A Global Methodist Church

About Us

Reverend David Lee

Rev. David Lee joined Sawnee Ridge Church in January 2024 as Senior Pastor. David Lee grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He and his wife Holli have been married for twenty-nine years and have three children: Herndon, Ella Randall, and Wyatt.

Rev. Lee attended The Baylor School in Chattanooga. Upon graduating, he moved to Athens, attended the University of Georgia, and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In 2009, David enrolled as a student at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He graduated with a Masters in Divinity and was appointed Senior Pastor of Antioch United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Georgia. In 2022, David was ordained as an Elder in the Global Methodist Church.

David also works for Jackson Electric Membership Corporation. As the Gainesville District Manager, he has the privilege of working in the community with organizations such as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, Family Promise, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

Sawnee Ridge Church

In 2022, we were excited about the launch of the Global Methodist Church and felt the pull to bring a new Global Methodist Church to Forsyth County with a focus on the North Cumming area. In late 2022, the discussions turned into meetings about planting a church, and then, in January 2023, Sawnee Ridge Church was formed.

Our commitment from the start is to be a church that welcomes everyone, focuses on learning and sharing the scriptures, and strives to enhance our members’ and guests’ relationships with God and with each other. We would love for you to come be a part of our church.

Sawnee Ridge Churches mission is: “To love the Lord God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our Mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.” These are the two most important commandments as told to us by Jesus, and we are committing ourselves to follow them as best we can.

We take our name from the small ridge of mountains just north of Cumming, Georgia. We felt the name grounded us in the heritage, beauty, and vitality of this area.

Global Methodist Church

The Mission of the Global Methodist Church is “to make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly.”

The Global Methodist Church, or GMC for short, has an orthodox doctrine deeply rooted in scripture and traditional Methodist beliefs. GMC embraces the call to stay true to the scriptures.

The GMC places an emphasis on the local church as the “front line of ministry” as it is the local church and congregation which provides for the spiritual needs of the individuals in the congregation, supports building deeper relationships with God, and encourages outreach and ministry to the community. GMC’s lean organizational structure and the combination of support and autonomy which they provide churches enhances and enables this emphasis on the local church.

For more information about the Global Methodist Church, please visit: Global Methodist Church

You may also enjoy an article by Rev. Jay Therrell, president of the Wesleyan Covenant Association and an elder in the Global Methodist Church, on his views about the GMC in “Ten Reasons Why I’ll Join the Global Methodist Church.”