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.

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Meet Our Staff

Shallowford’s staff is dedicated to serving the church and the community through a variety of ministries.

Become A Member

Join the Church

Membership is open to all who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, who affirm their reliance on God’s grace, and who intend to participate actively in the worship and mission of the church.

Contact Us

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