Who We Are

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family

Who we are

Here's the deal, The Orchard cares about two things more than anything else, loving God and loving people. The Orchard is a safe place for the unconvinced, the unconnected, and the unfinished to all come, explore faith and experience life change through the Good News of Jesus!

Where we come from

The Orchard was started in 2007 by a small group of people, led by Pastor Eddie Blalock who wanted to create a church that would reach people far from God. Since the early days, a lot has changed. We've moved from a single group meeting at the Holiday Inn in Lake City to three locations and multiple services across Columbia, Suwannee and Marion counties. One thing hasn't changed though, we are still a church focused on reaching and serving our communities.

Where we're headed

What's the bottom line? More than ever, The Orchard is committed to reaching the unconvinced, the unconnected, and the unfinished people in our communities and beyond. By continuing to launch new locations built around relevant biblical teaching, authentic worship, relational small groups, and a commitment to serve, we believe that our best days are still ahead!

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at The Orchard. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you are in your faith journey, you'll always find a safe place at The Orchard.

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