1990 - Present

Pastor Danny Sweatt received a phone call in 1990 from Dr. Otis Holmes of the Gospel Fellowship Association asking him if he would consider planting a new church. His response was, “never in my wildest dreams!” From that early conversation, a visit resulted to a small group of people interested in starting a church in Lilburn, Georgia. It was quickly apparent that God indeed did want a new work started, and the new congregation called Pastor Sweatt to be their Pastor. From those humble beginnings, Berean Baptist Church was incorporated several months later in October of 1990 with approximately 45 members. The infant church occupied two facilities prior to the completion of its new facility in November of 1991. It now resides on nine acres of property at 1405 Hewatt Road in Lilburn, Georgia.

In March of 1999 it was time to expand once again, as the Lord continued to prosper this new congregation. A new building totaling 32,000 sq. ft., and seating for approximately 450 downstairs, was completed. The balcony in the new auditorium was completed, seating an additional 170, and several large classrooms and a new youth area were completed. This renovation was accomplished with no additional borrowing.

An additional evidence of God’s blessing has been those called from Berean into full-time Ministry. Members from Berean now serve as Church Planters, Foreign Missionaries, Assistant Pastors, and Christian Collage Administrators.

Gwinnett County is growing at a rapid pace and families need to be reached with the gospel. We are working in anticipation of His guidance and blessing. There is yet much to do and many people to reach.