Rev. Paul M. Turner and Vicar Alyce Keener

Statement of Faith

We believe in God as the Parent and Creator of all things. We believe Jesus made his divine sacrifice for all people, without exception, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or any other human-created division of the human race. We believe in the Holy Spirit, of God and from God, sent to empower, guide and comfort all of God’s creation. We believe in the Holy Universal Church as an all-encompassing body of believers, dedicated to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

Vision Statement

Gentle Spirit Christian Church of Atlanta, Inc. envisions an inclusive church community committed to worshipping God freely in an atmosphere of grace, forgiveness, unconditional love and individual growth.

Mission Statement

Gentle Spirit Christian Church of Atlanta, Inc. is a fellowship dedicated to the spreading the Gospel of Jesus the Christ to all people in an open, affirming and inclusive manner. Its outreach shall include AIDS programs, ministries for the homeless, affirming ministries to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning communities, campus and bar ministries, and participation in those activities which promote social justice and equality for all. Its mission is to bring the message of redemption and grace to those people who have been victims of oppression, rejection and misinformation and to assure them they are true heirs in the realm of God.

An independent, affirming and progressive church serving metro Atlanta. We are open, positive and inclusive.