From its’ founding to present day, churches have been an integral part of the fabric of Savannah. General James Edward Oglethorpe, the founder of the State of Georgia and the City Of Savannah, set aside Trust Lots in his early plan of Savannah for Churches.
The Mother Church of Georgia, Christ Church, held its’ first Anglican service in February of 1733. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, served as Rector of Christ Church from 1736-1737.
Savannah is the home of the oldest continuous African-American church in the United States. We have some of the most historic and architecturally significant churches that people come from around the world to see.
There are over 650 churches in the Savannah area, representing virtually all faiths and denominations.