Woodstock Presbyterian Church is dedicated group of Christians who seek to live out Christ’s Great Commission in this part of God’s world. The worship service on Sunday includes a mixture of informal choruses to more traditional hymns, a small choir and occasional guest singers, a biblically- relevant sermon, and opportunity to share prayer requests that are included in the morning prayer. Laypeople usually assist the pastor in conducting the service. Holy Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month and special occasions. Communion is open to nonmembers who believe in Christ as their Savior. On occasion, the congregation meets for fellowship dinners with light entertainment. Woodstock’s outreach efforts include MUST Ministries, Franklin Graham’s Shoebox Ministry, the PCUSA’s One Great Hour of Sharing, Souper Bowl of Caring, and more. The church dates back to 1869 as Bethesda Church on Sixes Road near Lebanon, GA. In 1923, the congregation moved to a brick building at Rope Mill Road and Main Street near downtown Woodstock. Then in 1988, the church moved to its present site on Arnold Mill Road. You will feel at home at Woodstock Presbyterian whether you dress casually or in your Sunday’s best.
Rev. Don Esa began serving as the Pastor at Woodstock Presbyterian Church in June, 2012. He also is serving at the nearby Trinity Presbyterian Church in Freehome GA, making the 23-minute trip between the churches each Sunday. Rev. Esa served as the Associate Pastor of Education at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta for more than 12 years. He served at churches in Pittsburgh, PA and Cincinnati, OH before moving to West Cobb, GA in 1997. He is a graduate of the University of Denver (BA in Mass Communications), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Fuller Theological Seminary (DMin). Prior to seminary, Rev. Esa worked in broadcast news for several Colorado radio stations. He tells parishioners that he decided to leave the broadcast news industry so that he could tell the “Good News” rather than merely reporting all the bad news in the world. Through the years, Rev. Esa has served on and chaired a number of presbytery committees in Ohio and Georgia. He was a commissioner to the PCUSA General Assembly for Cincinnati Presbytery. Rev. Esa and his wife, Mary, have two grown children. Spare time activities include travel, photography, gardening, and many hikes at Kennesaw Mountain National Historical Park.
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Church Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00