Garywood is a friendly and casual church that is filled with loving singles, families, children, teens, and adults of every age. Garywood revolves around Jesus and strives to help lives (no matter where you are) become strong in faith, alive with hope and to love like Jesus. We are passionate in our worship and make sure God's Word is communicated in a way that is fun and applicable to daily living!











Garywood is located at 2730 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown, Alabama 35023 


We meet on Sundays at 9:15 am for community groups and then at 10:30 am for our worship service. Our Wednesday Nights begin at 6:30 pm and we have something for all ages. There are community groups for the adults, the teens meet upstairs an the youth room and there are classes for the children as well as nursery for the infants and toddlers. 




Garywood is a multicultural, multigenerational church. We believe that our worship service should reflect that culture. The goal of our weekly worship time is to equip and prepare the believer for the week that is ahead as well as challenge them to grow in their daily walk with the Lord. We exist not only for the believer but also for those that have yet to accept Christ as their Savior. Therefore, our time of worship is geared to create an environment where the nonbeliever will feel the love of Jesus and respond to His love. 




At Garywood, we believe that children should be given an opportunity to experience the love of Christ and grow in their relationship with Him. Whether your child is an infant or elementary age, they will find an environment that is conducive to their specific age. The nursery is filled with qualified individuals that love children and understand the needs of infants and toddlers. Preschool age children can learn and grow in Safari Kids. Elementary age kids have fun growing and learning through a variety of games, object lessons and a time of worship. At Garywood, we value ALL ages!


Worship Schedule

  • 8:45am Traditional Worship
  • 9:45am Sunday School
  • 11:00am Traditional Worship
  • 6:00pm Evening Service


2730 Allison-Bonnett Memorial Dr Bessemer, AL 35023

Our Story


The Story of Garywood

Garywood's inception began in the summer of 1947. there was an evangelist by the name of dorine justice from longview, tx who was holding a tent crusade in the garywood community.

following the crusade there were a number of BELIEVERS in the area who felt the strong need for a pentacostal church in their neighborhood. so the people united together and with donations of money, MATERIALS and labor they built a small church called "el bethel". there were originally 14 members of the church.

Later the church would become known as Garywood. evangelist dorine justice devoted a full year to pastoring the people of garywood and getting the church moving before handing it off to her PREDECESSOR, e. b. carter. there were a number of other pastors to follow during the next 3 decades.

in FEBRUARY of 1979 john and sharon loper accepted god's call upon their lives to become the pastors of garywood. it was in the years to follow that god moved in the most amazing ways through their leadership and the people of the church. the church expanded spiritually in their pursut of god, physically; growing to 1500 in attendance, and GEOGRAPHICALLY; as they purchased much need land for a new building and property in MCalla.

in FEBRUARY of 2013 jeff and stacey leatherman accepted the POSITION as lead pastors at garywood and continue to write the amazing story of garywood.

"If you want a happy ending, that depends of course, on where you stop your story." (Orson Welles)


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PHONE (205) 744-8135
LOCATION 2730 Allison Bonnett Memorial Dr. Hueytown, AL 35023