Mission and Beliefs


Mission: Serving the capital district of New York State since January 1963, The Albany Church of Christ is committed to promoting Jesus Christ within our homes, in our community and throughout the world.

Important Beliefs: 

Becoming a Follow of Jesus: We understand the New Testament to teach that persons become Christ’s followers through a process that includes personal faith in Jesus (Rom. 5:1-2), turning away from sin (what the Bible calls “repentance”—Acts 17:30-31), and baptism (immersion in water) for forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:1-4). We understand that when one becomes a follower of Christ, one receives the gift of God’s Spirit (Acts 2:38; 5:32), and one enters Christ’s body, the church (1 Cor. 12:13). 

Living as a Follower of Jesus: We believe that God works in our lives through His Spirit to transform us into the Christ’s likeness (2 Cor. 3:18) and that we are called to put out of our lives things like sexual immorality, hatred, jealousy, selfishness, and rage, and to replace them with what the Bible calls the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:19-26). We believe that as a community—and as individuals—we are called to serve others (Gal. 6:10). 

What does our worship service consist of? When we meet each Sunday, our worship—like that we read about in the New Testament—is centered around the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, and includes singing, prayer, giving, and the study and proclamation of God’s Word. 

Our Staff

Kerry Morris

Donald English

Donald English


Kerry Morris has served on staff at the Albany Church of Christ since 1981, and is married to his wife Alice Morris of 48 years. Kerry has degrees in Biblical studies in multiple places including Sunset Bible Institute, Lubbock Christian University, and Theological University of America. Kerry and his wife Alice have four children together and have served in the foster care system. 

Donald English

Donald English

Donald English


Donald English has served on staff at the Albany Church of Christ since 2012, and is married to his wife Lydia of 28 years. Donald received a Bachelor of Ministry degree from Harding University. Donald and his wife Lydia have six children together, and have served in the foster care system. 

Luke Jackson

Donald English

Luke Jackson


Luke Jackson has served on staff at the Albany Church of Christ since 2016, and is married to his wife Ashley of 3 years. Luke received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Family Ministry degree from Harding University. Luke and his wife Ashley have two children together. 

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Albany Church of Christ

30 Russell Road, Albany, New York 12205, United States

Office Phone: (518) 482-0547 Kerry Morris, Minister: kerrymorris@gmail.com Don English, Minister: donaldenglish52@gmail.com Luke Jackson, Youth Minister: ljackson.albanychurch@gmail.com

Office Hours


09:00 am – 04:00 pm


09:00 am – 04:00 pm


09:00 am – 04:00 pm


09:00 am – 04:00 pm


09:00 am – 04:00 pm




09:00 am – 12:30 pm