Ryan & Tricia McCammack: Loving A Diverse Community
Avondale Estates, Georgia
DeKalb County, Georgia is a picture of diversity—and vast need.
There’s a beautiful array of cultures but also brokenness. Many homes don’t have dads in them. The abortion rate is high. There’s division from racial and socioeconomic tensions.
When Ryan and Tricia moved their family to Atlanta to plant Gospel Hope Church, they wanted the congregation to reflect the multicultural community. To do that, Ryan worked with a diverse team of people who shared this vision.
But diversity isn’t the ultimate goal, disciple making is. “The mission is to help those we come in contact with to take their next spiritual step and to be a church that loves all kinds of people, and let God bring all kinds of people.”
“We believe the gospel brings hope to be reconciled to each other and to God,” Ryan said.
- For the McCammacks to reach the diverse communities in their area.
- For church members to display Christ’s reconciling love.
Victor and Ludmila Moura were comfortable in Brazil. He was a pastor of a growing church, and she was a government lawyer doing well in her career. Over time, though, they felt God leading them in an unexpected direction—to plant a church for Brazilians in Boston, home to one of the largest immigrant populations in the U.S.