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The Church At Pine Hill was organized on Sunday, April 5, 1998, with a Dedication and Inauguration Celebration. It was the beginning of sonething unique for Floyd and Estell Rose. In his infinite wisdom, God called two people to meet the challenge.

Nine years ago when we embarked on this journey, we did so with the faith that God would give us the provision to fulfill the vision that we have come to call the "The Church At Pine Hill" a church without denominational, cultural, class, race, or gender walls. As we sought his guidance, we acknowledge Him in all our ways, and He has directed our paths.

God sent people of nearly every age, occupation and gift to enhance our vision of a complete Church. This includes entrepreneus, business owners, educators, caterers, radio personalities, executive secretaries, morticians, nursesm long distance truck drivers, lawn manicures, librarians, housewives, environmental engineers, administrators, financial planners, investment counselors, and retirees. We have a fellowship of inconditional love where the differences make no difference. We enjoy a common fellowship with each other because we enjoy a common relationship with Christ. We are family, brothers and sisters, not because of who we are but because of whose we are. Also not because of what we know, but because of whom we know. The Trustee Board adn Sunday School were organized in February, 1999: and other ministries were established later that year.

On December 30, 2000, Minister Rose retired, and Alex Bunion was installed as Pastor on Sunday, January 28, 2001. Mona Gibbs was Secretary, additional ministries were: Youth and Adult Praise and Worship, Evangelism Ministry, Hospitality, Alar Ministry, Ushers, Environmental Engineers, Kitchen, Tape, Building and Grounds, and Spiritual Dance.

On June 28, 2001, Eddie Dennard adn Demetria Emanuel were appointed Pine Hill's first Deacons, Victoria Emanuel, Deaconess, and Timothy Frierson I and Don Nelson, Deacons-in-Training. At our first Deacons ordination service, Don Nelson, and Timothy Frierson  I were ordained, and Tammy Frierson and Cassandra Nelson were appointed Deaconesses. God added 60 members to the Church. Seven new auxiliaries were established.

On May 17, 2003, Pastor Bunion ordained the first female minister, Evangelist Vera Bunion. In November 2003, Pastor Bunion organized a Building Committee and started plans to expand the Facility.

In February 2004 four ladies were appointed as Deaconesses: Sister Ossie Berrien, Viviann Cody, Tonya Knight, and Lakesiha Padgett. In the same year  Pine Hill purchased a 15 passenger van. The new addition was completed April 2004.

Pastor Bunion envisioned Pine Hill having an  8:00 am services every fifth Sunday. The first service took place on January 30, 2005, which was a blessing to all that attended.

On August 28,2005, Pastor Bunion licensed four Ministers: Minister Anthony Baker, Minister Victoria Emanuel, Minister Don Nelson, and Minister Lakeisha Padgett. During the months of August 12, 2007 and September 30, 2007, Pastor Bunion licensed Evangelist Tania Brown and Minister Bonita Bailey. On October 7, 2007 Pastor Bunion appointed five men to be set aside as Deacon's-in-training, Bro. Oscar Griffith, Bro. Elvoid Hunter, Bro. Willie James Roberson, Bro. Christopher  Burgman and Bro. William Bailey and four sisters were appointed to be in training for deaconesses: Sis. Mona Gibbs, Sis. Maggie Roberson, Sis. Sharon Hunter, and Sis. Ruby Mobley.

January 1, 2008 Pastor Bunion formulated a committee to discuss plans to pave the parking area. On March 17, 2008, workers began paving the parking area. The project was completed March 19, 2008.

First there were two, and now there are 251 of us who enjoy a wall-less Church where Christ is all and love is law, and EVERYBODY  is treated with dignity adn respect.


Our church was founded in  by Floyd and Estell Rose looking for a place to practice their faith.
With each challenge we have encountered, we became stronger in our faith.
We invite you to become a part of the church today and a piece of its history tomorrow.

The Church at Pine Hill
2176 Clay Road
Valdosta Georgia 31602