About Peachtree Church
Peachtree Church has flourished as a church through the difficult periods of the World Wars and that time of transition, the difficult period of the Civil Rights era of the 1960s – marked by the August 15, 1965 decision by the Church’s ruling body, the Session, an act of repentance and decisiveness -- to ensure the Sanctuary was open to all races and background.
Decades later, in another poignant time in our story, an Atlanta Police Officer, Mark Anthony Cross, died in the line of duty - our church became convicted to support all who protect and serve this community. Peachtree is a place that holds together the care for the vulnerable in the midst of tragedy, for those in need - as well as the care for those who protect and serve.
As our Senior Pastor, Rich Kannwischer, describes: “We believe in what the Psalms say – that your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, that Your dominion endures throughout all generations. That the Lord is trustworthy in all He promises, faithful in all He does. That He opens his hand and satisfies the desires of every living thing. That he upholds all who fall, and lifts all who are bowed low.
It is out of that faithfulness, out of the trustworthiness of our God, that we are called to hold our Society together – that our Sanctuary is a Sanctuary that is open to all people. And so for all of us -- anyone who has the air to breathe and to offer praise -- we now offer that back in gratitude to God.