You are invited to come join us in worship and service to the community.
Worship • Service • Fellowship • Growth
Please join us as we lift up Jesus Christ in our worship.
Established in 1867, our church has its roots in post-Civil War Appomattox Court House, first holding services in the Union Academy. The church has been at its current location on Oakleigh Avenue in Appomattox since 1901.
Our congregation is one that prays together and plays together. We have weekly fellowship time following 11am worship each Sunday. In addition we break bread together at Easter Sunrise Brunch, Thanksgiving Lunch, and a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper annually. Our women's group gathers for lunch and we often host showers and celebrations in honor of births, marriages, and other special occasions.
Music is a large asset to our church which includes an adult choir, a bell choir, and a family praise band (piano, mandolin,guitar, bass, and violin). The bell choir often appears in benefits and revivals at other churches.
We offer several opportunities for Christian Education. Adult Sunday school is held each Sunday morning at 10am and taught by congregation members. We also offer youth Sunday school each week. There is a Women's Bible Study and Men's Fellowship held monthly as well as a seasonal book club.
We are dedicated disciples of Christ. The church is actively involved in community mission projects, such as providing supplies for schools, collecting clothing for the Good Samaritan Clothing Exchange and food for St. Anne’s Food Pantry. Each year we participate in the Appomattox Railroad Festival selling $1 hot dogs as a service to those on a budget. This money is put back into the community. We also give to the community through the Appomattox County Ministerial Association. The congregation participates in Operation Christmas Child and Angel Tree ministries annually. A large percentage of our membership is active in the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Club and other civic organizations. For the past two years we have volunteered time to The Evergreen Music Festival with our mission projects as the beneficiary. We have hosted a yearly Vacation Bible School and in some years yoke with other congregations. The congregation seeks to be a positive asset to the community.
Rev. Gene Beverly
Gene is a native of Georgia, but has called Virginia his home for the past fifty-one years. He was graduated from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia in l960. From there he studied at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary at Wake Forest, NC receiving the Master of Divinity degree. He served as pastor of two Churches, one for nearly ten years and the other for a little over thirty years. He retired in January 2004.
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Choir Director: Karen Gibson
Pianist: Debbie Rush
Praise Musicians: Ken, Jude, and Adam Swanson, Karen Gibson
Bell Choir Director: