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Christian and Kimmie White
Christian was born in Fulton County and raised in Hampton, Georgia. As a proud Georgia native, he grew up loving the Atlanta Braves,
Why Glenwood Park?
With intentions to land in a Western city, Christian and Kimmie half-
heartedly visited urban Atlanta in March 2015. They have
not been the same since. The Lord has put on their heart’s
an unmistakable desire and a clear vision to plant Parkside
Church in the up and coming area of East Atlanta. With
a heart to reach the neighborhoods and communities of
East Atlanta, it became clear that the most strategic
way in which to do that would be to move their family to
Glenwood Park, and to see the church planted there. Glenwood Park is considered to be one of the top three most strategic areas of all of metro Atlanta.
Historically, East Atlanta was a tough part of town. Facing the difficulties of urbanization, most churches fled the area for suburban destinations outside of the perimeter. In the last several years, however, East Atlanta has experienced a major revitalization. It is now considered an “up-and-coming” area and
In a 5-mile radius from Glenwood Park, there are nearly 325,000 people and hardly a single church. All people are important and need the gospel, but research also indicates that many of the young “millennials” in this area (nearly 40% of the total population) will turn out to be the future leaders and influencers of Atlanta. This research is only confirmed when looking at the affluence present, along with the proximity to the capital and to downtown.
As an additional layer, Glenwood Park has proved to be the hub area and destination of choice for many of East Atlanta. Knowing all of this, the Whites believed that if they planted Parkside Church there, they would be able to have a much wider reach and stronger pull to the residents of the East Atlanta neighborhoods.
Fast-Forward to Fall, 2018
After developing relationships in the community and much planning, Parkside Church was officially launched! Check it all out at here!