About Us

The Synod of South Atlantic partners and serves with Presbyterians and friends in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.


Our Mission Statement:

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

Fulfilling Our Mission:

  • 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 the staff of Presbyteries

       Resourcing Presbyteries:

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

  • 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

     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.)

     Per Capita Support Provides Funding for:

  • Office operations and Equipment Updates
  • All Committee and Permanent Judicial Commission Meetings
  • 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 and 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