began in August 2005 as Hurricane Katrina victims emigrated from New Orleans to Douglasville, GA, a western suburb of Atlanta. Many of the storm-ravaged families relocated to our community needing furniture, beds, and appliances as they moved into apartments, rental homes, and trailers. Via email, we asked our friends to donate these items which were freely provided as God’s people had need, along with prayer and referral to other resources.
As time progressed, God revealed more of His plan for Faith In Action. We began to create a relationship-based network of churches, ministries, business, and civic organizations as a means to serve people in need on behalf of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Still later, we learned that Faith In Action was created not just to serve the poor but to build unity within the Body of Christ and further a spiritual transformation of Douglas County, Georgia.
Before He was glorified, Jesus prayed that we would be brought to complete unity, “to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:23
Pick-up and Delivery: Paul Zachos, Sam Hudson, Don Belk, First United Methodist Church; Mark Trow, Jack Clay, Ed Stir, Eric Phillips, Beau McClain, Sherman Barnes, Tracy Gilmore, Chris Grover, Church at Chapel Hill; Bob McGinniss, Mark DeNyse, Buckhead Church; Randy, William, and Kathy Brown, Crossroads Church; Chip Butts, Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church; Charles Solomon, Cornerstone Baptist Church; Pastor Jimmy Marr, WestHills Church
FIA Caseworker Manager and Scheduler: Alma George, Crossroads Church; additional caseworkers, Midge Ortiz, Carla Cox, Sandra Price, Church at Chapel Hill
Information Services and Logistics: Larry Toney, First Presbyterian Church; Keith Davis, Crossroads Church; Grady Boggs, First United Methodist Church, Ken Flick, St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church.
Website Designer & Editor: Jack Clay, Church at Chapel Hill
Ephesus Baptist Church FIA Team Leader: Missy Holmes
Church at Chapel Hill FIA Team Leader: Mark Trow
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church FIA Team Leader: Chip Butts
Cornerstone Baptist Church FIA Team Leader: Charles Solomon
WestHills Church FIA Team Leader: Pastor Jimmy Marr
Villa Rica FIA Team Leader: Troy Vaughn