• Dynamic Bible Studies

    ((Interactive Discussions, Visual Aids, and Hand Outs For Your Growth))

    Serious Discussion.

    Our Studies are centered around issues that matter to people and are applicable to their current and future state.

    In Depth Studies.

    Alternatively, sStudies that move from the contemporary English to the Greek and Hebrew understanding in context.


    Presentations are made available and handouts are typically given weekly for review and discussion.

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  • Worship Style

    ((A powerful mix of contemporary and traditional worship that inspires.))

    Take Note.

    An exciting and informative service gives you opportunities to learn and receive spiritual strength for the week.

    Youth Moment.

    A moment for the youth is incorporated into every service where they get to participate and receive encouragement.

    Inspiring Music.

    An array of music is used in worship that is amazingly blended together and heart warming.

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  • Volunteer Opportunities

    ((Choose between inside or outside options to clean and maintain God's house using your gifts.))

    Building Ministry.

    Allow your skills to be tapped on any of our new projects to prepare God's house for the harvest.

    Lawn Ministry.

    The grass is greener where you water it and neater where you trim it. Join Us!


    A healthy number of ministries are available for you to use your gifts and we are open to new ministries.

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  • Gethsemane History


    Events of Importance


    – Purchased property for $12 from The Working Benevolence Society No. 135 (Nov. 27th)


    Trustees – Pink Smith, Elias Walker, James Davis, Jarrett James1


    Collins was pastor until 1938 (W.M. Lipscomb preceded Collins)


    Church Building was rebuilt in 1938


    George W. Wofford was pastor after Collins


    October 17, 1951 – Rev. A.R. Shumate became pastor


    Baptismal pool installed in 1953 


    Baptisms were done on Renrick Dr. (“the hill”) prior to the install


    Lodge building / Activity Center was built


    James R. Whitmore became pastor


    Warren Sullivan became pastor


    Joseph Kenneth Spearman became pastor (1982 – 1985) He died Monday April, 15th.


    -Every Sunday worship started (prior to this was 1st and 3rd)


    Jeremiah Ezekiel Palmer became pastor (1985-1986)


    Tony Blackmon became pastor (1986-1992)


    Florence Goldsmith became pastor in 1993


    New Sanctuary was built in 2005


    Florence Goldsmith retired in February of 2010


    Emanuel Duncan became pastor on  2/14/2010


    Old Church Building was Renovated in 4th Quarter 2010


    Purchased the 703 Worley Rd. Building from Mountain City Lodge


    The addition of ‘YOU’!



    This history is a work in progress and therefore still remains somewhat fragmented. There was a fire where some church records were lost and few people have come forward to be able to rebuild the history of the church. If you or someone you know has information that will help us build a more accurate account of this history, please contact us. Greenville Newspaper records have been helpful, but have several erroneous misspellings of the name Gethsemane as Gathsemnea, Gethsemine, ane Gethsemane.

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  • 23 Feb
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    Leaders will meet to discuss calendar, budget, and on-going projects.

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    Noon Bible Study 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

    Come walk through the Bible with us. We will continue our study of Luke. A Gentile physician tells about the Great Physician.

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