Who We Are
Shannon Forest Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) that was formed in the early 1960’s. At that time the east side of Greenville was still very rural, but growing rapidly. The first meeting place for the infant church was in an old school house near the current site. A chapel and five classrooms were completed in 1962. Shannon Forest Christian school was started in 1968 with one kindergarten class in the church building.
Shannon Forest has always had a strong missions program. We have had the privilege of helping to start new churches in Charleston and Florence, SC. Many of our families and leaders helped to start Davenport Road Presbyterian Church in Simpsonville (now moved & renamed) and Covenant Presbyterian in Powdersville. Shannon has sent many men and women to serve on the mission field, foreign and home, as well as to seminary to prepare for the ministry.
Today, Shannon Forest Presbyterian Church and Christian School are in the middle of one of the most rapidly developing areas of Greenville. The Lord has been faithful to this ministry and has blessed it in many ways. The church has about 300 people who attend the Sunday morning service. The school has about 500 students in K-3 through 12th grade.
The Lord is leading this ministry to move ahead in faith and to trust Him.
Shannon Forest has consistently had a strong women’s ministry through the Thursday Morning Bible study and the Women in the Church.
Learning and Growing
We are serving our community through our Christian school, Sunday school, women’s Bible study, youth groups, Small Groups, seniors' ministry and worship service. It will be exciting to see what God has planned for us as we seek to do His will.
1964 - First building completed
1968 - Christian day school started
1970 - 5 1/2 acres land bought and 9,000 sq. ft. building constructed
1971 - Gym constructed
1973 - 3,000 ft. of space added
1974 - Sanctuary constructed
1976-77 - 2 buildings constructed across Garlington Rd
1991 - 19,900 sq. ft. activity center completed
1997 - 23.5 acres of adjacent land purchased
1999 - House with 1.5 acres (surrounded by school property) purchased
1999 - 1.9 acre lot corner of Shamrock & Garlington Rd. donated
1999 - 20,000 sq. ft. education building completed