HISTORY OF FONTANA COMMUNITY CHURCH
From 1942 to 1945, more than 6,000 people called Fontana Village home. When the dam was completed in early 1946, all except a dozen families moved away. The Tennessee Valley Authority contracted with Guest Services, Inc. to operate the remaining facilities (400 houses, dormitories, school, hospital, etc.) as a vacation and recreation resort.
In 1948, several of the families who worked in the new resort village, and those who had stayed after the dam was built, realized their need for a church. Because of their varied religious and denominational backgrounds, they decided to organize a non-denominational Christian church. Fontana Community Church was born!
For the first three years, the church met in the Fontana Theatre. In September, 1951, the church moved to the present location. Fontana Community Church is an independent church and is not supported by any organization or denomination.
On August 29, 2004, His Garden of Grace was dedicated to our Lord Jesus Christ, in special memory of Juanita Shuford Stiles, who ministered here for 20 years. We invite you to become a part of our garden family by sponsoring a scripture station in memory or honor of your loved one. A listing of all available memorials is included in the Garden Tour Guide. Contact Gloria Hardy for more information.