Our Story

CCC traces its history to four families who met together to discuss forming a new church that would meet the needs of unchurched people in North Atlanta and surrounding areas.

In the summer of 1986, as they shared this vision with others, the small core grew into a committed church body. Initially called Buckhead Community Church, services were held in homes and then moved to the Lower School Cafeteria at Pace Academy.

In September 1999, the church moved into its own facility on the northwest corner of Atlanta, just off the I-75/I-285 intersection. Our fresh start was reflected by our new name, Cumberland Community Church, and celebrated with a week of Grand Opening events on September 18-26, 1999. Dr. Peter Grant continued to Pastor the church until May 2006 when he started a new ministry, PreVision Partnership, dedicated to glorifying God by teaching God’s Word to the church in order to reach the world.

In 2007, the church was then blessed by Lead Pastor Alan Scott.

Since then, Cumberland has been trying to break out of its walls. We are doing our best to BE the church instead of just going to church. This serving component is huge to us. We want to make a difference in our world. These days, we’re just not interested in building our little Cumberland empire, in fact, we often wonder about the possibility of giving ourselves so completely away in service and mission that we wouldn’t exist in 10 years! Imagine what God could do with that kind of posture?

Our mission is to do four things very well: 1) LOVE people one at a time; 2) FEED people the Word of God; 3) CONNECT people to God through prayer & worship; and 4) MOTIVATE people to serve. Everything we do centers around these four principals (or pistons) which, by the way, drove the engine of the first-century church found in the New Testament book of Acts.

If you decide to walk through our doors, you’ll find people doing their best to love and be loved. You’ll hear great, passionate music. Your kids and teens will be welcomed with obvious enthusiasm. Your wallet won’t become a target. You’ll be pointed to, in practical/challenging ways, the incredible Word of God. Hopefully you’ll connect with Jesus in a way that prods you to BE the church come Monday morning.