About Local Church Forsyth

A place to grow closer to Jesus. 

Our Pastor

Chris Emmitt, Senior Pastor

Chris Emmitt is the senior pastor of Local Church and is passionate about creating local churches with local pastors in local communities. While he leads our church in Forsyth County, he also guides and supports our pastors in Canton, Milton, and Dawson.

In 2005, Chris married the prettiest girl he had ever seen. Together, he and Bre’anna have four wonderful yet crazy kids. When he isn’t being an Uber driver for his kids to all their events, Chris loves to golf, fish, and BBQ on his Big Green Egg.

Chris has a unique way of combining real-life stories and biblical principles that connect with audiences of all sizes. He holds a degree in marketing from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from Rockbridge Seminary.

About the Church

Our Heartbeat and Focus

There are a lot of great churches in our area. What makes Local different?

We want you to genuinely experience authenticity in worship and be a part of a church family that is growing closer to Jesus. This is truly who we want to be. Our approach involves Biblical teaching, engagement in our local community, genuine worship, and helping you to take unique next steps.

Discover Local Church:
Connect, Grow, Serve

Local Church Forsyth is committed to helping people find their unique next steps, nurturing a growing faith across generations through Biblical teaching, and actively engaging with our community.


Located in the Coal Mountain area, Local Church Forsyth is in the heart of a growing community. Together, we grow spiritually and support one another on this incredible journey of fully following Jesus.


Local is for everyone. Explore various events and programs designed to help you fully follow Jesus. From worship services to Bible Studies, we offer opportunities to engage with your faith on your schedule.


At Local Church Forsyth, we believe in the power of service. Discover the fulfillment that comes from serving others and being part of something greater than yourself.

Our History

Join us on Sunday morning!

Sundays at 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.