Church 316

The number in our name says it all.  It contains a double
reference.  Even those who did not grow up in church have
probably seen the “John 3:16” signs at various sporting
events.  That is a verse in the Bible quoting Jesus as saying,
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have
everlasting life.”  The foundational truth for our message and
ministry is the unconditional love of God, offering hope and
help to all.  God gave us Jesus so that we could experience
His love and receive His life.  
While most local churches are called to a specific town or area,
we may be the first church called to a Highway.  The major
highway connecting Atlanta and Athens, Georgia was
appropriately named “Highway 316,” which travels east of
Atlanta all the way into Athens.  It is significant that this
Highway shares the same number reference as one of the
most recognizable verse in the Bible.  It also represents our
mission to this area and the world – the proclamation and
demonstration of the Gospel of grace.  With campuses
currently located in Athens and Bethlehem (Highway 316’s
midway point), we are fulfilling God’s vision to reach everyone
from Athens to Atlanta with the life-changing message of God’s
love.  
Together, we are doing our part to make a difference.  

Where we started & where we are going

Pastor Tony and Denise Cowan founded Church 316 in
Athens, Georgia in 1999.  Since that time, both the vision and
the ministry inside of them has expanded greatly.  Two years
ago, Tony and Denise began to sense a strong leading to
expand the church beyond the Athens area, all the way down
Highway 316 to the east Metro Atlanta area.  The name of the
church was changed at the beginning 2013 to reflect the
mission.  In November 2014, a new campus to the church was
opened in the Bethlehem area, which is the mid-way point
between Athens and Atlanta.  Plans are to open another
campus on the Atlanta end of Highway 316 in the next couple
of years.  

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Location:  8801 Macon Hwy
Athens, GA 30606

Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 1316
Watkinsville, GA 30677

706-353-7303

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