church stepped out in faith in May, 2006, and obtained a loan
from the Presbyterian Church USA to pay for the renovations. Thanks to
the great generosity of our church family, we’re proud to say that we
repaid that loan in full at the end of May, 2009 through pledges made by
In 2009, Oakhurst Presbyterian completed the next phase of a capital
campaign, in which we installed air conditioning in the sanctuary and
fellowship hall, installed an elevator so that the sanctuary is now
handicapped accessible, and added accessible restrooms on two levels of
According to a story in an Atlanta newspaper, "Attendance
used to drop 15 percent in the summer," says the Rev. Nibs Stroupe, "but
since we got air conditioning in the church, attendance is down only 10
percent." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 25, 2007.
In 2011-12, the work continues: Adding new handicap-accessibility to the fellowship hall; repairing ancient, troublesome sewer systems; and restoring the entire third floor of the education building to usable condition--for growing crowds of children and youth. This phase will be entirely funded by donations from members and friends.
For more information, contact Valarie Wilson or Nick Downey.