WELCOME TO GALILEE

YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE!

Service Times

Sunday Services

Sunday

9:00 & 11:00 AM

A Place for your Children

Our nursery is offered for Infants thru Pre-K during both services and our Sunday School hour at 10:00 AM.

Galilee Kids starts at 10:00 AM with Sunday School and continues with Amp'd at11:00 AM.

Youth Sunday School at 10:00 Am followed by Elevate at 11:00 AM for Middle and High School students.

What To Expect

Dress Code

Dress casual or dress up. Whatever makes you feel comfortable.

Enjoy a pastry or cup of coffee at our complimentary coffee bar every Sunday.

Discovering Galilee

Discovering Galilee is our opportunity for you to learn more about who we are, our beliefs, and ways to get connected.

Who We Are & What We Believe

Who We Are & What We Believe

God is one in three persons. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God sent His son, Jesus to save this world from sin.

About Salvation

Jesus lived the perfect life we could not live and died the sacrificial death we could not die to save us from our sin.

To accept the free gift of salvation and the gift of the Holy Spirit which Jesus has earned for us, by faith, we must believe that Jesus is the son of God, repent of our sin, be immersed into the name of Jesus and rise up a new person, saved from sin, to live a new life of faith in Him.

Restoration

Our Church is a part of the “Restoration Movement.” The Restoration Movement’s goal is to simply do what the Bible says and live out our faith in the most Biblically authentic way possible.

We believe that the Bible is inerrant in its original manuscripts and we believe that the Bible we have today accurately represents that inerrancy for its complete authority in our lives.

We approach matters of doctrine within the Body of Christ with the motto of: “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, but in all things love.

Who We Seek

We seek the same people Jesus sought. Everyone. We will welcome anyone who comes in peace to worship with us. While Church membership at Galilee is offered conditionally, all are invited to join together with us to grow and learn more about God, no matter their background or struggles with sin.

Our Leadership team

Nick Vipperman

Senior Minister

Ray Schnurr

Worship Minister

Brian LaRue

Youth Minister

Joey Durmire

Discipleship Minister

Collin Ingmire

Children's and Sports Minister

Christy Maynard

Office Manager

Ashley Cashwell

Graphics & Social Media Coordinator

Patty Kimmel

Financial Secretary

Rich Lindauer

Facilities

Tom Plank

Minister Emeritus

Whitney Leet

Nursery Director

Gloria Martin

Pre-School Director

Our Elders and Deacons

Elders

Jeff Kelley

706-248-7545

jtellkelley5@gmail.com

Tom Kimmel

706-510-8119

tomkimmel@windstream.net

Mark Phillips

678-481-5648

phassoc@yahoo.com

Kevin Ehl

678-227-8418

bigdaddyehl@gmail.com​

Deacons

Chris Daugherty

706-380-5993

chrisdaugherty1@yahoo.com

Chris Gooch

770-307-6564

gooch501@hotmail.com

Zack Ingram

706-614-9714

zingram87@gmail.com

Jon Laughman

706-658-6814

laughman5@windstream.net

Jason Lee

706-654-6377

jasonfranklinlee@hotmail.com

Shane Maynard

706-340-6867

shane.maynard@cummins.com

JP Murrell

706-201-0999

jmurrell@ups.com

THE HISTORY OF GALILEE

Welcome to the History of Galilee Church.

Summer Of 1870

About a dozen men and women met together in the small community of Galilee to establish a church. This community already consisted of a school, a doctor’s office, a general store, a grist mill and a cotton gin. Now a church would make this little village complete.

Phillip F. Lamar

Phillip F. Lamar, originally from Macon, Georgia, had already established a number of new congregations in the northeast Georgia area. He and his brother, James S. Lamar, were known as the “Great Evangelists”. Galilee would be the last church that he would establish as he would die in 1878 and would be buried in the Galilee church cemetery.

Elder John Lewis

John Lewis Elder donated an acre of land and with the help of the local men, trees were cut down and hewn into timbers that formed the framework of this small church building. The lumber for the inside of the building was hand-planed and the outside was covered with weather boarding painted white.

Two Front Doors

Two front doors were common for this era as the men entered on one side and the women on the other, each sitting on opposite sides of the building.  Since those early beginnings, the little community of Galilee has disappeared with only the church remaining.  For over 140 years, this congregation has remained strong.

In 1929

In 1929 following the stock market crash, this rural congregation decided that it was time to add to the original building that was now 59 years old. Two classrooms and an entry-way were added (just one door this time).  Wooden theater seats were added to an auditorium that would now seat 104 persons. Stewart McElhannon and Jerry Johnson were the lead contractors for this addition and money was raised by cash donations and by the selling of chickens. The cost of the new addition was $2,100, which included a new roof on the old building, all

In 1962

In 1962, a concrete block building was added to the rear of the existing facilities which included five Sunday School rooms and, for the first time, indoor bathrooms. There was a full basement which was used for a fellowship hall.

The Original Buildings

Otherwise the original buildings remained unchanged until September     1 969 when they were torn down to make room for a new worship building. In February 1970, this new building, which seated approximately 200, was dedicated. In the years that followed an educational building was completed, a commercial kitchen was built, and a Family Life Center was added.

 

The Other Building

The older buildings are still used for church offices, a Christian preschool, and social events. But the history of Galilee church is more than just buildings. It is about people. Descendants of some of the original families are still in the church. But there are hundreds of new people as well, who have moved to Jackson County. There has never been a building built but that it was done for the glory of God and the expansion of the gospel message of Christ.