courtney as they began their ministry together in metro Atlanta. In 2014, Miles and Courtney moved to Auburn to start ACC with a group of families committed to doing church in a unique way. Since then, Miles and Courtney have welcomed three daughters, Anniston, Elliott, and Mercy Jane. ACC has grown into a thriving, multigenerational church impacting students and families in Auburn and around the world.  Miles’ greatest passion is seeing people treasure Jesus Christ above every other option for their lives because, as he says often, “JESUS WINS!”

OUR ELDERS

rob pate

chris booher

david fichtner

WILL HERRING

Our elders shepherd our church body and staff through prayer, spiritual direction, and accountability.

OUR Staff

Gage Henry

GAGE HENRY
COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY PASTOR

Kelly Aulner

KELLY AULNER
FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

Carolyn Fichtner

CAROLYN FICHTNER
COMMUNITY GROUPS DIRECTOR

Tyler Miller

TYLER MILLER
YOUTH PASTOR

Brittany Vickers

BRITTANY VICKERS
MINISTRY SERVICES DIRECTOR

Gillian Grice

GILLIAN GRICE
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Cheryl Bell

CHERYL BELL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Karen Snyder

Karen Snyder
kids director

Drew Middlebrooks

DREW MIDDLEBROOKS
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

OUR BELIEFS

Auburn Community Church relentlessly reaches out to people who are far from God by revealing the grace of God available through faith in Jesus Christ alone. We also aggressively seek to strengthen those who already know God by mobilizing them to action in their faith. Although our approach is not traditional, we believe in and maintain a conservative theological position. We believe that through the sacrificial death and victorious resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are transformed, healed, and reconciled to a right relationship with God. It is our joy to share this news with the world.

We believe the Bible is God’s Word to us in all that it teaches. We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God–breathed. What the Bible says, God says. What the Bible implies, God implies.

2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17; 2 PETER 1:20-21; MATTHEW 5:18; 22:29-33; JOHN 16:12-13

We believe God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. There is one true Holy God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and equally possess all the attributes of deity and characteristics of personality. In the beginning, God created out of nothing the world and all the things therein.

GENESIS 1:1; 26-27, 3:22; PSALM 90:2; MATTHEW 28:19; 1 PETER 1:2; 2 CORINTHIANS 13:14

We believe Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.

ISAIAH 7:14; 53; MATTHEW 1:18-23, 3:17, 8:29, 14:33, 16:16, 28:5-6; LUKE 22:70, 24:46-47; JOHN 1:1, 14, 10:30, 11:25-27, 17:1-5; ACTS 1:9, 2:22-24, 7:55-56; ROMANS 1:3-4, 3:23-26, 8:1-3, 10:4; 1 CORINTHIANS 8:6; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11; COLOSSIANS 1:15, 2:9; 1 TIMOTHY 2:5-6, 3:16

We believe that the church, which is the body and bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born–again persons. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. We believe in the autonomy of the local churches, free of any external authority and control. We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church.

EPHESIANS 1:22-23, 5:25–27; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12–14; 2 CORINTHIANS 11:2; ACTS 14:27, 18:22, 20:17; 1 TIMOTHY 3:1–3; TITUS 1:5–11; ACTS 13:1–4, 15:19–31, 20:28; ROMANS 16:1, 4; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:9, 16; 5: 4–7, 13; 1 PETER 5:1–4; MATTHEW 28:19-20; ACTS 2:41-42; 18:8; 1 CORINTHIANS 11:23–26

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.

EPHESIANS 1:7, 2:8–10; JOHN 1:12; 1 PETER 1:18–19

We believe man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. 

JOHN 3:16, 36, ROMANS 6:23, 1 JOHN 2:25, 5:11-13, REVELATION 20:15.

We believe The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

GENESIS 1:2; JUDGES 14:6; JOB 26:13; PSALMS 51:11, 139:7; ISAIAH 61:1-3; JOEL 2:28-32; MATTHEW 1:18, 3:16, 4:1, 12:28-32, 28:19; MARK 1:10,12; LUKE 1:35, 4:1,18-19, 11:13, 12:12, 24:49; JOHN 4:24, 14:16-17,26, 15:26, 16:7-14; ACTS 1:8, 2:1-4,38, 4:31, 5:3, 6:3, 7:55, 8:17,39, 10:44, 13:2, 15:28, 16:6, 19:1-6; ROMANS 8:9-11,14-16, 26-27; 1 CORINTHIANS 2:10-14, 3:16, 12:3-11,13; GALATIANS 4:6; EPHESIANS 1:13-14, 4:30, 5:18; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:19; 1 TIMOTHY 3:16, 4:1; 2 TIMOTHY 1:14, 3:16; HEBREWS 9:8,14; 2 PETER 1:21; 1 JOHN 4:13; 5:6-7; REVELATION 1:10, 22:17

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is totally depraved, and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.

GENESIS 1:26-27; ROMANS 3:22-23, 5:12; EPHESIANS 2:1–3, 12

WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

OUR Story

Auburn Community Church began with a group of families committed to doing church differently. Gathering for prayer at a hardware store is not the typical birthplace for a church, yet it makes sense when we look back at all God has done since 2014 in ways only He could have written! ACC is a nondenominational body of believers with a strong conviction to be the church, regardless of where we gather. Our Sunday gatherings have taken place in many locations: other churches, a hotel, basketball arenas, a livestock arena, fields, and so many more. God seems to be adding to that number every year! However, our story is more about who God has called us to be as a church than where we meet. We are committed to being ruthlessly Biblical, overwhelmingly loving, and fully committed to the glory of Jesus. Over time, sermons full of grace and truth combined with songs loaded with passion and desperation for God, and the result is a family that exists to welcome anybody and everybody to the story of Jesus. Here is a glimpse into our story so far:

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