"The Spiritual Hospital located on Hospital Drive To Meet Your Spiritual Needs”

Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord: This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter. I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

  • Psalm 118:19-23

About Us


Pastor Innes Finch & First Lady LaTosha Finch


“On behalf of the Samaria Temple Church Family, First Lady LaTosha Finch and I are honored to extend to guest and friends a very special welcome to Samaria Temple Church.

We consider ourselves blessed and favored of the Lord that you have chosen to view our website.

The doors of our church, as well as, the doors of our heart are open and we are here to assist you in any way that we can.  At Samaria Temple, we consider everyone who visits our church as a special guest and welcome the opportunity to worship, share, and grow together with them. 

With a vision for family and community, the ST Ministry is committed to making a difference.

We invite you to worship with us as often in a spirit-filled worship setting where God's word is proclaimed as the answer for a world in need. 

At Samaria Temple we believe:  We are the Spiritual Hospital on Hospital Drive to meet your Spiritual needs. 

Come grow with us "For this is the Lord's doing and its marvelous in our eyes!"



o   Samaria Temple Church of God in Christ mission is to communicate God’s promise of salvation to all and practice the good news of Jesus Christ, which liberates those that are lost.  We strive to educate God’s people through discipleship, empower our community, magnify and celebrate God’s presence through worship, and demonstrate and experience God’s love.


Our Statement of Faith


o  We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.

o  We believe that there is only One God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and, God the Holy Spirit.

o  We believe in the blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ, at His return.

o  We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious Blood of Jesus Christ.

o  We believe that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

o  We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer.

o  We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for Him.

o  We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in the present world.


Elder Innes J. Finch


is the pastor of Samaria Temple COGIC which is located at 400 Hospital Drive in Washington, Georgia.  He was born in Augusta, Georgia to the late Elder Albert and Missionary Lillie Finch.  He served faithfully under the leadership of his father for 14 years. 

As Innes served under his father’s tutelage, Elder Albert Finch took note of the seriousness of his Christianity and ordained him as a deacon at Samaria Temple in 2003.  Later, he was licensed as a Minister of God’s Word in 2005 and became an ordained Elder in 2009 under the Northern Georgia II Jurisdiction of the Churches of God in Christ. 

Life for Pastor Innes Finch means putting God first in everything he does. This is evident in the life that he lives, his worship and support of the church.  He takes his life as a Christian very seriously and is active in his worship towards God.  This man of God believes there are higher heights and deeper depths in Christ and is determined to keep on until he fulfill the plans God has for him.  Innes enjoys teaching and preaching God’s Word.  

Elder Finch received his grade school education from the McDuffie County School System.  Realizing that a high school education was not enough for him to accomplish his goals in life, Innes entered college and graduated in 2000 with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech University. Presently Innes is works as an Electrical Engineer for Georgia Transmission Corporation.

Pastor Finch is devoted to his wife, LaTosha Finch and their daughters India Janae and London Michelle.  He values friends and family.  His goal in life is to reach the potential God has placed within him and to draw men, women, boys, and girls to the Lord.

From the Pastor's Desk


People of God:

Blessed wishes to you and yours in the name of Jesus the Christ.  O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good; for his mercy endureth forever. I extend greetings to you as the Pastor of Samaria Temple Church of God in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 states, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  I have discovered that in order for all things to become new and reach our destiny God must take us through His divine process.    The challenge for us is to endure the process.  Jesus once said, “but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”  So be encouraged my brothers and sisters for in due time the process will yield a great harvest!

As we endure the process, I want to encourage you all to continue with us.  Let’s run this race that is set before us and indeed it will lead us to victory because with God on our side, we are more than conquerors. 

 I pray that God’s strength be applied in every aspect of your life. Remember, we can build the kingdom of God better, together.

Your Servant in Christ,

Pastor Innes J. Finch





o  The Samaria Temple Men’s Ministry is a life-impacting ministry to men by focusing on biblical principles of being a man and leader for oneself and family.  Also focuses on developing young boys by teaching Christian living, character, ethics, and morals to become model contributors to their community.



o  The Samaria Temple Women’s Ministry is a life-impacting ministry to women by focusing on biblical principles of being a woman and caregiver for oneself and family.  Also focuses on developing young girls by teaching Christian living, character, ethics, and morals to become model contributors to their community.



o  The Samaria Temple Youth Ministry is a life-impacting ministry to our young people by teaching and training biblical principles about real life events and questions.  Empowering them to create the best person they can be through Christ.

Visitors and Mentorship


o  The Samaria Temple Visitors and Mentorship Ministry is a ministry life to provide a warm, friendly, and caring spirit that creates a welcoming experience for Samaria Temple members and guests. 

Public Relations


o  The Samaria Temple Public Relations Ministry is a ministry to promote Samaria Temple church ministries, services, activities, programs, and events to our community.

Worship Opportunities


Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.

Sunday Morning Worship - 11:15 a.m. 

Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 p.m.


Contact Form

Samara Temple Church of God in Christ

400 Hospital Dr, Washington, GA 30673, us

(706) 678-5990