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In January of 1995 the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta chartered "The Church of the Hills" on 12.5 acres of property in North Fulton County. Rev. Dr. Lawrence Wood was called as the founding pastor of the church and one hundred charter members were placed on the rolls. The first worship services and Sunday School classes were held in the house that occupied the property.
Two major building projects have been completed since the church was chartered. The first project resulted in the current chapel building, which includes a 300-seat sanctuary, a fellowship hall, and a welcome center. The second project added a two-story education facility that houses the Johns Creek Presbyterian Preschool and provides space for Sunday School classes, small group meetings, and the JCPC Academy of Fine Arts.
In 2009, The Church of the Hills changed its name to Johns Creek Presbyterian Church to firmly establish itself as part of the new city of Johns Creek, Georgia. However, the church has remained true to its founding as a "missional" church, giving time, talent and treasure in support of more than two dozen agencies that address spiritual, emotional, and physical needs in the local area and across the globe.
In 2010, Rev. Dr. C. Gray Norsworthy succeeded Dr. Wood as senior pastor of the growing church and initiated a long-range planning process designed to enhance JCPC ministries and expand the JCPC physical plant. Not long after that, Rev. Scott Huie was called as Associate Pastor for the church's growing Youth Ministry and Rev. Neal Kuhlhorst joined the staff as Associate Pastor for Congregational Care.
In 2015, a successful Bridge to the Future campaign allowed JCPC to construct a new multi-purpose building that will support our continued growth and allow us to host an increased number of church and community groups and expand our missional programs and activities.
Today, the 800+ members of JCPC continue to advance the church's motto, non nobis solum, through six active ministry teams and a growing number of missional initiatives. JCPC recently became part of the national CanCare program and has partnered with the Will To Live Foundation to offer ongoing education and support to teens in the Johns Creek area who are struggling with a range of personal, emotional and social issues.