First African Baptist Church

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First African Baptist Church (FABC) was organized in 1773 under the leadership of Reverend George Leile. The 1773 organization date for the church makes it clear that FABC is older than the United States (1776).  In May of 1775 Rev. Leile was ordained as the pastor and December of 1777 the church was officially constituted as a body of organized believers.  Four converts Rev. Andrew Bryan, his wife, Hannah Bryan, Kate Hogg, and Hagar Simpson would form a part of the nucleus of First African Baptist Church’s early membership.

In 1782, rather than risk reenslavement, Pastor Leile left with the British when Savannah was evacuated and migrated to Jamaica.  He became the first American missionary, 30 years before Adoniram Judson left for Burma. He was also the first Baptist missionary in Jamaica.

Under the leadership of the 3rd Pastor Reverend Andrew C. Marshall, the congregation obtained the property where the present sanctuary stands. Reverend Marshall also organized the first black Sunday School in North America and changed the name of the church from “First Colored Baptist” to “First African Baptist“. The sanctuary was completed in 1859 under the direction of the 4th Pastor, Reverend William J. Campbell.

Savannah African Art Museum

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Savannah African Art Museum is a non profit institution that introduces all audiences to African art and culture. Their mission is to provide engaging experiences that educate and start conversations about the power, diversity, and spirituality of African art.

Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination. Now, in over 125 nations around the world, The Salvation Army continues to work where the need is greatest, guided by faith in God and love for all people.

Family Promise of Bryan County

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We recognize that poverty is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted response. We respond by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of thousands of volunteers. We provide food, shelter, and support services for homeless families. We provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless. And we educate people about poverty and the means to combat it.

Victory North

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Victory North, a distinctive new event space in Savannah’s charming Starland District. Our beautiful space, with modern amenities and rustic charm, is fully customizable for weddings, concerts, and any other event you may be dreaming up. The space features a sweeping main floor with a stage, mezzanine level, lush outdoor courtyard, and ample private space all partnered with professional quality sound and lighting equipment.

Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project

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Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project (BCOPP) works with community partners to implement effective strategies to prevent opioid and prescription drug misuse and abuse in Bryan County communities.

Family Promise

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Family Promise of Greater Savannah utilizes a network of Host Congregations where the families spend each evening, having dinner and activities with volunteers.  After dinner each family then retires to a private room on the congregation’s property. In the morning, breakfast is provided, bag lunches are packed, and the Family Promise van returns the families to the Day Center.  The day center serves as a home-base for the families–giving them an address and access to a phone. Families enjoy the comfort of a day room and playroom designated for their use. They also avail themselves to shower & laundry facilities, and attend to small children. The day center provides an opportunity for them to prepare resumes, apply for jobs, and seek housing.  Family Promise offers families the opportunity to remain together; to build up savings, and to make connections with volunteers from Host Congregations who are motivated to help them succeed.  The one-family-per-room accommodations allow the families the dignity and privacy not always available through other organizations.

In addition to Host Congregations, the Network also consists of Support Congregations, which contribute volunteers, in-kind donations, and financial donations to the Network.

Bryan County, Georgia

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Located along Georgia’s beautiful coastal region, Bryan County has become one of the fastest growing counties in the State. Whether you desire backyard proximity to one of the many tidal creeks and rivers located in our County, or if you are seeking the hometown appeal of our incorporated municipalities of Richmond Hill and Pembroke, Bryan County is sure to make you feel at peace and at home. Formed in 1793, Bryan County has experienced a rich history with Fort McAllister Historic Park, and the former summer estate of automobile titan, Henry Ford, located within its borders.

 

Just across the banks of Ogeechee River, the County’s eastern border, Historic Downtown Savannah and Savannah International Airport is just merely minutes away. Bryan County’s transportation infrastructure boasts major roadways such as Interstate 95 and Interstate 16, along with other State Highways. The area is filled with the sense of community pride and patriotism, as it is also home to Fort Stewart Military Reservation. Come experience life with us in Bryan County.

 

The location of Bryan County is unique in that we are the only county in Georgia to be separated by a military base.  Fort Stewart intersects with our county to create its northern and southern ends.  The closest interstate on the northern end of Bryan County, approximately 11 miles from Pembroke, is I-16.  This gives quick, easy access for traveling west to Atlanta or east to Savannah.   On the southern end, the closest interstate, located a few miles from Richmond Hill, is I-95.  Again, giving quick easy access for traveling south to Jacksonville or north to Hilton Head, with historic downtown Savannah just minutes away.

 

Bryan County is an ever growing and vibrant community and from 2010 through 2015 was the 27 fastest growing County in the nation with a population increase of over 16 percent. Bryan County also boosts a median household income well above the Georgia and national average.

 

This can be attributed to the wonderful climate of the area, vibrant economy of Coastal Georgia, and the excellence of our educational opportunities located within the County.

 

Bryan County’s immediate proximity to Savannah, the region’s economic heart, helps to make our County the perfect place to settle for those looking for opportunity and cultural fulfillment. With no sign of growth slowing down, Bryan County pledges to be prepared for the growth and committed to preserving what makes our County so desirable to current citizens and future residents.

 

 

Bryan County Departments

Animal Control

Cooperative Extension Service

Courts

Development Authority

E911 Administration

Elections

Emergency Services

Engineering & Inspections

Family Connection

Finance

GIS/Mapping

Health Department

Human Resources

Information Technology

Parks & Recreation

Planning & Zoning

Public Works

Senior Citizens Services

Sheriff’s Office

Tax Assessor

Tax Commissioner

Transit

Water and Sewer Services

Historic Savannah Foundation

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Historic Savannah Foundation saves buildings, places and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, HSF started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties, now totaling nearly 370 buildings throughout several of Savannah’s historic districts. HSF has grown into one of the most respected local preservation organizations in the country — emphasizing not only the protection of individual historic buildings but also the revitalization of blighted neighborhoods. HSF demonstrates the cultural, social and economic benefits of preservation as good public policy by proving that preservation and progress go hand-in-hand.

Mediation Center

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The Mediation Center of The Coastal Empire was established thirty years ago and has an unrivalled track record of providing mediation services to keep disputes out of the courts.  Our certified mediators act as neutral third parties to help work through disputes in family law, business contracts, workplace conflict, landlord-tenant issues, accidents, juvenile and neighborhood issues.

Greenbriar Children’s Center, INC.

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The mission of Greenbriar Children’s Center is to promote the healthy development of children and the strengthening of families. We provide services that include an emergency shelter, runaway/homeless, residential care, independent living, family preservation, early childhood education & care, and Project Safe Place.

Savannah Philharmonic

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The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) is a professional orchestra presenting a full range of concerts each season (September to May), from classics to pops. The Savannah Philharmonic Chorus is a community-based auditioned ensemble that performs regularly with the orchestra in an oratorio and opera setting, as well as performing a wide range of music from a capella,  Baroque to rock and pop standards. Both are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.

The SPO’s mission is to provide the highest level of musical performances and educational programs featuring the highest caliber of professional musicians, a volunteer chorus, and internationally acclaimed soloists. The SPO aims to exhilarate, educate, and enrich a large and diverse audience in the greater Savannah community.

For more information visit http://www.savannahphilharmonic.org/

 

Self – SOULstice

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“Dr. Dionne Bates, Ph.D., L.P.C., C.P.C. S. is a licensed professional counselor and member of the American Psychotherapy Association. She is the author of the Self-SOULstice affirmation model which helps people discover who they truly are, accept their true selves and integrate their true selves into all aspects of their lives.

Asbury Memorial Theatre

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Asbury Memorial Methodist church was founded in the early 20th century at the corner of Waters and Henry Street in Savannah. Reverend Billy Hester and his wife Cheri joined the church in 1993 and they have significantly grown the church since this time by focusing on inclusiveness, the fine arts and the good news of Jesus Christ. It has a theatre company offering a regular program of quality productions.

Maritime Bethel at Savannah

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Bethel at Savannah provides ‘far away from home’ personal and practical support to seafarers who come into our port on big ships from all over the world. We are a faith based nonprofit organization that includes advocacy, spiritual, physical and emotional support although we are not affiliated to any one church or denomination. www.maritimebethelatsavannah.org