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:

In community, through connections and relationships, the purpose of the Synod of South Atlantic through 2021 is to:

  • Ensure full integration of diversity in all of its life and work;
  • Equip and empower transformational leadership;
  • Provide for mutual enrichment among the leadership of our 16 presbyteries; and
  • Use innovative technology to accomplish its purpose, model effective communication strategies, and share best practices.

       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
  • 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
  • Thornwell

     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.  Saint Augustine                             904.733.8277
  13.  Savannah                                        912.264.1997
  14.  Tampa Bay                                      813.868.4800
  15.  Trinity                                              803.794.1225
  16.  Tropical Florida                             954.785.2220