Cortney Hogan - Children's Pastor

Pastor Cortney Hogan is a Fort Wayne native. Cortney and her husband Dan have been married since July 2013. They met at Taylor University, their alma mater, where Cortney studied Christian Educational Ministries. Cortney and Dan have an adorable daughter, Ruby Mae, a son, Knox Taylor, and a spunky fur baby, Maizy. Before coming to Avalon, Cortney has worked as a youth pastor in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is an avid Indianapolis Colts fan, fantasy football fanatic, and enjoys teaching others about her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Her heart is to create a safe environment for kids to be equipped to know and love God more through biblical teaching. 

Avalon Kids is about helping kids know God, love God, know people, and love people. This is our Greatest Commandment! 

First Service (9:00)

During first Service, we offer a few large group environments for our kids. K-5th grade begins with worship in the auxiliary gym followed by a time to unpack our Element of the Month through God's Word. Pre-K has their large group time in the Barn for all kids 3 - 5 years old. Our nursery provides care for babies through 2 year olds during this time. 

Second Service (10:30)

Each Sunday during 2nd service, we offer small group classes for 2 yrs old through 5th grade. We also have a nursery for children under 2. This is a great way to invite kids into the great stories in the Bible as we have smaller learning environments. 

Our Volunteers

Our volunteers LOVE your children! They go through training and background checks before they can become a part of our service team. Are you interested in serving? Contact Cortney Hogan at or by calling the church office at 260-747-1531.  

Our Curriculum

In September 2018, we began The Gospel Project curriculum. You can find more information on this curriculum by visiting their website at This curriculum is a Christ-centered curriculum for all ages, moving chronologically through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation over the course of 3 years. We can’t wait for your kids to experience the Bible and Christ in new and fresh ways through the Gospel Project in our kids wing! 

Where do I bring my child?


Each week, the first step is to sign in at the check-in kiosk located right inside the Avalon Kids doors. We have friendly volunteers who will assist you with the check-in process and show you to your classrooms as well! 

For more information about Avalon Kids, send an email to Cortney at, or visit our Facebook page.

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