A weekly series that profiles various places of worship in Columbia County
Jeff Wright is a pastor of New Heart Bible Fellowship in Martinez.
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New Heart Bible Fellowship
Address: 4207 Wheeler Road, Martinez
"We are baptistic in our belief," Jeff Wright said.
Services: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday morning worship, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday AWANA, 7 p.m.; and ladies, men, and youth Bible studies, 7 p.m.
Pastor: Jeff Wright
"We have three pastors who are co-equal," he said, adding that Bill Pettyjohn and Ken Curry also are pastors at the church.
Congregation size: 60
Membership: Most who attend are from Columbia and Richmond counties.
Founded: June 2003
Known for: "We are a church that is desiring to know God and to make him known," he said. "That is our motto and that's where our heart's desire is."
Music: The church offers traditional hymns and choruses. The church uses instruments such as a piano, guitar and accordion.
What would you say to someone who's thinking about giving your church a try?
"If they are looking for a place where they can get to know God, find rest, fellowship and some accountability with one another," he said. "We try to make an atmosphere where people can grow and learn and still make mistakes. We're not afraid of people making mistakes. We all know we're going to make mistakes. So, if they are looking for a place like that then they'll feel right at home."
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing the faithful today?
"Finding time to be quiet and be with God," he said. "Life is so loud and fast. Single moms are trying to make ends meet, and even families who are intact are trying to burn the candle at both ends with all the sports, schools, work and all that stuff. We're just trying to make a place where people can find a moment of relaxation and meaning in their life."
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