Christ Gospel Church of Rome, Georgia
Christ Gospel Church of Rome was founded in 1975, after several families attended a months-long revival at Christ Gospel Church in Waco, Georgia. As the revival in Waco began to close, plans for planting a church in Rome quickly began to take shape. It wasn’t long before this small group of believers rented a building, a former Baptist church located at the intersection of Old Lindale Road and U.S. 27 (pictured to the right), established a church secretary (Louise Fortenberry), and called a Pastor.
Rev. Paul and Rena Harrison moved to Rome in the late fall/early winter of 1975, as the first pastors of the newly established Christ Gospel Church in Rome. Dennis Oliver was also called to the church as the organist.
The church continued to grow, and it wasn't long before a bigger building was needed. In 1989, a church member purchased 6 acres of land off Chulio Road, and donated it to the church. The congregation moved to a temporary location, and began fundraising to build a new building.
Construction of the new church began around 1994, with many of the church members working together to construct the building.
Construction of the church was complete, and members enjoyed their first service together in the new building in July, 1996.
A new fellowship hall was built in 2000, including an upstairs area with Sunday School rooms, a basketball gym, and a commercial kitchen.