Persimmon Church of God
is a warm, and loving congregation nestled in the Northeast Georgia Mountains of Rabun County, Georgia. Founded in 1921 Persimmon Church of God has a rich heritage of faith, hope and love. As a family of faith, our desire is to “Love God and Love Others.”
Our worship style blends many facets and taste. Each Sunday music spanning many generations …a powerful choir, modern and traditional worship songs led by a dynamic praise team…all combine to provide a passionate worship experience. Anointed messages from the pastor, derived from biblical foundations, provide a pathway to God’s answers for life’s modern challenges.! Our dress is everything from suits to jeans…in other words, we want everyone to be comfortable as we worship Jesus. And children…we have great resources dedicated just to their needs!
Come and Experience Persimmon Church of God!
“ LOVING GOD AND LOVING OTHERS”
Pastor Teddy and Nita KingPastor Teddy and his family are originally from Toccoa, Georgia. He served as Student Pastor for the Toccoa Church of God for 8 years before coming to Persimmon as Senior Pastor in July of 2008.
Bruce and Donna Pendrey, Music DirectorsBruce and Donna Pendrey have been members of Persimmon Church of God for more than 30 years. They currently fulfill the role of music directors over the music ministry at Persimmon.
In and outside of church, Christians are called to intercede on the behalf of the lost, sick and underprivileged. One of our primary
focuses continues to be this intercession – PRAYER! Christ’s death provides a direct line with God the Father and allows us to
connect 24/7. Our prayer warriors lift up the needs of our congregation, community and country in both the altar and at
home. Intercessory prayer meetings are held Monday nights at 7:00 pm; everyone is invited.
Children’s Church Sunday Morning
Every Sunday morning except the 1st Sunday of each month we offer Children’s Church for younger kids.
Every Sunday Nursery is provided for children from infant to 4 years of age. The Nursery’s Class room is close to our sanctuary.
Wednesday Nights Children and Youth Experience
We provide a fun and multi-curricular atmosphere for children ages Pre-k -12th grade . Bring your kids and come worship with
us! Bible stories are learned, and early friendships are developed. Our Children and Teens Program is a safe and sociable
environment. These young lives are the foundation of tomorrow’s Church, and we are proud of our future leaders. Sound biblical
truths are conveyed and good times are had as the groups meet for bible-study on Wednesday nights.
Teenage Youth Group
Our teens enjoy a diverse schedule of events and lesson plans. We attend Church of God sponsored “Winterfest” each year and
often go on local adventures as well. Visit Persimmon Church of God’s Youth Group on Facebook.
Men’s and Women’s Fellowship
Provides fellowship and service opportunities for anyone who would like to be involved.
We have truly been blessed with a talented group of singers and musicians who strive to give God the glory in all aspects of
worship. Sunday morning music consists of both traditional choir hymnals and contemporary praise and worship songs. Everyone
is invited to sing in the choir. Our praise and worship team focuses on exalting Jesus Christ and setting the tone for a
In 1918, Rev. Jesse Rogers began holding service in the Boiling Springs School House and in private homes in the Persimmon Community. In 1920, George Kilby, donated a piece of ground in order to construct the Quartz Church of God. The church was set in order on October 26, 1920. The church name was later changed to the Mt. Olive Church of God and then at a later time changed to the Persimmon Church of God. This name is still being used.