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Care & Counseling

We know that many in our community are hurting or struggling, and we want to help you. We offer several different ways to get support and encouragement through life's trials.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery exists to foster fellowship and celebrate God's healing power in our lives.



Are you suffering from the loss of a loved one?


Naomi Ministry

Sponsored by DBC’s Men’s Fraternity, this homecare ministry provides labor to DBC widows, widowers and elderly.


Counseling Referrals

Through our referral system to The Atlanta Counseling Center, we are able to recommend solutions to those in our church family who are navigating difficult life circumstances. The Atlanta Counseling Center is located at 6111 Peachtree Dunwoody Road (Building C) in Sandy Springs.


The Atlanta Counseling Center has been providing care to the Atlanta community since its inception in 1967. ACC was created to respond to the need for Christians to have a safe place to address their relational, psychological and emotional counseling needs. ACC is a Christian organization and all staff are followers of Christ. There are currently seven full-time and part-time providers on staff.

You may schedule your appointment with The Atlanta Counseling Center by calling 770.396.0232, ext. 0. You will be contacted by the ACC staff in a timely manner to conduct a phone assessment of your counseling needs. There is no cost for this first step. They will then work to connect you with the appropriate counseling resource to best address your need. This could include referral to an ACC therapist or to another provider or resource in the community. ACC therapist’s fees are adjustable on a sliding scale based upon demonstrated need.

Visit The Atlanta Counseling Center Website


The role of DBC's Deacon Team is to serve the needs of people, as described in Acts 6:2-3. Deacons counsel and guide people, serving as an extension of the Pastoral Care Team and as a liaison between anyone in the congregation and the church. Deacons may visit people in the hospital or in their homes. They can help relieve suffering, offer prayer, protect, comfort and encourage people.

If you have need of a deacon and are not in a Sunday Morning Bible Study class, or if you are in a class that is not listed below, please fill out the Deacon Request Form. After you provide some details about your situation, one of the deacons will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

If you have need of a deacon and are a member of a Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study listed below, you may contact your deacon directly, as follows: (If you need contact information, please call the Church Office at 770.280.1200.)

Deacon Listing

The Bridge: Gene Jernigan

Children's Ministry Workers: Frank Raunikar

Connections: Barbara Berryman, Randy Gurley, Jim Hickey

Contemporary Choir: Joel Carlton, Lesley Kammerer, Angela Rodda

Family Builders: Joel Carlton

Fellowship: Don & Lori Bush, Paula Edgar, Pierre Kimball III, Nancy Pedersen

Foundations: Angela Rodda, Matt Szuda

Growing in Christ: Rob Coker, Steve Fortenberry, Brian Glover

Harvest: Tom Brooks, Jim Traner

International Bible Study: Gwen Kelley, Walter Weeks

Life on Purpose: Tim Fletcher

Lightkeepers: Amy McClain, Lynn Phipps, Ellen Powell

Lydia Ladies: Sarah Absher, Sandra Butler, Sandy Eidson, Diane Kennedy, Judy Russell, Donna Schmid, Irene Stokes, Judith Wilson

Men’s Bible Class: Paul Browning, Don Stokes

Morningstar: Aggie Hackaday

New Horizons: Shirley Crawford, Gwen Kelley, Linda Miness

Samaritan: Mary Louise Ellard, John & LaDell Montgomery, Jimmy & Yolanda Stewart

Sharing: Marcia Pyle

Special Friends: Anna Sanders

Student Ministry: Jeff Johnson, John Knight Jr., Jim Redovian, Barry Roberts, Curt Swilley

Threefold Cord: Pierre Kimball IV

Truth in Love: Jeff Johnson, Steve Peters

Winsome: Judy Lucius

Deacon Request Form
Deacon Request

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