We're West Georgia Church.
Nice to meet you!
West Georgia Church is a United Methodist congregation in Carrollton, GA. We exist to invite, engage, and equip the next generation of followers of Christ in the West Georgia community. We currently meet on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM for our weekly worship service. We are also partnered with a campus ministry, The Wesley Foundation at UWG, which meets on Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM at the Wesley House. For more information on that ministry, visit their website at www.uwgwesley.com.
Sam Dawkins is the pastor of West Georgia Church and campus minister of UWG Wesley. Originally from Conyers, GA, Sam went to the University of Georgia where he felt called to ordained ministry while participating at the UGA Wesley Foundation. He graduated from the Candler School of theology with a Masters of Divinity in 2015. Sam has served on staff at The UGA Wesley Foundation, Hartwell FUMC, and FUMC Lawrenceville. He is passionate about helping the next generation grow in their faith in Christ and cannot wait to see how God moves through this new church with that mission. Sam is pictured here with his wife, Natasha, and their two dogs Lucy & Wall-E.
Ayanna Tilghman is an associate director at UWG Wesley and also serves on staff at West Georgia Church. She began preaching in her early teens; became a lay speaker (1999) and later served as associate pastor of two United Methodist churches (Maryland). She worked as a residential director/counselor in the Division of Student Affairs and was appointed associate director of Wesley Foundation at the University of Maryland. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology/Counseling. Throughout her education; professional career and over 20 years of ministry, Ayanna has come to understand the divine call (upon her life) in relation to her passion for holistic health and wellness (mind, body and spirit). Presently, Ayanna is a seminary student pursuing a Master of Divinity at Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA.
Rebecca Frantz is the associate director at UWG Wesley and also serves as a staff member at West Georgia Church. Rebecca is a graduate of Berry College where she majored in Psychology. She is originally from Lawrenceville, Georgia where she worked at en elementary school before going on the World Race in 2017. After returning home, she felt called to West Georgia to work with college students. She serves as the Associate Director and is passionate about discipleship and sharing the love of Christ to those on campus. She loves building relationships with the students, seeing how the Lord challenges and transforms them, and connecting with members of the Carrollton community."
When + Where
We have weekly worship on Sundays at 11 in our church building at 1106 Maple Street.
1106 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30117
The Wesley House
1518 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30117