SUNDAYS @ 10:00 AM
Celebration Worship Service - Kids Church - Nursery/Preschool
 - Eden Chinese Church         
SUNDAYS @ 6:00 PM
The Living Room for Young Adults               
WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 PM
CROSSFIRE Youth for Middle & High School Students - Royal Rangers & Mpact Girls for Kids - Nursery/Preschool 

our story

OUR HISTORY

Church of the Nations was birthed out of the gathering of several home group meetings. When the group got too large for homes they met at the Boys Y Camp in Athens. The church was called "Liberty Chapel" in the late 70's. In 1980 the "church" moved to its current location, 8780 Macon Highway, and leased space from the Classic City Gymnastics clubs. The first appointed pastor was Don Waggoner.

On May 19, 1980, the church was incorporated as Living Faith Fellowship. In the fall of 1981, David Coopr was appointed pastor of the church and president of the corporation. Living Faith Fellowship bought out the Classic City Gymnastics club and adjoining properties in 1983.

Under David Cooper's ten years of leadership the church grew to a solid chuch of over 1000 members and maintained a good relationship throughout the community.

Following David Cooper's appointment to another church, Living Faith Fellowship went through a period of transition under the leadership of Jim Burkett, the outcome of which led to the appointment of Mike Atkins, from Jackson Hole, WY, as Senior Pastor, in the summer of 1993.

Under the leadership of Mike Atkins, the church made a paradigm shift to a multicultural church with a focus on groups of people with common goals, common needs and common interests.  The name of the church was then changed to Church of the Nations. With the changing of our name from Living Faith Fellowship to Church of the Nations, we changed our self-concept.  We now see ourselves as:

"A church of all people.  Not a white church.
Not a black church. 
Not a rich church.  Not a poor church.
Not a church of ambition, but a church whose only ambition is to
pursue God, to advance the Kingdom and to build the church."

"A Church of the Nations is a church that rejoices in its diversity because it reflects the heart of her Lord - a heart for all people; a heart for all nations."  (Church of the Nations, Atkins, p 31)

In August of 1998, Dr. Mel R. Holmes was appointed Senior Pastor after Mike Atkins was led to plant a church of similar vision in Jackson Hole, WY.  Pastor Holmes continues to serve as Senior Pastor today. Under his leadership, we became officially affiliated with the Assemblies of God on January 18, 2004.

The story continues as we have expanded our facilities to include a new, spacious sanctuary and nursery/preschool complex.  We are excited about all that God has for us in the future and invite you to come find your role in the continuing story of COTN.

Upcoming Events

Nov
02
November 02
Sunday 8:45 AM
All K-5th Graders are welcome to come to Sunday School. We play fun games, worship, have a devotion and talk about how we can apply Scripture to our every day lives.
Children's Church
Nov
02
November 02
Sunday 8:45 AM
A great class open to all youth (grades 6-12) that involves a variety of teachers and topics.
The Launch Pad
Nov
02
November 02
Sunday 10:00 AM
We invite your K-5th grade children to join us for Kids Church on Sundays! Our desire is to have fun and see your children grow in their relationship with the Lord!
Children's Church - Room 220
Nov
02
November 02
Sunday 10:00 AM
COTN Room 402
http://www.cotnag.com/ministries/eden-chinese-church
Nov
02
November 02
Sunday 10:00 AM
You are invited to join us this Sunday as we worship the Lord Jesus Christ with praise and worship and teaching from God's Word.
Sanctuary
Nov
02
November 02
Sunday 11:00 AM
A fun, interactive time of games, Bible messages and prayer just for our middle schoolers. All students join in corporate worship in the Sanctuary and are then dismissed to the Launch Pad.
The Launch Pad

Contact Us


Church of the Nations
8780 Macon Hwy
Athens, GA  30606
706-353-1199
www.cotnag.com

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