Rodrick Dewberry

Gospel Hope Church , Georgia
Church Planting Team Member
Decatur Georgia
Gospel Hope Church
August 2
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About My Family

Rod grew up in the in the South in a family where faith in Christ was a daily practice. He accepted Christ at a young age and during his college years realized God’s call to serve in pastoral ministry.

He received theological training from Michigan Theological Seminary and Luther Rice. After seven years of pastoral ministry in metro Atlanta and 18 years of corporate leadership experience, he felt led to join the Gospel Hope Church leadership team.

Rod and his wife, Kerry, have been married since 1998 and have two children: Dorea (18) and Amman (15).

About My Church Plant

Gospel Hope Church exists to make disciples who are growing in the gospel as a family while on mission. At Gospel Hope we believe that disciple-making is not just a ministry of the local church, it is the ministry of the local church. In light of this, everything we do is aimed at helping people grow in their relationship with God, in their commitment to their fellow believers and in their engagement with the world.

NAMB Church Planting

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