About us

Overview

7 Bridges to Recovery is a non-profit 501c3 organization that reaches out to the lost and broken of Atlanta and beyond.

Based off of Isaiah 58:6-8, our goal is to end homelessness in Atlanta, then in Georgia, then in the United States and eventually in the world with the love of Christ, one person at a time. We are the Rescue Team for Jesus!

We go under the bridges of Atlanta and into an area called the Bluff (Atlanta’s largest crack cocaine and prostitution district) where we feed and meet physical needs with the goal of sharing Christ and eventually getting the homeless off the streets.

We have a home for 105 women and children and a program for 25 men that have all been rescued from the streets.   These men and women continue to go to the streets multiple times a week reaching out to the lost.

History

Pastor 7 is the founder of 7 Bridges. As a homeless runaway since age 10, he had built his life around crime, centered on drugs, firearms, money laundering and the mafia. Once caught by the FBI, he was eventually placed in solitary confinement. While in solitary, God came to 7 and whispered in his ear that He would never leave him or forsake him. At that moment, 7 surrendered his life but he didn’t know who this God was that he was surrendering to. He went on a quest to find the truth, studying all the religions he could. Not knowing how to read or write, he was given a Bible and God instantly taught him how to read. He came to know who Christ was and was transformed by His love. With no preacher, no evangelist, no literature and never being raised in the church, God Himself came down and forever changed his heart.

When he came to know Jesus, God told him he was no longer who he used to be and was a new creation; complete in Christ. 7 is the number of completion and that is where the name came from. The Bible says each of us will get a new name when we get to heaven, 7 believes he just got his name on earth!

He was released from prison in 2000 and God told him to go into the streets and under the bridges and love those with this new love he had been given. Eventually, he was given a home and began rescuing men off the streets and bringing them into his house. Then, women and children started showing up wanting help and God eventually provided the Garden, a home for women and children.

7 Bridges to Recovery became an official 501c3 non-profit in 2008 and through one man’s obedience, thousands of lives have been touched and transformed!

Our Leaders

Pastor 7 Wells
Pastor / Founder / Overseer of ministry

Nick Jones
Donations Coordinator

David Johnson
Male Discipleship Leader

Charles Thomas
Male Discipleship Leader

Russell Weir
Male Discipleship Leader

Skip
Volunteer Coordinator

Sheila Cooper
Head Chef

Denise
Case Manager

Brandon
Assistant Coordinator

Paul
Activity Planner

What we do

Church service

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Church services are at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings at the Garden. All are welcome to come and worship with us!

Men’s Discipleship

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We currently have about 25 men in our program that have been rescued from addiction, homelessness, or brokenness.  The program is a  free year-long program that teaches the men structure, discipline, service, and leadership. The men are not able to work during their year commitment as they are serving in the ministry full-time. Bible study is mandatory for them as they learn to become men of God and are healed from their pasts. They currently live in two separate houses in Atlanta and we are praying about two more homes to add to the program, one being a transitional house in order to be integrated back into community.

*If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a resident in one of our programs, please call 678-430-3698. We do not take email requests and must interview each applicant on the phone prior to acceptance. We do not just provide housing; the resident must be ready to surrender completely to God and the rules of the ministry. We do not accept mothers with boys over the age of 11 or couples.

Women and Children

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The Garden is home to about 60 women and 40 children that have been rescued from homelessness or broken situations. It is God’s hospital, a place where they can come and be healed. Our residents are allowed to stay as long as they need to and we do not charge rent for them to stay. Bible study is three times a day and is mandatory for our residents. We offer many classes and resources but spiritual restoration is our main goal. We want to see them set-free from past bondage and cycles and move on to be lights wherever they go from here.

*If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a resident in one of our programs, please call 678-430-3698. We do not take email requests and must interview each applicant on the phone prior to acceptance. We do not just provide housing; the resident must be ready to surrender completely to God and the rules of the ministry. We do not accept mothers with boys over the age of 11 or couples.

Want to Serve  

We do not have a budget and the Lord is the supplier of all of our needs. Please consider donating to help us rescue the lost and hurting on Atlanta’s streets.

   

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