Lead Pastor: Toliver Wills
Assistant Pastor: Drew Archer
Members of Ponce directly oversee outreach ministries or actively participate with local agencies:
Contact: Drew Archer
A performing arts ministry led by assistant pastor Drew Archer. The TheaTheos ministry brings performances of God’s Word to all who desire to hear it. This includes taking already-developed performances, like the presentations of the Gospel of Mark and Galatians, to churches, schools, and campus ministries. TheaTheos serves not just our Atlanta area, but also ministers to the Southeast and many other areas of the U.S.
Free Foot Clinic
Quarterly, Ponce teams up with Emory nurses to provide a Free Foot Clinic for the Midtown/Downtown Atlanta area. This clinic relies solely on nurses, volunteers, donations (socks, towels, foot powder, etc.), and, of course, any patients who walk through our doors! It is a beautiful way to serve our neighborhood by cleaning and medically treating our neighbors’ feet. Many of those served have actually started attending Ponce Pres!
Hope Hill Elementary Partnership
Contact: Katelyn Digioia
Contact: Tessa Pickren
Ponce Presbyterian has an ongoing partnership with Hope Hill Elementary’s Pre-K class. We support the kids and their teachers by helping with activities, reading to the students, and providing school materials.
Contact: Jay Duff
Westminster Commons is a rehabilitation and long-term care facility located near the church on St. Charles Ave. Emphasizing personal relationships, members from Ponce play Bingo with the residents on the last Saturday (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM) of each month. This is a great way to show the love of Christ to a community in need.
Contact: Pat Pickren
Young Life is a ministry that believes in the power of Christian presence in the lives of adolescents. YL leaders (staff and volunteers) spend time with kids in order to build friendships and share God’s love. St. Paul’s is involved with the YL ministries in our Atlanta Public Schools–specifically Inman Middle School and Grady High School. Several of our members are YL students or YL leaders.
Wilderness Works and City Camp
Contact: Jonathan Digionia
Wilderness Works is a Christian organization that provides at-risk children a place to find caring adults and fun outdoor activities.
Ponce partners with Wilderness Works by serving lunch and hanging out with kids one weekend per month during the school year.
City Camp is a program of Wilderness Works that gives kids from shelters and impoverished neighborhoods a camp experience in Atlanta.
Paladin Community Development
Contact: Phillip Ellen
Paladin is a non-profit organization that seeks to build strong communities by developing and providing affordable housing. Since its formation over 20 years ago, Paladin has worked with cities in the Southeast to meet housing needs by offering affordable homes to working families and the elderly. With over 1,300 units, Paladin is one of the leading providers of affordable housing.
Beyond housing, Paladin also strives to be a community-based organization that offers other services to those in need. In the Atlanta area, Paladin provides transitional housing scholarships through a partnership with the Salvation Army. Paladin and the Salvation Army have a longstanding relationship in mentoring and counseling those seeking self-sufficiency.