In Focus Church
Brent Garrard is senior pastor at In Focus Church on Old Evans Road in Evans.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Address: 562 Old Evans Road, Evans, GA 30809
Telephone: (706) 868-7788
Affiliation: Every Nation Ministries
Web site: www.infocuschurch.org
Services: Sunday 10- 11:30 a.m.; Children's Worship Service - every Sunday 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. (approximately, the church releases children to children's worship during the course of the service); Wednesday, 7 - 9 p.m.; Children's Choir and Junior Bible Quiz; iMPACT Youth for 7 -12 grades; Adults - Every Nation Leadership Institute; Financial Peace University.
Pastor: Brent Garrard
Congregation size: 300
Membership: Most who attend live in Columbia County.
Known for: Worship, a campus ministry, world missions, church planting, evangelism and discipleship
Music: "The worship is passionate, heartfelt, diverse,'' Garrard said. "We try and incorporate many different styles from Hillsongs to Fred Hammond; from historic to contemporary to prophetic. We use a praise team, and occasionally a choir. Instruments include piano, keyboards, guitars (acoustic, electric, bass) and drums and percussion."
What would you say to someone who is thinking about giving your church a try?
"You will find people who love God, love people and love the world," Garrard said. "Our desire is to reach every nation in our generation, and we believe it can happen. Our goal is to empower individuals to be the ministers God has called all of us to be wherever we live and work. We want everyone to feel indispensable. Your gifts are vital to our vision, God has an incredible destiny for you, and as a team we can take the Gospel into every nation."
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing the faithful today?
"Fulfilling the greatest commandment. Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:30-31). Our lives in America make this virtually impossible because we leave no time for the most important thing, and that is our relationship with God.
"Our spirit is the shock-absorber of our lives, and we do very little day in and day out to cultivate that relationship. This is the well-spring that all ministry flows out of and all issues are dealt with. We must prioritize our lives to make the most important things important. Life works when it is God, family, and then everything else," Garrard said.
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