Grace Life Church Pastor Ryan Wright said the new church, which will hold services in the Bogart Community Center, started with a small group of people from Normal Town Church in Athens.
They prayed over what the Lord had planned and spread the Good News on the University of Georgia campus and around Athens.
“We want to teach the Word and be a healthy place for them…a place for them to come to grow to be like Jesus and to serve their neighbors and community well,” Wright said. “There is a huge need for healthy churches.”
“There are some good churches in Athens. There are some big churches in Athens,” he continued. “But there’s still this need…that there would be good and faithful Bible believing, Bible teaching churches. And so we’re setting out to do that.”
Wright said a long-term goal for their church is to acquire land off Ga. 316 and build their own church. But for right now, they are focused on meeting and serving the Lord with the group they are growing.