Timothy Lutheran Church began as a mission congregation in 1979 when Pastor R. Richard Armstrong, a newly ordained minister, was called as a mission developer to the Woodstock, Ga. area. The first service was held on July 29, 1979, at the Reece-McPherson Funeral Home. By October, 7.9 acres of land on Arnold Mill Road were purchased to establish a permanent location. A small farmhouse, located on the property, was remodeled to serve as a place for worship & meeting. With continued growth, the decision to construct a permanent building was made in 1981.
To serve our community, our Early Child Education ministry began in 1986 with a paid part time director and staff. The farmhouse was remodeled again to accommodate classrooms. In 2004, our preschool was accredited by the National Lutheran School Association.
The building expansion in 1988 doubled the sanctuary size, provided an education wing and fellowship hall. The expansion allowed our preschool to move to the new facility, giving our congregation, in October 1991, the opportunity to develop a food bank ministry, located in the farmhouse. Our “Timothy’s Cupboard” continues to grow and in 2013, our food bank received a grant from Atlanta Community Food Bank, to expand the facility.
Our church has been served by four pastors, those being Rev. R. Richard Armstrong, Rev. Jeffery C. Moore, Rev. Joseph M. Polzin and Rev. Stephen J. Constien.
Being committed to proclaiming the Gospel, Timothy has been instrumental in planting 2 congregations, Savior of All Lutheran Church, Cartersville, GA. and King of Kings Lutheran Church, Jasper, GA. We have financially supported four church members, led by the Holy Spirit, to serve as fulltime Lutheran pastors .
Timothy Lutheran Church has had the privilege of serving our Lord in the Woodstock community for over 35 years leading us to be “Servants to the Word”.