Circle Area Scenes I

Circle Area Scenes II

Now is the Time to Seek Him Together: From the Old Village area to the Iron Dog District to the Charleston Farms area along Remount Road to Liberty Hill, the Park Circle area of North Charleston is at a place where it may never be again. From rich to poor, with Black, White and Latino communities converging, this area presents to us an opportunity to obey Christ. Literally every demographic of souls in the greater region live together here within a three mile radius of Park Circle. There will never be a window like this again.
Montague Avenue in Summer of 1942

The Old Village area of North Charleston: East Montague Avenue shops and businesses are experiencing a renaissance, with new businesses locating in the existing buildings, including restaurants, a small grocer, and some small shops. The city was incorporated here in 1972. My grandmother, worked for Mayor Bourne as a secretary for years and both grandparents attended church with Bourne at 1st Baptist North Charleston. He and his wife are currently members at Cooper River Baptist.

Attaway-Heinson Field on Montague Avenue

Aerial Shot of NCHS & Field Taken by Plane

"Education is a Possesion of Which Man Cannot Be Robbed" - The motto of North Charleston High for over 70 years. My grandparents met and attended here in the 1930s, when the mascot was the Blue Devils. Pa Pa still has newspaper scraps of when North Charleston High's football team, which he played for, beat the Summerville Greenwave 90 to 0. The game was ended after the third quarter. The school has a rich history and recently quite a number of alumni gathered for a gigantic and successful reunion, which was organized and galvanized by Tammy Drawdy. She has done a lot of hard work to remind people of the times shared and spent together by so many. You can see more about the reunion here:

Cargo ship passes the Riverfront Park on the Cooper River and Oak Tree at the Navy Yard is below.




Montague Avenue Today


View from under the Don Holt Bridge (I-526) at Meade-Westvaco Park.

Riverfront Park

North Charleston Elementary

webassets/9976nchs.jpg is a parachurch and laypeople's effort, not a congregation, with the sole purpose of glorifying the Lord by supporting the divine institutions of the family and local congregation through the facilitation of community-wide prayer events which are led by Christian leaders who are concerned for the souls in the Park Circle - Remount Road and Rivers Avenue Area and who desire to please the Lord by seeking Him together.

...know them that labour among you... 1 Thessalonians 5:12 * ...pray for one another... James 5:6 * ...the eye cannot say to the hand I have no need of thee... 1 Corinthians 12:21 * ...there is one Body and one Spirit... Ephesians 4:4 * ...the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth... Ephesians 4:16 * ...I pray that they may be one with us so that the world will believe...John 17:21 * pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity...Psalm 133:1 "The purpose of life is companionship." *** "Worship is that form of companionship where we love on Him in response to His great love for us." *** "The most powerful drive in the human heart is the desire for companionship." *** "We inherited this drive from the One we were patterned after." *** "The difference between manipulation and leadership is motive." *** "Motive is purified and guided in the presence of God: Prayer." *** "Pride is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency, an attitude of self-entitlement and a motive for self-glorification." *** "Pride starts subtly and then turns into the aggressive enemy of real companionship" *** "The Cross and the presence of God brings fellowship (heart to heart), but the world offers only socializing (facade to facade)." *** "Every relationship has a foundation. The pride of public ministry has been a foundation for too many. At some point it consumes" *** "There is a difference between worshipping the idea that we worship God and actually worshipping God." *** "Why do we want to see prayer back in the schools, when it is no longer in our homes or churches?" *** "Corporate prayer around the Throne must return the center of church life if there is to be any hope for the masses." *** "Corporate prayer produces effective preaching, not preaching produces corporate prayer." *** "If we are so in the know, why do we no longer gather together to seek God, navigate through our haughty hearts to get a glimpse of God's heart and then pray in the lost?" *** "Christianity is not an enterprise, venture for self-discovery or political or civic organization. It is a Blood-bought fellowship of prayer focused on One." *** "Prayer-based friendships are the only ones that last." *** "Prayer-bathed friendships are not incidental to ministry, they are foundational." *** "Prayer is not a ministry of the Holy Spirit. It is the ministry" *** "It's one thing to tell somebody what we believe about Jesus, it's quite another to be able to introduce someone to our Best Friend." *** "We are more like Martha than Mary; More like Christian activists, than people of prayer." *** "We need unity in humility found at the foot of the Cross, not prideful uniformity that says: 'Look at us doing God's work'" "There has got to be a practical, excecutable strategy in place for us to dethrone the ministry of Hollywood in our homes and bring families and communities together via corporate prayer inspired by the Spirit. Technology is not the enemy; Our disobedient laziness is the enemy." ***