Parish History

THE HISTORY & FORMATION OF THE HERMON MARTHOMA CHURCH, Atlanta.


Our history began in the early 2000's, when many Marthomites moved to the metro Atlanta area from different states in the USA. Many of them decided to settle around the city of Lawrenceville and surrounding areas. We were blessed to find a church then in the Atlanta Marthoma Church.


In a cottage prayer in 2005, the Lawrenceville area prayer group of the Atlanta Marthoma Church considered forming another congregation in the Lawrenceville area. This was to avoid the long commute to the Atlanta Marthoma Church. After we obtained approval from our then Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev. Dr. Euyakim Mar Coorilos Episcopa through our then Vicar, Rev. Simon Behanan with the approval of a General Body decision of the Atlanta Marthoma Church, we were allowed by the Metropolitan to form a second Church. It was a humble beginning with 37 families. The hard work, prayer and dedication of the members and the initial committee allowed the creation of the parish. The prayer group selected Mr.Sagin Mamman to be the convener for the formation of Hermon Marthoma Church in Lawrenceville and selected the committee members as: Mr. Abraham Thomas, Mr. Jacob Kurunthottical, Mr. Lukose Tharian, Mr. Kurian George, Mr. Varughese Chacko, Mr. Samuel Varghese, Mrs. Gracy Tharian, and Mrs. Mariyamma Mathew.


As per the Kalpana, the Hermon Marthoma Church began her first service on November 6, 2005 at a rented property. We purchased the present church property on December 3rd, 2009, at 139 New Hope Rd., Lawrenceville GA 30046. The Diocesan Episcopa, Rt. Rev. Dr. Geevarughese Mar Theodosius, dedicated the Church on May 15, 2011. The parish conducts worship service on every Sunday and is blessed to function well with the support of the parishioners and the parish organizations.


Past Vicars

Rev. Bibin V. Mathew
(Vicar, May 2016 Dec 2016)
Rev. Binu Thomas
(Vicar, 2013 - 2016)
Rev. M. P. Yohannan
(Vicar, 2012 2013)
Rev. Thomas Mathew
(Vicar, 2009 2011)
Rev. Sam Abraham
(Vicar, 2006 2009)
Rev. Philip Varghese
(Vicar, 2005 2006)
Worship

Best Parish Award by the Diocese of North America & Europe for the year 2013