Faith Of Our Fathers



Faith of Our Fathers features color photographs and brief histories of more than a hundred of the oldest, most historic, still-standing church buildings in the State of Georgia dating from before the American Revolution to the last year of the Civil War. One hundred and nine churches were constructed between 1769 and 1865, and many of these historic buildings remain today exactly as they were when built. Some have been extensively renovated, but all of them are witnesses to the panorama of Georgia history. Some of the churches were there when Georgia colonists gained their freedom from Great Britain, while others were there when members of their congregations marched off to the War with Mexico. But all of them were mute witnesses to the terrible years of the Civil War in Georgia when brother fought brother from the mountains of Chickamauga through the destruction of Atlanta to the surrender of Savannah in 1864.

About the Author

Don Joiner is a retired Georgia public school superintendent. He begun his career in education as a history teacher, served as a school principal, director of elementary education, and assistant superintedent for instruction. After retirement he worked as a banker and established his own real estate appraisal firm. He and his wife have four grown children and four grandchildren. He has taught Sunday school in his church for over thirty five years and is presently engaged in writing a historical novel based on the apostolic era.