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Ray of Hope Christian Church

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
2778 Snapfinger Road
Decatur, GA 30034

Ray of Hope Christian Church is a mega church located in the Atlanta area in Decatur, GA. Our church was founded in 1985 and is associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

What to Expect at Ray of Hope Christian Church

Ray of Hope Christian Church offers 2 weekend worship services.


Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale

Service Times:

Sunday Worship Service 7:30am
Sunday Worship Service 10:00am
Tuesday The Gathering/Small Groups 11:00am
Tuesday The Gathering/Small Groups 7:00pm

Service Details

  • Informal or casual attire most common
  • Blend of traditional and contemporary worship style
  • Communion
  • Congregational readings
  • Altar call or invitation
  • Interpretation for the Deaf
  • Location: Dekalb County
  • Parking: Private lot
  • Saturday evening service: No
  • Multi-site church: No
  • Primary language used: English

Ministries and Programs

  • Nursery
  • Children's ministry
  • Youth or teen ministry
  • Weekly small groups
  • Adult education
  • Christian bookstore
  • Missions
  • Counseling services
  • Young adult ministry
  • Men/women's ministry
  • Choir
  • Special needs
  • Community service
  • Food pantry
  • Singles ministry
  • Senior adult ministry
  • Recovery group
  • Prison ministry
  • Weddings/receptions
  • Funerals

Additional Info About Our Church

In August 1985, the Christian Church in Georgia via the Church Development Commission decided to start a new church in the Snapfinger-Flat Shoals community in DeKalb County. After a series of interviews, Rev. Cynthia L. Hale, a native of Roanoke, Virginia and lifetime member of the Disciples of Christ denomination, was called to the position in November 1985. In February 1986, Rev. Hale and several others began meeting for Bible Study in her apartment. When Rev. Hale was asked what name she wanted for the church, she stated, "A Ray of Hope." In March 1986, her suggestion was accepted. On May 4, 1986, Rev. Hale was formally commissioned as Pastor/Developer of the Ray of Hope Christian Church by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia. On Sunday, June 29, 1986, Ray of Hope Christian Church began worshipping in the cafeteria of Columbia High School in Decatur, Georgia. In October 1987, Ray of Hope's congregation moved into their new home at 3936 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30034. With 86 members, the first worship service was held on November 1, 1987. On June 5, 1988, Ray of Hope elected its first officers and adopted a constitution. In 2000, the Snapfinger Road Campus was purchased, initiating a move from a 350-seat sanctuary to one that seats 3,500 and transitioning from one building to four. The campus includes a Main Sanctuary, Chapel, Christian Education building, and the Stephens Ministry building. The Sanctuary was dedicated in September 2000. Look and see what the Lord has done.

The Core Values of the Ray of Hope Christian Church are to: Exalt the Savior; Equip the Saints; Evangelize the Seeker; Empower through Stewardship; Elevate Society


Transforming your world through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


To be a City of Hope where people will impact and transform our present world into the Kingdom of God!

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