Our Story

How it all started...

1 Chronicles 16:8-10
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!  Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!

As we reflect on our brief history, we’re truly amazed at the “wonderous works” that the Lord has demonstrated in the care, provision, and protection for his church in Tucker.
We are daughter church of Westminster Presbyterian Church (Atlanta) started by a group of Christians from Westminster and other churches who desired to see a new Bible believing, Gospel preaching church in Tucker. In late 2019 and early 2020, we gathered to pray, grow in our relationships with one another, and begin the process of organizing with the desire to launch just before Easter of 2020.

Our plans were all set to launch our new congregation on April 5, 2020!
Proverbs 16:9
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

In mid-March 2020, COVID19 hit with a vengeance which effectively shut down the world. Our final preparations and plans to begin were delayed! In addition, the events venue, where we were planning to worship, had to back out given the initial State of Georgia COVID19 restrictions. We were without a home! As we prayed and continued to gather (virtually and at Henderson Park in Tucker), we felt led to move forward with our launch, trusting that the Lord would provide a place.
Several of our launch team members grew up in Tucker. One day in the early 2000s (over 20 years ago), one of our members was riding in their family car with her mom and several siblings. As they drove past a bar located on Hugh Howell Rd., her mom pulled the car over and prayed that the Lord would redeem the place for his Kingdom purposes. That prayer was answered on June 8, 2020. The location had since become a seafood restaurant and then the Greater Good BBQ, but the BBQ restaurant had shut down in March 2020, and the building was vacant. Pastor Erik was driving by the building and saw a car in the parking lot, so he pulled in. The owner and his daughter were there painting and cleaning the old restaurant in order to turn it in to an event venue. Pastor Erik had a wonderful conversation with them they were thrilled by the possibility of renting the building to us on Sunday mornings. By June 10, 2020, our church had a signed contract.

Launch day!  June 21, 2020

Matthew 16:18
I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

We launched on June 21, 2020, and welcomed over 120 launch team members, visitors, and supporters. We were still under the State of Georgia 6-foot distance mandate, so our seating spilled out into the hallway and lobby. Everyone wore masks but we sang and rejoiced for the Lord’s leading and provision of a new church plant in Tucker.

Even through the ups-and-downs of COVID, we met every single Sunday morning. In the early days, we spaced out and wore masks, but over time were thankful to remove those restrictions. Since our launch, our small group of about 50-60 members has doubled in size and we’ve become an organized and self-sustaining church in the Presbyterian Church in America, our denomination.

Welcoming the nations

Revelation 7:9-10
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

Besides being a church that seeks to faithfully worship the Lord, care for one another, and participate in the work of discipleship, our hearts are to tuned in to the refugee community in Clarkston, Georgia. Just 5 miles from our location, Clarkston is one of the refugee resettlement locations in the United States. Several of our members have been involved in caring and serving the refugee community, in the name of Christ, for many years. We’ve been involved in serving and loving the community in different ways. In the recent Afghanistan situation, which brought thousands of Afghans to Georgia, we were able to help meet their needs with blankets, school supplies, laptops, and over time have developed closer relationships with many of these fellow image-bearers.
Matthew 22:36-38
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And [Jesus] said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Our desire is to be a church that works with other churches and Christians in Tucker to be a blessing to our neighbors and city. One of the ministries that we started and are continuing to facilitate is called Prayer for Tucker. We’ve partnered with several church in Tucker (Tucker First Baptist, Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian, Rehoboth Baptist, and Reformation Fellowship) to organize several neighborhood prayer groups throughout our city. By doing this, we hope to develop closer relationships with our Christian neighbors with the goal of caring for our shared neighbors in the name of Christ, ministering to their needs.

pray for tucker