ADDRESS: 562 Old Evans Road, Evans, GA 30809
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (706)
AFFILIATION: Every Nation Churches and Ministries
WEB SITE: www.infocuschurch.org
SERVICES: Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
PASTOR: Brent Garrard
CONGREGATION SIZE: Average Sunday attendance is 800.
MEMBERSHIP: Mostly Columbia County residents with a large Fort Gordon presence.
“We’re not just a singles-oriented, or young-oriented, or old-oriented church,” Garrard said. “There is a lot of variety here.”
FOUNDED: 1986. Services were held at Westside High School for 10 years before the church moved to its current location in Evans.
KNOWN FOR: “I think we’re known as a church trying to reach lost people,” Garrard said. “Our people would say we’re a church that you can bring your friends to. And that’s what we want to be known for, a place where you can bring friends to encounter Christ.”
MUSIC: Contemporary with a mix of hymns and original songs,
“The worship experience is going to be passionate, whole-hearted and excellent.”
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEONE WHO’S THINKING ABOUT GIVING YOUR CHURCH A TRY? “Just come here and experience a Sunday morning,” Garrard said. “Let God speak to your heart and decide if this is the church you’re meant to be at. If someone is going to try this church, they are going to encounter a welcoming atmosphere, whole-hearted worship music, a well-planned and, hopefully, a well-communicated message.
“Give it a shot and see if God will move you to be a part of what we’re doing.”
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing the faithful?
“Having genuine, real relationships,” he said. “We live in a multimedia, social-networking culture, which is great, but when that replaces genuine relationships and we feel like we can just shoot a text to someone or tweet about them, we are losing sight of what God told us in the Great Command – love me with everything you’ve got and love other people the same way. The greatest challenge we’re facing is a disconnected, isolated society.”
– Jillian Hobday