Sunday, July 22, 2001

Newest Fayette church takes next step


One of the youngest churches in the county has just moved into its first building.

The Heritage Christian Church moved into an 800-seat sanctuary this past spring. It is on 77 acres at Redwine Road and Bernhard Road.

It has seen its attendance grow from the core group of 75 members, meeting in schools, to a current attendance of 500 persons.

The senior pastor is Greg Marksberry,, who has served since the church began in April, 1998. He was charged by the Southwest Christian Church of East Point to plant a new church in the metro area and a study determined Peachtree City was the best place. "We took one look," he said, "and we knew we wanted to stay."

Its members serve not only the local community but outside it as well. Adults have gone to Mexico City in conjunction with the Georgia Tech campus ministry to establish a campus ministry at Monterey College.

This summer 25 youths traveled to Ironton, Ohio to help in repairing homes in an impoverished area.

Currently the worship services are at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. In September they will be at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday School is conducted at those same times. Sunday evening is for youths and middle high students, who meet at 6 p.m. for Bible studies.

Beginning Aug. 15, Wednesday evenings will start at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner. The cost will be $3.50 per adult and $2.50 for youngsters. At 6:45 programs will be given for youths and adults in educational studies.

The staff strives to live up to its adage: "At Heritage we simply strive to be real people serving the real God in a real world."

The church is at 2130 Redwine Road and can be reached at 770-716-5768.


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