SCC 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

NOVEMBER 5TH, 2022

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO 50 YEARS!

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Our church turns 50 this year and we invite you to celebrate with us on the first weekend in November.

 

On Saturday, November 5th we are inviting all willing past and present members of SCC to join us for an anniversary dinner and celebration. This will be a "Homecoming" event with a full catered meal, inflatables for the children, games, and testimonies from the last 50 years of Snellville Christian Church. Please RSVP below if you would like to attend the celebration. 

 

On Sunday, November 6th we plan on continuing the celebration with a potluck after church and the unveiling of our 50th Anniversary Family Tree - a commemorative piece to honor all of the families that make up SCC. Check the list below to make sure your included in our family tree.

 

Please fill out this form to let us know if you plan on attending our 50th Anniversary Dinner on November 5th.
 

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Click below to view the list of names to be included in our Commemorative Family Tree.

If your name isn't on the above list and you would like to add it, please fill out the form below before 10/23/22. 

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Donations can be made in person or online to help cover the costs of our 50th Anniversary celebation. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone interested in attending our Dinner or being a part of our family tree give a one time donations of $50 if you are able. To donate online click the button below and select "50th Anniversary" as your designated giving fund. 

HISTORY OF SCC

In the summer of 1972, a group of believers began a new congregation of Christians in Snellville, Georgia. After exploratory and organizational meetings were held, the first formal meeting was held on September 12, 1972. By the end of October, all the arrangements for the first Sunday morning worship service were made and the first service of the new congregation was held on November 5, 1972. The temporary place of worship was Britt Elementary School and Dr. Bill Bravard, then Dean of students at Atlanta Christian College, served as the temporary minister. The attendance for that first service was 124, with 37 of those becoming "Charter Members" of Snellville Christian Church.

1972

November of 1972, the Property Committee was looking for suitable property for a permanent meeting place for Snellville Christian Church. A parcel of land on Highway 124, south of downtown Snellville was located. In January 1973, the congregation agreed to purchase the 4.95 acres for the cost of $17,500.

1972

On August 19, 1972, the congregation accepted George Mendez as the first full-time minister.

1974

Ground was broken on March 31, 1974 and an external shell was built at a cost of $80,000. All the interior work was done by men of the church.

 

 

 

 

1976

In February of 1976, George Carillet became the full-time minister.

As the congregation continued to grow, the needs of the original building also grew. In January 1976, a 24 x 75 foot west wing and the baptistery were added.

1985

In 1985 the congregation offered Mike Openshaw the position of full-time minister which he accepted.

 

 

 

 

1986

May of 1986, the congregation voted to expand again, adding 1,760 square feet to the main auditorium and an east wing of 1,800 square feet. It took less than 48 hours to sell the bonds and on November 2, 1986, ground was broken for the enlarged sanctuary which was completed in the spring of 1987.

1990

Mike Portwood was called by the congregation in July of 1990 to serve as the full-time minister. He began his service here on September 15, 1990

 

 

 

1992

In 1992, the leadership of the congregation decided to construct a new yout building and gym. The cost estimate for this Center was $520,000 which included $238,000 to retire the bond program remaining from the 1986 expansion. The congregation approved plans on August 29, 1993 and the new center was dedicated a little less than a year later, on August 21, 1994.

1996

On June 2, 1996 Dean Lancaster was hired as the part-time minister of music to facilitate the music program at Snellville Christian.

 

 

 

2000

Dwayne Klepal served as youth minister until April 1, 2000 at which time he became the preaching minister since Mike Portwood had decided to step down as full-time minister and be employed at Snellville Christian Church as a part-time associate minister.

2001

In the spring of 2001, Snellville Christian Church was the recipient of a generous gift; 14 acres of land adjacent to our current property donated by Mr. Jim Cowart of Jim Cowart, Inc. 

 

2012

Jonathon Dawson was hired as Senior Minister in June of 2012.

2015

On May 10, 2015, Aaron Moffo was hired as a full-time Family Minister.

 

 

 

 

 

2019

Dale Hutchins was elected as full time senior minister on October 27, 2019.

2021

On April 4, 2021 (Easter Sunday) SCC initiated the Imagine Campaign in effort to retire the remaining building debt of $103,000. On that Sunday the full amount was pledged to be given and the remainder of the church mortgage was officially paid off in June of that year. 

PICTURES OF THE PAST