About Fairview Presbyterian Church

Fairview Presbyterian Church was established on August 9, 1823 when 13 people, desiring to enjoy the privileges and discipline of a church as soon as possible, gathered on a hill west of Lawrenceville to cheerfully and solemnly pledged themselves to each other and to the great Head of the Church to endeavor henceforward to walk in all the commitments of the Lord.

Today, some 190 years later, worshipers gather in the original church building on the same site chosen by the Founding Thirteen Members. Fairview is the oldest church in the Atlanta Presbytery. As communities in the surrounding area grew and prospered, members or pastors of Fairview moved on to establish other congregations: what is now Norcross Presbyterian was founded by Fairview members, as was Lawrenceville Presbyterian. Longtime Fairview pastor Reverend John S. Wilson became pastor at Decatur Presbyterian, and subsequently founded First Atlanta Presbyterian. For more than 190 years, from what began as forest outpost to what has become a sanctuary in the midst of a bustling metropolitan area, Fairview Presbyterian Church remains a contributor to our community, a refuge for worshipers, and a place where all are welcome.

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Fairview Presbyterian Church Mission Statement

Proclaim

The Gospel of JESUS CHRIST IN WORD AND DEED. Provide joyful and meaningful worship of God.

Provide

JOYFUL AND MEANINGFUL WORSHIP OF GOD.

Grow

IN OUR PRAYERFUL STUDY AND APPLICATION OF THE BIBLE Care for and encourage one another in a community that welcomes, nurtures, and challenges all members as disciples in Christ.

Care

FOR AND ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER IN A COMMUNITY THAT WELCOMES, NURTURES, AND CHALLENGES ALL MEMBERS AS DISCIPLES OF CHRIST.

Be Faithful

STEWARDS OF ALL THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US This we do that we may grow in our witness and ministry to the glory of God.
This We Do THAT WE MAY GROW IN OUR WITNESS AND MINISTRY, TO THE GLORY OF GOD

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