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Macland Presbyterian Church History

The roots of Macland Presbyterian Church go back to the summer of 1993, when 11 people began meeting in the home of Ray and Judy Jones for Bible study. By that fall, the group had grown to 35 and moved to a neighborhood clubhouse. At the end of the year, about 60 people were meeting at Tapp Middle School each Sunday for worship. Clearly, God was at work in Powder Springs.

On May 22, 1994, 100 members chartered Macland and began a capital campaign to build our first building. Some thought that a doublewide trailer with no debt was a safer fiscal plan for the young church, but others had the vision to build for a future congregation and a growing community.

Our founders raised enough money and the Presbytery granted them the balance to construct a sanctuary along Macland Road. We opened the doors of the new church on August 1995 with 126 people attending the first service.

We continued to grow and in 1999 we were again short of space both in the sanctuary and for classrooms. In 2005, we broke ground on the Family Life Center which has given us additional classrooms, a large area for fellowship, a gym, and a kitchen.

In 2024, following many challenges including Covid, Macland leaders chose to think of church differently. We professed at the end of every service that after worship was over, church began. We sold our address and partnered with McEachern United Methodist using their Higher Ground building for worship. We moved from 3615 Macland Road to 3915 Macland Road and began life of church as a verb, debt free, deficit free, and open to an infinity of God’s possiblities.

* If you are interested in using the building for an event, please contact the church office.