The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Atlanta, Georgia started over a century ago when George King and Dr. C. F. Curtis began a Sabbath School with six adults and six children. In 1888, a church was organized by pastor S. H. Lane. The fifteen charter members held their first services in a tool shed at the corner of South Boulevard and Bryant Street. From that humble beginning, the church has expanded until today Seventh-day Adventists in the greater Atlanta area number more than 7,000 in 26 churches.
Annals of the Atlanta North Church show the names of families whose lives touched each other in a personal relationship; people who made selfless contributions and set their sights on establishing God’s work and building monuments to honor His name. Many members of the Atlanta North Church can trace their family ties back to the First Church on Fair Stree (1892-1918), to the Cherokee Avenue Church (1918-1939), or to the Beverly Road Church (1937-1989). In this sense, the Atlanta North Church is one of the “mother” churches for this great metropolitan area of the Southland.