2000 Lexington Avenue
To know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to actively make Him known to others through our faithful worship, study, prayer, fellowship and service. Together we strive to bring others to a knowledge of the one triune God. Together we strive to make disciples, to baptize and to teach others to faithfully obey the Word of God, remembering that Christ is with us even to the end of the age. It is in this way we are called to be faithful followers of our Lord Jesus Christ.
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HISTORY
During the mid 1980's, the Savannah Presbytery looked to the future and foresaw growth in Effingham County, Georgia. As a result, Savannah Presbytery bought five acres of land on Highway 21 just south of Rincon, Georgia. In 1995 a New Church Development Committee (NCD) was formed from various churches in the Presbytery – First Presbyterian of Savannah, Wilmington Island Presbyterian, Brunswick Presbyterian, Saint Simons Island Presbyterian, Skidaway Island Presbyterian, and Effingham County resident Brenda Harrelson. Richard Bass, Executive Presbyter, oversaw all activities of the Committee. In late summer 1996, Rev. Frank Webster was called by unanimous vote by the NCD to the organizing pastor of the new Presbyterian Church in Rincon, Georgia. It should be noted that a Presbyterian church had never been in Effingham County.
In late 1996, a group of 12 people met for the first church service in a cabin at Ebenezer Retreat of what would become Faith Presbyterian Church. Services had to be moved from Ebenezer Retreat Center by spring of 1997 because of unavailability of meeting space. The Rincon Lions Club became the new meeting location for the next two years. While at the Lions Club facility there was slow steady growth and in 1999 the congregation moved to a vacated Christian Alliance Church building on Weisenbaker Road. While at that location the church continued growth and plans were laid to start a church building program. After it was determined that massive site preparation would be required for building on the five acres on Hwy. 21 that property was sold and 12 acres were bought on Lexington Avenue in Rincon, GA. Ground breaking services were held on May 19, 2002 at 3:30 PM with Rev. Frank Webster officiating. Rev. Webster moved to Virginia Aug. 11, 2002. The new church building was dedicated in 2004. Currently under the leadership of the Reverend Mary Beene the church continues to grow in both members and service to the community. Members are actively involved in Manna House Ministries, Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, Treutlen House and other community efforts. With the Lord’s guidance and blessing Faith Presbyterian will continue to do God’s work.
All Are Welcome At
Faith Presbyterian Church, USA
Correspondence may be mailed to:
P.O. Box 1014
Rincon, GA. 31326