Terry C. Newsome is the pastor of the Greater Augusta Apostolic Church in Grovetown. The services the church holds also includes men's prayer at 5 a.m. and women's prayer at 10 a.m., both on Tuesdays, at its 4406 Wrightsboro Road location.
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Greater Augusta Apostolic Church
Address: 4406 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown
Affiliation: Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ
Web site: www.apostolicministries.net
Services: Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Monday family prayer, 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 7:30 p.m.; and Friday evening Youth World, 7 p.m.
Pastor: Terry C. Newsome
Congregation size: 50
Membership: Most who attend are from Columbia, Richmond and Edgefield counties.
Known for: "We are known for having a really dynamic youth program with sincere, heart-felt kids that have a desire to be a part of our church," said Larry Mazyck, the church's outreach coordinator. "The youth in our church is awesome in terms of their participation in getting involved with church activities. Being a part of the church, we try to encompass everyone. Our youth are really involved in the church and there is such a very strong youth program. That is why we have a Youth World on Fridays.''
Music: The church offers traditional and gospel music accompanied by a piano, organ, keyboard, drums, guitar, congas, praise team and choir.
What would you say to someone who's thinking about giving your church a try?
"I would encourage them to come out and let the Lord guide and lead them because that's what is the most important ... that they are in God's will," he said. "We welcome everyone."
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing the faithful today?
"Being a soul-winner," he said. "That is, going out and impacting people's lives and sharing the word. Too often, we feel as though everyone already knows about Jesus, but we can't really make that assumption."
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