Our Mission

Inviting all people to a faithful way of life in Christ and in community.

Why We Worship

We worship because we have been created by a generous and loving God and given the gift of grace in Jesus Christ. Our worship is a joyful and faithful response to the love of God, and it offers us a regular reminder that the mystery and majesty of God are beyond our ability to describe or explain.

Our History

It started with a dirt road. In 1823, the DeKalb County Court ordered that a road be built connecting the courthouse in Decatur with the “shallow ford” of the Chattahoochee River. A little over a hundred years later, in 1937, J.R. Carmichael purchased farmland along the then dirt road. In 1958, the Atlanta Presbytery received a gift of four acres from the Carmichael family, and then purchased an additional acre with an eye to planting a new congregation on Shallowford Road.

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Shallowford Presbyterian Church is a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a Protestant and Reformed denomination. Our beliefs are best summarized in our denomination’s Brief Statement of Faith.

Meet the Staff

Join the Church

Visitors and friends of the church are invited to become members of our family of faith. New Member classes provide the opportunity to learn more about Shallowford and what it means to be a Presbyterian.

Shallowford Session

The Session is the governing board of each individual Presbyterian church. Session includes a balance of individuals whose ages range widely, including a youth elder who serves a one-year term.

Contact Us

Shallowford Presbyterian Church is located in DeKalb County, Georgia. We invite you to learn more about our beautiful campus.