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Congregation Directory

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A key aspect of the CareForTheTroops Initiative is building a support structure for military members, veterans, and their family members in each and every community. Congregations and congregation based programs are essential to getting this accomplished. Building Military Ministries in each Congregation is our goal.

Synagogue ImageBelow is a list of Congregations that have signed up to build Military Ministries. Each is a Veteran Friendly Congregation (VFC) and some have taken on the role as a Lead Congregation. Please refer to the highlighted links to learn more about VFC and Lead Congregations.

Mapped Directory

We have mapped our current Veteran Friendly Congregations which we hope helps you more easily locate congregations nearby to your location than the listing shown under the map, though some may find this helpful also.

              View Veteran Friendly Congregations in a full screen map.


Operation Sandbox at
Good Shepherd, Covington

Below is a picture from Operations Sandbox. Good Shepherd created 160 stockings that got stuffed and distributed to the deployed troops from the local National Guard Unit. Pictures are Virginia Pearson the co-founder of Operation Sandbox, Pat Fernety, and Sgt. Brooks of the 48th Nation Guard unit from Winder.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Covington GA during Operation Sandbox

Blue Star Group at
St Thomas Aquinas, Alpharetta

The Blue Star Group at St Thomas Aquinas(STA) is well established and very active in their support activities of the military and their families.

Pictured below (clockwise) are: STA meet and greet activities with the USO at Hartsfield Airport; Congregation members signing a Banner of Support for deployed troops; and one of STA's banners displayed in Afghanistan. You should note in the photo, several soldiers holding packages and those were the packages of personal care items STA collected and sent with the banner. This unit did not have a PX nearby so these items were a big help.

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Blue Star Group Activities

Dobbins AF Base Chapel Renovated

The East Cobb Covenant of Churches, which includes several VFC congregations, worked together for many months to organize and actively renovate the old Chapel at Dobbins that was moved to this new location on Base. Work was done outside and inside the Chapel.

Dobbins Air Force Base Chapel

Good Shepherd, Covington
At It Again

These are pics of their visit to the VA Dec 13th. Good Shepherd sewed and filled over 140 stockings for the patients and 7 of them went around to the various patient floors and clinics to hand out the stockings. The visit was a wonderful experience for all and they feel will be something they will build upon in the coming months as well as next year.

Good Shepherd, Covington at the VA Hospital in Atlanta

St Peter and St Paul, Marietta
Operation Matthew

Operation Matthew has been set up as a part of the Military Mission of St Peter and St Paul Episcopal. The name was chosen based on the gospel of Matthew 6:3: “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” Their first project has been helping a family find a home, move them into it, and assist them as they get settled into the community. This has been done with the help of the men's group named Brotherhood.

St Peter and St Paul's Operation Matthew

Church of Our Saviour, Augusta
Veteran Memorial Garden

The Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church in Augusta has a recently established a Military Ministry group. This group has put in place a Veteran's Memorial Garden which will vary by season and veteran holiday.

Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church Veteran Memorial Garden

Our Lady of Lourdes, Greenwood, SC Donates Sign to VA Center

John Paul II Assembly 3100 of the Knights of Columbus, where the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church VFC is led, recently gave an electric sign to the Greenwood County Veterans' Center. The Assembly comprises members who have attained the Fourth Degree, which has patriotism as its defining purpose. Its chief officer, Navigator Robert Figueira, explained that charitable giving to patriotic causes and the sponsorship of patriotic events (such as the annual Greenwood Flag Day commemoration) are central to the group's purpose. "It is a special thrill to have two of our Assembly's World War II veterans -- Alex Harris and H.D. Peters -- present this gift in honor of veterans everywhere." Pictured are, from left to right, H.D. Peters and Alex Harris.

World War II veterans -- Alex Harris and H.D. Peters

First Baptich Church, Augusta
Veteran's Day Service

The Veteran's Day Service at First Baptist Church in Augusta.

FBC Augusta Veterans Day Service

1 Name: The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul
   Address: 1795 Johnson Ferry Road
   Contact: Rev Elisa Harres, 770.977.7473, eharres@peterandpaul.org - Rev Tom Pumphrey, 770.977.7473, tpumphrey@peterandpaul.org
   Contact: Everett Price, 770.634.6880, evpricega@yahoo.com
2 Name: The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
   Address: 4140 Clark Street SW
   Contact: Fr. Edwin Beckham, 770.786.3278, edwin.beckham@gmail.com
   Contact: Al Fernety, 404.509.3183, alan.fernety@gasoc.com
3 Name: Christ Episcopal Church
   Address: 582 Walnut Street
   Contact: Rev Harriette Simmons, 478.745.0427, harriette@christchurchmacon.com
   Contact: Hamp Dowling, 478.757.4867, bcdeagle@mindspring.com
4 Name: Holy Spirit Catholic Church
   Address: 4465 Northside Drive, NW
   Contact: Deacon Stephen Demko, 404.252.4513, deaconsteve@hsccatl.com
   Contact: Greg Straessle, 770 436 1629, straessl@bellsouth.net
5 Name: St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church
   Address: 11330 Woodstock Road
   Contact: Fr Peter Rau, 678.832.1223, prau@stpeterchanel.org
   Contact: Pamela Garrett, 678.494.3583, garrett.pamela@att.net
6 Name: St Lawrence Catholic Church
   Address: 319 Grayson Highway
   Contact: Sister Louise Sommer, 770.963.8992, louise@saintlaw.org
   Contact: Diane & Rodney Irizarry, 770.237.5007, dyiri@aol.com
7 Name: St. James Episcopal
   Address: 161 Church Street
   Contact: Rev Roger Allen, 770.428.5841, roger.allen@stjamesmarietta.com
   Contact: Richard White, 770.419.0470, rawarvanguard@yahoo.com
8 Name: St Ann's Catholic Church
   Address: 4905 Roswell Rd, NE
   Contact: Rev Thomas Reilly M.S, 770.552.6400, tareils@st-ann.org
   Contact: Tony Gasper, algas1@bellsouth.net, 678-270-8002
9 Name: St. Luke's Episcopal
   Address: 155 Goshen Road
   Contact: Rev Liam Collins, 912.826.3332, liamgcollins@bellsouth.net
   Contact: Jane Greever, 912.704.7493, bjgreever@mac.com
10 Name: Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church
   Address: 1908 Waleska Hwy. 108
   Contact: Rev Charles A. Byrd, 706.253.3078, charlesbyrd@ellijay.com
11 Name: LaFayette Presbyterian Church
   Address: 107 Main Street
   Contact: Randy J. Bryant, Clerk of Session, 706.638.1387, ahjfk@aol.com
   Contact: Rev Ken Waddell, 423.778.7177, kounselor08@gmail.com
12 Name: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
   Address: 535 Rucker Road
   Contact: Msgr. Daniel Stack, 770.475.4501
   Contact: Debra Mahon, 678.525.2835, georgiashopper@comcast.net
13 Name: Episcopal Church of the Annunciation
   Address: 1673 Jamerson Road
   Contact: Rev Paul McCabe, 770.928.7916, rector@annunciationepiscopal.org
   Contact: Donna Wrinkle, 770.595.8922, wrinkle@fulton.k12.ga.us
14 Name: St Monicas Catholic Church
   Address: 1700 Buford Highway
   Contact: Pastor Rev John Durkin, 678.584.9947 ex.11, fatherjack@saintmonicas.com
   Contact: Mitch Fagan, 678-232-4166, mitchellfagan@charter.net
15 Name: Lutheran Church of the Incarnation
   Address: 1200 Indian Hills Parkway
   Contact: Pastor John Weber, 770.971.2738, office@lcilutheran.org
16 Name: Holy Cross Catholic Church
   Address: 3175 Hathaway Court NE
   Contact: Fr. Richard Tibbetts, 770.939.3501, office@holycrossatlanta.org
17 Name: All Saints Presbyterian Church
   Address: 7170 Beaver Run Road
   Contact: Pastor Leanne Simmons, 706.604.5954, LSM609@aol.com
   Contact: Andy Moye, pamandandy@charter.net
18 Name: First Baptist Church of Augusta
   Address: 3500 Walton Way
   Contact: Senior Pastor Greg DeLoach, 706-733-2236, gdeloach@fbcaugusta.org
   Contact: Marcia Buck, 706.650.5570, marb321@knology.net
19 Name: St Paul's Episcopal Church
   Address: 212 North Jefferson Street
   Contact: Lee Lowery, 229.436.0196, leelowery@stpaulsalbany.org
   Contact: Joe Burger, LTC(ret), 229.435.6474 or 229.343.1302, burgers2@aol.com
20 Name: Zion Lutheran Church
   Address: 121 Noel C. Conaway Road
   Contact: Pastor Barbara A. Koch, 912.728.3430, pastorbarb@zionlutheranga.com
   Contact: Mark Baier or Norma Ralph, 912.728.3430, secretary@zionlutheranga.org
21 Name: St Elizabeth's Episcopal Church
   Address: 16491 Highway 144
   Contact: Rector Clark Hubbard, 912.727.2650, hubcc@aol.com
   Contact: Pete and Debi Fox, 912.727.0110, falcons7098@yahoo.com
22 Name: Eastminster Presbyterian Church
   Address: 5801 Hugh Howell Road
   Contact: Rev James Caleb Clarke, 770.469.4881, calebclarke@bellsouth.net
   Contact: Kelly Gunter, 770.925.4125, kelgunter@bellsouth.net
23 Name: St Timothy Lutheran Church
   Address: 650 East Main Street
   Contact: Pastor Lewis Groce, 615.824.6244, lewis111661@gmail.com
   Contact: Steve Peterson, 615.824.6133, spete0112@gmail.com
24 Name: First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
   Address: 1328 Peachtree Street, N.E.
   Contact: Assoc Pastor Christopher Moore-Keish, 404.228.7720, cmoore-keish@firstpresatl.org
25 Name: St Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
   Address: 4026 Macon Road
   Contact: Pastor Gerald Bultman, 706.561.3406, office@stmatthewcolumbusga.org
   Contact: Ms. Beth Hoag, hobe2@hotmail.com, 3414 Fieldcrest Avenue Columbus, Ga. 31907
26 Name: Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension
   Address: 120 Bull Street
   Contact: Pastor Carl Yost, 912.232.4151, carl.r.yost@gmail.com
   Contact: Melissa Meister Hanley, 630-667-3391, melissameister22@yahoo.com
27 Name: Christ Lutheran Church
   Address: 208 Langston Road
   Contact: Pastor John Lehenbauer, 478.397.5914, john@lehenbauer.us
   Contact: Jim Speer, 478.396.1938, jimspeer@aol.com
28 Name: Bethesda United Methodist Church
   Address: 3608 Midland Road
   Contact: Pastor Matthew Waldron, 912.728.3332, mattwaldron@netscape.net
   Contact: Bruce Keener, 912.657.6237, keenersbttk@windstream.net
29 Name: St David's Episcopal Church
   Address: 1015 Old Roswell Road
   Contact: Rector Ken Swanson, 770.993.6084, kswanson@stdavidchurch.org
   Contact: Fred Lickfold, 770.649.8485, fredlickfold@charter.net
30 Name: St Anne's Catholic Church
   Address: 10550 Ford Avenue
   Contact: Pastor Joseph A. Smith, 912.756.3343, jasmith1954@coastalnow.net
   Contact: Michael Parks and June Methe, 912.756.3343, stannechurch@coastalnow.net
31 Name: Smyrna First United Methodist Church
   Address: 1315 Concord Road
   Contact: Senior Minister Rev Steve Lyle, 404.402.0431, steveflyle@gmail.com
   Contact: Kevin Humphrey, 678.491.7378, kevin_humphrey@myway.com
32 Name: Jerusalem Lutheran Church
   Address: 2966 Ebenezer Road
   Contact: Pastor David Rasmussen, 912.232.6215, rasherega@yahoo.com
   Contact: Marjorie Seckinger, 912.754.4427, mwseckinger51@gmail.com
33 Name: Free Point Church
   Address: 1929 Marshallville Road
   Contact: Pastor Ryan Herrington, 478.988.3020, pastorryan@freepointchurch.com
34 Name: St Elizabeth's Episcopal Church
   Address: 1188 Hamp Mill Road
   Contact: Rector Albert G Daviou, 706.864.5423, agdaviou@windstream.net
   Contact: Michael Bunting, 706.867.7554, msbunting@windstream.net - Wendel Long, 706.864.4655, longhw@windstream.net
35 Name: Transfiguration Catholic Church
   Address: 1815 Blackwell Road, NE
   Contact: Monsignor Patrick Bishop, 770.977.1442, msgr@transfiguration.com
   Contact: Connie McLendon, Pres, mclendon3155@gmail.com - Norma Marquez, VP, 708.055.9196, nmarquez39@gmail.com
36 Name: Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church
   Address: 4227 Columbia Road
   Contact: Rector Rev John West, 706.863.1718, oursavior@knology.net
   Contact: Mary Deremer, 706.790.7290, mderemer@aol.com
37 Name: St Clements Episcopal Church
   Address: 2376 Zinfandel Drive
   Contact: Rector Rev Christine Leigh-Taylor, 916.635.5282, leighta@mcn.org
   Contact: Terry Sandhoff, 916.966.6758, terry@gabbyjackranch.org
38 Name: St Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church
   Address: 4822 Carlyss Drive
   Contact: Rev Joseph Aquino, 337.583.4800, jgams@camtel.net
39 Name: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
   Address: 731 Peachtree St., NE
   Contact: Rev Mary Peters, 404.874.8664, mpeters@redeemer.org
   Contact: Leslie Misch and Joan Vernor
40 Name: Church of the Atonement
   Address: 2616 Tobacco Road
   Contact: Rev Kurt D. Miller, 706.796.3545, atonementepiscopal@att.net
   Contact: Michael Burns, 706.791.0354, mpburns12@hotmail.com
41 Name: House of Prayer Christian Church
   Address: 2540 Airport Rd
   Contact: Pastor Arlen Bradeen, 912.572.7972, afbradeen@gmail.com
   Contact: Terry Heard, 254.216.3857, tshaun23@hotmail.com
42 Name: Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King
   Address: 2699 Peachtree Road NE
   Contact: Fr. Francis McNamee, 404.233.2145, frfrank@ctking.com
   Contact: Allen Legel, 404.822.8223, allen.legel@gmail.com
43 Name: First Presbyterian Church
   Address: 520 Washington Ave
   Contact: Rev Stephen Williams, 912.354.7615, stephen@savannahfpc.org
   Contact: Curt Knight, 912.358.0730, curtriciak@comcast.net
44 Name: Mount Zion Baptist Church
   Address: 7015 Rivoli Road
   Contact: Pastor Andy Oxford, 478.994.0838, andyoxford3@gmail.com
45 Name: Harlem Baptist Church
   Address: 105 W Milledgeville Rd
   Contact: Pastor Philip Vestal, 706.556.6439, pv@harlembaptist.org
46 Name: Johns Creek United Methodist Church
   Address: 11180 Medlock Bridge Road
   Contact: Rev Brian Tillman, Pastor of Nurture, 770.497.8215, btillman@johnscreekumc.org
   Contact: Frank Cook, 770.841.2433, cookie76@comcast.net
47 Name: Our Lady of the Assumption
   Address: 1350 Hearst Drive NE
   Contact: Rev James D. Duffy, 404.261.7181 x128, jimdduffy@gmail.com
   Contact: Benny Strozier, 404.261.7181, bstrozier@olachurch.org
48 Name: Lord of Life Lutheran Church
   Address: 2819 Frederica Road
   Contact: Pastor Paul Elbert, 912.638.4673, pastorlolssi@comcast.net
   Contact: LTC Steven Bullock, AUS Retired, 912.466.9652, stevbullock@comcast.net
49 Name: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
   Address: 915 Mathis Road
   Contact: Rev James M. Crowley, 864.223.8410, pastor@olol.org
   Contact: Robert C. Figueira, 864.229.6391, figueira@lander.edu
50 Name: Christ Episcopal Church
   Address: 510 Belknap Place
   Contact: Rev Patrick Gahan, Rector, 210.736.3132, patrickg@cecsa.org
   Contact: Susan Smith, 210.736.3132, susansmith126@gmail.com - Douglas Daniel, 210.736.3132, milam1630@mindspring.com
51 Name: St Peter's Episcopal Church
   Address: 101 E 4th Avenue
   Contact: Rev John F Herring, Rector, 706.291.9111, john@stpetersrome.org
52 Name: St Marks Episcopal Church
   Address: 207 North Greenwood St
   Contact: Rev Allen Pruitt, Rector, 706.884.8911, rector@bellsouth.net
   Contact: Debra Edwards, 706.882.2210, stmarks_admin@bellsouth.net
53 Name: St Margaret's Episcopal Church
   Address: 606 Newnan Street
   Contact: Rev Robert Fowler, 770-832-3931, robfowler3@gmail.com
   Contact: Ryan Roenigk, 404.939.0022, ryan@roenigk.net
54 Name: Episcopal Church of the Ascension
   Address: 205 W. Cherokee Ave
   Contact: Rev Mary K Erickson, 770.382.2626, merickson@ascensioncartersville.org
   Contact: Bev McGruder, 770.387.0057, beverlymcgruder@comcast.net
55 Name: Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
   Address: 737 Woodland Ave SE
   Contact: Rev Michael Tanner, 404.627.6510, mtanner@bellsouth.net
   Contact: Sarah Collins, 404.667.7423, srgcollins@gmail.com
56 Name: Faith Lutheran Church
   Address: 301 N Pleasant Hill Road
   Contact: Rev John Barichivich, 478.923.2239, revjbarichivich@hotmail.com
   Contact: Jennifer Hogan, 478.971.0154, faithlcwr@gmail.com
57 Name: Roswell Presbyterian Church
   Address: 755 Mimosa Blvd
   Contact: Dorie Griggs, 770.367.3266, dorie@dorielgriggs.com
58 Name: St Edward's Episcopal Church
   Address: 737 Moon Road
   Contact: Rev Kent Branstetter, 770.963.6128, kbranstetter@stedwardsonline.org
   Contact: Lee Ann Sipes, lsipe@mindspring.com
59 Name: Antioch African Methodist Episcopal Church
   Address: 765 South Hairson Road
   Contact: Rev Vonshurii S. Wrighten, 404.299.3388, vswl@comcast.net
   Contact: Bro. Howard O'Dell, 404.299.3388, hodell82@gmail.com
60 Name: St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
   Address: 850 Douthit Ferry Road
   Contact: Deacon Miguel Echevarria, 678.656.4306, echevarria9923@gmail.com
   Contact: Mr Myles Chesley, 770.386.8871, mtcchemist@aol.com
61 Name: First Presbyterian Church
   Address: 320 E. Memorial Drive
   Contact: Pastor Roland Banks, 912.321.2632, rsbanks777@gmail.com
62 Name: St Paul's Episcopal Church, VFC
   Address: 1018 E. Grayson Street
   Contact: Rev Karen Brandon, 210.310.1824/915.494.5508, bogsnake2@mac.com
   Contact: David Allen White, 210.320.1863, dawh63@gmail.com
63 Name: Emmanuel Lutheran Church
   Address: 3050 Cascade Road SW
   Contact: Pastor William Flippin Jr, 770.289.7951, pflip@att.net
   Contact: George Kuechenmeister, 770.435.0937, geepkay10s@bellsouth.net
64 Name: Temple Beth Tikvah
   Address: 9955 Coleman Road
   Contact: Rabbi Fred Greene, 770.642.0434, rabbigreene@bethtikvah.com
   Contact: Brent Beecham, beechambuilders.com - Warren Taninbaum, wtaninbaum@att.net - Jay Sausmer, jsausmer@gmail.com
65 Name: First Baptist Church of Manchester
   Address: 12 East Second Street
   Contact: Craig Williamson, 706.846.2601, fbcpastor@windstream.net
   Contact: Larkin Cunningham, 706.846.9413, lhcunningham@hotmail.com
66 Name: Maryville Vineyard Church
   Address: 713 William Blount Dr.
   Contact: Rev Aaron McCarter, 865-268-9668, aaron@maryvillevineyard.com
   Contact: Edouard Junod , 865-850-8376 , ecjunod@comcast.net
67 Name: Redemption Church International
   Address: 3550 Pleasant Ridge Rd.
   Contact: Dr. Ed King, 865-521-7777, eking@redemptionchurch.com
   Contact: Freddie Owens , 865-405-634 , owensmeac1@aol.com
68 Name: Holy Ghost Catholic Church
   Address: 111 Hinton Ave
   Contact: Rev Monsignor Xavier Mankel, 865-522-2205, hgchurch@bellsouth.net
   Contact: Carole Willard, 865-938-1996,
69 Name: St. John Neumann Catholic Church
   Address: 633 St. John Ct.
   Contact: Msgr Patrick Garrity , 865-966-4540, sjnccoffice@sjnknox.org
   Contact: Renee Hamilton, 865-966-4540 , arewethereyet@tcls.net
70 Name: LaFollette United Methodist Church
   Address: 808 E. Central Ave
   Contact: Pastor Chris Stanfield, 423-465-7775, rev.chrisstanfield@gmail.com
   Contact: Bill Grieve, grievew@comcast.net
71 Name: Middlesettlements UMC
   Address: 2729 Middlesetllements Rd.
   Contact: Rev Ron Fisher, 865-982-4799, tnauntjo@yahoo.com
   Contact: Linda Hearon, 865-256-3086, hearon2478@yahoo.com
72 Name: Mount Olive Baptist Church East Knoxville
   Address: 1601 Dandridge Ave
   Contact: Dr. Valentino McNeil, 865.524.1601, mobc1601@aol.com
   Contact: Valencia Cross-Morris, 865.607.8587, vcrossmorris@yahoo.com