In March of 2023, Pierce Chapel voted to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church. To determine what the church’s next steps would be, the Administrative Council assembled a Research Team to gather information and pray about what the best options for the future might include. Based on their research and recommendations, Pierce Chapel held a vote on May 7, 2023. At this special session, the Church voted 90% in favor of joining the Global Methodist Church. 

The decision to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church was ratified by the South Georgia Annual Conference of the UMC on May 21, 2023. The following day, Pierce Chapel was notified that we had been accepted as a member congregation of the Global Methodist Church. The mission of the Global Methodist Church is “to make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly.” We believe that this mission falls inline with our own desire to “Develop mature disciples who know, love, and serve Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

We look forward to our future with great hope and anticipation, ready for what God has in store for us as we continue to be the church He has called us to be.