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Our Story

Our Story


Upward Christian Fellowship began as a mission work in 1923 by Pastor Joe Hill and his wife Allie. The church originally met on Cherry Street in a couple small buildings then later built a permanent building which is still on Cherry Street and currently houses another church family.

In 1976, under the direction of Pastor Homer Jenkins, the church moved to a new location on Washington Street where the church continued to grow.

In 1997, Anthony Craver became our lead pastor and the church has continued to flourish and grow. Through his leadership in 2005 we moved into our current facility on Upward Road in Flat Rock.

In 2013 we added a Spanish speaking ministry and worship services which meet on Friday evenings at 7:00 and Sunday afternoons at 4:00.