Though the new Church at Conyers Christian Ministries holds their Sunday services on Saturday, Pastor Moses Little and his wife Arleshia Little want to be clear they are not a Jehovah Witness church or a Seventh Day Adventist church.
The Church at Conyers, a non-denominational church, shares the building of the Wesley Community Fellowship Church located at 2825 Owens Drive. In order to accommodate the services of both congregations, the Church at Conyers Christian Ministries holds its Sunday services on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m., and Thursday night bible study at 7 p.m.
"A lot of people think we are either Jehovah Witness or Seventh Day Adventist, but we're not," said Arleshia, a BB&T bank manager at the Covington branch and a 2009 "Woman of Newton County." "We have regular Sunday service on Saturdays."
Arleshia said they have been blessed to be able to share the building with the Wesley church.
Wesley Community Fellowship Pastor Tony Elder agrees.
"It has been a great relationship between the two churches ever since they have been here," said Elder.
Pastor Moses Little said he felt the calling to lead a new church in Conyers last December.
Moses said he had a vision from God to start a new church that led him to leave his 10 year tenure at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Newborn. Moses began leading services for the Church at Conyers Christian Ministries where their motto is "Making Church Simple but Powerful."
Their new Bible-based church is small since its opening last December, but it is already powerful. With a congregation 40 members strong and a praise team, Moses is the senior pastor with four associate pastors working under him.
Youth Pastor Quentin Sanders, or Pastor Q as the youth call him, leads the many youth the growing church already has.
The Littles are residents of Rockdale County and have been in Conyers since 1987. They have many friends, families and are well-known throughout the community. Moses also formerly worked at Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and is now a state trooper patrolling Walton, Rockdale and Newton counties.
Moses said in addition to the personal connections they have throughout the community, they have been emailing, handing out cards and advertising in newspapers to get the word out.
"We have support and they come," said Arleshia. "Actually, a few people have wanted him to start a community Bible study prior to us starting a ministry and it kind of just all worked out. So we have a lot of support from friends, family and the community."
Additionally, Moses credits his wife as his right hand as she wears multiple hats in the church, serving as vice president, director and even singing on the praise team.
"I've been the administrative piece to helping him organize and getting the church all organized and structured and started," Arleshia said. "I do have a background in banking, a full-time job for BB&T. I'm a lender and manage a branch; therefore, I am familiar with churches and what they need to get started, so my duties have been on the administrative side as far as helping him. I just make sure he has everything that he needs."
Moses' hopes for the church are to be a part of the local community, support the community, wait on God and watch (the church) grow.
Moses and Arleshia have two daughters, two sons and one grandson.
For more information, call the church at (770) 922-3822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.