From Our Pastor
Cool, glad you stumbled onto The Gathering Church of Valdosta, Georgia's website! Guess I should tell you that I am Pastor Gary Minton; but that is not as relevant as all the people who make up the church! The Gathering Church is made up of the most friendly and accepting people that I have ever been privileged to serve with! They are a no-nonsense group; who simply desire to love and serve Jesus out of their deep faith. They (as I) believe in worshipping from the contemporary, relaxed-fit; come as you are approach. We are a church who put the brakes on traditionalism, and have embraced the purpose-driven essentials of our United Methodist heritage. Jesus Christ and Mission to the world "to save the lost sheep of Israel"; is our drive. We want everyone to come to the church as they are - and leave changed. We strive to live into our motto, "Getting Life Together".
If God is stirring you to attend church for the first time - or once again after stepping away; then we hope you will find God present and working for your good at The Gathering. If you enjoy the challenge of being an active part of helping to build a revitalizing church; then we strongly implore you to check us out! You could bless us by joining us on Sunday mornings at 10:45 and discovering as we have, that God is cool!
May the love of God reach to your heart even as you read this opening letter!
God's blessings to you! Go God!