cherokee presbytery

supporting congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in northwest Georgia

what we do



We believe God calls out and sets aside leaders for particular circumstances, times, and places. We work with local congregations to identify, recruit, train, and support men and women who are ready to answer God’s call to leadership.



Being the Church – people who demonstrate Jesus’ love and care for the world – is a spiritual task. It is also work that demands attention to many practical details. We work with congregations to develop and implement best practices for the stewardship – care and feeding – of people, leaders, buildings, property, and money.



Some projects are just too big to accomplish alone. When it is the best way, we help congregations and people connect to carry out the big projects – striving for reconciliation with God and neighors; battling for peace; standing for justice; and working to end suffering.

who we are









our news

New Mission Coordinator/Stated Clerk called by Presbytery

Joel Alvis - photoAt its stated meeting of February 23, 2019, Cherokee Presbytery called Rev. Dr. Joel Alvis to the office of Mission Coordinator/Stated Clerk. Joel’s service to and with us begins on May 1, 2019. Click on the following to read Joel’s:

Faith Statement

Faith Journey

Sense of Call

our staff

Joel Alvis
Joel Alvis
Bridge Stated Clerk and Mission Coordinator
Sarita Morris
Sarita Morris

our congregations

Use the map below to explore our congregations. Contact information for each church can be found by clicking its icon.

our denomination

Cherokee Presbytery is a regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States. Together, we bear witness to the faith that is our hope:

``In life and death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, The love of God, And the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.

With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.``

events & meetings

2019 Leadership and Stated Meetings of Cherokee Presbytery

  • February 23, 2019 10 a.m. Ebenezer Ghanaian Presbyterian Church, Mableton, GA
  • May 18, 2019 10 a.m. co-hosts: John Knox Presbyterian Church and Brazilian Christian Presbyterian Church, Marietta, GA
  • November 2, 2019 10 a.m. Beersheba Presbyterian Church, Summerville, GA


fuel for the journey

When Who You Are Drives What You Do

    Pastor Will Scott of First Presbyterian Church of Dalton was asked about how his congregation connects with the larger Dalton community and how they have discovered the ways and places God is calling them to join in Holy work.  Scott writes: ...

Talking to Strangers

For most of us, the caution of well-meaning adults is embedded deep in our bones. “Don’t talk to strangers.” From fear of being hurt to a concern we might be misunderstood or launch a debate we did not intend, or on some days just plain laziness, we just...

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183 W Main Street
Cartersville, GA 30120

PO Box 1839
Cartersville, GA 30120


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