Who We Are

We are a church for the rich & the poor, for the nobodies & the somebodies, for every race & every demographic.

In 2003, Paul and Patty Palmer were visiting Atlanta when they saw a familiar sight — a homeless man sleeping on the concrete. What captured them about this scene, was that the man was sleeping on the doorstep of a beautiful church. His dirty face and clothes were a stark contrast to the pristine building. He so obviously didn’t belong inside it, and he could not have entered even if he tried, as he was blockaded by the church’s fence, security system, and video surveillance. The Palmer’s hearts broke. Shouldn’t the Church’s doors be open to everyone?  

In 2003, Paul and Patty founded the Atlanta Dream Center to be a place where any and everyone could meet Jesus. Their mission became to rescue those lost in homelessness and sex trafficking in the Atlanta area with the love and deliverance of Jesus Christ.

The Atlanta Dream Center Church was born out of this mission. The folks who were rescued and ministered to needed a place where they could learn more about this Jesus and grow in a community. The early church was nothing more than a portable microphone system in a variety of spaces. Pastor Paul and the Palmer family would gather in Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta and fellowship with anyone God brought their way.

Since then, the Atlanta Dream Center Church has grown, but it maintains its mission of being a church for anyone who walks through the door.

To hear more of the ADC Church story, check out our blog.

Meet the staff

Tommy Palmer


Paul Palmer

Founder and Co-pastor

Clarence Watkins

Yout Pastor

Crystal Watkins


Amber Moya

DC Kids

Christina Paul

DC Coffee

At DC Kids our goals are to

We are committed to discipling the next generation with a focus on teaching biblical principles in an engaging, age-relevant way. Together we aim to discover what it means to love the Lord with all our mind, all our soul, and all our strength, all while coming alongside each child and encouraging them to pursue their God given dreams. 

Join us for weekly Sunday kids church @ 10AM! 

Age Groups: 6 months to 2 years old, Pre-K, Kindergarten to 3rd grade, and 4th-5th grade.

Dream Teen Youth

Our youth group is geared towards creating safe and fun environments where our kids can grow in the knowledge and understanding of the word of God, their God given identity, and the role they play in the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
1 Timothy 4:12 NKJV

Sundays @ 10am
First friday of the month @ 7pm