On December 9, 2023, Sinai Community Church in Jackson, Ga., celebrated receiving its memorable full-fledged church status. Just 16 months prior, Sinai Community had been organized as a church company, and at the same time celebrated the burning of their church mortgage.
In 2008 this church started out as the Antioch Church with seven families, including the Azemar, Caleb, Bellanton, Andre, Philippe, Brea, and Joseph families. Then in 2010 the church embraced a vision for growth and community engagement along with a shift of identity. The church name was changed to Sinai Community. During the history of the church, they encountered multiple challenges. For example, one Sabbath during worship service, the church was given a ten-minute notice to leave the rented building. Despite many transitions and challenges along the way, the church continues to advance.
In 2014 the church joined the Georgia-Cumberland Conference and, because they miraculously secured their own building, they established a reputation for community service and began operating a food pantry program. This program has grown exponentially, and God blesses them with helping around 100 families every two weeks.
An important feature of the church is the involvement of the youth in leadership of and participation in the church’s programs. Another impactful program of the church has been the weekly sharing of health information for the membership, followed by the year-round Creation Life initiative for the community. The results, such as diabetes reversal, the lowering of blood pressure, weight loss, and plant-base lifestyle change, have been phenomenal. Also included within the Creation Life Program is the Daniel and Revelation Bible studies held over Zoom. Already several baptisms have been the result of this program.
Today, the Sinai Community Church stands as testament to its journey, embracing technology for communication and community building. The church remains committed to its mission of sharing the Gospel and embodying a dynamic and evolving presence within its community.
Georgia-Cumberland | February 2024