New Prospect Church was established in 2019 as a result of a merger of Prospect UMC and Resurrection UMC. Historic Rural Churches of Georgia (hrcga.org) reports that “the original Prospect Methodist is one of the oldest churches in post Revolutionary War Georgia and its origins can be traced to the earliest rise of Methodism right after the war. The church predates Jackson County, which was formed out of Franklin County in 1796. The earliest records are scarce but, according to a local newspaper article, a wedding was conducted there by Reverend James Tinseltown in 1788. To put this in perspective, this wedding took place before George Washington became president and the Oconee River, just a stones throw away, was the western border of Georgia. On the other side of the Oconee were hostile Cherokee Indians who were grudgingly being forced to give up their land to the white man.” New Prospect Church, as it exists today, is a small, friendly , Christ-filled body of believers seeking a deeper walk with our Risen Savior and dependent on the Holy Spirit in this pilgrimage.