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  • Morning ZUMBAMorning ZUMBA - 5/23/2018 - 8:00 AM to 9:00 AMDitch the workout...Join the PARTY!  Join us for ZUMBA every Monday and Wednesday morning from 8-9:00am!  Cost is $4. Led by Tiffani Long.
  • After School Guitar LessonsAfter School Guitar Lessons - 5/23/2018 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMCall 678-688-3858 today to set up your appointment!  Lessons led by local singer and songwriter, Anne Stansell.
  • Wednesday Night SupperWednesday Night Supper - 5/23/2018 - 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
  • Branch Worship Team MeetingBranch Worship Team Meeting - 5/23/2018 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • GLOW Youth GroupGLOW Youth Group - 5/23/2018 - 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Daily Companion Bible StudyDaily Companion Bible Study - 5/23/2018 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMIt's not too late to join the Daily Companion Bible Study. This s a topical study so we studay a new topic each week. This study is led by Debby Stikes. For more information, contact Debby at
  • Chancel Choir RehearsalChancel Choir Rehearsal - 5/23/2018 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

New Senior Minister

Rev. Dr. Carter McInnis will be appointed as Senior Pastor of Griffin First United Methodist Church in June 2018. He and his wife, Emily, have four sons, Morgan, Tanner, Walker & Brooks.

Carter grew up in church in South Carolina, but has lived in Georgia since 1995. He loves Jesus and people. Carter has a passion to reach people that are far from God with the love of Jesus and help Christians to become deeply devoted disciples of Christ. He wants to change the way people think about church and help connect people to Jesus. Carter worked in youth ministry for a number of years as an Intern at his home church, Calvary Baptist Church, in Williamston, SC and Noah’s Ark Beach Ministry in Panama City Beach, FL. He also served as Pastor of Rutledge & Pennington United Methodist Churches in Morgan County, GA and Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, GA. In 2005, Carter became the Founding and Lead Pastor of THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE WAY, later merging to form Harmony Grove UMC of the Way in 2015, and re-launching as BARROW COMMUNITY CHURCH in 2017.

Carter received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia with a focus in Broadcast News in 2000, his Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta in 2003 and his Doctorate of Ministry in Church Leadership Excellence at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. in 2016. He is an Ordained Elder in the North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Outside the church, Carter served as a Founding Board Member for Family Promise of Gwinnett County, a ministry to homeless families. He served as Character Coach for Archer Football in 2013-2014. He also taught The Bible Class through the Archer Christian Learning Center through Core Foundations. Carter enjoys running, reading, woodwork, good coffee, spending time with his wife and playing with his boys. He is part of the Georgia Football Lettermen’s Club and an is an avid fan of the Dawgs and College Football in general.