Doug and Linda Abner

Doug and Linda Abner are lifelong residents of Southeastern Kentucky.  They have  recently stepped down as Sr. Pastors of Community Church in Manchester, KY after 25 years.  

            Doug and Linda are now Directors of Appalachian Centre for Transformation in Manchester.  The ministry is dedicated to bringing hope, renewal, & Biblical Transformation to cities & regions, not only in Appalachia but the nation.

            In 2003, desperate people came together to pray for the Lord to intervene in the battle against the drug problem & public corruption in Manchester/Clay County, Kentucky.  On May 2, 2004, GOD CAME TO TOWN, when over 3500 people in a town less than 2,000 people marched thru the city (in a cold rain) saying ENOUGH.  Sixty-three Pastors repented at the rally that day & the rest is history.  THAT DAY CHANGED every aspect of society in the region.

            Later in 2008, the Sentinel Group produced a two hour docu-drama called  Appalachian Dawn.  The Story of Manchester has been seen in nearly every state and several nations around the world.  Doug & Linda have been traveling on the Hope for America Tour, working with church leaders, prayer groups, & community leaders to bring transformation to other cities.  Their heart is to see the Church united as one in Christ.  IF IT CAN HAPPEN IN MANCHESTER, KY it can happen anywhere.


Website:  www.cohcf.org

then click on Appalachian Centre for Transformation

Phone:  606-598-8871 or 606-523-6178 (cell)