“Thou shalt remember all the ways which Jehovah thy God hath led thee.” Deuteronomy 8:2
Peace Baptist Church was founded February 7, 1993, in the home of Pastor and Mrs. Tyrone Barnette with fourteen (14) adult members. Since that time, the church has worshiped in Eleven (11) different locations and is now comprised of over two three (3000) members.
For three of those years, Peace worshiped in the gymnasium and chapel of Indian Creek Baptist Church. The two churches shared a common vision to reach the Stone Mountain area for Christ. By sharing the facility, the racial lines that have defined Stone Mountain in the past were being torn down, as Christians united to bring glory to God and meet the needs of hurting people.
His glory was revealed again when Peace pursued the acquisition of Rowland Hills Baptist Church. In October 1996, Peace met with the trustees of Rowland Hills expressing their interest in the property. Rowland Hills sold the property to Peace for far less than its value, without involving banks or charging interest. The building is an instrument to be used as God wills. Prayers were answered in December 2002 when Peace was blessed with the purchase of the Glenn Haven Baptist Church at 1399 Austin Dr. Decatur, GA and purchase of 40 acres on Miller Road in 2006.
With a congregation of over 3000 in high praise and phenomenal outreach, God showed Himself strong on Peace behalf by enabling Peace to purchase its newest facility at 4000 Covington Highway on January 13, 2017. With the purchase of this160,000 square feet facility Peace, the ultimate dream continues toward its Ministry Village. Peace Baptist Church is recognized as a leader in community-based ministry outreach.
The sale of 1399 Austin Drive church building campus and the pending sale of our 40-acres on Miller Road will allow the expansion of Peace presence on the web, renovation of youth and small groups, expansion, and elevation our outreach efforts to radically renovate its surrounding community.
Peace has a dynamic, Spirit-filled worship service. The Word of God is the highest priority and proclaimed with power and conviction each Sunday morning. Members are growing deeper in their walk with God as they learn to apply the truths of scriptures to their lives. Our services are casual so everyone is comfortable.
Peace has adopted the theme “Discipling the Church to Meet Needs Wherever They May Be Found.” The members seek to address the spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical needs of the community. As Pastor Barnette says, “The church is the only institution that has the knowledge and strength to heal the hurts in society.
As Christians come together to exercise their unique spiritual gifts, we will see the powerful move of God this world is so thirsty for. Our strength is in our unity and our love for our God.”