Our Approach

Our Congregation

We are a diverse group. We are children, parents, and grandparents. We go to school, work, and are retired. We grew up in the Church, we are new to the Church. We have always worshiped in the Episcopal Chruch, we have been Roman Catholic, Baptist, skeptical, and had no active faith at all. We still ask a lot of questions and challenge one another. But we all have a lot of fun together. We pray, work, laugh, sing, and support each other the best that we can.

Our Story

In 1929, the Church of the Messiah Church was dedicated and began worshipping and serving the Avalon Park and neighboring communities. In 1979, the Church of the Messiah merged with St. Bartholomew Church, who had been worshiping and serving in Englewood since 1957. For the over 40 years we have been united together in prayer, love, laughter, and service.


The Very Rev Robert S. Cristobal



Mr. Mike Gale

Senior Warden


Ms. Donna Strickland

Junior Warden



Ms. Pat Cornelius Woods



Mr. Darius Fearrington

Director of Music Ministry


E J Murray

Ms. Eleta Murray

Parish Administrator

Ms. Aletha Abaryea


Next Steps...

If you are interested in learning more about Messiah-St. Bartholomew, we would be honored to welcome you for worship this Sunday morning at 11:30 am or call the office to set up a time to meet with Fr. Robert Cristobal.