Church of the Advocate (COA) is a worshiping community that is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina’s outreach ministry. As such, our doors are open to all who wish to worship with us.

We are based in the Undercroft of Trinity Episcopal Church, in the heart of downtown Asheville. Since it began in 1997, COA has grown to become an integral part of Asheville’s safety net for the homeless. It remains the oldest church-based homeless ministry in downtown Asheville.