Gary Fuller
Transitional Pastor

Phone: 402-681-5967


Gary serves as Avery’s Transitional Pastor. He is a retired businessman and ordained minister who served as a transitional pastor for four other Nebraska churches or ministries when he was working full-time. He is passionate about equipping church members to be Great Commission Christians and church revitalization. Gary also serves as the Church Health Coordinator for the Great Plains Presbytery and works with the Church Health Team at the EPC national level. His wife, Nell, is an active Avery member and ministry partner.

Jennifer (Jen) Byington
Office Administrator

Phone: 402-733-1104

One of the many ways the Lord has blessed Avery is by sending us Jennifer. She’s been our office administrator since 2018 and pretty much keeps the ship afloat.  Jen is a long time resident of Bellevue.  You’ll find she is always helpful and cheerful when you visit our church office.

Abiud Lope Huerta
Hispanic Pastor

Phone: 402-733-1104

Pastor Abuid Lope came to Avery Church during 2017 as a church plan missionary.  His mission was to plan a church to serve the Hispanic Community in Bellevue and South Omaha.  The church plant was a joint effort by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Mexico, the Great Plains Presbytery of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church,, and Avery Presbyterian Church.  The Hispanic membership has grown steadily over the past four years. 

Pastor Abuid’s family includes his wife Alma, son Mateo, and Daughters Carola and Layla.  They are all very talented musicians, and support Avery’s Awaken Contemporary Service and the Hispanic Worship Service.

The family offers many services to the Hispanic community, including music lessons, classes in English as a second language, school backpack drives, and meals for special occasions which are very popular., 


Bonnie Guinn



The Avery family has been enjoying Bonnie’s amazing musical gifts since 1987.  She began playing piano at age 9, the organ at 13 and then went on to major in both instruments at Wichita State University. Before coming to Bellevue, Bonnie played for churches in Kansas, Texas, Louisiana and California. She teaches piano lessons and is also an accompanist at Bryan High School.

Don Torbett
Director of Music Ministry and Youth Ministry

Phone: 402-218-0593

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Don has had a deep passion for music since he was young.  He is so excited to share his love for Christ and music with Avery!  Don grew up in Red Oak, Iowa and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan  University with a degree in music.”  He also is leading our Youth Group activities.

Amanda Hopper

Church Custodian

Amanda has been with Avery Church since 2015 and does a great job of keeping our facility looking great.

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