About Us

Partners and serves Presbyterians and friends in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina

Mission Statement

The mission of the Synod of South Atlantic is faithfully to serve Jesus Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA) by supporting the ministries of our 16 presbyteries and encouraging cooperation among sessions, presbyteries, and the General Assembly.  The Synod serves this mission through:

  • Supporting the development of new churches
  • Supporting the transformation of congregations
  • Supporting the development of racial/ethnic congregations
  • Providing scholarships for theological education
  • Covenanting with church-related institutions within synod bounds
  • Fulfilling the constitutional and administrative responsibilities assigned to the Synod in the Book of Order
  • Facilitating conversation between the mid Councils of the church
  • Offering pastoral care and support to presbytery staff members

Resourcing Presbyteries

Synod of South Atlantic is responsible for administering grant programs to assist presbyteries, congregations and institutions.  Additional responsibilities/resources include:

  • Resource Center
  • Mission Insight
  • Presbyterian Women’s Ministry
  • Presbyterian Men’s Ministry
  • Associations of Smaller Congregations
  • Rural Ministry Network
  • National Health Ministries
  • Office of the General Assembly
  • Florida Impact Ministry
  • National Farm Worker Ministry
  • Career and Personal Counseling Center
  • Florida Council of Churches
  • Georgia Christian Council
  • South Carolina Christian Action Council

Your Mission Support (Unified) Provides Funding for:

  • New Church Development and Transformation Grants
  • Association of Smaller Congregations
  • Special Ministry Grants
  • Exploration and Feasibility Grants
  • All Racial Ethnic Concerns (Grants, Training, Etc.)

 Your Per Capita Support Provides Funding for:

  • Office operations and Equipment Updates
  • All Committee and Permanent Judicial Commission Meetings
  • Regional Resource Center
  • Stated Clerk
  • Synod Communication Publications and Website
  • Office Staff Salaries and Benefits

Educational Institutions within Synod Bounds:

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Eckerd College
  • Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary
  • Presbyterian College
  • Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
  • Thornwell Home & School for Children

Presbyteries (see home page for interactive map):

  1. Central Florida                             407.422.7125
  2. Charleston-Atlantic                    843.766.4219
  3. Cherokee                                         770.382.6280
  4. Flint River                                       229.435.9726
  5. Florida                                             850.763.5182
  6. Foothills                                          864.288.5774
  7. Greater Atlanta                            404.898.0711
  8. New Harmony                              877.662.8411
  9. Northeast Georgia                      706.353.1743
  10. Peace River                                   941.426.8421
  11. Providence                                    803.328.6269
  12. Savannah                                        912.264.1997
  13. St. Augustine                                 904.733.8277
  14. Tampa Bay                                      727.466.0500
  15. Trinity                                              803.794.1225
  16. Tropical Florida                           954.785.2220