When Uchee Chapel Methodist Church discontinued services on October 2, 1989, the building and property reverted to the C. J. Williamson estate. The estate sold the church building and property to attorney Mark Carter in 2008. Carter donated the church building and the property to the Russell County Historical Commission in September 2020 for its continued preservation.
The church building needs its roof replaced and windows repaired. The roof and window issues have allowed mold to grow on the inside walls, making occupancy hazardous. The deteriorated roof has also allowed animals to enter the building. Along with the mold, the inside walls are cracked, and the ceiling plaster is falling. Funds are desperately needed to preserve this church so the significant history and development of the area are not lost.