Drew Anderson, lead pastor of Sumter Chapel
AMERICUS — Drew and Sarah Anderson have moved their young family to Americus as an act of faith. Churches in rural small towns all over the country, including right here in South Georgia, are experiencing the effects of rapid cultural changes. These changes provide an opportunity to show the faith of God’s people and the truth of the resurrection story in Scripture on a large scale — that new life is always possible, even for churches!
Drew Anderson is the lead pastor of Sumter Chapel (a restart of Grace Community Church). Sumter Chapel is the start of a new multiethnic faith community, and they are inviting people to learn more and potentially even join the startup team process. This process will focus on the team becoming the people God desires them to be through actively serving a variety of needs in the community, gathering to explore and grow in their faith together, and establishing deep and meaningful relationships with one another. The startup team is already forming and they meet weekly at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays at 193 Southland Road. You can also find out more on their website — www.sumterchapel.com -—and on social media — follow them @sumterchapel on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.
Drew and Sarah met at Georgia Southern University. They married shortly after graduation and moved to Charlotte, N.C., where Sarah taught special education while Drew received his master’s from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. For the past four years, they have lived in Cordele as Drew served as discipleship pastor at Cordele First United Methodist Church, and where he helped to form Unite Cordele — a multiethnic ministry. They are excited to make Americus their home and look forward to supporting the community here!