Redeemer Presbyterian Church PCA
Charlie Stakely is the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church PCA, which has moved to a new location in the former Food Lion shopping center at the intersection of Evans to Locks and North Belair roads. The church turned a year old in September.
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4408 Evans to Locks Road
Evans, GA 30809
Phone number: 854-9707
Affiliation: Presbyterian Church of America
Services: Sunday school: 9:15 a.m.; Sunday worship: 10:30 a.m.
Pastor: Charlie Stakely
Congregation size: 75 to 85 adults, 15-25 children
Membership: Most who attend services are from Columbia County. There is a wide range of ages.
Founded: September 2000
Known for: The church recently moved from its temporary home, Steven's Creek Elementary School, to a new location next to Omni Fitness Center in the old Evans Food Lion shopping center. The shopping center is at the intersection of Evans to Locks and North Belair roads. The church office is the former Rite Aid drug store.
"We just want people to know that we're here now if they're interested," Stakely said.
He added that the church is known for being "committed to reaching the community and the world with the gospel" and for its "great spirit of fellowship."
Music: The church has a choir and incorporates a keyboard and guitar for musical accompaniment. There is a blend of traditional and contemporary songs.
What would you say to someone who's thinking about giving your church a try? "I think they would enjoy the people," Stakely said. "And I think they would enjoy our focus, which is truly on honoring God."
What do you believe to be the biggest issue facing the faithful today? "At this moment, I think it's the question of the real sovereignty of God," Stakely said. "I've heard a lot of comments and questions about where God was when all this (the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks) happened. And we believe God is sovereign and in absolute control of all of this and working in the midst of it. He has revealed himself in his word and people need to come back to the word to make it authoritative in their life - not just something that's read casually or looked to in times of crisis."
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