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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.

Pastoral Care

In Luke 15, Jesus uses the analogy of a shepherd leaving his flock and venturing into the wilderness to find a lost lamb. When the shepherd finds the lamb, there is rejoicing when he returns the lost one to the flock. Dunwoody Baptist Church adopts this metaphor in our approach to pastoral care ministry. If you are in a season of difficulty, we are prepared to meet you in that experience and accompany you through difficult times. You can expect privacy, confidentiality, and safe, respectful support. Where appropriate, we will refer you to one of our counseling partners who is specially equipped for your specific needs. To schedule some time with our Pastoral Care Pastor, please call 770.280.1200 (opt. 0).

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

Dunwoody Baptist Church has a special referral relationship with the Atlanta Counseling Center and you may feel more comfortable contacting them directly. The ACC is a Christian organization that was founded to address relational, psychological and emotional counseling needs. Each caregiver is a professing Christian who incorporates modern counseling strategies and techniques in a clinical setting. ACC is able to bill some health insurance plans and professional fees are established on a need-based sliding scale. You may schedule your appointment with The Atlanta Counseling Center by completing their online form or by calling 770.396.0232, ext. 0. The Atlanta Counseling Center is located at 6111 Peachtree Dunwoody Road (Building C) in Sandy Springs, GA.


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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