We love our community. Sandy Springs is the place where people in our community turn when they are going through difficult times. We have made ourselves available to the Sandy Springs network of hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital, making counseling and support available when they encounter a family in crisis.
We believe that the body of Christ is to be unified in Christ. At Sandy Springs Community Church, we choose to pray for and work with our brothers and sisters in Christ, regardless of Christian affiliation. We want to take steps to help bring healing to the church and awakening to our city.
We also seek to be a leader in our city who embraces all people from all nations and all backgrounds who live and work in our community.
At Sandy Springs Community Church, we seek to provide an environment where people can corporately express worship – in many different ways. Worship is about the relationship between God and his children, and we desire to communicate that worship is both individual and corporate.
We acknowledge the God-created power of the Arts to bring people into God’s presence and communicate His truth. We believe the Church should use its time, talents and treasure to their fullest to reach and minister to the community around them.
We believe that God is active in our world and He wants to live through His people. Jesus cared about people who didn’t know Him as well as those who did. At Sandy Springs Community Church, we want to see what God is doing in our community and world, step into it and serve the needs of the “least of these.”
Simply put, the GraceLife is experiencing the saving life of Christ. When a person becomes a Christian, they become a new creation. No longer do they have to be a slave to sin!
We first want to help each person that comes in contact with Sandy Springs Community Church to receive the exchanged life through faith in Christ. We then want to help them mature in their understanding of this crucial aspect of their core identity.
Deane Johnson was born and raised in Sandy Springs, Georgia, and still has many family ties there. He graduated from Oglethorpe University and from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. Deane has served in four churches, three of which were new church plants and one church restart. He has done so bi-vocationally.
Deane and his wife, Erika, live in Sandy Springs with their four children.