The History of the Moultrie Church
"And He is the head of the body, the church" (Colossians 1:18) Paul referenced to the body of Christ on numerous occasions in this fashion. The church of Christ is the body of Christ and the body of Christ is the church of Christ. The church is the group of people who have humbled themselves under the mighty hand of God and rendered obedience to His will for their lives, not the earthly building itself. The building is simply the "meeting place" where the body of Christ comes together to worship.
With that being said, the church at Moultrie has had its earthly roots reaching back into February 29, 1920. There were some families who got together in the City Hall to worship God according to the New Testament. Brother J.P. Prevatt from Dasher Bible School, now known as Georgia Christian School and Home, was the preacher for the first service of the church in Moultrie. His sermon, "The Bible".
The church met for a number of years in the City Hall but by 1939 the membership was large enough to erect a frame building on 5th Avenue and 2nd street, S.E.
The saints in Moultrie moved locations and occupied other buildings on other occasions in time. Now, the church meets at 1915 Adel Highway, here in Moultrie, Georgia, where we loving welcome visitors interested in becoming Christians and worshipping God in "spirit and in truth" which is the only acceptable way to God. (John 4:24)
What We're About
The Word of God is perfect, inspired by the Holy Spirit and has been left for all of man to obey (2 Timothy 3:16). Jesus Christ and Him crucified is what we preach and uphold. The church at Moultrie is a body of people who have obeyed the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and continue in His doctrine. Today many are seeking for God and eternal salvation. They want assurance that their home will be forever settled in Heaven with the Almighty. Not knowing where to turn, they ask a friend or turn to the radio or TV to find the solutions to life's problems and find spiritual direction.
Often the answer they receive from these sources falls short of the Lord's teaching on salvation and eternal life.
We here at Moultrie, seek no man, but rather God's direction for salvation. The GOOD NEWS is available for all who are willing to be obedient. The apostle Paul said on one occasion to the church at Corinth, "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein you stand; by which also you are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain." 1 Corinthians 15:1
We only teach, preach and believe what God has revealed. We do not hold to any man made doctrines, creeds or ways of worship. Worship is commanded by God and for God and we have no say in the matter. Anything we do as the church must obey the authority of Scripture (Colossians 3:17.)
We worship in song, the fruit of our lips (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 13:15)
We give as we have prospered financially, every first day of the week (1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7)
We remember the Lord's death in communion every first day of the week (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
We pray to the Father for all things, through Jesus Christ (Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 1:4; 1 Thessalonians)
We preach the commands of God and proclaim the whole counsel of His Word ( Mark 16:15-16; Acts 20:7; 2 Timothy 4:2)
When a body of people obey the commands of The Lord, in the manner in which He instructed, in complete submission to Him, they are the church of Christ.
Friends, we are the church of the New Testament. The church of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Zack is originally from Moultrie, but has moved all around the US living as far north as Traverse City, MI and as south as Marianna, FL. He has a B.S. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University and has one son, Graham. Zack has specialized in youth ministry, outreach, and preaching and has worked as a minister for about 6 years. He has also taught high school inclusion classes focusing on students with disabilities and has experience with audio and video production. He plays guitar, enjoys fishing, video games, and spending time with his little boy.