About Pastor Downs


pastortimPastor Tim as he is called in the community has a great love for people and the city of Atlanta!

Growing up as a child in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland he is no stranger to struggle and adversity, however he chose to surrender his life to serving God and has seen incredible miracles and blessings as a result!

Pastor Tim and his wife First Lady Holly Downs have traveled the world as International Evangelist holding crusade services in a different city each week for many years. Seeing thousands of souls born again of the water and spirit and their lives changed by the power of God!

He has been instrumental in orchestrating the return of the purpose of the church, (winning souls) all across the world! He also is an accomplished writer with an incredible book teaching the principles of church growth and outreach called, “Understanding Soul Winning”!

After serving as an International Evangelist, he and his wife felt the call of God to come to Atlanta, Ga and start a new church in the inner city.

The first thing he did upon arrival in Atlanta was calling the police department and Mayors office to inquire about the most crime ridden neighborhoods in Atlanta. Both offices listed the Pittsburg and Sylvan Hills areas so the Downs family moved into the neighborhood and started the church in the former New York Farmers Market grocery store plaza.

They have seen incredible growth since opening the church on May 1, 2011 with having an attendance of 200-300 on a regular basis.

Pastor Downs has a vision to bring Hope to the city of Atlanta, he wants to break down racial barriers and social divisions and bring joy and peace back to families all across the city!

Bringing a message of unity, he believes in a multicultural environment where people are not labeled by the color of their skin or social status but by their common bond of all being human and the children of God!

Please consider making Atlanta Hope Center your home church and Pastor and Sister Holly Downs your Pastor!

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