2020 Virtual Annual Conference Session: Schedule, links to worship services, helpful documents & videos

Alapaha UMC - South Central


  The date for the organization or building of this church is not known, but the property for the present location was deeded in 1882. In the 1888 Minutes of this conference, Rev. J.G. Ahern was assigned pastor of the Alapaha Circuit. The parsonage was in Alapaha. In the very early beginning, there were few male members, so the lady stewards went from store to store asking for donations to pay the preacher on each "preaching day."  Except for two one-year periods (1894-1895 and 1907-1908),  Alapaha was the head of the Alapaha Circuit until 1926, at which time the parsonage was sold and the funds used to repair the circuit's churches. Since 1944 Alapaha, Enigma, and Glory have been on the same charge, with Alapaha head of a charge again in the 1950s. During the pastorate of Rev. J.C. Ivey, this church had services twice a month.
A Woman's Missionary Society began in 1933. In the 1940s, an annex was built from lumber purchased from the old Baptist church as it was torn down. In the 1950s, a tornado damaged the sanctuary and so it was remodeled. A fellowship hall with a stage and a new parsonage were built in the early 1960s . During the 1970s the church had an active men's fellowship, church school, UMYF, and a mission-minded mid-week service.



162 Church Street
Alapaha GA 31622

Stay in the know

Sign up for our newsletters


Conference Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209


Administrative Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Camping & Retreat Ministries

99 Arthur J. Moore Dr - St Simons Is., GA 31522

PO Box 20408 - St Simons Island, GA 31522

912-638-8626 | 888-266-7642

Contact us

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.