Church History

The church’s history is concrete affirmation that God is in the business of bringing life out of death. In the late 1960s two small churches, Westside United Methodist and St. Phillip United Methodist Church (formerly called Gainesville Mill Methodist Church) were located in declining neighborhoods. Membership in both churches had declined to the point that the North Georgia Conference decided to close them. Instead, the two churches decided to merge congregations in a new location. At first the combined congregation met in Cinemas West, a theater just off Brown’s Bridge Road. Using proceeds from the sale of the two buildings, the current property (13 acres) was purchased and a small sanctuary was built. A few years later, that sanctuary was expanded, and then renovated in the late 90s. Stewart Hall was completed in the summer of 2002. From that small handful of faithful, faith-filled believers, we have grown to around 480 members.

Reverend Rob Bruce is our 10th appointed minister.