Carolyn Sanders was recently presented with an Award of Excellence from Mt. Carmel Deliverance Center for her work in securing the financing for the church and for her faith in the effort and her outstanding customer service.
They completed the new Worship Center in Rincon located on Stokes Avenue in April 2009 and have grown steadily since opening for worship.
Mount Carmel Deliverance Center was birthed out of an evangelistic move, which was started from outreach efforts of the Mount Carmel Holiness Church in Riceboro in the summer of 2002, when Pastor Julian Jones conducted a series of revivals in Riceboro.
Several Effingham County families joined the church and traveled 70 miles twice weekly for worship. Pastor Jones began looking for a place in Effingham to worship.
In February 2003, the Holiday Inn Express, located on Highway 21 and Interstate 95, gave Pastor Jones the use of its banquet room on Sunday evenings at 4 p.m. Plans to organize a new church were implemented and the new church became Mount Carmel Deliverance Center.
The church has been meeting at the Holiday Inn since February 2003, starting with 22 members. As of June 2007, the current membership is 150.
They have a very young congregation in terms of age with at least 80 percent of the members under the age of 50. All of the members are dedicated and faithful to the ministry, which has allowed the ministry to grow both spiritually and financially.
They constructed a worship center consisting of 11,509 square feet building at 200 Stokes Avenue AKA 110A Stokes Ave.
The members invite the community to come and be a part of the ministry at Mt. Carmel Deliverance Center.
Mt. Carmel Deliverance Center leaders Hazel Manior, Douglas Garvin and Pastor Julian Jones, honor Carolyn Sanders, second from right, for her work in securing the financing for the church and for her faith in the effort and her outstanding customer service. (Photo by Leland Sanders)