We are the PERFECT church for people who aren’t.


We are real. We don’t believe in wearing religious masks. We strive to be authentic in everything we do. We don’t believe you have to dress up to come to church. We wear jeans and t-shirts and drink coffee in worship. Our kids wear gym shorts if they want. We know that Jesus doesn’t care about what’s on the outside. He just longs for us to know Him.
  • We are relevant. We are contemporary. We worship with a full band. We are creative. In our messages, methods and music we aim to bridge the gap between the non-changing Biblical truths and our current culture…and we want to help you apply that truth in your life however we can. You will experience Biblically sound and applicable teaching every Sunday.
  • We are relational. Lanier Hills is a place to belong. We believe that people are more important than programs and agendas. It is our desire that every person that attends Lanier Hills Church feels connected to other believers in Christ.
  • We are passionate about the next generation. We spend a lot of time and resources creating exciting environments where kids and teens can meet Jesus, grow in their faith and have a lot of fun while doing it. It’s church…AND it’s fun!
  • We would love to meet you! Join us on Sundays at 9:30 am or 11:00 am. Check out our website at lanierhills.com or follow us on Facebook for more information.


In 1994 the first Bible study of Lanier Hills Church began on Wednesday night in a home in Gainesville, GA. Forty friends decided they wanted to start a church that was passionate about reaching people from all walks of life. The church quickly moved to a house and then to rented space in the Blue Ridge Shopping Center and then later occupied the Theatre next door. The church called Ron
Barker as their Pastor. Lanier Hills Church was incorporated on April 13,1994. After explosive growth the church secured its present 40 acre property on November 16th, 1995. In 1999 the Worship Center was completed and the Family Center was completed the following year. In 2005 Randall Popham became the Lead Pastor and in October of 2009 the church launched a second Campus in north Hall County, GA. In January of 2015 the second campus was launched as a church plant which is now called Journey Church.