Lebanon Church was established in 1835. The first building served as a School and a Church. The Rev. W.D. Anderson was the first pastor at Lebanon Church. He left to become a missionary in China where he served until his death. The original building was the place where Dr. Crawford W. Long and his bride Caroline Swain were married. Caroline Swain was the niece of the Governor of N.C.
There are several graves below the present church that are slave graves which we need to treat with the uttermost care and respect. We also have graves in the cemetery that date well past the Civil War.
Our church has a place rich in the history of Jackson County and State of Georgia.
The present building was occupied on August 4, 1974. Many changes have been made through the times but one thing has remained the same, we come to this most Holy place to Worship the Lord with all our hearts and minds.
One of the largest changes was when Lebanon Church left the Methodist charge and became Lebanon Community Church. This was a hard decision to make, but God had a plan.
Rev. Charles Morrison a great man of God told the people at Lebanon Church not to give up, because God had something in mind for the Church. Rev. Morrison was ready to enjoy some of the good things God planned for him, which God has fulfilled.
God sent a county preacher and the people that believed in him. Pastor Palmer Pace was installed on February 12, 2012; with the help of God, my best friend Jane Pace and a host of hard working people who believe in God.
With old and new members, we as a whole church are in one mind and one accord. We are striving to bring Lebanon Community Church back to the grand place of Worship that it was. I want to thank everyone for your support and all of your help in everything you do for our church.
Pastor Palmer and Jane Pace.