Providence Place - Past Tense

Providence Place is the new home of Misty Creek Community Church, begun by Stephen Streett and Doug Allen.  The historic church building was built in 1938 and sits at 650 Mount Vernon Highway in Sandy Springs.

Stephen Streett and Doug Allen started Misty Creek Community Church in April of this year.  The church first met in a Sandy Springs home, but has held its last nine services in the old stone Providence Church building, at the corner of Glenridge Drive and Mount Vernon Highway.  

Streett serves as Senior Pastor of Misty Creek Community Church.  Members of Dunwoody United Methodist Church will remember Streett as the Youth Minister between the years of 2002 and 2011.  

Last year I wrote about Providence Church when Pastor David Shivers told me that First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs was planning restoration of the old church and looking for new ways for it to become part of the community.  Orbit Arts Academy was using the church space for rehearsals and storage of costumes and sets at that time, and they continue to do so. 

Now in addition to Orbit, Misty Creek Community Church will be using the historic building to hold weekly Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Shivers of First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs met with Streett and Allen several weeks ago and was thrilled to offer them use of the old stone chapel.

Providence Baptist Church began in 1853 in Dunwoody when Reverend William G. Akin donated land along what is now Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Roberts Drive.  In 1876, a brush arbor was built to hold services along Mount Vernon Highway, with the idea that Baptists from Sandy Springs and Dunwoody would attend.  

A frame church was built at the current site of Providence in 1878, followed by a second frame church in 1884.  The stone church that stands today was begun in 1938.  When First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs was built across the road in 1967, services were no longer held in the stone church.  

Annie Houze Cook Kindergarten used the stone church and it’s classrooms from 1949 until the early 1980’s.  The church also became home to Northside Independent Methodist Church beginning in 1973.  Then, about four years ago First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs bought the property. 

For the past eight years Stephen Streett has served as Senior Pastor of Varnell United Methodist Church near Dalton and Senior Pastor at Clayton United Methodist church in Clayton. He also spent nine months as Hospital Chaplain in Dalton.  In addition to serving as the Senior Pastor of Misty Creek Community Church, Streett is working towards becoming a Board-Certified Chaplain and Accredited Pastoral Care Counselor.

Misty Creek Community Church is holding a remembrance service for 9/11 next Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.  First responders in the area have been invited and the entire community is invited to this special service.

For more information about Misty Creek Community Church, email info@mistycreekchurch.org or call (404) 913-3369.

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