About us

7 Bridges to Recovery is a non-profit 501c3 organization that reaches out to the lost and broken of Atlanta and beyond. We house and feed Women, Children, Men, and Veterans and assist them in rebuilding their life with Jesus.

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.

The 7 Bridges to Recovery

We believe it is one-step only and that’s Jesus.

Pastor 7  was given the seven scriptures below to help lead and guide us to a deeper relationship with Christ and receive the Spiritual Recovery we are all in need of.

The 7 Bridges To Recovery:

1) Hearing the Word of GOD-
John 10:27
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

2) Making the Commitment to Recovery-
Deuteronomy 30:19-20
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”

3) Shedding the Past-
Philippians 3:13-14
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

4) Pursuing God’s Will-
Romans 12:1-2
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

5) Walking the Valleys of Recovery-
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. 

6) Healing Through Serving-
Isaiah 58:6-8
“Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

7) Claiming Victory-
1 Corinthians 15:56-57
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer of Salvation:

Dear Lord, I believe your Word is true. I admit I am a sinner and that Jesus died and rose again for me. I cannot live according to your ways in my own strength. My heart is willing but my flesh is weak. Please forgive me of my sins, past, present and future. Wash me clean and make my heart new. Come live in my heart and give me eternal life in heaven. Thank you that you will never leave me nor forsake me and you will always help me up when I fall. Be my strength to begin each day anew with your cleansing power and love. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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

David Johnson
Male Discipleship Leader

Charles Thomas
Donation Coordinator/House Manager

Russell Weir
Male Discipleship Leader/Maintenance/House Manager

Denise McEwan
Case Manager

Dawn Anderson
Women’s Leadership

Kali Jackson
Donation Specialist

Suzanne Church
Donation Specialist

Ministry Outreach

What we do

Church service

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

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
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.

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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