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Congregational Membership
Membership data for denominations in Clarke County.

Religious Adherence
Charts the percentage of Clarke County residents who adhere to various religious beliefs.

Buddhism :: sanghas

Athens Zen Group

Christianity :: churches

AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL

First AME Church

Greater Bethel AME Church



ANGLICAN

St. Stephen's Anglican Church



ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

Athens First Assembly of God

Church of the Nations



BAPTIST

Central Baptist Church

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church

Crooked Creek Baptist Church

Ebenezer Baptist Church, West

First Baptist Church

Messiah Baptist Church

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

New Grove Baptist Church

New Haven Baptist Church

Northside Baptist Church

Springfield Baptist Church

Temple Baptist Church

Timothy Baptist Church

Winterville First Baptist Church



BAPTIST, SOUTHERN

Athens Korean Church

Beech Haven Baptist Church

Cleveland Road Baptist Church

Forest Heights Baptist Church

Green Acres Baptist Church

Life Church of Athens

Milledge Avenue Baptist Church

Oconee Heights Baptist Church



CATHOLIC

St. Joseph Catholic Church



CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE

Community Alliance Church



CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

Christian Science Society of Athens



CHRISTIAN TEMPLE ASSEMBLY CHURCH OF GOD

True Holiness Temple Church of God



CHURCH OF CHRIST

Athens Church of Christ

Campus View Church of Christ

Oglethorpe Avenue Church of Christ



CHURCH OF GOD

Cornerstone Church

Faith Temple Church of God in Christ

Greater Athens Church of God



DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

First Christian Church

Friendship Christian Church



EPISCOPAL

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church



FULL GOSPEL

Joy of Faith Christian Center



GREEK ORTHODOX

St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church



LATTER DAY SAINTS

Athens Institute



LUTHERAN

Christus Victor Lutheran Church

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church



MESSIANIC

Promised Land Messianic Fellowship



METHODIST

Athens First United Methodist Church

Chapelwood United Methodist Church

Gateway Church

Oconee Street United Methodist Church

Princeton United Methodist Church

St. James United Methodist Church

Tuckston United Methodist Church

Winterville United Methodist Church

Young Harris Memorial United Methodist Church



PRESBYTERIAN PCA

Athens Korean Presbyterian Church

Redeemer Presbyterian Church

The University Church



PRESBYTERIAN USA

Athens First Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Friendship Presbyterian Church



QUAKER

Athens Religious Society of Friends



SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

Athens Seventh Day Adventist Church

Mt. Olive Seventh-day Adventist Church



SOVEREIGN GRACE MINISTRIES

Crossway Fellowship Church



UNIVERSAL FELLOWSHIP OF METROPOLITAN CHURCHES

Our Hope Metropolitan Community Church



VINEYARD

Athens Vineyard Christian Fellowship



NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Athens Christian Church

Athens Church

Bread of Life Church

Calvary Chapel of Athens

Classic City Community Church

Compass Community Church

Crossroads Community Church

Downtown Community Fellowship

East Broad Street Church of Christ

Grace Temple

Hope Springs Christian Fellowship

Life House Fellowship of Athens

Miracle House Church International

New Covenant Worship Center

Normaltown Community Church

One Hope Church

Rock Church

Victory Chapel

Islam :: mosques

Al Huda Islamic Center

Judaism :: synagogues

Congregation Children of Israel

other spiritual centers

Bahais of Athens

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

Unity Center for Spiritual Growth

University of Georgia :: ministries

UGA Campus Ministry Association

organizations

InterFaith Cultural Organization Of Athens
A non-profit, multi-cultural, faith based organization dedicated to finding & celebrating the common ties that bind us and to fostering understanding, tolerance, respect, and love towards our fellow human beings by sharing cultures and spiritual traditions of the world's sacred religions.

Athens Christian Women's Connection
"A non-denominational ministry with a heart for women to know God and grow in relationship to Him."

North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church
Serving Methodist churches in the Athens-Elberton District.

Northeast Georgia Presbytery
A Presbytery headquartered in Athens consisting of 58 churches located in northeastern Georgia.

Sarepta Baptist Association
An association of over 70 churches and missions located in Clarke, Jackson, Madison, and Oglethorpe counties in Northeast Georgia.

University of Georgia Registered Student Groups
Over 30 student organizations representing a variety of religions & faiths.

faith-based human services

Action Ministries - Athens
A faith-based organization assisting the hungry, homeless, and working poor in Athens Clarke-County through various programs and services such as food assistance, nursing care, GED classes and computer skills training, veterans assistance, and distribution of health and hygiene items.

The Ark
The Ark United Ministry Outreach Center serves as an extension of the religious communities of the Athens-Clarke County area by responding to neighbors who need material and personal support. Provides financial assistance to individuals and families in crisis for basic needs such as rent, utilities and prescription medicine.

Athens Area Habitat for Humanity
An ecumenical Christian-based housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in Clarke, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties.

Athens Pregnancy Center
A Christian non-profit organization that provides faith-based support & counseling to anyone facing the challenge of unintended pregnancy.

Bigger Vision Community Shelter
A community emergency shelter that provides the individual who is temporarily homeless a warm, dry place to sleep and a hot meal each night, at no cost, on a first-come, first-served basis. Offers homeless individuals a setting where they can address the issues which caused their homelessness and find the help they need when they need it.

The Healing Place of Athens
The mission of the Healing Place is to help homeless men who are addicted to drugs and alcohol to achieve productive, independent, and sober lives. Provides an overnight shelter, a Christian-based residential recovery program, transitional housing and services, and an aftercare program.

Interfaith Hospitality Network
A coalition of more than 15 area congregations that have partnered together to combat homelessness in Northeast Georgia by helping homeless families with children to achieve sustainable independence.

Mercy Health Center
A volunteer-based non-profit Christian health center providing care for the uninsured in and around Athens with services including medical, pharmacy, and dental care.

MICAH's Mission
MICAH's (Ministry to Improve Childhood & Adolescent Health) Mission is a Christian ministry that provides services to families and communities to reduce their environmental threats with an emphasis on improving childhood and adolescent health.

Oasis Católico Santa Rafaela
A Catholic outreach and ministry dedicated to helping the Hispanic community of Athens by providing a range of services including transportation, food, clothing, health screenings, tutoring, interpretive services, worship opportunities, and more.

Oasis Tutors
Sponsors an after-school program for students in grades PreK-3 for children of the Pinewood Estates North community only. Tutors help children with their homework and also reinforce necessary academic skills.

PALS
Partnering Ambassadors for Life and Service is a non-profit Christian service organization that develops and conducts educational and job skills classes to equip adult women to gain stable employment.

Salvation Army of Athens Georgia
An evangelical Christian organization providing social services such as emergency shelter, drug/alcohol abuse rehabilitation, rent assistance, clothing and food assistance, and disaster relief services.

Samaritan Counseling Center
An interfaith counseling service of licensed professionals who provide confidential, compassionate services to individuals, families, and community groups with respect for personal beliefs and values.

Sparrow's Nest Mission
A non-profit Christian ministry that serves the at-risk population of the inner-city Athens community. Provides after-school programs, tutoring and mentoring, job counseling and placement, drug and alcohol counseling, emergency financial assistance, and more.

schools

Athens Christian School

Donovan Catholic High School

Saint Joseph Catholic School

radio stations

WMSL 88.9 FM
A Christian music station serving Athens-Clarke and surrounding counties.

history

Cooperation Marked Early Days of Churches in Clarke County

Dramatic Growth Marked Clarke Church Community

Baptists and Methodists Dominated Clarke's Church Denominational Makeup

Athens' Religious Community Adapted for Changing Needs